Farm and Ranch


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Paul Guerrero, of Charlotte, caught this 35 lb., 40 in. big blue catfish while bass fishing with plastic worms in Choke Canyon.

Madison Maglievaz – Mentor and Motivator

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Competitor, role model, servant—these are just a few words that describe Poteet High School ag student Madison Maglievaz. As a member of both 4-H and FFA, Maglievaz has participated in numerous stock shows over the past nine years. In January, representing Poteet FFA, she showed in the Atascosa County Livestock Show and won first place, American Summer Sr. Heifer and […]

Atascosa County seniors named Texas Farm Credit AgStudents of the Month

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Local senior FFA members Kendall Niemietz and Claire Vyvlecka were chosen as AgStudents of the Month for March 2021 by Texas Farm Credit, making them both eligible to become a potential recipient of the Marsha Martin Scholarship program. Niemietz is a Pleasanton FFA member and 10-year stock show competitor who has been showing pigs and steers since third grade. She […]

Tilden ag mechanics place at Houston LSR

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From left, Troy Allen, James Miller and Dustin Goodrum, Tilden FFA, placed 3rd with their hydraulic squeeze chute at the Houston Livestock Show.

Black Hill/Atascosa 4-H Steer places 4th at HLSR

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Kaydy Thomas, Black Hill/Atascosa 4-H, placed 4th with her Heavyweight Class 5 ABC steer she exhibited in at the HLSR. Pictured from left, David Bauer, Shelly Bauer, Dale Rankin, Tyson Thomas, Tanner Thomas, Scott Thomas, Lindsey Thomas, Steve Hibler, Kaydy Thomas, Hadley Kerry, Tatum Bauer, Brayden Thomas. Bred by S. Hibler, raised by B. Thomas.

The Horse Trader

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“Have I got a deal for you! Got this horse on a trade. He don’t squint half as bad ridin’ him in the shade. I know he limps a little. Yer eyeball is astute. But fair is fair, my friend, so I’ll throw in a case of Bute. No! He ain’t got the heaves! Though I know he looks the […]

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. Our lawn is not growing as well as it used to. My neighbor is a Master Gardener, and she believes there is too much shade now that the trees have put on 20 years of growth. We would like to replace the St. Augustine grass with a groundcover that is shade-tolerant. What are our choices? A. Two that come […]

Well, well, well …

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When was the last time you had your water well tested for potentially harmful pathogens? Did you know that it’s recommended that private water wells be tested annually? The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting a private water well screening for residents of Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, McMullen, LaSalle, and Zavala counties. Samples will be collected 8-9 a.m. on Wednesday, […]

Tribute to Law Enforcement

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A Tribute to Our Local Law Enforcements “What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He’s a strangely nameless creature who is “sir” to his face and “fuzz” to his back. He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think […]

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