Yesterday Allen told me that while he was out driving, he had come across a funeral procession, which turned out to be the funeral of a neighbor of ours. This neighbor's land borders the property where we are building our new house. We have had some interaction with this neighbor, because a few months back we looked into the possibility of purchasing a small piece of property from him. We didn't go forward with the purchase, because there was a dispute over the ownership of the land.
Our neighbor was murdered late this week, following an argument about that land ownership dispute. The shooting occured in the town of Refugio, which is just a short distance from our property.