Farm and Ranch

ACLS Grand Champion and Reserve Champion winners

The Reserve Grand Champion Steer raised $12,000 for Peyton Jenschke with Poteet 4-H during the live auction on Saturday, Jan. 16. Pictured, from left, are buyers: Jackie Brown, Security State Bank; David Dove, Mac Haik Southway Ford; Joey Van Hecke, Atascosa Farm Bureau; Greg and Lizzy Vyvlecka, 5V Graphics; Bob Price and Harry Garza, Price Chevrolet Pleasanton and Price Chrysler […]


I’m not going to write about the proposed subdivision in Verdi. Rebecca Pesqueda, news editor for the Pleasanton Express has a write up in this week’s paper and the Dec. 30 and Jan. 13 issues and has done an excellent job. Thank you Rebecca from all of the concerned citizens of Verdi. I want to give a big shout out […]

McMullen County Livestock Show

The McMullen County Livestock Show, presented by Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association, is open to all 4-H, FFA and Jr. FFA members who are either enrolled at McMullen County ISD or reside in McMullen County and have met their respective club guidelines and school eligibility requirements. To be a buyer, arrive at show barn prior to the beginning of the auction […]

Rhino Love

On the Edge of Common Sense

Dr. Fosse, once of Pretoria, told me about Martha and Arthur, two starcrossed rare white rhinos. In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate with Martha. Brilliant veterinarians, competent game management officials, long-winded reproductive specialists and the press discussed at length the procedures involved and the benefits that would accrue with these […]

Outdoors and Wildlife Photography Contest

Atascosa Wildlife & Fisheries and Atascosa Wildlife Coop invite local adults and youth, ages 8 and up, to take part in their Let’s Enjoy the Outdoors and Wildlife! Photography Contest between now and April 15. Capture your creativity and the beauty of nature, and “take your pick” from five different categories: Wildlife Portraits, Landscapes/Scenic, Motion, Game Camera and Mobile Phone. […]

ACLS mid-week results

The Atascosa County Livestock Show is in its third day with lambs and goat judging on Wednesday’s schedule. Monday saw the judging of cattle and poultry with the following bringing in Grand Champion and Grand Reserve: Cattle: Jayce Krauskopf, Grand Champion Heifer; Ryan Frautschi, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer; Adrian Wyatt Jimenez, Grand Champion British; Colton Eisenhauer, Reserve Grand Champion British; […]

MCLS Guidelines

The 2021 McMullen County Livestock Show will be in full swing starting Wednesday, Jan. 20. This year will be different from years past. Little Britches was canceled and there are new guidelines for the livestock show. Please see the new guidelines below. General: • Little Britches is canceled for this year. • There will NOT be a mandatory clean-up prior […]


Seven-year-old Katelynn Escobar Muñoz from Jourdanton Elementary got her first deer on Saturday, Jan. 9. Katelynn is new to hunting; she enjoys spending time at the ranch with her grandparents, Lee and Bessie Escobar who are also from Jourdanton. Until now, Katelynn had shot at a Gatorade bottle for practice a few times and watched them hunt all season until […]


Erica Cumpian, from Pleasanton, took an 8-point buck from the Treviño Olivarri Ranch with her dad’s 25-06. She took her sister, Hillary, hunting on Jan. 8 in the morning. Hillary wanted to leave around 7:30 a.m. and Erica insisted on waiting 10 more minutes. He came out within those 10 minutes and walked right up to the feeder. He was […]

A Cowful

On the Edge of Common Sense

Grandpa Tommy’s dad used to say “A cowful is a substantial quantity.” According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody’s standards that is quite a bit. Say you had a cowful of pocket change. You’d almost need a cow to keep it in. Say you had a cowful of […]

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