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4-H Atascosa County Horse Club members competed at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Horse Judging Contest, the Senior Division placed 1st. Pictured left to right are: Karen Harris, coach; Emma Smith, Ayden Smith, Lalli Hernandez, Kate McNeill, Hailey Hannah, Mary McLiney, Abigail Henry, Ali Rodriguez, Joleann Besancon, Charity Harris, Analisa Duck and Kirby McNeill.

Pruning crape myrtles do’s and don’ts

Plant Q & A

Q. Is it time to prune crape myrtles? A. Early March is a good time to prune crape myrtles. We no longer recommend the extreme pruning that was once the norm. Crape myrtles bloom on new wood but normally produce enough each year to have a full bloom performance. Prune to remove dead wood but do not prune severely and […]

Feral Hog Management Workshop and more

Multi-county Feral Hog Management Workshop slated for Feb. 25 in Leming Paul Schattenberg Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-569-0034, A Multi-county Feral Hog Management Workshop will be held from 1-7 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Atascosa County at 25 East 5th St., Leming. The workshop is sponsored AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar, Frio, […]



By the time you read this, early voting has already begun. Here again are the dates and times for early voting. Early voting is February 18-28. Voting times are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. On February 20 & 27, the hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. February 22, hours are from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Why put off until tomorrow what you can […]

Pleasanton FFA starts off great on major show season

What a way to start the Major Show Season off. Pleasanton FFA members have been busy traveling and showing for the last couple of weeks. Take look at what they’ve accomplished so far: Ft. Worth Steer Show Jayce Krauskopf – 5th Place Light Weight ABC San Antonio Gilt Show Madlyn Olle – 3rd Place Class 2 Duroc Garrett Lopez – […]


Brock Ayala, 8 years old and 3rd grader at Jourdanton Elementary harvested his first buck on 12/29/19. It was an 8-point buck that he shot at Ayala Ranches in Cotulla. Brock is the son of Ralph and Patricia Ayala of Jourdanton. He is the grandson of Mary and Nathan Smith of Jourdanton and Elsa and Raul Ayala of Cotulla.


Ike Rodriguez harvested this 16 point white-tail in Tilden at Quintanilla Ranch. He took it with a 6.5 Creedmore and the deer scored a 170.


Jessejohn Guel harvested this white-tail in Atascosa Co., at 120 yard, with a 308 Winchester. The deer had 9 points, 15 3/4 spread and weighed in at 175 pounds.


Liz Ramon harvested this buck with a .243 savage at 120 yards out on a low fence, private ranch in Frio County in December. It was a personal best for her.


Bianca Quintanilla Rodriguez harvested this 20 point white-tail in Tilden at Quintanilla Ranch. She took it with a 7mm 08 and the deer scored a 189 5/8.

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