Farm and Ranch

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. You described a test with hand watering to determine if brown spots in the lawn were caused by lack of water or insects such as chinch bugs. We have zoysia grass and the watering test does not seem to cause a green up but on the other hand we don’t see any chinch bugs or grubs! Any other ideas? […]

Water Treatment Company demonstrates process in Charlotte

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Last week, SIIP-MX completed real time demonstrations at the Eagle Ford Wastewater Recycling and Treatment Plant in Charlotte. The Mexican based company processes any type of raw water and purifies it through a series of steps to become drinkable. Once the raw water is taken, it goes through three stages of electrolysis. During the electrolysis, the carbon dioxide is reduced […]

God Bless America

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“I’d like to write a great peace song,” Irving Berlin told a journalist in 1938, “but it’s hard to do, because you have trouble dramatizing peace.” As America’s most successful songwriter, the 50-year-old Berlin had already lived through one world war, and with the rise of Nazi Germany, he knew a second was brewing. His musical secretary Harry Ruby remembered, […]

Atascosa County Farm Bureau Scholarship Winners

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The Atascosa County Farm Bureau Board of Directors are pleased to announce the recipients of their 2022 Scholarships. each recipient received a $500 scholarship. The winners are:Tess UnderbrinkPleasanton High SchoolKasen BoydLytle High SchoolHadley HarrisPoth High SchoolSterling Gage SpencePoth High SchoolKenley EverettPleasanton High School

The Teacher Rides Away

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Harris retires after 38 years as ag teacher in Tilden

Even on his last day in a 38-year career as an Ag Teacher, Jim Harris could be found in the McMullen County ISD Ag Building. There were still things that needed to get done. “I’ve hauled 11 barrels of 55 gallon drums of junk off to the dump,” Harris said. “I’ve had stuff that’s been in the closet and I […]


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Jourdanton’s Tyler Bauerle (right) competed at the Melvin Swanson Halligan Memorial Steer Wrestling in Sutherland, Nebraska on June 14-15. Bauerle won with an average of 13.2 on three and 68 total points.

A different kind of cat

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It’s funny how life throws you a curve ball every now and again. Case in point; I know a guy who was once a 20-something yearold young man from Somerset, Texas, who had dreams of being a rodeo cowboy someday. So much so, that he scrimped and saved his money to pay for a spot in the Jim Shoulders Rodeo […]

Atascosa Livestock sales report, June 21

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Note: In this report, the first set of numbers in each line represents the weight range. The second set of numbers represents the price range per cwt. For more information, visit Steers-Med. & Lg.200-300 lb. $130-190300-400 lb. $155-195400-500 lb. $145-187500-600 lb. $125-165600-700 lb. $115-147700-800 lb. $105-132800-900 lb.$ 85-125Heifers-Med. & Lg.200-300 lb. $120-160300-400 lb. $130-156400-500 lb. $125-152500-600 lb. $115-145600-700 lb. […]

Atascosa natives compete at College National Finals Rodeo

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Atascosa County was well represented at the College National Finals Rodeo. Emma Smith and brothers Mason and Logan Moore, all from Pleasanton High School, advanced to the short go Saturday, the final day of the weeklong event in Casper, Wyo. Jourdanton High alumna Mayce Marek did not reach the short round in goat tying. A Texas A & M University […]

FFA seeks ‘Stock the Backpack’ donations

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The Texas FFA Association is encouraging community chapters to take part in their annual convention service initiative. Participating chapters are asked to bring backpacks filled with school supplies to the 94th Texas FFA State Convention, July 11-15. Pleasanton FFA is taking on this challenge and is asking for the community’s support in the form of item donations. Requested items include: […]

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