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Atascosa Co. 4-H holds Annual Awards Banquet



On Friday, Aug. 3 the Atascosa County 4-H Clubs held their Annual Awards Banquet. The dinner was fajitas cooked by parents of 4-H club members, beans, rice and desserts were also contributed by 4-H families. Participants in the Atascosa County Livestock Show and District 12 and State contests received certificates and awards. Those who completed Recordbooks were also recognized and […]

Brigade summer camp presentations at SWCD meeting



The Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District 307 sponsors part of the entry fee for the Texas Brigades Summer Camp held each summer. This summer, two local students attended two separate camps and presented what they learned at the August 14 meeting of the Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District #307. Trey Haggen attended camp at the Coastal […]

Woelfel competes at San Angelo archery contest



Brannan Michael Woelfel, a 9th grader at McMullen County ISD, competed at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Archery Contest on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Woelfel, 14, competed in two different events: the Modified 600 and the 3D. winning the combined High Point Overall Individual Intermediate Division, Compound Aided. He is a member of the McMullen County 4-H Club and […]

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade […]

It’s a match



Roy “Buster” Pawelek of Poteet was diagnosed in December with renal failure and was in the hospital for a total of 31 days. Pawelek said he is now a connoisseur of hospitals having stayed in Mission Trails Baptist, Methodist San Antonio and Methodist South Hospital in Jourdanton. He has been in dialysis since the end of February three days a […]

Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo 2018

PYF IBCA BBQ WINNERS

There were a total of 17 teams who entered into the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off held Saturday afternoon at the Atascosa County Show Barn. Pictured left to right are Michael Valdez (1st Place Pork Ribs and Beans), Wesley Eoff (1st Place Brisket), Ed Miranda (BBQ Chairman), Toni Miranda (1st Place Dessert), Joe Soto (Overall Grand Champion), Richard […]

PYF IBCA BBQ Results

GRAND CHAMPION:Joe Soto/OFT SmokersRESERVE GRAND CHAMPION:Clarence Joseph/Mama and Papa Joe’sBBQ OVERALL:1st Place ~ Joe Soto / OFT SMOKERS2nd Place ~ Clarence Joseph / Mamaand Papa Joe’s BBQ3rd Place ~ Michael Valdez / unknown 4th Place ~ Wesley Eoff / Can’t QuitSmok’n5th Place ~ Michael Wiltse / unknown6th Place ~ Jesse Saenz / Triple S7th Place ~ Ryan Deal / Smokin’Hooks8th […]

Atascosa County 4-H presents at Commissioners’ Court Meeting



The Atascosa County Extension Office 4-H Interpretations for 2018 were presented by the Atascosa 4-H Council members and Dale Rankin. The following was reported: Overview: Currently we have eight 4-H Clubs. Our annual budget to operate 4-H in Atascosa County is $15,150.00. Our annual 4-H Awards Banquet has 192 4-Hers, family members and guests this year. All of our clubs […]

USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year may now submit applications. The signup period began July 30 and ends Dec. 7, 2018. In accordance with changes to ARC and PLC made by the Bipartisan Budget […]


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