Farm and Ranch

Time for Brand-New Brand Registration

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If you are a livestock or beef cattle producer who currently has a registered brand, it is time to reregister with the county. Even if recently registered, all brands, marks and tattoos now registered with any county clerk in Texas will expire Aug. 30, 2021. Not only do brands help to determine proof of ownership, but it is required by […]

Texas 4-H shotgun team named national champs

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The Texas State 4-H Shotgun Team earned the title of national champs in the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship in Grand Island, Nebraska June 21-25. Coached by Richard Hodge, the four-member team, plus an alternate, included two Pleasanton residents, Montgomery Cain and Ty Hehman, along with teammates Riley Smothers, Garrett Meier and Sydnee Craven. Pleasanton ISD Senior, Pleasanton FFA member […]

Sheep, Goat Project Workshop

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A Sheep and Goat Project Workshop Weigh and Play Day is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Atascosa County Extension Office. Join them for a hands-on showmanship, weigh and discussion opportunity. Please RSVP by Friday Aug. 27 by calling the extension office at 830-569-0034.


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Twelve Atascosa County students were each awarded the Atascosa County Livestock Show scholarship in the amount of $500. Back row, front left: Dale Rankin (Committee Chair), Justin Taylor (Committee Co-chair), Kayli Kennedy, Madison Yow, Rylon Wagner, Tyler Blagg, Alexandrea Naegelin, Weston Eisenhauer, Claire Vyvlecka, Caitlyn Nieschwitz, Peggy Georg (ACLS President). Front row, from left: Kendall Niemietz, Lacey Stevens, Kristin Mueller. […]

Remembering Joe Huizar

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It’s with a heavy heart that I write today, but also with a grateful heart. My father-inlaw, Joe Huizar, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15 at the age of 89. My heart is heavy because he will be greatly missed, but my heart is grateful because I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of his life. Little did I know […]

Jourdanton FFA attends state convention

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After such uncommon times, Jourdanton FFA was so grateful to be able to attend the 93rd annual Texas FFA State Convention July 5-9. It was truly an amazing experience for the 22 Jourdanton FFA members who had the opportunity to attend this historical event. Tuesday, July 6, was the Opening Session of the Convention. FFA members from all over the […]

Corn Country Landscape

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Corn country landscape – painted late summer – high clouds, heavy with moisture waiting for afternoon to thicken and darken and start raising Cain. You can see for miles. Brown, green, yellow patchwork pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle. Feedlots in the distance, their pens spread out like dark blankets on the side of a hill. On the horizon to […]

Atascosa Livestock sales report, Aug. 10

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Note: In this report, the first set of numbers in each line represents the weight range. The second set of numbers represents the price range per cwt. For more information, visit Steers-Medium &Large200-300 lb. $160-180300-400 lb. $155-175400-500 lb. $135-174500-600 lb. $125-164600-700 lb. $115-148700-800 lb. $110-135800-900 lb. $90-115Heifers-Medium &Large200-300 lb. $135-168300-400 lb. $140-165 400-500 lb. $130-155500-600 lb. $120-145600-700 lb. $110-139700-800 […]

PYF rodeo comin’ up

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The 2021 Pleasanton Young Farmers Open Rodeo and Festival will be this weekend, Aug. 20-21. It will be at the Atascosa County Show Barn Arena, 318 Showbarn Rd. in Pleasanton. Sheep and Goat Project Workshop Weigh and Play Day Sunday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. at the Atascosa County Extension Office. RSVP by Friday Aug. 27, 830-569-0034. Brand Registration Renewal due […]

Heffernan, Tymrak inducted into ATAT Hall of Fame

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Ag teachers Tom Heffernan and the late Jerome Tymrak were honored at the Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas annual Professional Development Conference July 19- 23 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. Heffernan and Tymrak were two of only 25 educators across Texas to be inducted into the 2021 ATAT Hall of Fame. The five-day event raised over $35,000 […]

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