Farm and Ranch

More than $200,000 in Farm Bureau scholarships available

Jourdanton – High school and college graduations may be months away, but now is the time to start thinking about applying for scholarships, according to Pete Pawelek, Atascosa County Farm Bureau president. Atascosa and McMullen County students are encouraged to apply for more than $200,000 in Farm Bureau college scholarships offered on the local, district and state levels. “Scholarships and […]

Gardening Q&A



Q. I was planning to spray the Bermuda grass that was invading my flower garden with the contact herbicide, Vantage. Now the freeze has changed it from green to brown foliage. Does that mean that the contact herbicide wont work anymore this season? If not, will the Bermuda grass weeds be back again in the spring? A. Yes, that means […]

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The time has arrived!! Vintage in Verdi is here!! Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday Dec. 8, Verdi will be having the biggest outdoor market in the area with over 90 vendors. Kathryn (Kate) and Dustin Jasik and Kathryn’s friend Christina Hedfelt and many others have been working for months to bring this grand event to our area. It is a […]

Local leaders help sift through agricultural issues

Jourdanton – The concerns of Atascosa County farmers and ranchers were well represented this month as Farm Bureau members from across the state gathered in Waco to discuss Farm Bureau policy. Pete Pawelek of Poteet was among those elected to serve on the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Resolutions Committee, which examines policy resolutions submitted by County Farm Bureaus (CFB) for […]

CHS students attend state legislative session in Austin



On Monday, November 12, Charlotte High School participated in the 15th Student Legislative Session coordinated by State Representative Ryan Guillen of District 31 at the Texas House of Representatives in Austin. Students from Atascosa, Brooks and Duval County were given the chance to see what it is like to be either a state representative, lobbyist or a journalist for the […]

Jourdanton FFA competes at Area X LDE contest

On Monday, November 19, the Jourdanton FFA Chapter competed in the Area X LDE FFA Competition that was held at the Richard M. Borchards Fairgrounds in Robstown. Students that compete on Leadership Development Events teams demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision-making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture at the FFA Organization. The Jourdanton FFA Chapter took 10 teams to […]

Poteet FFA Radio Team places at Area X LDE contest

The Senior Radio Team placed 3rd out of 14 teams, only the top two teams advance to State. This was a tough placing for the team, but the girls did outstanding. Team members for the Senior Radio Team were Karen Ortega, Hannah Watts and Jayci Kennedy. The Junior Radio Team swept the competition by placing 1st out of 14 teams, […]

Meaning of FFA Emblem

The National FFA Emblem consist of five symbols, along with the words “Agriculture Education” and “FFA,” to tell the history, goals, and vision of the organization. Cross-section ear of corn: A symbol of unity, corn can be found in every state across America. From the first Thanksgiving to a staple in American agriculture production, corn is a fundamental symbol of […]

USDA Election Period for Seed Cotton Safety Net Program ends Dec. 7

(College Station, Texas), Nov. 20, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Gary Six reminds Texas producers that Dec. 7, is the final day for seed cotton producers who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop to submit applications. The signup […]

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Vintage in Verdi is just 10 days away. Dec. 7 and 8, Verdi will be having the biggest outdoor market in the area with over 90 vendors. Kathryn (Kate) and Dustin Jasik and Kathryn’s friend Christina Hedfelt have been working for months to bring this grand event to our area. It is a great time to be had by young […]


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