Bobby McConathy and family. MEMORIES ON MAIN | COURTESY PHOTO
The 2019 ACLS was dedicated to Bobby McConathy for his many years of service and dedication to the show.
According to ACLS Executive Treasurer, Tom Heffernan, “His family made Lytle their home and he fulfilled his ambition to become a Texas Agricultural Teacher. Being an Ag teacher comes with commitment to community, meaning extra hours and then some. All Ag teachers are members of their county livestock show. With that comes monthly meetings, fundraisers and clean-up days. Bobby has always loved being a part of the Atascosa County Livestock Show family and helping out any way he could. Although he had to give up his directorship because of his medical retirement, Bobby is still involved, coming to monthly meetings and helping out wherever he can. He and Judy have donated championship buckles to the show for many years. This man gives without a second thought and has touched the lives of so many around him, young and old. “
Jayce Krauskopf, Pleasanton FFA, 8th grader, son of John and Ryann Krauskopf, earned the Intermediate Showmanship 2019 ACLS Grand Championship. He dedicated his buckle to the Powell family in honor of last year’s winner and his friend, Brock Powell. Pictured with Jayce are Brock Powell’s parents Gena and Jay Powell. #showlikeachampion JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
A special award to 50-year plus ACLS leader Alfred Krueger was presented by Executive Treasurer Tom Heffernan who said, “This is a good man. This show has been fantastic because he’s here all the time. It never fails, anytime we need anything, he’s always here.” Heffernan asked if Alfred wanted to say a few words, the answer was a definitive, “No!” which brought a good hearty laugh from those that know him well.
Jourdanton FFA students Vicente Valero lll and Logan Matthew Huereca earn a Blue Award for their Ag Mechanics project at the 2019 ACLS show. Vicente’s parents, Vicente and Dora (Galindo) Valero Jr., are here supporting the boys. Vincente passed away at age 17, on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Jourdanton. Vicente loved being involved with the stock show, especially showing his hogs. Vicente and Brock Powell who both lost their lives in 2018 are being honored at the 2019 ACLS Show and scholarship funds that go towards raising hogs are being raised in their honor. #lendahelpinghand NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
You could search the whole state of Texas and not find a more dedicated, talented, hardworking and plugged-in group of Ag-Science teachers, advisors and mentors. How fortunate is the community of Atascosa County, McMullen County and the Brush Country to have this group of leaders leading our youth. Thank you for your on-going contributions to agriculture education and readying youth for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Top row l-r: Justin Taylor (Somerset), Kevin Sparks (Somerset), John Lanier (Jourdanton), Roy Reyna (Charlotte), Matt Sewell (Poteet), Randy Beard (Lytle), Jeff Kennedy (Poteet) Middle row l-r: Ric Hunter (Jourdanton), Lauri Kelley (Pleasanton), Brittany Rivera (Pleasanton), Page Jenschke (Pleasanton), Kelli Taylor (Somerset), Casey Roe (Pleasanton) Bottom row l-r: Meagan Hooker (Lytle), Peggy Georg (Jourdanton), Brooke Bartek (Poteet) Missing from picture: Megan Van der Knaap (Lytle) and Raul Flores (Lytle) MEMORIES ON MAIN | COURTESY PHOTO
Tom Heffernan, Alfred Krueger and Peggy Georg NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Holly Bregman was the winner of the McMullen County Livestock Show Showmanship Award Goat Little Britches winner. Her award was donated by Free Flo Feeds. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRES
The winner of the McMullen County Livestock Show Showmanship Award Swine Little Bricthes this year was Wyatt Flores. McMullen County Shierff’s Office sponsored his award. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON EXPRES