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Steeds, Steers and Senoritas rodeo this Saturday at CF



South Texas Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association will be hosting a rodeo this Saturday at the Cowboy Fellowship arena in Pleasanton. The “Steeds, Steers & Senoritas” will feature Men’s Double Mugging, Mutton Bustin’ and a Women’s Ranch Rodeo. The STWRRA’s mission is to promote the working cowgirl way of life through competitive events while raising money for charitable causes. This weekend’s […]

Flags at the Rodeo



Lamb and goat workshop today at showbarn




4-H County Council Meeting and 4-H Ambassador meeting Thursday August 22, at 7 p.m. will be the Atascosa 4-H Council Meeting at Coastal Bend College. We look forward to having a great 2013-2014 4-H County Council Meeting and encourage all of our 4-H members to attend. The 4-H Ambassadors will be meeting on Thursday August 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m […]

Legislature positive on funding state water plan



A mechanism to fund the state water plan to increase water supplies for a growing Texas was signed into law by Governor Perry, but it will be up to the voters in November to actually fund it, said Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president. “Funding the state water plan was a Farm Bureau legislative priority,” President Pawelek said. “Water […]

Lewis receives FFA Scholarship



The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000.00 Tractor Supply- Growing Scholars Scholarship to Ashely Lewis of the McMullen County FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Lewis plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Blinn College. This scholarship is one of 1,645 awarded through the National FFA […]

Xavier Florez



Xavier Florez, age 34, of Jourdanton, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Pleasanton. We know Xavier was greatly respected among the community, and we know this, by the many messages that we as his family have received during this great tragedy. Xavier was a non-judgmental person. To him everyone deserved a second chance. He always had a kind word […]

Johnny Rodriguez



Johnny C. Rodriguez, longtime resident of Atascosa County, Texas, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013, in San Antonio, at the age of 50 years, 4 days. Johnny was born August 7, 1963, in San Antonio, the son of Juan Trevino and Bertha Rodriguez. After graduation from Poteet High School, Johnny worked with several cities before becoming supervisor with the City […]

Anita Garcia



Anita L. Garcia, age 54, went to be with the Lord, on August 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Narciso Garcia. She is survived by her mother, Candida Betancourt; her daughters, April and Roy Lopez, and Petra and Samuel Hilburn; her son, Anthony and Melissa Garcia; her sisters, Ofelia and John Hilburn, Candida Contreras, and Linda […]


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