Monday, July 27, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found

Found: Chihuahua and Dachshund near Floresville High School. Call 210-548-0356.

VideoLost: Heifer, near 1303 and Country View Land, went missing on June 24, reward! 210-838-0667.
Found: Horse by F.M. 2579 and C.R. 126, Floresville. Call 818-416-3372 to describe.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Experienced mixer needed for local bakery, stand for long period of time, lift 50 lbs., 2 years of experience. Apply in person at 1371 FM 1346, La Vernia, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Be skeptical of ads that say you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. If this were true, wouldn’t we all be working at home?
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





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

Agriculture Today


Cattlemen gather for first meeting of the year


Cattlemen gather for first meeting of the year
South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association President Brad Cotton addresses members Jan. 9 during the first business meeting of 2014 at Lew’s Patio & Grill in Floresville.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
February 19, 2014
4,663 views
Post a comment

FLORESVILLE -- A change in the executive board occurred during the Jan. 9 South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association’s (SCTICA) first meeting of 2014, when A.L. “Windy” Miller was elected treasurer. Miller replaces Larry Wiley, who had held the position since the inception of the group in 2006.

President Brad Cotton explained that all other offices had seen a change, and the treasurer’s position was the last. He thanked Wiley for his service during the meeting held at Lew’s Patio & Grill in Floresville.

Re-elected for another term were Cotton, president; Gus Gonzalez, vice president; and Susan Gonzalez, secretary. Laurie Miller will serve as the group’s reporter, in an unofficial capacity.

Chapter directors re-elected to a three-year term were Cotton, Wiley, and Bryan Mills for Wilson County, and Susan Gonzalez and Jim Marsh from Atascosa County. A.L. and Laurie Miller of Atascosa County were elected to a one-year term.

Remembering Novelle

During the recap of activities for the previous year, Cotton took a moment to remember Novelle Mills, who passed away in August. Novelle and her family were instrumental in the formation of the Wilson County Chapter of the Independent Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) in 1974. This was the forerunner of the South Central Texas Independent Cattlemen’s Association. Prior to the formation of the SCTICA, Wilson County producers belonged to the Guada-Coma ICA, which consisted of Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Wilson counties.

Activity report

Cotton’s address included a nod to the group’s growth in both membership and meeting attendance.

He also recognized this reporter, and the Wilson County News, for keeping the public informed of the issues affecting the cattle industry.

Wiley, in his financial report, outlined the success of the Buck Taylor South Central Texas ICA team-roping event held in Stockdale. The roping event is the only fund-raiser for this group. With the proceeds, the local chapter:

•Helps sponsor a Texas ICA booth at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

•Supports the Wilson County Junior Livestock Show.

•Donates toward the state ICA convention. Last year, the organization donated an additional $2,500 to this event.

•Sponsors three meetings annually -- with one meeting each in Wilson, Atascosa, and Karnes counties.

The next Buck Taylor roping event is set for Saturday, April 26, in Stockdale.

Speakers

Among the evening’s speakers was Fred Morales, owner of Morales Feed & Supply, who addressed irrigation.

Also speaking was Independent Cattlemen’s Association of Texas Executive Director W.V. “Bill” Hyman, who updated attendees on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and the Texas beef check-off referendum, set for June. See “Independent cattlemen unite to support COOL,” Jan. 22, for more.

Currently, the state ICA is promoting its membership drive with a reduced price. A 6-month ICA membership is $25, including membership benefits.

While the local chapter is growing, Hyman said the state membership has declined, in part due to age of ranchers, the drought, and death.
 

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. Crow is 15th in the nation (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Have you seen a Texas horned lizard? (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Landscaping picks (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Offices issue receipts (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Recent rains — fewer grasshoppers! (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stallman announces departure in January (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Report (July 22, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Benefits of the Chinese pistache (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cattle market outlook, trends short course (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Conservation assistance online for landowners, users (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crouch Memorial Bull Riding is July 25 (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Mischief-maker transforms into equine world champion (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Wardens investigate alligator attack (July 15, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Ag-Pro continues John Deere tradition (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cattlemen, Floresville FFA unite (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Locals attend conference (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Much of peach crop excellent quality, quantity (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nomination period open for farm committee (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Report (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Things farmers do when it rains (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Two-part water conservation landscaping workshop in SA (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. U.S. cattle herd safety threatened by Brazilian beef importation? (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. West Nile virus vaccine in horses (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Will new driveway affect live oak? (July 8, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (July 1, 2015)
July 2015 Gardening Calendar (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Native anaqua is a tasty treat for wildlife (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Report (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas railway raises concerns on eminent domain (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Third time's a charm for Buck Taylor roping (July 1, 2015)
Coupons ag-right
Triple R DC Expertsauto chooserAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch homeDrama Kids

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.