Juan M. Garcia named Farm Service Agency Administrator



WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of Juan M. Garcia as Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, effective July 15, 2012. Garcia previously served as deputy administrator for Farm Programs where he managed all FSA programs under the Production Emergencies and Compliance Division, Conservation and Environmental Programs Division, and Price Support Division. Garcia served […]

Atascosa AG News

Workshop, pesticide applicator training and other opportunities

The Texas AgriLife Extension Office of Atascosa County is teaming up with Farm Bureau to sponsor a teacher’s workshop titled “Ag in the Classroom.” The workshop is geared towards teachers from first through the eighth grades. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Jourdanton Community Center & Library. Lunch will […]

Texas Farm Bureau collaborates with small farmers, ranchers



Jourdanton – While some Texas farms and ranches span thousands of acres, smaller operations need support and programs, as well. Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Small Farm & Ranch Committee aims to serve those farmers and ranchers who have less than 100 acres and who have been involved in agriculture for fewer than five years. “Texans are seeing the benefits of […]

Martha Cheser



Martha June Keith Cheser, born in Leming, Texas on August 3, 1922, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at her home on Monday, July 9th, 2012, at the age of 89 years. Surviving June are family members: sons and spouses, Sam and andMargaret Sapp of Salem, Oregon; Raymond and Elena Cheser of Cromwell, Connecticut; daughter and spouse Linda and […]

Luz Sanchez



Luz Mata Sanchez, age 82, of Pleasanton, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Jourdanton. Mrs. Sanchez is survived by her daughters: Isabel Cordova of Piedras Negras Coah, Mexico, Juana Sanchez Martinez of CD Lerdo Durango, Mexico, Isabel Sanchez Lugo and Rafael of Jourdanton and Maria de Carmen Martinez of CD Lerdo Durango, Mexico; sons: Andres M. Sanchez and Consuela […]

MISSIONS DEFEAT HOOKS 5-1

San Antonio Batting Wins the Game

July 25, 2012 San Antonio – The San Antonio Missions drew to within two games of first-place Corpus with their 5-1 win over the Hooks Wednesday night at Wolff Stadium. San Antonio starter Keyvius Sampson earned his sixth win of the season, limiting Corpus to just the one run in five and two-thirds innings pitched.   The Missions got on […]

HOOKS DEFEAT MISSIONS 3-2, TAKE SERIES



July 26, 2012 San Antonio – The Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the San Antonio Missions 3-2 in their series finale Thursday night at Wolff Stadium. Corpus starter Matt Heidenreich made his Hooks debut, pitching eight innings and limiting the Missions to five hits and no runs, earning his first Texas League win. Heidenreich joined the Astros system from a trade with […]

First-Place Scorpions Host Surging RailHawks

Pablo Campos faces former club for second time this season

San Antonio, TX (July 27, 2012) – The first-place San Antonio Scorpions take on the Carolina RailHawks in the middle-match of their three-game homestand Saturday night as the Scorpions look to remain on top of the NASL standings. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Heroes Stadium. The Scorpions (9W-5T-3L) are at the top of the NASL standings entering Saturday’s match […]

Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report



The UIL Anabolic Steroid Testing Report for the 2011-12 school year has been released by the UIL. The statistical report of the testing program that took place between September 2011 and May 2012 includes information such as the total number of tests conducted, the number of positive results and the breakdown of student-athletes tested by sport and gender. Of the 3,311 […]

Pablo Campos Named NASL Offensive Player of the Week

Campos scored four goals in historic win over Carolina RailHawks

San Antonio, TX (July 30, 2012) – San Antonio Scorpions forward Pablo Campos has been named North American Soccer League Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals against the Carolina RailHawks on Saturday night. Campos scored the second goal of the match after winning a ball inside the box against a RailHawks defender and placed a shot past Carolina […]


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