Farm and Ranch

Vintage in Verdi intros

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Well, Kathryn Jasik, aka Kate, has started the vendor intros for the upcoming Greatest Show in South Texas known as Vintage in Verdi. This will be their ninth year. The dates are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4. For those on social media she has posted pictures on the Vintage in Verdi page. For those who don’t have social […]

Deer Hunting Cow Lick

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On the Edge of Common Sense

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, NM where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going through changes in her life. […]


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FREE Gullah Folklore

I’ve always heard that if you paint your porch ceiling blue it would prevent wasps and birds from building their nests there. Well, experience proves this isn’t true. Then I ran across an article the other day that tells the real story, or is it? “Painting a porch ceiling blue originated in the American South around 200 years ago, with […]

Results are in for Area X Multi-District FFA Contest at Peeler Ranch

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Hundreds of students from over 20 schools traveled to Peeler Ranch to compete in the 2021 Area X Multi-District FFA Contest on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet and Charlotte represented their schools in the Wintergarden District. Mc- Mullen County competed in the Seis Rios District. “The Wintergarden District Fall CDE Invitational would not be as successful as it is […]

Comin’ Up

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National 4-H Week, Oct. 3-9 Pleasanton Ag Boosters’ Amazing Raise, Oct. 9, 3 p.m.,, 830-570- 3308 Pumkin Patch & the Maker’s Market, Oct. 9 and 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 901/903 W. Goodwin Constable Percy Medina Scholarship Poker Tournament, Oct. 23, 6-11 p.m. 210-639-6553 Bible study, Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Verdi Community Center. Verdi 4-H meeting, second Monday, 6:30 p.m. Contact […]

Multi-County Water Well Screening Day set for Oct. 13

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Have you tested your private water well? It should be tested annually. A water screening program is being held by The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, McMullen, LaSalle and Zavala counties to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The cost is $15 per sample. Samples will be collected on Wednesday, Oct. […]

Maker’s Market Oct. 9, 16

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The Pumpkin Patch and Maker’s Market will take place the next two Saturdays, Oct. 9 and 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the same location as the Royal Farmers’ Market, 901/903 W. Goodwin in Pleasanton.

TPWD launches initiative

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A new campaign by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department aims to attract more Texans into the outdoors. Hunters and anglers fund the bulk of the state’s wildlife management programs through buying hunting and fishing licenses and through sales taxes paid on hunting and fishing equipment, boat fuel, firearms and ammunition. The Texas Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Plan hopes […]

Vyvlecka leads Next Generation project, earns Ford scholarship

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Claire Vyvlecka graduated as the 2021 Jourdanton High School valedictorian with an impressive list of experiences and skill set. She is currently a freshman at Texas A&M University in College Station studying Agribusiness. The daughter of Dennis and Amanda Vyvlecka and granddaughter of James and Joanne Vyvlecka, Carson Foster and Louise Foster, Vyvlecka has earned several college scholarships. Among those […]


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The FFA Area X Multi District Contest was held at Peeler Ranch on Sept. 22. Pictured are FFA students participating in the Land competition. Look for contest results in next week’s issue.

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