Serving her country as a war nurse November 06, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: News Anyone who knew Eagle Lake’s Johanna “Johnnie” Balas was aware of her talent, intelligence, and good humor. She studied nursing at St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Houston. At the outset of World War II, Johanna volunteered to enter the service in the Army Nurse’s Corps and, quickly advanced her position to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!