Farm and Ranch


We’ve had some Verdi residents say that there are some people racing on 1784. If any of you see this again please call and report this to the authorities before a fatality happens. Speaking of authorities, I’d like to again thank our county Sheriff’s department. They have been doing great work in the area. Let’s continue to support them in […]

Julie Novak Leads TASBO as 2019-20 Board President

Sam Houston ISD Chief Financial Officer Sworn-In at Annual Conference

TASBO has named Sam Houston ISD Chief Financial Officer Julie Novak as its President of its 2019-20 Board of Directors. Novak succeeds Fort Worth ISD’s Jonathan Bey in the position, which she assumed at the TASBO Leadership Dinner in San Antonio. TASBO members first elected Novak to its board of directors in 2013, then elected her as Vice President in […]

Upcoming Events

4-H Livestock Judging Practice April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Auditorium April 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Cafeteria Anyone interested in Participating in Livestock Judging can attend. District 12 Livestock Judging Contest will be held on April 13, 2019. Registration will be open on 4-H Connect around March 19. It is time once again […]

Peanut Growers meeting

The 2019 South Texas Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Frio County AgriLife Extension Office located at 400 S. Pecan St., Pearsall, Texas. Registration will start at 3:30 PM. Topics to be covered include: 2018 Peanut Research Results, Pesticide Laws & Regulations, Herbicide/Weed Control Update, and 2018 Variety Test Results. Three […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. What is the value of grafted tomatoes that are being offered at some nurseries? Are yields larger or are there advantages for accommodating bad soils? A. I don’t see a clear advantage beyond the ability to use a nematode resistant rootstock for one of the many modern varieties that are not nematode resistant. They are relatively expensive, but it […]


With all that is going on in the world today I felt a need to share this in the Verdilizer this week. I might have shared this in the past, but it bears repeating. I love all books written by Richard Maybury, for instance, ‘Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?’, ‘Whatever Happened to Justice?’, ‘Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?’ to […]

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