Farm and Ranch

2021 Poteet FFA ag banquet awards

The Poteet FFA held their annual banquet on Sunday May 23 at the Poteet Lions Club. They would like to say a big thank you to the Lions Club for the use of the facility, Sam Cervantez and family for catering the meal and Jenna Smith for the outstanding cookies for everyone to enjoy. The banquet was started by the […]

4-H Awards Fun Day

The Atascosa County 4-H Awards Fun Day will be Saturday, Aug. 7, 6-10 p.m. at the Atascosa County Extension Office located at 25 E. 5th St., in Leming. All Atascosa County 4-H members and their families are invied to come celebrate and are encouraged to bring a friend who is interested in 4-H. Those attending should bring the following: Toiletry […]

La Parita Open House, Aug. 12

The La Parita 4-H Club will host an Open House on Aug. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Cowboy Fellowship Church in Jourdanton. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about 4-H and the multitude of opportunities offered. Though there is the perception that it’s all about showing animals, the organization offers so much more. 4-H offers hands-on […]

Strawberry Education Program in Rossville

Atascosa County loves its strawberries and the time to plant them will be upon us before we know it. If you want to learn more about strawberry-growing, join the Texas A&M AgriLife Atascosa County Extension Office for a Strawberry Education Program on Wednesday Aug. 11, 2021, at 5:45 p.m. at the Rossville Community Center. Topics will include Irrigation Management and […]


These Jourdanton FFA students received their Lonestar Degrees at the Texas FFA State Convention in Fort Worth, July 5-8. Pictured from left are Aiden Guzman, Alexis Sandoval, Madilyn Vick, Molly Fluitt, Savannah Segura, Macey Briones and Garrison Vyvlecka. Not pictured, but also receiving their Lonestar Degrees were Ally Foster, Sawyer Huggins and Jacob Meyer.

Climate Change


I don’t know what’s bothering people right now, the mold because of all of the rain (I’m not complaining about the rain), or the Saharan Dust, or whatever it is, but there are a lot of people a little under the weather here lately which made me think about the near coming flu season. So there was/is COVID, now a […]

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

Atascosa County Crime Stoppers and the Pleasanton Police Department are hoping that a reward of up to FIVE THOUSAND-DOLLARS being offered for one week only will help solve numerous vehicle burglaries and theft of vehicles that occurred in the city of Pleasanton. On July 10, 2021, the Pleasanton Police Department was dispatched to numerous vehicle burglaries throughout the city in […]

2021 PYF Rodeo & Festival Aug. 20-21

The 2021 Open Rodeo & Festival sponsored by the Pleasanton Young Farmers will be Aug. 20-21 at the Atascosa County Show Barn Arena, 318 Showbarn Rd. in Pleasanton. Join the PYF for a rodeo, live performances, BBQ Cookoff and Cowboy of the Year Presentation. Performing live will be Braxton Keith on Friday and Isaac Jacob and Bubba Westley on Saturday. […]

Be a Texas 4-H Ambassador

Texas 4-H Ambassadors Membership is open to all Texas 4-H members entering ninth grade or higher. Online applications are available at texas4-hyouthdevelopment. Deadline to apply is July 31

The Fairboard

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was every fairboard’s nightmare when the lightning hit the stage. Course, it might have been expected; it was just another page In a trail of disasters that befell our county fair That began when Dr. Knockwurst told us we should be aware That a stomatitis outbreak might shut down the rodeo Not to mention all the entries in the […]

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