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Gardening Q&A

Q. What are some perennials we can plant in the shade under our oaks, hackberries and other shade trees? We need some plants that are attractive, easy to care for, and cover lots of ground. We basically need tall ground covers with shade tolerance. A. When I think of tall groundcovers with shade tolerance, shrimp plant, blue plumbago, and Turks […]

Esparza Family Reunion


The Huizar’s are among the many, many families that will be celebrating a family reunion of the descendants of Gregorio Esparza, defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802, in San Antonio de Béxar, the child of Juan Antonio and Maria Petra (Olivas) Esparza. Gregorio married Anna Salazar, they had a daughter and three sons. One of […]


PISD AG teacher Page Jenschke with the AG Sales Team, Autumn Hagen, Madison McDonald, Kinsley Moore and Randy Balderas. The AG Sales Team participated in the CDE State Competition at Sam Houston State University on May 3. Pleasanton FFA brought home 4th place in AG Sales.

Tractor Supply Presents a Record-Breaking $970,121 to National FFA Foundation

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (May 15, 2019) – Tractor Supply Company and the National FFA Organization continue to partner to support the next generation of agricultural leaders through their Grants for Growing program. Grants for Growing provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project. This year, Tractor Supply stores nationwide raised a […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. Our blackberries are turning ripe, but they are infested with “bitter bugs” that leave a foul taste on the fruit. What will kill them? Is it too late to control them? A. Sevin and malathion will control them. They are similar to the stink bugs that infest tomatoes and peaches. It is too late if most of the blackberries […]

A look inside the 2019 TOT winning recipes

The 2019 Taste of Texas Food Show was a huge success with most of the top winners being first timers or competing against family members. Berry Best of Show & Grand Champion Adult – Nathaniel & Leigh Ann Gonzales There’s nothing like a little bit of competition between two family members, especially between a mother and son in baking. “Nathaniel’s […]

Winning Taste of Texas recipes

Berry Best of Show, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Blast – Nathaniel Gonzales Ingredients 7 cups all-purpose flour 7 cups granulated sugar 3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 2 1/2 tablespoons baking soda 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3 teaspoons salt 2- 3.56 boxes of instant chocolate pudding 12 (whole) large eggs 3 cups buttermilk 3 cups warm coffee 4 sticks of butter […]

USDA announces March income over feed cost margin triggers third 2019 dairy safety net payment

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPPDairy), offers […]

BBQ plate sale & fried pies


Why are June Bugs called June Bugs? The nights may be growing shorter with the upcoming arrival of summer, but your outdoor lights may be busier than ever. That’s because it’s June bug season. What are June bugs? The name “June bug” refers to any of the 100 species of beetles. Other common names for the June bug include “June […]

2019 Taste of Texas Food Show a huge success

The Taste of Texas Food Show has a long history of being a part of the Poteet Strawberry Festival and continues to be a huge success year after year. “When we first began the show in 1987, the money we received from the entry fees were used to pay for just the show itself. As it grew each year, we’ve […]

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