Wednesday, June 29, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found

Lost purse @ Maverick's Friday night June 24. Please return. No questions asked. Reward. 830-391-4013
*Includes FREE photo online! mywcn.com/lostandfound
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Experienced electrician needed. Call 210-885-4101, fax 830-393-0909, or email srallaelect@netzero.net.
Although we make every effort to spot suspicious ads before they run, one may occasionally get into print. If that happens, we ask the consumer to call us ASAP so that we can take corrective action.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Agriculture Today


Mills continues family tradition


Mills continues family tradition
South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association President Brad Cotton (right) welcomes Bryan Mills Jan. 20 to the executive board of the local chapter. Mills is the third generation of his family to serve as a director of the local organization.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
February 2, 2011
3,591 views
Post a comment

FLORESVILLE -- In the best ag tradition of handing down the family farm or ranch to succeeding generations, Bryan Mills of Floresville has been elected as a director of the local chapter of the Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas. This makes him the third generation of the Mills family to represent the cattle industry in Wilson County.

Bryan, the grandson of Novelle Mills and the late Robert Mills, was present in 2005 when the South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association (SCTICA) was formed. This organization replaced the Wilson County Chapter of ICA formed in 1974 by Bryan’s grandparents and their daughter, Loretta Mills Hartmann, who served as the secretary-treasurer. Bryan is the son of Marvin and Lauren Mills.

Mills replaced Joe Corolla, who did not seek re-election to the board.

Directors re-elected at the Jan. 20 meeting, held in the American Legion Hall in Floresville, were Brad Cotton and Larry Wiley of Wilson County and Jim Marsh, representing Atascosa County.

Another new face on the executive board is Keith Lubianski of Floresville. He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mike Terry, who resigned, after being elected in 2010 for a three-year term.

With new directors also came a change in the executive committee. Cotton took over the reins from Richard L. “Dickie” Jackson to become the new president, while Jackson replaced Cotton as vice president. Directors re-elected include secretary Susan Gonzales and treasurer Larry Wiley. The last member of the executive board is A.L. “Windy” Miller, director emeritus. Cotton, Jackson, and Wiley represent Wilson County, while Gonzales and Miller represent Atascosa County.

Others directors of the SCTICA board are Laurie Miller and Gus Gonzales of Atascosa County and Alton and Pat Kuykendall of Wilson County.

The evening also included a dinner, door prizes, and guest speakers from the state level of the organization.

ICA President Rosalee Coleman spoke of the average age of ranchers, 65 to 68, and the need for young people to stand up for the industry. She encouraged the cattlemen to get involved in the legislative process by speaking to their representatives about bills being considered.

ICA Executive Director W.V. “Bill” Hyman discussed the current state budget deficit. Avenues to address the shortfall include fees to the ag industry, an increase in the gas and sales taxes, state fees, and licenses, he said.

Eminent domain will again be addressed by the state Legislature, Hyman said, adding that the bill defeated four years ago will be reintroduced.

Hyman spoke of the ag industry’s “Pandora’s Box” -- the formation of an ag group such as the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, regarding animal-care standards.

Hyman underlined the importance for farmers and ranchers to belong to an organization to voice their needs and concerns, especially at a time when there is less rural representation on Capitol Hill when agricultural issues are being discussed.

“It is all about surviving,” Hyman concluded.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Agriculture Today Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. County committee nomination period begins (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hartmann takes the steer by the horns to win state championship (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia FFA wraps up school year with honors, scholarships (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Root rot knocks out roses (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 22, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. A student’s ag-related journey (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Family Land Heritage news (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Five dirty truths on agriculture (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Horseherb galloping through yards (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Kristin Storey: South Texas queen to compete for national title (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Miller announces assistance for farmers devastated by floods (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. No “rain, rain, go away” as precipitation persists (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Schwartz takes lead as Texas state veterinarian (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Rural Leadership Program (June 15, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. It’s almost rodeo time in Stockdale (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save seed pods for next fall (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 8, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Big Time Texas Hunts entries now on sale (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Burbridge leads the way in Buck Taylor roping event (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Farm Bureau solicits AgLead, FarmLead participants (June 1, 2016)
June 2016 Gardening Calendar (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Save squash from vine borers (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. State Farm Bureau testifies on agricultural use valuation (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Recap (June 1, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Hay Report (June 1, 2016)
Coupons ag-right
Voncille Bielefeld homeAllstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.