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Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Our red tip photinias are getting more and more decimated by the fungal leaf diseases that plague them. We tried fungal sprays and even collected all the infected leaves last year without stopping the decline. We have decided to give up the battle and go ahead and replace them. Last year you had some recommendations for a replacement shrub. […]

Local riders need sponsors

The “Sassy Senoritas Y Senor” Interscholastic Equestrian Association (I.E.A.) have qualified to compete in the National Western Semi Finals in Murfreesboro, TN on April 6 & 7 and they could use your help in getting there. This team consists of high school and middle school students and it is a huge accomplishment for all of these talented young Texas equestrians. […]

Capital Farm Credit: Jourdanton Credit Office hires new sr. loan officer

Transitioning into the new year, our Jourdanton Credit Office is proud to welcome new Senior Loan Officer Wes Howell, to the Capital Farm Credit family. Wes and his wife, Katy, reside in Falls City along with their daughter Halleigh, and son Keller. Wes and Katy are both graduates of Texas A&M University where they pursued their passions for agricultural science. […]

Oak wilt disease threatens Texas oaks in spring

AUSTIN, Texas – From February through June, oak trees should not be pruned or wounded to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Texas A&M Forest Service reminds Texans that it is especially critical to avoid pruning oaks in Texas counties affected by oak wilt. When springtime comes, oak trees produce new leaves for the coming growing season. While the […]

Reserve your spot for the community yard sale


As I’m writing this, baby, it’s cold outside! If it’s below 70, I’m cold and baby, it’s below 70! Looking forward to the sun and some warmth. Mark your calendars for a community yard sale and BBQ in Verdi. Mrs. Lina Huizar is the contact person. If you are interested in selling, but you don’t have the ideal place to […]

Reserve your spot for the community yard sale


On February 7th we lost one of our longtime Verdi residents, Jim Persyn. Our deepest condolences to his wife, Jonette, his children Jeff and Jackie and his grandchildren Janee and Brandy. Also, prayers for his brother Larry Persyn and his wife Ernestine of Leming. The list is growing so mark your calendars for a community yard sale and BBQ in […]

FFA and 4-H in the News

The Pleasanton Express will be publishing the highlights and achievements of Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet, Charlotte, Tilden and Somerset FFA chapters in next week’s issue through the end of March. Please make sure that you pick up a Pleasanton Express at 65 retail outlets in Atascosa County to read the stories of these remarkable future leaders and their dedicated, talented and […]


Barn Buddies makes ACLS extra special

The 2019 Atascosa County Livestock Show did something a little different this year by holding the first ever Barn Buddies event. The program is centered around special needs students and introducing them to the world that is the livestock show. Pleasanton High School senior, Kaycie Shannon, headed up this year’s program in conjunction with her mom, Memories on Main photographer […]

Make plans to attend Texas Brigades this summer

July 16th through 20th, 2018 are days that I will never forget. In those five days I learned more than I imagined ever went into ranching, how fast strangers become like family when they are a team, and a lot about myself….. thanks to the Texas Brigades program. My family has been part of a homeschool co-op for the last […]

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