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What is the webbing on tree trunks and branches?

Atascosa AG News

Several calls have come in over the past few weeks about a mysterious webbing that has been covering the tree trunks and branches. Fortunately the webbing is not caused by webworms nor tent caterpillars, but by a harmless insect commonly known as barklice. It is important to understand that the common name used for these insects is misleading as they […]

Gardening Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. Last week I heard you have a discussion with a listener to your radio show about Monarch butterflies. He seemed to be pursuing the idea that the Monarchs were only interested in the tropical milkweeds in Central Texas because they needed to lay eggs on the foliage. You seemed to be promoting the argument that in the fall the […]

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VERDILIZER

Welcome back, It’s all about the Totes! Terri has been with VNV for quite a few years and is a great vendor! She has a wide variety of hand made and hand crafted items. You can find great gifts and stocking stuffers in her booth this December 6-7. She will have hand crafted purses, keychains, candles, totes, cosmetic bags, earrings, […]

ATASCOSA COUNTY FAIR RESULTS

PLEASANTON FFA COMPETED IN THE AREA X FALL CDE CONTEST AT WELDER WILDLIFE REFUGE IN SINTON

Thomas Ables, Dakota Fulcher, Kinsley Barker, Savannah Cadena, Lexi Cumberland, Victoria Urbanczyk, Kayli Kennedy, Lacey Stevens, Montgomery Cain, Ty Hehman, Drake Woodlee, Brenden Nino, Stayton Hagen, Luke Thorton, Tristan Barker and Wyatt Porter.

LOCAL 4-HER WINS AT HEART OF TEXAS IN WACO

Congratulations to Atascosa County 4-H member Nathan Ricks who participated in the Heart of Texas Shotgun Shooting Sports Competition in Waco Texas. After a shootoff among the top shooters Nathan placed 3rd winning a $500.00 dollar scholarship and other prizes. Way to go Nathan!!

Gardening Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. The firebush that we have in a container on our patio for the hummingbirds is loaded with aphids. There are so many that the leaves and blooms are deformed. Is there anything we can spray with to control the aphids that won’t hurt the hummingbirds? A. A dilute soap spray should work on the aphids without being a threat […]

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Welcome another NEW to VNV vendor The Greeting Tree! They have been in business since 1981! Their experience is evident in their unique hand painted creations! They’ll have handmade wooden signs, Lazy Susans, hat racks, jewelry stands, gift boxes, children’s furniture and the list goes on! Welcome back Garvinworks, LLC – Handcrafted Rustic Furniture!! George is not only talented with […]

Tilden FFA Ag Mechanics at Heart of Texas Fair in Waco



Congratulations to the Tilden FFA Ag Mechanics students that attended the Heart of Texas Fair on October 7th. There were nine students on the two Reserve Division Champion projects and each won a $250 Scholarship to any Texas State Technical College. They also won 2nd Sweepstakes of the entire Ag Mechanics show. “My goal in attending the Heart of Texas […]

Poteet FFA goes to Area X Greenhand Camp



Greenhand camp is held every year for the first year students joining FFA. This year on September 16, Poteet took seven 8th graders to Robstown at the RMB Regional Fairgrounds for the camp. The students were Brianna Garcia, Julia McDonald, Brady Stevens, Hayden McDonald, Dalton Wilson, Nathan Wilson, and Pete Rodriguez. These Poteet FFA Members went through various leadership activities […]


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