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Atascosa County 4-H Rifle Team at the District 12 Shooting Sports 3-P and Silhouette Rifle Match

Atascosa County Competed at the District 12 4-H Shooting Sports 3-P & Silhouette Rifle Match in Benavides on April 27. The results are as followed: Smallbore Rifle Match 3-P Junior Division: Atascosa Junior Team 4 placed 1st. Members of that team were Montana Aguilar, Jacob Barrow, Xochitl Hernandez and Colton Parrish. Atascosa Junior Team 2 placed 2nd. Members of the […]


The Jourdanton FFA Homesite team qualified for the National competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team left on Monday, April 29 and practiced on Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to the contest that was Thursday, May 2. The team consisted of four seniors, Serah Kate Blair, Ryan Ortiz, Jaxon Smithey, Kelly House, and sophomore Rene Ortiz. The team placed 16th […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. What are the longlegged ugly bugs that are mobbing my tomatoes? I am not sure what damage they are doing because the birds are so active. What are they and what should we do about them, if anything? A. They are leaf-footed bugs, part of the stink bug family. They inject digestive juices into the fruit and then harvest […]

Vintage in Verdi


Here we go folks!! I know it’s only June but Kathryn, aka Kate, Jasik spends all year getting ready for the great event we know as Vintage in Verdi and she is already starting to advertise for this year. This will be the 7th annual best shopping, great food, most fun to be had in Verdi, actually in the area, […]

Kinsel Ford awards scholarships

Education is the first step for people to gain the knowledge, critical thinking, empowerment and skills they need to make the world a better place. Because of Kinsel Fords generous support of the National FFA Scholarship Program, Kinsel Ford has made a commitment to making a positive difference in the world. The National FFA Scholarship Program Team has closed the […]


On May 29 the Jourdanton FFA chapter traveled to Concan to attend Garner State Park, the most visited park in Texas. Furthermore, these students not only experienced the elaborate terrain of the park, hiking many areas, but they also had the opportunity to float down the Frio River for numerous hours. Although the four total hours of traveling felt extensive, […]

Extension deadlines & activities

Turkey Order Deadline is Wednesday June 26, 2019. Poults are $4.25 each. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 75 poults may be ordered per exhibitor or family unit. Each exhibitor may order an individual set of birds (up to 75) or siblings within the same household may order and share a set of birds (up to 75). In other […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. My crape myrtles seem to get shiny sticky leaves each year followed by a black mold, which causes the leaves to drop off. It took me awhile to figure out that the shiny sticky leaves were caused by aphids and their excrement. And that the mold was a fungus growing on the leaves living on the excrement. The problem […]

Attention high school graduates


With many students graduating from high school, I’d like to offer some advice, not that high schoolers read the Verdilizer but, just in case. This is the title of an article written by Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies. I think just the title tells it all, “My Advice for High School Graduates: Learn a Trade”. While millions […]

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