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Pleasanton FFA at Wintergarden District LDE contest

On Monday, November 16, 2015 the Pleasanton FFA chapter attended the Wintergarden District LDE contest in Pleasanton at the Pleasanton High School. These contests are to help students develop speaking and leadership skills. The Jr. Chapter Conducting team placed 2nd in district, the team consisted of Skylar Schimelpfeni, Hunter Rankin, Russell Caraway, Blaine MacManus, Octavio Diaz, Brianna White, and Ethan […]

FFA Alumni meet every month

If you are interested in helping local students with scholarships join the Atascosa FFA Alumni. The group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Pleasanton Ag Shop at 6 p.m. You don’t have to be an FFA alumni to join. For more information on the Atascosa FFA Alumni contact Jennifer Ervin at 210-508-1265 or email

The Farmer and The Salesman

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Don’t be leanin’ on my fender,” said the farmer to the rep. “TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NEW SEED CORN,” “Git your foot offa my step!” “AND I’VE GOT A LINE OF CLEANERS TO REDUCE YOUR BAC-T COUNT,” “And reduce my line of credit by the very same amount!” “NOT TO MENTION SCOURS VACCINE TO PREVENT THE DREADED CRUD, AND […]

The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout®

Every year since 1976, the third Thursday in November marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers are encouraged to quit for the day and make a plan to quit for good. Thanks to increased awareness, research, and other efforts, smoking rates have dropped dramatically in the past several decades, from about 42% of adults in […]

4-H happenings

Atascosa AG News

Atascosa County 4-H Council And Ambassador meetings scheduled The Atascosa County 4-H Ambassadors will host their next meeting at 6 p.m. at the Atascosa County Extension Office, The Atascosa County 4-H council will also host their meeting at 7 p.m. at the Atascosa County Extension Office located at 25 East 5th Street Leming Texas 78050. We look forward to seeing […]

Compost Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. When you say incorporate 2 inches of compost into the garden, what exactly does that mean? Also, how do we calculate how much compost is required to provide 2 inches of compost? A. Obtain enough compost from your compost pile or purchase enough from a horticultural supply company to cover the targeted garden area with a layer 2inches deep. […]


James Edward Boubel, of Adkins, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the age of 66. He was born in Laredo to Marvin S. and Mary J. (Greenall) Boubel on September 18, 1949. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Watkins) Boubel; son, Randy Boubel and wife Tammy Farrel; daughter, Deborah Burress and husband Gary; brothers, Marvin Boubel, Jr. […]


Celestina R. Barabe born on September 24, 1937 went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2015 at the age of 78. She is preceded in death by her parents Rafael Saenz and Mirtala Barrera, her brothers Adan B. Saenz and Ramero Saenz, sister Dalia E. Saenz Perez and stepson Keith Barabe. She is survived by her husband of […]


Miguel Antonio Garcia, age 26, of Pleasanton, Texas was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in San Antonio. Born on November 19, 1988, to Sammy H. and Edna Leal Garcia. Miguel lived an extraordinary life and touched the lives of many with his charismatic personality that drew in those around him. Miguel’s […]