Farm and Ranch

Local FFA participants receive $20k scholarships from Houston Rodeo

Five area FFA participants who graduated with their schools’ Class of 2018 received $20,000 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarships. Recipients include Brooke Vyvlecka, Haley Wilkins and Molly Netardus of Jourdanton FFA and Marc Casas and Charlsie Harris of McMullen County FFA. Each of them has experience showing animals at county shows and all except Harris participated in state shows. […]

4-H Livestock Day Camps Held

Three 4-H Livestock Day Camps were held this summer. The first was “the Ultimate Goal” where they studied the end product of a successful market animal – the meat. In addition to meat cuts and grades, they prepared some fried rabbit and lamb patties. The second day camp was about the “Care and Maintenance” of the animal they were raising. […]

Royal Farmer’s Market

August 11, 15 & 25

The Pleasanton Express wants to encourage the folks of Atascosa County to treat yourself to a SHOP LOCAL experience by visiting the Royal Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 11 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. There are only three Saturdays left for the 2018 season – August 11, 18 and 25. Please visit the Royal Farmer’s Market Facebook page for information on […]

Poteet Fun Day in the Park

Livestock Summer Day Camps Slated

We welcome you to join us at one of the three day camps or at all 3 camps! Each camp will run from 8:00 a.m. and go to about 2:00 p.m.. There will be early drop off at 7:15 a.m. and individuals can be picked up after 2:00 if needed. Please contact office to make arrangements for late pickups and […]

Summer Community Service Canned & Perishable Foods Drive

Summer is here, but for too many families, this marks the start of a long, hot and hungry school break. Texas Farm Bureau of Atascosa County has asked us to partner with them and stamp out Hunger in Atascosa County. The food drive will benefit Christian Assistance Ministries (C.A.M.). Atascosa 4-H members, friends, and families are being asked to help […]

NRCS to present local work group Aug. 14

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) cordially invite the public, other USDA agencies, other federal, state and local agencies with an interest in natural resources conservation and related issues and concerns to attend and participate in a Local Working Group (LWG) meeting that will be held at 107 Wyoming Blvd., Pleasanton, […]


Six Atascosa County 4-H and FFA youth were recognized by the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show for their hard work and dedication to the County Livestock Show. Each year the show has the opportunity to select recipients for the scholarship. This year was extremely competitive with six individuals being selected. Pictured from left to right is County Agent Dale Rankin, […]


Congratulations to the Jourdanton FFA and Tilden FFA scholarship winners who were awarded $20,000 each from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today at the 90th Annual Texas FFA State Convention. Recipients are middle row, Brooke Vyvlecka and Molly Netardus; front row, Charlsie Harris, Marc Casas and Haley Wilkins. Also a special thank you to the Jourdanton Ag Teachers that […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Why do we try to start fall tomatoes in July when the temperatures are reaching 100 degrees F. It does not seem reasonable to expect the plants to survive, let alone grow! Isn’t it more reasonable to wait until temperatures moderate? A. It is a reasonable question. The goal is to allow the plant to grow and set fruit […]

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