FSA announces accepted CRP offers



(COLLEGE STATION, TX) – June 6, 2012 — James B. Douglass, USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director announced that 767,242 acres were accepted during the 43rd Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup, bringing the total number of active CRP acres in Texas to 3,302,035. Nationwide, USDA accepted enrollment of 3.9 million acres bringing the total program enrollment […]

Crop insurance serves as a safety net for local farmers



(Jourdanton) – When crops fail in rural Atascosa County, area farmers are impacted and the local economy suffers. However, the current Farm Bill allows for crop insurance to serve as a safety net for farmers in order to prevent such losses. “After last year’s drought, we saw a lot of areas of Texas hurting,” said Lloyd House, Atascosa County Farm […]

Recent rains lift spirits, but drought hangs on



(Jourdanton) – Rain is falling once again in some parts of Texas, but farmers and ranchers remain cautious about calling the drought history. “This area is finally starting to see a little rain,” said Lloyd House Atascosa County Farm Bureau president. “Some folks have pretty good hay, crops are coming up, things are looking green, but we are still not […]

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Congratulations to our Atascosa 4-Hers

Congratulations to all 4-Hers who participated in the District 12 4-H Horse Show and at State Roundup! Racheal Reed took top honors in Robstown with her horses. She was awarded Champion Western , Champion English and all-around Champion. Also participating were Bailey Burkholder, Alysa Cardenas, Sahara Ellis, Shelby Henson, Kate McNeil, and Emma Smith. Individual Results have not been posted […]

Salads galore at Jourdanton luncheon



Are you ready for some delicious cold salads on a hot summer day? You are in luck! The Friends of the Jourdanton Community Library are holding their annual Salad Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, June 28, at the Jourdanton Community Center. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is only $7 for all you can […]

Lara tries out for American Idol



Sixteen-year old Bianca Lara of Campbellton, was among the thousands who auditioned for American Idol on June 14 at the Alamodome. Lara and her mother, Laura Torres, arrived there at 2 a.m. The doors opened at 9 a.m. Auditions began right at noon, with Lara trying out about 1 p.m. for the directors. She sang “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera. “They […]

Calling all actors for auditions!



Auditions for “Beauty is a Beast” will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. until noon and on Monday evening, June 25, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the ACT theatre, located in Pleasanton between Whiffeltree’s Restaurant and the Episcopal Church on Hwy 97. See Freedrama.net on your computer for a free script to help you prepare […]

Upcoming summer show



Studio Players Inc, is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming Summer Show “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen” by Craig Sodaro, which will be presented Aug 4,5,6, 2012 at the DRW Performing Arts Center. Roger Goodman………………………Jacob TurnerGeorge…………………………………….Lyndsey TurnerSarah Huffington……………………..Sarah ElmerKate………………………………………….Danielle VazquezLord Hector Huffington……………Seth HuntLady Emma Huffington………………Sara MoralesClaude……………………………………….TJ AgueroMaude………………………………………Sarah WhiteParrot……………………………………….Danielle RodriguezLong John Sliver……………………….Matthew ElmerShirley……………………………………..Madison TrevinoCaptain Belvedere…………………..Seth BlackBluebeard…………………………………Sage WoernerSmudge…………………………………….Harper BrymerDandy……………………………………….Rachel […]

Nell Bean retiring



The children of Nell Bean will be hosting a retirement party for Nell Bean, a longtime employee of Pleasanton ISD. Her friends and family are asked to please help honor Mrs. Bean and celebrate her retirement on June 24, from 3-5 p.m. at the Pleasanton Church of Christ, located at 1003 N. Main St. in Pleasanton.

Memorial, ceremony for veterans




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