Prospects bright for dove and early teal seasons

FROM TPWD REPORTS Dove hunters will have more opportunity earlier in the season with dates and bag limits finalized recently by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2015-2016 Texas dove season, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide, and a 16- day early teal and Canada goose season. The […]

Area Fishing Report

BRAUNIG- Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits and spinnerbaits near the dam. Striped bass are fair on silver and gold spoons near the dam. Redfish are good on perch and shad near the jetty. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp and stinkbait near the hot water discharge. CALAVERAS- Water stained. Black bass are fair on […]

Summer Smile

Record number of farmers and ranchers certified

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments. Implementing the 2014 Farm Bill provisions for conservation compliance is expected to extend conservation provisions for an additional 1.5 million acres of highly erodible lands and 1.1 million […]

Cattlemen’s Association to meet in Jourdanton

The Independent Cattlemen’s Association will be holding a chapter meeting on Tuesday, July 28 at the Jourdanton Community Center. There will be a catered roast beef dinner followed by guest speaker, Dale Rankin, County Extension Agent. He will speak on “Forage Health and Management.” There is no charge to attend and a CEU is available. Please RSVP to Brad Cotton […]



Atascosa Co. FSA reminds of approaching deadline

Atascosa County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Scott Heffernan reminds producers of the July 15, 2015, acreage reporting deadline for Peanuts and CRP. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements and avoid late file fees, all producers are encouraged to visit the Atascosa County FSA office to file an accurate, timely crop certification report,” said Heffernan. […]

Locals attend conference

Issues affecting the Lone Star State were highlighted at Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) annual County Presidents’ and Summer Commodity Conference. Water and property rights, ammonium nitrate regulations and transportation were among the many topics covered. President Pete Pawelek and wife Lynse and Lloyd and Bettie House of the Atascosa County Farm Bureau attended the conference in San Marcos. “The meetings […]


Robert (Bobby) Rodriguez, United States Army Major (retired) entered onto eternal rest on July 11, 2015. He was born on January 12, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margarito and Estella Rodriguez and one brother, Richard Rodriguez (Julia). He is survived by his beloved wife Maria Lidia Rodriguez and his loving family; his sons, Ronald and Robert […]

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