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Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Is there a rose that is not overly large that would be attractive and help keep foot traffic on the sidewalks leading into our church? The way it is now the landscape plants in the beds between the sidewalks get stomped by the foot traffic. Our landscape committee believes there must be at least one variety of rose that […]


Well, I think I gave Kathryn and Dustin enough time to recoup from Vintage in Verdi so I asked her if they wouldn’t mind taking the time to tell me what they’d like me to share and this is what they said, “We can’t thank the volunteers enough for all of their hard work. The shoppers, we have the best […]


2019 Atascosa County Livestock Show Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 14 7:30 a.m. – Grounds Open for Ag Mechanics 7:00 p.m. – AG. MECHANICS Projects in place TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 7:00 a.m. – Grounds Open and Animals may begin arriving 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Check in and sift POULTRY 8:00 a.m. – Check in and sift RABBITS 9:00 a.m. – Judge Ag Mechanic Projects 9:30 a.m. – […]

Pleasanton Express Christmas Story Contest Entries

The Real Brush Country Christmas Story WILDA DE LA CRUZ “What does Christmas mean to you?” asked the Sunday School teacher in the little country church on Main Street in our small town. The primary school classmates started raising their hands to answer the question. “It means Santa Claus and gifts of neat toys I put on my Christmas list,” […]

Texas Farm Bureau in Corpus Christi

The 85th Annual Texas Farm Bureau meeting was held in Corpus Christi, Texas December 1 – 3, 2018 at the American Bank Center. Atascosa County was well represented with 28 voting delegates in attendance. During the Sunday morning general session the 2018 Pioneer Award for District 10 was presented to Jerry Morgan Kosub (posthumously). Mrs. Doris Kosub accepted the award. […]

Lawmakers Applaud Farm Bill Cuba Trade Provision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill (Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018) into law with a provision that will allow U.S. agricultural producers to use federal market promotion dollars for exports to Cuba. This is the first law to repeal part of the U.S. embargo on Cuba in nearly 20 years and lays the groundwork for […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. I planted wild cherry seeds in a container with the idea that I will transplant them into the soil. How will they do in our soil and climate? A. Where did the seed come from? Is it wild black cherry, Prunus serotina from a local seed source? According to the book “Texas Trees, A Friendly Guide” by Paul Cox […]


I hope everyone is having a blessed holiday season. I should say, ‘I hope we all realize that we are having a blessed holiday because we are all blessed’. Blessed because we all have a loving Father who is with us, always, in every situation. We don’t define blessed by what material things we have or by what people around […]

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