Farm and Ranch

REVEREND JUNIOR JONES HONORED AT COMMISSIONERS’ COURT

During Commissioners’ Court on Monday, Sept. 10, Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley declared the week of Sept. 10-15 to be “Reverend Junior Jones Week”. County Commissioners Mark Gillespie, Bill Torans, Judge Bob Hurley, Eliseo Perez and Bill Carol gave Reverend Jones a standing ovation during the meeting when they presented him with a plaque. Surrounding the room were family and […]

Poteet Public Library holds grand opening ceremony



On Friday, the Poteet Public Library held its Grand Opening Ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new building. “The new library has been in the works for over 15 years,” said Poteet Librarian Lisa Burbridge. According to Poteet City Administrator Eric Jiminez, a $182,000 donation was made to the city about 20 years ago by the Muellers for a […]

Swine tags and broiler orders due Sept. 14



4-H Members who are planning to show swine at the major livestock shows in Texas should complete their swine tag orders by Friday, Sept. 14. Tags are $16 and should be paid for at the time of orders. 4-H members that need to order county or major broilers should complete there order by Friday, Sept. 14 by contacting the Atascosa […]

South Texas Peanut Growers Field Day Sept. 20



The 2018 South Texas Peanut Growers Field Day and Tour will be held on Thursday Sept. 20, 2018, in Pearsall. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Frio County Extension Office and the tour will begin at 9 a.m. Topics to be covered include: peanut breeding lines, variety trials, insecticide trials, etc. Three continuing education units (CEU’s) will be […]

Private water well screening Sept. 18 in Leming



The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening September 18 in Leming to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screening will be from 8:30–10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. A meeting explaining screening results will be at 6 […]

Rev. Jones Reception Sept. 15

The public is invited to a reception honoring Rev. Junior Jones this Saturday, Sept. 15, to recognize his service to the community. The reception will be 2-5 p.m. at the Poteet EMS School, the green building behind the fire station. The entrance is off Ave H on the right side of the fire station. The program will start at 2 […]

Atascosa Co. 4-H holds Annual Awards Banquet



On Friday, Aug. 3 the Atascosa County 4-H Clubs held their Annual Awards Banquet. The dinner was fajitas cooked by parents of 4-H club members, beans, rice and desserts were also contributed by 4-H families. Participants in the Atascosa County Livestock Show and District 12 and State contests received certificates and awards. Those who completed Recordbooks were also recognized and […]

Brigade summer camp presentations at SWCD meeting



The Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District 307 sponsors part of the entry fee for the Texas Brigades Summer Camp held each summer. This summer, two local students attended two separate camps and presented what they learned at the August 14 meeting of the Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District #307. Trey Haggen attended camp at the Coastal […]

Woelfel competes at San Angelo archery contest



Brannan Michael Woelfel, a 9th grader at McMullen County ISD, competed at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Archery Contest on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Woelfel, 14, competed in two different events: the Modified 600 and the 3D. winning the combined High Point Overall Individual Intermediate Division, Compound Aided. He is a member of the McMullen County 4-H Club and […]

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade […]


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