Santa’s Silo….40 Acres of Christmas CountryFest Fun

is going on at Devine Acres this Christmas Season. Santa’s Silo is just one of the many additions to the new experience you are sure to fall in love with. They have tons of pre-cut trees for sale, lots of Christmas photo ops, reindeer face painting, Candycane Lane, Tinsel House, fresh wreaths, fire pits and s’mores roasting, shopping, apple cider donuts, adult beverages, live music, and even Texas Snow! Lots and Lots of lights and decorations all to make for Magical Christmas Memories. Go to for hours and prices. Select dates Nov. 24 to Dec. 17.

Remember * Honor * Teach National Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, December 16, only 3 weeks away

Contact Linda Kreinhop @713-746-7504 or; Martha Wall @ 210-213-5620 or; or Glenda Allen @ 210-630-2763 or to volunteer and/or sponsor wreaths for the 2023 ceremony at Devine Evergreen and St. Joseph’s cemeteries.
We especially need volunteers from 9:30 until around noon (or as long…


A VETERANS STORY:PFC Henry Salas, US Army, Vietnam Vet“It is heavy, on Veterans Day.”

1967 in Phan Thiet, Vietnam – Doug Henning, Paul Flynn, and Henry Salas.  LRRP Shock Force unit

By Nancy Saathoff
“My dad told me, ‘Start preparing yourself”. Henry’s dad and uncles were veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and knew about wartime and of military duty, service, and sacrifice; but in 1964, to 16-year-old Henry Salas, “Vietnam was more like TV – not real”…


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Cactus Festival draws 6,500+

Having a blast….These kiddos are all smiles just as Eddie would have wanted them to be, gathering lots of sweets at the parade as the posthumous Eddie Hutzler escort goes by to start of the Devine Fall Cactus Festival and Parade this past Saturday. You can almost just see him waving in the background! Eddie loved Devine and Devine loved Eddie.

Devine hosted its 62nd annual parade and festival last weekend, called the 2023 Devine Cactus Festival, with an estimated 6,500 in attendance at the festival alone, plus many more on the parade route. It is hosted and directed yearly by the Devine Chamber of Commerce for the past 62 years…


Everything you need to know…Devine Cactus Fall Festival

Come on out for a 3 day Carnival starting Nov 2nd-Nov 4th, and on Saturday enjoy our downtown parade starting at 10am and free live music 11am-Midnight (see flyer). Also this year, there will be a great exhibit full of local history featuring a video about the infamous Cactus Zoo that used to be in Devine, lots of vendors, an Art Exhibit, Plant Sale by the Devine Garden Club, and more!!!! Be there or be square!

Jeremy Richards will headline the street dance from 10-12 pm.

Also don’t miss Claude Butch Morgan’s performance at 4:30 on Stage #2. He is a dear friend of Eddie Hutzler’s and we are sure he will sing the touching song he wrote about Eddie. See the ad below or this week’s Devine News for more info.

Cortez brothers, soldiers to lead Lytle’s Homecoming parade November 3 & 4

Pictured L to R Twin brothers SSGT Richardo B. Cortez and SFC Henry B. Cortez 1990 at Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia/Iraq). These two local veterans are honored to be the Grand Marshall’s of the Parade this year.

The Lytle Ex-Student Association invites you to join the celebration of Homecoming 2023 on November 3 & 4. There are several exciting activities planned.
Local veterans Staff Sgt (SSG) Ricardo B. Cortez and Sgt First Class (SFC) Henry B. Cortez will be appearing as 2023 Grand Marshalls for the Class of 1966…