Farm and Ranch

Summer Community Service Canned & Perishable Foods Drive

Summer is here, but for too many families, this marks the start of a long, hot and hungry school break. Texas Farm Bureau of Atascosa County has asked us to partner with them and stamp out Hunger in Atascosa County. The food drive will benefit Christian Assistance Ministries (C.A.M.). Atascosa 4-H members, friends, and families are being asked to help […]

NRCS to present local work group Aug. 14

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) cordially invite the public, other USDA agencies, other federal, state and local agencies with an interest in natural resources conservation and related issues and concerns to attend and participate in a Local Working Group (LWG) meeting that will be held at 107 Wyoming Blvd., Pleasanton, […]


Six Atascosa County 4-H and FFA youth were recognized by the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show for their hard work and dedication to the County Livestock Show. Each year the show has the opportunity to select recipients for the scholarship. This year was extremely competitive with six individuals being selected. Pictured from left to right is County Agent Dale Rankin, […]


Congratulations to the Jourdanton FFA and Tilden FFA scholarship winners who were awarded $20,000 each from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today at the 90th Annual Texas FFA State Convention. Recipients are middle row, Brooke Vyvlecka and Molly Netardus; front row, Charlsie Harris, Marc Casas and Haley Wilkins. Also a special thank you to the Jourdanton Ag Teachers that […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Why do we try to start fall tomatoes in July when the temperatures are reaching 100 degrees F. It does not seem reasonable to expect the plants to survive, let alone grow! Isn’t it more reasonable to wait until temperatures moderate? A. It is a reasonable question. The goal is to allow the plant to grow and set fruit […]

Atascosa Stop Forced Annexation challenge – 2000 signatures in 48 hours.


IF YOU THINK IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO US…THINK AGAIN Atascosa County residents are in the crosshairs of San Antonio. If you don’t believe it, take a look at the map below. San Antonio can annex up to 5 miles in all direction each year. How far are you from San Antonio?…and, they don’t have to ask our permission because we […]

Poteet FFA’s Kennedy & Ortega receive Lonestar Degrees at State Convention

Fort Worth, Texas – Jayci Kennedy and Karen Ortega, of the Poteet FFA Chapter, was awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree in at the 90th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 9-13 in Fort Worth. The Lone Star FFA Degree is the highest degree bestowed by the Texas FFA. The Lone Star FFA Degree recognizes FFA members who have […]

Korus competes at national 4-H shooting sports championships

During the week of June 25-29, Peter Korus, Mesquite 4-H Club, represented the state of Texas as a member of the 2018 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships held in Grand Island, Nebraska. Peter participated in the Archery Compound Division. The 4-H Shooting Sports program strives to teach our nation’s young people science skills along with decision making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, […]

Final Brush Country Youth Rodeo

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