James Raymond Vyvlecka of Jourdanton, passed away in his home on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the age of 77, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Poteet, to Marcella Louise Stavinoha Vyvlecka and John Stanley Vyvlecka on February 3, 1942. A lifelong resident of Jourdanton, James graduated from Jourdanton High School in 1960 and enlisted in the United […]


Margarita P. Garza of Pleasanton was born August 8, 1954 in Poteet and went to be with her lord on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in San Antonio. She will be missed by all her family and friends. She enjoyed working in the nursing home. She always enjoyed listening to music very loud while doing chores. Margarita also liked to cook, […]


Martha Ochoa, 80, of Pleasanton, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019 in Jourdanton. She was born in Somerset on January 19, 1939, to Apolonio and Carolina (Galvan) Sanchez. She is preceded in death by her husband Cruz Ochoa, brother Paulo Sanchez, sisters Luz Machado and Esabelle Sanchez and her parents Apolonio and Carolina Sanchez. Martha is survived by her sons […]


Fernando Solis Gallegos of Jourdanton passed away March 24, 2019 at the age of 66. He was born in Pleasanton on February 27, 1953 to Esiquio and Isabel (Solis) Gallegos. Fernando is preceded in death by his parents, Esiquio and Isabel Gallegos and oldest sister, Betty McClain. Fernando is survived by his beloved wife, Maria Duran Gallegos of Jourdanton; sons, […]


Phyllis Vina Scott, 78 of Pleasanton, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Jourdanton. She was born May 20, 1940 in Bend, OR to Homer and Orpha (Crum) Jennings. She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Donna Wells. Phyllis is survived by her husband Cleo Scott; sons Roy Lee Wells of Pleasanton, and Steven Wells of […]

Upcoming Events

4-H Livestock Judging Practice April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Auditorium April 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Cafeteria Anyone interested in Participating in Livestock Judging can attend. District 12 Livestock Judging Contest will be held on April 13, 2019. Registration will be open on 4-H Connect around March 19. It is time once again […]

Peanut Growers meeting

The 2019 South Texas Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Frio County AgriLife Extension Office located at 400 S. Pecan St., Pearsall, Texas. Registration will start at 3:30 PM. Topics to be covered include: 2018 Peanut Research Results, Pesticide Laws & Regulations, Herbicide/Weed Control Update, and 2018 Variety Test Results. Three […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. What is the value of grafted tomatoes that are being offered at some nurseries? Are yields larger or are there advantages for accommodating bad soils? A. I don’t see a clear advantage beyond the ability to use a nematode resistant rootstock for one of the many modern varieties that are not nematode resistant. They are relatively expensive, but it […]


With all that is going on in the world today I felt a need to share this in the Verdilizer this week. I might have shared this in the past, but it bears repeating. I love all books written by Richard Maybury, for instance, ‘Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?’, ‘Whatever Happened to Justice?’, ‘Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?’ to […]

2019-03-27 E-Edition

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