Area Anglers Reel In Lunkers

Capturing Brush Country Moments

Deadline to Enroll in Key Farm Bill Safety Net Programs Approaches

Producers have Until Sept. 30 to Sign Up for ARC/PLC and MPP-Dairy

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPPDairy). “These programs provide important risk protection for farm and dairy operations, […]

Texas Watershed Steward program offers new online course

The Texas Watershed Steward program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service now has an online course to supplement existing in-person workshops designed to educate Texas citizens and industry on water issues statewide. “I’m excited about this program because TWS provides so many benefits for the citizens of Texas to ensure we are properly managing our water resources,” said Michael […]


2015 South Texas Peanut Growers Association Annual Tour to be in Pearsall

Atascosa AG News

The 2015 South Texas Peanut Growers Field Day and Tour will be held on Thursday September 24, 2015 in Pearsall. Registration will start at 9 a.m. at the Frio County Extension Office and the Tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. Topics to be covered include: Peanut breeding lines, variety trials, insecticide trials, etc. Three (3) continuing education units (CEU’s) will […]

Beef and Range Fall Program will be Sept. 16 in Poth

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Farm Bureau in Wilson County will present the Beef and Range Fall Program on September 16 in Poth. The free program will be held at Hermann Sons Hall, 181 South 1 Mesquite St. Registration will begin at 6 p.m., with programming from 6:30-8 p.m. Topics and speakers will include: • Hot Issues […]

Stop, Look and Listen

On the Edge of Common Sense

The sun had already set when Joe finally called home. Janie said, “Joe, where are you? We’ve got company coming!” Joe sighed, dug another cinder out of his hair and said, “Sweetie, I’ve had a bad day.” That morning at daylight they unloaded their horses in the big Texas panhandle pasture to gather the steers. Joe reluctantly let his friends […]

A class on manners

This has been the shortest summer ever! I just can’t forget the years of the “old school calendar”. Sometimes I wonder if I was the only one in town with the same school term length each year. School started the first Monday after Labor Day. We had at least a week at Christmas. We all had several other short holidays […]


George Floyd, age 76, of Poteet, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Poteet. George was born August 16, 1939 in San Antonio to James and Valda Floyd. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Lee (Wahrenberg) Floyd of Poteet; son, Michael Sean Floyd and wife Patricia of Pleasanton; brothers, Milton Floyd of Corpus Christi and Carl Floyd of Mississippi; […]

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