Farm and Ranch


Amanda Selby (center) sold her Grand Champion Rabbits for $3,000 to Walt Franklin with Atascosa Syndicate. Holding banner is Emily Measels.


Charity Harris’ Grand Champion Lamb sold for $7,000 to Steven Mafrige Y-Bar Ranch.


For the second year in a row, Colton McCartney (second from right) won Reserve Champion Steer which sold for $7,500 to Marty Harris with Tyler Ranch Properties, Jason Jones with School House Syndicate and Katie Franklin with San Miguel Syndicate.


Carsyn Woodin’s (far left) Reserve Champion Hog sold for $5,500 to Shirley and Tim Jambers and Dave Valtierra.

Atascosa County Livestock Show Grand Champions

GRAND CHAMPION HOG Bidding on Jourdanton FFAer, Reid Powell’s Grand Champion Hog for $11,500 were buyers: Alyssa and Zach Price (Lightning Fast Car Wash and Price Powersports); Edward Dove (Mac Haik Southway Ford);Sarah and Tanner Butkay, Cheryl and Bob Price holding Emelia Butkay (Price Chevrolet); John Espinosa (Silver Eagle Distributors); Chris Morlock (Pursch Motors); Courtney Ringelstein (San Antonio Rose Palace); […]

Atascosa County Livestock Show Reserve Grand Champions

RESERVE GRAND GOAT Bidding $4,000 on Mesquite 4-Her Larissa Villarreal’s Reserve Grand Champion Goat were: Chris Morlock (Pursch Motors); Orlando Ortega (Glazer’s Beer & Beverages); Aubrey Smith (H-E-B Pleasanton); Ronnie and Melissa Ramsey; Josh Powell (Powell Livestock); Darala Olle (Temper Septic Services); Leroy Villarreal (father, L&R Villarreal Welding Services); John Olle (Temper Septic Services); and John Espinosa (Silver Eagle Distributors). […]

Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association

2019 Special Replacement Female Sale We are making preparations to host the 1st annual Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association, Special Replacement Female Sale. The sale will be held on 2/9/19 at 1:00 P.M. at the Atascosa Livestock Exchange in Pleasanton. Our goal is to sell approximately 500 head of replacement females along with the commercial heifer projects shown by junior exhibitors from […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. We have a wonderful Ruby Red grapefruit that is loaded with fruit tree again this year but 95% of the fruit has been pecked by the birds. They don’t penetrate to the pulp, but it makes the fruit unattractive. Is it, in fact, birds and is there anything we can do? A. Yes, the pecking is done by young […]


Verdi will be having our meeting Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. It’s time for Verdi residents to pay their dues and to come find out about some changes taking place and to hear about some of the things on the 2019 calendar. Bible study Tuesday nights at the Verdi Community Center from 7-8 p.m. Understanding the Endtime. A 14-week […]

All the feels of stock show season

With stock show season upon us, many students are feeling the excitement of stepping into that show ring for the first time while others like Pleasanton High School senior and FFA President, Autumn Hagen, are feeling all the feels with this season being her last. “I’m not going to lie, there will definitely be plenty of tears this stock show […]

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