Fresh salsa in jeopardy if trade pact not renewed

SAN ANTONIO – Tomato prices could increase as much as 40% to 80% this year if the U.S. Department of Commerce withdraws from the Tomato Suspension Agreement by May 7. This will affect Texas consumers and the produce industry significantly, according to experts. Industry leaders were updated on the implications at the Texas International Produce Association Viva Fresh Show in […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Is it advisable to quit feeding the birds now as we move into summer? It seems like they shouldn’t need food support in the summertime. A. The main reason many of us feed the birds is to bring them into range for easy observation. That is easier to do in the winter than the summer. Some naturalists credit bird […]

The confusion with the English language


For the poor frustrated kindergartners, first and second graders and for, well, high schoolers, college students, etc. This is why we struggle with English. Check this out: 1. The bandage was wound around the wound. 2. The farm was cultivated to produce produce. 3. We must polish the Polish furniture. 4. He could lead if he would get the lead […]


Lorna Owen Senkbeil of Jourdanton passed away April 23, 2019 at the age of 53. She was born in Austin on May 30, 1965 to George Ray and Grace Moden (Crofford) Owen. Lorna loved everyone. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. You could always find her on Friday nights under the stadium lights, supporting the Jourdanton Indians. Especially […]


Holland Ray Collins, 77 of Pleasanton passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in San Antonio. He was born May 7, 1941 in Houston to Holland and Katie (Greenhouse) Collins. He was an Instrument Tech with Exxon. He is survived by Patricia Isaacks Collins, son Mitchell Ray Collins and wife Terri Jo; daughters Deana Hickman and husband Jerry, Marsha Kalisek and […]


Private First Class Herschel M. Riggs was killed in action July 16, 1950 in the Kum River area of South Korea. After 69 years of missing in action, he is finally coming home to Texas. Private First Class Riggs was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, United States Army. Herschel is survived by […]


Raul Rodriguez of Pleasanton passed away April 26, 2019 at the age of 62. He was born in Pleasanton on April 7, 1957 to Manuel and Angelita (Martinez) Rodriguez. Raul is survived by his brother Louis Rodriguez Sr, sisters Angelita R. Solis, Eva Castillo and husband Joe, Teodora Esparza, Erlinda Estraca, Alice Bernal and Carolina Rodriguez. He is also survived […]


Dominga Bautista, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Pleasanton. She was born August 12, 1934 to Guadalupe and Petra (Mata) Garcia in Von Ormy. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter Olivia DeLeon. Dominga is survived by her husband Rudolfo Bautista of Christine; sons Richard Bautista and wife Denise of Jourdanton, Pete Bautista and wife Diane […]


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