Farm and Ranch

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Roy “Buster” Pawelek of Poteet was diagnosed in December with renal failure and was in the hospital for a total of 31 days. Pawelek said he is now a connoisseur of hospitals having stayed in Mission Trails Baptist, Methodist San Antonio and Methodist South Hospital in Jourdanton. He has been in dialysis since the end of February three days a […]


There were a total of 17 teams who entered into the Pleasanton Young Farmers’ IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off held Saturday afternoon at the Atascosa County Show Barn. Pictured left to right are Michael Valdez (1st Place Pork Ribs and Beans), Wesley Eoff (1st Place Brisket), Ed Miranda (BBQ Chairman), Toni Miranda (1st Place Dessert), Joe Soto (Overall Grand Champion), Richard […]


GRAND CHAMPION:Joe Soto/OFT SmokersRESERVE GRAND CHAMPION:Clarence Joseph/Mama and Papa Joe’sBBQ OVERALL:1st Place ~ Joe Soto / OFT SMOKERS2nd Place ~ Clarence Joseph / Mamaand Papa Joe’s BBQ3rd Place ~ Michael Valdez / unknown 4th Place ~ Wesley Eoff / Can’t QuitSmok’n5th Place ~ Michael Wiltse / unknown6th Place ~ Jesse Saenz / Triple S7th Place ~ Ryan Deal / Smokin’Hooks8th […]

Pleasanton Young Farmers’ Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo 2018

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. […]

Atascosa County 4-H presents at Commissioners’ Court Meeting

The Atascosa County Extension Office 4-H Interpretations for 2018 were presented by the Atascosa 4-H Council members and Dale Rankin. The following was reported: Overview: Currently we have eight 4-H Clubs. Our annual budget to operate 4-H in Atascosa County is $15,150.00. Our annual 4-H Awards Banquet has 192 4-Hers, family members and guests this year. All of our clubs […]

USDA Opens Election Period for Seed Cotton Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year may now submit applications. The signup period began July 30 and ends Dec. 7, 2018. In accordance with changes to ARC and PLC made by the Bipartisan Budget […]

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

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