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The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community Supervision Officer. Requirements: Must have a Bachelor's degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and cannot be employed as a peace officer or work as a reserve or volunteer peace officer. Starting salary: $35,705.00 plus State benefits; Closing date: November 10, 2016; Procedure: Applicants should submit resume and copy of college transcript to: Renee Merten, Director, 1102 3rd Street, Floresville, TX 78114; or via email The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department is also seeking qualified applicants for the position of Unit Manager for the Atascosa County office. Requirements: Must be a certified Community Supervision Officer in the State of Texas. At least five years of full time paid experience in the field of probation is preferred. Starting salary: Negotiable based on experience; Closing date: November 10, 2016; Procedure: Applicants should submit resume, references, and a copy of their CSO Certification to: Renee Merten, Director, 1102 3rd Street, Floresville, TX 78114; or via email
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Container gardening: Plants for window boxes

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Window boxes make for the perfect design elements to the exterior of your home. With the right flowers, they can serve as a downright stunning focal point of your backyard.

Whether you choose a collection of colorful annuals spilling over your box or a row of cute miniature flowers, window boxes are sure to catch some attention this spring.

Before filling your boxes, it is important to know the growing habits and requirements of the plants you plan to use. Factors such as sunlight, shade, watering and bloom time all must be taken into consideration.

They key to any awe-inspiring window box is to have fun. Don’t be afraid to let your creativity shine as you build your collection of flowers.


If your window box is exposed to full sunlight, you have a bevy of flower options at your disposal. From vinca to marigolds, you can find flowers with gorgeous combinations of green foliage and colorful petals.

Geraniums are low-maintenance bloomers that can generally reach about 12 inches tall -- the perfect option if you’re looking to add a little height to your flower box.

A slightly shorter option that is just as colorful is the petunia. These beauties grow to a height of 4 to 12 inches, and like the geranium, come in a trailing variety that can help you put together a flower box overflowing with vibrant colors.


If your window box will be located in partial or full shade, be sure to choose shade-loving plants such as impatiens, begonias or caladium for maximum impact. All of these varieties are available in a full range of colors and tones, making your job of matching the flowers to the hue of your home an easy one.

Find flowers that give off pops of bright pinks and purples if you’re looking to make a dramatic statement near your home’s entry or any other prominent spot. Be sure to maintain your flowers throughout the year to keep your widow boxes in striking form.
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