Jesse “Opie” Allan Cox, 48, skidded into heaven on July 2, 2020, in a gold Nova with a black top and his daddy in the passenger seat giving directions. He was born January 2, 1972, in Lebanon, Oregon to Jesse Earl and Rae Maxine Cox. Opie was one of the greatest loggers in the North West and also spent a […]


Delores “JoAnn” (Wilson) Moody, 77, of Jourdanton, entered into her eternal rest on Monday, July 6, 2020. JoAnn was born on July 2, 1943, in Wilson, Oklahoma, to Eulas Harlan Wilson and Estee (Pierce) Wilson-Brister. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, C.A. Wilson, Carl Wayne Wilson, Howard James Wilson, Eulane H. Graham and Jerry Cathey. JoAnn […]

The Herd Sire

On the Edge of Common Sense

This is one of those stories that sound so unbelievable that you’ll know I didn’t make it up! Mike studied the bloodlines. He checked performance records. He knew his herd like the top two layers of his tool box! He was a good young cattleman. When he decided on the course of action to improve his herd’s genetics he called […]


Here are five major historical events that happened in the Texas Hill Country. 1. First European Settlers Arrive in Present-Day Austin, 1730 A group of Spanish friars were the first European settlers to inhabit what is now Austin. They arrived from East Texas July 1730. They established three missions by the Colorado near presentday Barton Springs: La Purísima Concepción, San […]

Additional commodities eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data. Producers are able to submit applications that include […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. We are considering planting more Texas sage in our landscape. What are the positive characteristics of the selection Lynn’s Legacy? My son in San Antonio listens to your radio show and he went ahead and bought several after he heard the discussion on the show. A. Lynn’s Legacy cenizo a compact plant that slowly grows to 5 or 6 […]

Upcoming county event

Park, sports field and turf management education This program is being offered by the Atascosa, and Frio Counties Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office. Three CEUs will be Offered for Private Commercial and Non-Commercial Applicators. The program will be held at the Atascosa County Extension Office Gillespie Annex, located at 25 East 5th Street, Leming, TX 78050. The program will be […]

Classifieds 07-15-2020

Census 2020

Cowboy Smokehouse BBQ

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