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Gardening Q&A

Q. What are some perennials we can plant in the shade under our oaks, hackberries and other shade trees? We need some plants that are attractive, easy to care for, and cover lots of ground. We basically need tall ground covers with shade tolerance. A. When I think of tall groundcovers with shade tolerance, shrimp plant, blue plumbago, and Turks […]

Esparza Family Reunion


The Huizar’s are among the many, many families that will be celebrating a family reunion of the descendants of Gregorio Esparza, defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802, in San Antonio de Béxar, the child of Juan Antonio and Maria Petra (Olivas) Esparza. Gregorio married Anna Salazar, they had a daughter and three sons. One of […]


PISD AG teacher Page Jenschke with the AG Sales Team, Autumn Hagen, Madison McDonald, Kinsley Moore and Randy Balderas. The AG Sales Team participated in the CDE State Competition at Sam Houston State University on May 3. Pleasanton FFA brought home 4th place in AG Sales.

Tractor Supply Presents a Record-Breaking $970,121 to National FFA Foundation

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (May 15, 2019) – Tractor Supply Company and the National FFA Organization continue to partner to support the next generation of agricultural leaders through their Grants for Growing program. Grants for Growing provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project. This year, Tractor Supply stores nationwide raised a […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. Our blackberries are turning ripe, but they are infested with “bitter bugs” that leave a foul taste on the fruit. What will kill them? Is it too late to control them? A. Sevin and malathion will control them. They are similar to the stink bugs that infest tomatoes and peaches. It is too late if most of the blackberries […]

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