Farm and Ranch

Pleasanton Young Farmers raffle winners

This year would have been the 55th Annual Pleasanton Young Farmers Cowboy of the Year Open Festival and Rodeo, but due to COVID-19 had to be canceled. But, scholarships which are at the heart of the Young Farmers still shined on with the raffle last Saturday, Sept 12. Jourdanton mayor, Robert “Doc” Williams, announced the winners. A huge shout out […]

Join 4-H

Atascosa AG News

Atascosa County 4-H enrollment is now open for the 2020-2021 year. Enrollment is now open at Are your kids interested in making friends, learning about agriculture, personal development and competing? Kids 8-18 years old are eligible to be 4-H members and kids ages 5-7 can register as Cloverbuds. Atascosa County 4-H has diverse project areas to get involved in! […]

Local FFA members awarded National American FFA Degree

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The American FFA Degree is bestowed upon a select group of students in recognition of their years of academic and professional excellence. This year 4,136 […]

The Carhart Cowboy

On the Edge of Common Sense

Mr. Moses remarked the other day he’d received a catalog in the mail from a western clothing outfit. He wasn’t sure who the outfit catered to, but the name ‘Long Island’ seemed to stick in his mind. The photo on the front had burned an image into his brain. A male model stood in cowboy posture, a Clint Eastwood steelyeyed […]

ACLS meeting points

At the ACLS board metting held Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m., numerous items were discussed including the 2021 ACLS shedule. Secretary, Peggy Georg, provided the following notes. The final schedule will be decided upon in October: • Treasurer’s Report –$36,000• Two show checks stillout• More information will besent out• Guest speaking now –Montana Aguilar• Auction – masks required • […]


Well, it looks like Vintage in Verdi is a go for this year! At least Kathryn (Kate) Jasik is getting geared up for it and she already has vendors excited to participate. This will be the 8th annual Vintage in Verdi. Mark your calendars for December 4-5. I’ll be sharing some of the vendors as it gets closer. I think […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Something is eating my broccoli leaves. I took it for granted that it was cabbage loopers, but the damage did not stop when I applied Bt. Any ideas what it might be? A. Slugs and snails will sometimes eat cole crop foliage. Apply a slug and snail bait. There have also been reports of rodents stripping the foliage off […]

How much rain did you get?

South Texans love the soothing sound of raindrops on the rooftops. Atascosa County received some much-welcome precipitation recently, which sent its residents outside to check their rain gauges, and to social media to share their joy. Gardens and crops were refreshed. Holes became ponds. Flipflops were swapped out for rain boots. So how many inches of rain did you get? […]

Hunters prepare for opening day of deer season

Every great hunter knows that success throughout the season is more likely when not left to luck alone. Making sure to develop a game plan early will pay off in the late-autumn rut. Opening day for deer season kicks off for bow hunters in 252 Texas counties on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 6. Rifle season follows and spans […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. My live oak tree foliage is covered with fluffy growth that looks like a fungus. The tree is only a few years old and 10 feet tall. Any idea what the fungus might be and how it should be treated? A. From the way you describe it, I believe it is probably mealy bugs, a form of aphids that […]

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