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Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. After your raves about the attraction that suet has for insect-eating birds, we have started feeding it to our birds. They are slow to eat it all up. Is suet something you would replace like hummingbird sugar solution, or can we let them eat it up even if it takes quite a while? A. I have always let them […]

Father’s Day

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Mother gave me a small box of old pocket watches and a book entitled “A Practical Course in Horology.” It was a Christmas gift. A family heirloom, of sorts. “I don’t know if you’ve got anything of your father’s,” she said. “Fixing watches was his hobby. I thought you might enjoy these.” A wave of emotion swept through me. Although […]

Seeking 4-H and FFA senior bios

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Are you a graduating high school senior involved in 4-H or FFA? We’d like to share your experience and how the organization has benefited you. If you’d like to have your bio published in the Pleasanton Express, please send us a photo and your answers to the following questions. Name: Years in 4-H/FFA: SAE projects: LDE contests: CDE contests: How […]

Livestock Exchange report

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Date of Sale 6/8/21Steers-Medium & Large200-300 lb. 160-190300-400 lb. 155-190400-500 lb. 145-180500-600 lb. 130-155600-700 lb. 115-142700-800 lb. 105-130800-900 lb. 90-110Heifers-Medium & Large200-300 lb. 140-161300-400 lb. 135-158400-500 lb. 125-154500-600 lb. 110-135600-700 lb. 100-127700-800 lb. 80-100800-900 lb. 75-95Slaughter Bulls1,300-2,120 lb. 82.00-100.00Slaughter Cows925-1,565 lb. 62.00-84.50725-900 lb. 45.00-60.00Bred Cows710-1,250 lb. 500.00-960.00Cow-Calf PairsNoneSteers 98Heifers 79Cows 33Bulls 12Calves 0Bulls Yearlings 5TOTAL 227

Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff a sizzling success

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May was National Barbecue Month and the grills were sizzling on May 21-22 at the Jourdanton City Park. From barbecue to games to a silent auction, the 31st Annual Jourdanton VFD BBQ Cookoff offered food and fun with a competitive flair. “This annual fundraiser provides training and equipment for volunteers so we can better serve the citizens of Jourdanton and […]

Gardening Q&A

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Plant Q & A

Q. We have a Texas mountain laurel that has been growing attractively for five years in the front yard. Now, however, two of the five main branches are dying back. My neighbor who is a Master Gardener says it is because of poor drainage. Is that possible? Why now after five years? He pointed it out to me that there […]

Seeking 4-H and FFA senior bios

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Are you a graduating high school senior involved in 4-H or FFA? We’d like to share your experience and how the organization has benefited you. If you’d like to have your bio published in the Pleasanton Express, please send us a photo and your answers to the following questions. Name: Years in 4-H/FFA: SAE projects: LDE contests: CDE contests: How […]

Wanted: FFA Award Results

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We will be publishing local high school end-ofyear award results in an upcoming issue of the Pleasanton Express. Please send a list of awards and recipients, along with photos, to agnews@pleasantonexpress.com. Call 830-569-6130 with any questions.

D-Day June 6, 1944, Let us never forget our history

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VERDILIZER

What is D-Day? It was the largest invasion ever assembled, before or since, 156,000 Allied troops landed by sea and air on five beachheads in Normandy, France. D-Day was the start of Allied operations which would ultimately liberate Western Europe, defeat Nazi Germany and end the Second World War. Why is the term ‘D-Day’ used? When a military operation is […]

Weekly Livestock Exchange report

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Date of Sale 6/1/21Steers-Medium & Large200-300 lb. 145-175300-400 lb. 150-170400-500 lb. 140-165500-600 lb. 130-150600-700 lb. 115-134700-800 lb. 110-130800-900 lb. 85-105Heifers-Medium & Large200-300 lb. 135-152300-400 lb. 125-140400-500 lb. 120-139500-600 lb. 110-135600-700 lb. 105-125700-800 lb. 90-111800-900 lb. 75-95Slaughter Bulls1285-1895 lb. 82.00-97.00Slaughter Cows1,025-1,840 lb. 64.00-78.00850-1,000 lb. 48.00-64.00Bred Cows750-1,150 lb. 600.00-900.00Cow-Calf Pairs NONESteers 38Heifers 30Cows 20Bulls 4Calves 0Bull Yearlings 1TOTAL 93


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