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Robert Calvin Barkley

Former Santa Anna drug store owner and pharmacist Robert Barkley of Hillsboro passed away on May 22nd. See the Waco Tribune Obituary for the complete obituary.

Hartman Accepted into Master’s Program


Travis Wayne Hartman, a 2012 graduate of Ira High School has been accepted into the Master of Science molecular pathology program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Health Professionals. Program is a very intense one year course of study. He will begin the program at the end of May.

Hartman received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas Tech University in December.

Travis is the son of 1983 Santa Anna grad, Mike Hartman. He is the grandson of Eddie and Mary Ann Hartman and great-grandson of the late Edd and Ruby Hartman

Hartman Graduates with High Honors


Katie Hartman pictured with grandparents Mary Ann and Eddie Hartman

Sarah Katherine (Katie) Hartman graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors from Angelo State University on May 13, 2017. Katie was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in History.

While at ASU, Katie served as a representative in Student Government and was a charter member and the inaugural president of the Campus Lion’s Club. In addition to civic activities and challenging studies in the ASU Honors Program, Katie worked in the Office of the District Attorney for the 51st and 119th Judicial Districts.

After considering law school offers from Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and SMU; Katie has accepted a near full scholarship to attend the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. Katie will begin her pursuit of a law degree this fall after traveling in England and Scotland where she will experience the land of inspiration for the British Literature she has loved from childhood.

Katie, the 2014 Salutatorian of Sonora High School, is the daughter of James (SAHS ’89) and Tanya Hartman, the granddaughter of Eddie (SAHS ’60) and Mary Ann Hartman, and the great-granddaughter of the late Edd (SAHS ’40) and Ruby (SAHS ’38) Hartman.

Joe Bruton Flores


Joe Bruton Flores, retired Army Colonel, formerly of Santa Anna, died on May 6, 2017. Joe was born to Naomi Mae Bruton and Joseph Benjamin Flores on March 8, 1924 in Santa Anna, Texas.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Betsy (Draina) Flores, four children (Joellen Flores Simmons of Rockport, TX; Bob Flores of Vienna, VA; Anne Loosigian Flores of Andover, MA; and David Flores of Virginia Beach, VA.), and nine grandchildren. Another daughter, Patrice Flores Chaney, died in 2013. Joe was the last surviving child of Joseph and Naomi Mae Flores. He was also preceded in death by his brother Carl Flores, sister Nancy Ann Flores Nixon Avants Lerch, and sister Carmilla Mae Flores Baugh.

Joe attended Allen Military Academy, and graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1946. He later earned a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. His distinguished 30-year career with the U.S. Army included service in Panama, Korea, and Germany, and several States. He retired in 1976 as a Colonel. He was highly decorated, but rarely spoke of his battles or achievements.

Joe was very active in the Catholic Church. He taught his children to love God, family, and country. "Joe-Pop" loved visiting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle person with a dry sense of humor. His wit was evident in many of the speeches he delivered throughout his life journey. He enjoyed telling stories of his humble upbringing and ancestral history.

He had a gentle soul and was always helping and thinking of others. He left his West Point class ring to the U.S. Military Academy, "so that if there was a young man who could not afford a ring, he would be given his." His patriotism was remarkable and inspiring. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating in Joe’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Jr. High District Tennis results Santa Anna ISD


Lily Carter & Chris Ely 3rd place mixed doubles

Zack Keith 3rd place boys singles

Silas Lara & Tristan Rice 1st place boys doubles

Lisa Marie Gomez & Paris Guerrero 1st place girls doubles

Both the girls and the Boys won the Team District Champion trophy!

The Jr High tennis players are: Hannah Parson, Alexa Deleon, Tristan Rice, Lisa Marie Gomez, Lily Carter, Paris Guerrero, Zack Keith, Ella Crowder, Silas Lara, Morgan Mattes, Chris Ely

All JH tennis players played well. Congratulations on a job well done!

Domanic Enriquez at Regionals

Congratulations to Domanic Enriquez gets 3rd place at the Regional Track meet in the 1600m run.

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