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Lost: Men's wallet, Sept. 21 at Wal-Mart fuel center in Floresville, left on side of truck, medical IDs needed. If found call 210-827-9753, no questions asked.

VideoLOST KITTY: Nannette Kilbey-Smith's family's 5-month-old little kitten, Jack. Disappeared last night from house on Oak Hill Road. No collar. Text/call 210-823-4518
Found: Pony. Call to describe, 830-391-0074.
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The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for District Wide Custodian Positions, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift. Applications may be obtained online at or contact Sylvia Campa at 830-393-5300 ext. 14002 for appointments. FISD Personnel Office is located at 1200 5th St., Floresville, Texas. 830-393-5300 (Office hours: 8:00-4:00). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Reduce watering for beautiful blooms

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June 5, 2013 | 4,163 views | Post a comment

Q: Why aren’t my bougainvilleas blooming? We water them every other day and use a soluble fertilizer. They are in full sun.

A: The fertilizer and full sun are good. Cut back on watering. Bouganvillea bloom best when the soil dries out between irrigations (or rain).

Q: Which zoysia grass is the best? I like zoysia because it makes a tight sod and is capable of going dormant in a drought. A neighbor had it in our old neighborhood and it never showed chlorosis, disease, or insect damage.

A: Zoysia is my favorite grass as well. I think Emerald, the fine bladed selection, is the prettiest but it is the hardest to mow. If I selected a zoysia for a new lawn now, I would select from El Toro or Jamur. They are wider bladed and easier to mow. Select the one that is least expensive from a dealer you like.

Q: Fire ant hills are appearing everywhere. I am frightened for my puppy. He is lovable but not too aware yet. He may get covered by ants before he moves away.

A: Apply a fire ant control with acephate or spinosad on the hills close to where the puppy plays. The product will kill the hills within a few hours.

Spread a bait like Amdro to the rest of the yard. The foraging fire ants will carry it back to the hills and eventually kill all of them in the yard.

Q: How long will petunias last? They still look great.

A: Petunias have prospered in our cool spring. Some of the hardiest (VIP, Laura Bush, Wave) will hang on through the summer. Most however will decline in June.

Calvin Finch is a horticulturist and the director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center at Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hear him on “Gardening South Texas” on KLUP 930 AM radio Saturdays noon to 2 p.m., and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Or, email him at

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