Farm and Ranch



We lost one of our longtime residents this month, Lois Royal. Lois was the wife of Jesse Royal. They have five children, 15 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and 23 great-great grandchildren. Jesse was a farmer and Lois took on various jobs and hobbies. There will be a future write up in the Verdilizer about Jesse and Lois. Our sincere […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. I am from Michigan and trying to figure out what is a good firewood here in the South Texas area. I imagine that the varieties of oak are good choices? How about hackberry? Are there any other tree varieties that make good firewood? A. You are right, the oaks are excellent for firewood. If you haul in red oak […]



Boy, what a weekend! Vintage in Verdi was a success even with the rain Friday and people getting stuck and having Dustin Jasik pulling them out with his tractor. Kindness filled the air Friday and Saturday. Everyone had so much fun. Nothing stopped them from coming out to shop, eat and visit. It was a great time for all. The […]

McMullen 4-H Archery Team Competes at District Match

The District 12 4-H Archery Match was held Saturday, December 8 at the Duval County 4-H Shooting Sports Complex in Benavides. 4-H members from across the District endured the weather conditions competing in two events, 3-D and Modified 600. Results for the McMullen 4-H Archery team are summarized: NASP Genesis Bow Division – Junior Division Navaeh Harris, 3-D – 1st […]

Farm Bureau donates to Pleasanton sixth grade science teacher

Atascosa County Farm Bureau Board Director, Shirley Stevens, presented Pleasanton Jr. High 6th grade Science teacher, Gina D. Cassady, with a check for $250 from the local board. This additional funding goes with the $500 Garden Grant from State Farm Bureau for project titled “Learning from the ground up”. Students have learned how to build raised beds, test the soil […]

Future looks bright with these JISD FFA winners

Jourdanton FFA “Rockstars” Hunter Rankin, 12th grade, Jaylynn Valdez, 12th grade, Claire Vyvlecka, 10th grade, and Madison Yow, 10th grade, travelled to Huntsville Saturday, Dec. 1 to compete with students from schools across Texas for a shot at State. They came back winners placing in the top 24 out of 304. Prior to the state run, the team, which just […]

Atascosa County Farm Bureau pushes for eminent domain reform

Jourdanton – About 95 percent of the land in Texas is privately owned, and it’s a prime target in a state with a strong appetite for new development. It’s time Texas landowners receive a fair offer, transparency in the process and a level playing field when an entity decides to take their land for the good of the public, Atascosa […]

Some property owners will be receiving a request for current Agricultural Applications to be filed with The Appraisal District

Some property owners will be receiving a letter from the Atascosa Central Appraisal District within the next week requesting a current application for 1-d-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal. The appraisal district is in the process of updating its records and needs to obtain the most current information on these properties. The property owners that are being requested to reapply […]

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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