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Emmet Ross Harris, affectionately known as “Big Daddy” by his grandchildren, passed away on October 10, 2021. He was born on July 19, 1946, in Three Rivers, to the late Emmet Stroman Harris and Thelma Ross Harris. Ross lived a life full of laughter and love of God and his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 […]

Crime of the Week

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The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, along with Crime Stoppers, is hoping that a reward of up to $5,000 being offered for one week only will help solve a burglary located in the 2900 block of FM 3006; located 3 miles north of Pleasanton on US 281, 2.5 miles east on FM 3006. On Friday, September 24, 2021, at around 1:30 […]

VNV Introductions

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This week we’d like to introduce you to a few more vendors that will be selling at Vintage in Verdi on Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4. Not only will there be the Creative Kids booths, VNV is looking for kids 16 and under to join what they call the Kids Create Row where they can sell their creations, […]

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. What is the weed with the tough stem and small yellow flowers? They are very difficult to pull from the lawn and garden. I notice that black swallowtails seem to visit the blooms for nectar. How can the weeds be controlled? A. From the description it sounds like you are describing horse herb. You are right; it is difficult […]

Boot Camp

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Do you ever give much thought to where your weaner steers and heifers go when you load’em on the truck or take’m to the sale? You think maybe it’s like goin’ off to college? Stay in the dormitory, have a nice roommate who doesn’t bawl or stay up all night talking about the cute Charolais they met in the cafeteria. […]

Atascosa Livestock sales report, Oct. 12

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Steers-Medium &Large200-300 lb. $145-192300-400 lb. $150-188400-500 lb. $130-178500-600 lb. $120-161600-700 lb. $110-136700-800 lb. $100-127800-900 lb. $85-118Heifers-Medium &Large200-300 lb. $125-150300-400 lb. $120-140 400-500 lb. $115-138500-600 lb. $110-135600-700 lb. $105-123700-800 lb. $95-119800-900 lb. $75-109Slaughter Bulls1,590-1,985 lb.$73.00-85.00Slaughter Cows950-1,420 lb. $52.00-68.50800-925 lb. $40.00-52.00 Bred Cows710–1,100 lb.$550.00-1,000.00Cow-Calf PairsNONESteers 224Heifers 179Cows 80Bulls 8Calves 0Bull Yearlings 16TOTAL 507 Note: In this report, the first set of numbers […]