DCTF Picks

District 15-4A DI1.La Vernia2.Boerne3.Gonzales4.Beeville Jones5.Pleasanton District 14-4A DII1.Hondo2.Devine3.Pearsall4.Crystal City5.Carrizo Springs6.Poteet District 15-3A DI1.Jourdanton2.Marion3.UC Randolph4.San Antonio Cole5.Cotulla6.Lytle7.Karnes City District 15-2A DII1.Falls City2.La Pryor3.D’Hanis4.Charlotte5.Runge6.Pettus

Serah Kate Blair, another local FFA success story

Serah Kate Blair is a 2019 Jourdanton ISD graduate who recently received the Richard Wallrath Foundation Scholarship awarding her $10,000 towards her education. Serah Kate has been a very active and successful FFA member and has built a pristine resume during her high school years as a Jourdanton FFA member. Blair has competed on a variety of FFA teams. She […]


Charlotte FFA members pictured, back row, left to right are Anthony Romo, Rey Luna, Michael Garcia, Colton Pruett, Joshua Reyna, Lucy Benavidez, Luis Deleon and Angelo Mosqueda. Front row, left to right are Erik Ogden, Carley Pruett, Ilissa Romo, Danya Rodriguez, Raina Bodero, Amery Rodriguez and FFA Advisor, Roy Reyna.


The Esparza Family

The Story of Enrique Esparza as told in the San Antonio Light, Saturday November 22, 1902: (Continued): “We then had another messenger who got through the lines, saying that communication had been cut off and the promised reinforcements could not be sent. “On the last night my father was not out, but he and my mother were sleeping together in […]


John T. Gonzales of Fort Worth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 26, 2019 in his home at the age of 73. He was born in Charlotte on June 11, 1946 to Trinidad Gonzales and Manuela Luna Pringle. John T. is survived by his wife of 50 years, Josie (Mejia) Gonzales; sons, John Michael Gonzales and wife […]


Melvin Dee Marsh of Pleasanton passed away July 25, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born in Atascosa County on May 30, 1933 to Victor W. and Beulah E. (Rutledge) Marsh. Melvin is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Lenore (Marshall) Marsh; daughter, Kathryn Miller and husband Glenn of Pleasanton; son, Michael and wife Susie […]

Wild hog workshop

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Matagorda County will host a wild hog workshop Aug. 8 in Bay City. The workshop will focus on new legislative laws, best management practices and Matagorda County grant requirements. The event will be held at Wharton County Junior College – Bay City Campus, 4000 Avenue F. Registration will be $20 and will […]

Ranchers leasing workshop

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Ranchers Leasing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Victoria County 4-H Activity Center, 259 Bachelor Dr. in Victoria. Presenters will be Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, and Dr. Greg Kaase, AgriLife Extension agricultural economist and risk management specialist. “These programs are designed to […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. Why don’t we make more use of four-o-clocks for a landscape plant? They are not eaten by the deer, have nice blooms with fragrance, and are very drought tolerant. A. There are several reasons: four-o-clocks are undisciplined growers that spread from their large root system. The flowers are not very showy, and the unruly plant is hard to market. […]