Plant Q & A Texas A&M

Drip irrigation vs. sprinker irrigation

Q: Our irrigation contractor was not very encouraging when we suggested that we wanted to replace sprinkler zones with drip irrigation. He said it is not as efficient as people say and it is hard to maintain. What do you say? A: I say, “Get a new irrigation contractor.” The answer you were given is the answer that unskilled contractors […]


Karnes County, again Texas’s top crude oil producer but also claims tenth spot among gas producers

The Railroad Commission of Texas released oil and gas statistics for the state on March 27, 2014 The Commission issued a total of 1,682 original drilling permits in February 2014 compared to 1,744 in February 2013. The February total included 1,547 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 32 to re-enter existing well bores, and 103 for re-completions. Permits […]

Pleasanton JROTC Orienteering Team takes Second Place

On an early Saturday ‘hill country’ morning, beneath dark cloudy skies with intermittent misty rainfall, JROTC high school units met at Camp Bullis to compete in the North East Independent School District’s (NEISD) annual Spring Orienteering Meet. On March 22nd, 578 competitors, representing 28 schools across the state of Texas and the extended San Antonio area with some as far […]

Kids, it’s time to fish!

The official Kidfish event is ready to be cast into the Atascosa River, hosted by the Pleasanton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The free Kidfish event will be on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. Kids 16 years of age and younger are invited to register for a chance at over 300 pounds of catfish stocked in […]

Easter Celebration Services

Jourdanton United Methodist Church Jourdanton United Methodist Church, located at 1004 Campbell Street in Jourdanton, will observe their annual Good Friday Tenebrae Service on Friday night, April 18 at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday worship service will be held on April 20 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend these most meaningful services of the Christian year. Christine United […]


Be wise, immunize

Immunizations protect society. Without immunizations many people would become ill and some may die. Epidemics could affect society as a whole, since people are mobile. Some illnesses such as mumps and chickenpox are considered minor childhood events yet may cause major complications. Why should one suffer from an illness that is preventable? People often worry that a vaccine will make […]

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