SUE HIGGINBOTHAM

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Sue Higginbotham (Goerges) passed away on Dec. 29, 2021, at her home in Sachse. She was born on Aug. 12, 1950, in San Antonio. Sue was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968 and UTSA in 1979. She was a retired teacher. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Higginbotham St. John, her parents Harold and […]

FELIX RODRIGUEZ, SR.

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Felix Rodriguez, Sr., or as he is more affectionately known to the younger generation, Popo, was born on Feb. 6, 1952, in Elsa and joined his heavenly family on Dec. 29, 2021, in Jourdanton. Felix was raised in Tilden by his parents, Cresanta and Merejildo Martinez. After graduating from Tilden High School, he married the love of his life, Mary, […]

JACK BOHLS

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Jack Stephen Bohls was born Aug. 9, 1953, in Fredericksburg, and died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2021, in Des Moines, IA. Jack was preceded in death by father, Beth Boyce (BB) Bohls; mother, Lydia (Lindig) Bohls; sisters, Kathleen Rader and Carolyn Love; and brother, John Mark Bohls. He is survived by wife, Barbara (Wieck) Bohls; daughter, Valerie (Brian) Jergens; two […]

KENNETH HOOVER

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Kenneth Edward Hoover passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 10, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. Ken was a faithful believer in Christ and has gone to his rightful home in Heaven. He was born in Augusta, GA on March 6, 1950, and resided in Fort Worth. His hobbies included fishing, outdoor sports and exercise. He enjoyed a long […]

Pleasanton FFA holds 2021 Chapter Show sponsored by PAB

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The Pleasanton FFA Annual Chapter Show took place on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Animal Science Facility, sponsored by the Pleasanton Ag Boosters. The results are as follows: Senior Lamb/Goat: Champion, Evelynn Caraway; Reserve, Lanie Porter Junior Lamb/Goat: Champion, Zurie Lauderdale Senior Cattle: Champion, Chloe Nieschwitz; Reserve, Brooke Rankin Junior Cattle: Champion, Sadie Schimelpfening; Reserve, Genieve Turner […]

Renew your 10-year brand registration

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If you are a livestock or beef cattle producer who currently has a registered brand, it is time to reregister with the county. Even if recently registered, all brands, marks and tattoos now registered with any county clerk in Texas expired Aug. 30, 2021. Not only do brands help to determine proof of ownership, but it is required by state […]

Comin’ up

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Texas 4-H Dog Show Dog Validation deadline Jan. 10, for show on July 7-9, 2022, in Conroe, youtu.be/3NzoljK9Pco 2021 Atascosa County 4-H Deer and Hog Hunting Tourney, Nov. 6-Jan. 16. Entry deadline Jan. 19, 830-569-0034 Atascosa County Livestock Show, Jan. 10-15 Texas Farm Credit Ag Champs, Scholarship deadline Jan. 15. Texas- FarmCredit.com/Scholarship Texas Farm Credit Video Showcase deadline Jan. 15, […]

Scholarship deadline approaching

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Applications are being accepted for Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarships until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 15. Scholarship interviews will be held April 29 – May 1, winners will be announced mid-May. A Scholarship Banquet will be held June 7-9 in College Station. The Texas 4-H Foundation awards 220 scholarships each year totaling over $2 million dollars. These academic scholarships awarded […]

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. Remind my wife and me why we should prune the foliage and blooms back on the tropical milkweed and also not kill the aphids on the tropical milkweed? A. It is still unclear whether tropical milkweed should be allowed to continue to produce foliage and blooms after the native milkweeds have declined for the year. Some naturalists believe that […]

Reasons to get involved in local government

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I know we are all sick of politics, the deception, the fraud, the lies, etc. I get it and I agree. It’s hard to keep up with all of it and most don’t even try to. It’s overwhelming, frustrating and confusing, to say the least. I have voted since I was of voting age, but was not interested in getting […]