10 Years

Seems Atascosa County is overpopulated with allergy sufferers. I never do things half way. So, again I’ve gone all the way to pneumonia! Those of us who were in the very first “Relay for Life” certainly find it hard to believe that it began 10 years ago. Our team leader was Kelly Adams. Surely do miss that Sweetheart! She was […]


Mary Lou Karm Korus, age 75, was born January 24, 1939 to Oscar and Ena Karm, and passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in San Antonio. She grew up on a farm and ranch. After graduation she started working in San Antonio, car-pooling with friends or neighbors. Mary met Jerome Korus of Leming. They were married April 15, 1961. Mary […]


Maria “Lucy” de la Luz Machado was born on August 21, 1928 and went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sons Ricardo and Edward and her spouse Enrique. She is survived by her 12 children Baudelia, Alejandro, Rogelio, Louisa, Odelia, Linda, Diana, Rafael, Rachel, Albert, Virginia, and Brenda […]


Mr. Rees Glenn Yow passed away on April 26, 2014 in Poteet at the age of 96. Rees was born in Poteet on October 15, 1917 to James Wesley Yow and Minnie McCullough Yow. Rees rode his horse four miles to Leming to attend school. There he learned to play the fiddle, an instrument he inherited from his mother’s first […]


Santiago Navarro, age 54, of Poteet, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in San Antonio. He is survived by sons, Jesus M. Navarro, Richard Navarro, Matthew Navarro, Gabriel Briseno & wife Annette; brothers, Martin Navarro, Tony Navarro and wife Sheri, Robert Navarro and wife Antonia; sisters, Irene Pena and husband George, Esmeralda Navarro, Raquel Cordova and husband Chris; and sister-in-law, […]

Sign-Up for USDA disaster assistance programs restored by farm bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that eligible farmers and ranchers can now sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today,” said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. “To ensure enrollment goes as smoothly as possible, dedicated staff […]

Water laws in Texas will be the topic of webinar

“Water rights and wrongs: What Every Rancher Should Know About Texas Surface and Groundwater Law” will be the topic of a May 1 webinar featuring Dr. Ron Kaiser, professor in the recreation, park and tourism sciences department at Texas A&M University and chair of the Texas A&M Water Program. “Water has become a very limiting resource,“ Kaiser said. This webinar […]

Poteet FFA Participates in Texas FFA Career Development Events

Members of the Poteet FFA chapter traveled to Lubbock on 4-26-2014, to compete in Range and Pasture Plant Identification Career Development Event(s). Approximately 12,700 students began the statewide tournament in 28 different events which reflect classroom instruction in basic technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Poteet FFA placed 4th in the Range and Pasture Plant ID Contest. Team members included: […]

Atascosa AG News

Birds, bees and trees education

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Atascosa is hosting a Birds, Bees, and Trees Education Program on May 17, at the Lone Star Lodge at 4848 Granato Road in Poteet. Join us as we discuss tree disease, wildlife management for small acreage home owners, wildlife landscaping, management irrigation, beekeeping and more. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program […]

Scavenger hunt at Choke Canyon every Friday

Choke Canyon State Park is located just about an hour away from Pleasanton, less if you are living in Jourdanton. The park consists of two units, South Shore and Calliham, is located on 26,000-acre Choke Canyon Reservoir, a water supply for Corpus Christi. If you are looking for something to do with the kids this Friday, May 2 here’s your […]

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