Farm and Ranch

Jayci Kennedy of Poteet FFA receives the Richard Wallrath Foundation Scholarship

Recent Poteet High School graduate, Jayci Kennedy, finished her FFA career off strong. Kennedy was awarded a $10,000 Richard Wallrath Foundation Scholarship and a $1,000 San Antonio Livestock Tour Guide Scholarship. Kennedy says that in order to receive the Richard Wallrath Foundation Scholarship, she had to go through a very rigorous interview process, where the judges determined how much money […]


Jourdanton FFA Attends State Convention

This year, thousands of Texas FFA members gathered in the city of Fort Worth to hold the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention. In addition, this year marks an important date in the history of the organization, 50 years of women being in FFA. Jourdanton FFA sent two public speakers to the state level contest, a remarkable accomplishment for these […]


Seminar sheds light on human trafficking issue

On July 11, 81st Judicial District Attorney Audrey Louis gave a presentation at the Pleasanton Civic Center on human trafficking, dispelling some of the myths associated with it. As she explained, while human trafficking is a horrific crime, it happens much less often than the media reports. The issue has been sensationalized and made into a political hot button, resulting […]

New feature helps producers find farm loans that fit their operation

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on, the Department’s self-service website for farmers. “Access to credit is critical in the agriculture industry, especially for new farmers,” said […]

The Esparza Family

The Story of Enrique Esparza as told in the San Antonio Light, Saturday November 22, 1902: (Continued): “On the first night a company of which my father was one went out and captured some prisoners. One of them was a Mexican soldier, and all through the siege, he interpreted the bugle calls on the Mexican side, and in this way […]

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