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Lost & Found


VideoLost: Golden/Pyrenees mix dog, Kaiha, last seen Oct. 11, Hwy. 119, Denhawken area, wearing collar (Drama Queen). Please help us find her! Call Billy 210-745-6059.
Lost: Black female Chihuahua named Gloomy and black male Chihuahua named Rico, from CR 126, Floresville, missed dearly by their family! Call 210-428-3803. 
If you are missing a pet in Floresville, be sure to check the Floresville holding facility. Animals are only kept for 3 days. Contact Las Lomas K-9 Rescue, 830-581-8041.
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Help Wanted

The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Supervision Officer for ATASCOSA COUNTY. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board in Criminology, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Science, Counseling, Pre-Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Development, Public Administration, or a related field that has been approved by the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), or one year of graduate study in one of the above mentioned fields, or one year experience in full-time casework, counseling, or community or group work that has been approved by CJAD.  This position requires some evening and/or weekend work. Salary: Negotiable, plus Regular State benefits. Closing Date: Resumes will be taken until November 4, 2014. Procedure: Applicants should submit a typed resume and copy of college transcript to: Mario Bazan, Director, 914 Main Street, Ste #120, Jourdanton, TX  78026 The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Journeyman and/or apprentice electrician needed, experience necessary. Sralla Electric, Floresville, 210-885-4101, email resume to srallaelect@netzero.net.
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Ask the Master Gardeners: November 2014

November 1, 2014

Does asparagus grow well in south central Texas? Yes, it does, but it is a process. You should purchase crowns (one-year old root systems) when they become available in your local nursery,... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: October 2014

October 1, 2014

Why doesn’t my Christmas cactus bloom? You may not be giving it the right amount of water.  Christmas cactus is a tropical cactus, not a desert cactus.  If the soil is allowed to dry out... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: April 2014

April 1, 2014

Q: I know that you should apply spring fertilizer to your lawn after you’ve mowed the grass twice to make sure that it is actively growing and ready to use the fertilizer. However, I’m not sure how much to apply. I’ve been hearing about the overuse... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: March 2014

March 1, 2014

Q: I want to plant tomatillos. What should I know about them? A: You probably have to buy the tomatillo or husk tomato (Physalis ixocarpa) by seed. There are lots of varieties available, such as Cape Gooseberry, Mayan Husk Tomato, and Rendidora.... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: February 2014

February 1, 2014

Q: I’d like to give my sweetheart something unusual yet related to gardening for Valentine’s Day. Do you have any suggestions? A: Seed potatoes are traditionally planted February 14, so... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: January 2014

January 1, 2014

Q: I always receive a poinsettia or a Christmas cactus or an amaryllis for Christmas. What do I do with them after Christmas? A: They can be replanted for next year. The potted poinsettia... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: December 2013

December 1, 2013

Q: I've been cleaning my vegetable garden and pulled up my okra plants. Their roots were just covered with root knot nematodes. I am really surprised because I planted that bed with Elbon... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: November 2013

November 1, 2013

Q: My oxblood lilies have finished blooming and I now have big clumps of leaves. When can I move them to different spots in the yard? A: Judy Barrett, in her November Homegrown newsletter,... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: October 2013

October 1, 2013

Q: I have goldenrod growing at the back of my garden and I'm worried about what my neighbors might say because of its bad reputation. Should I pull it out? A: Definitely not. I too have... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: September 2013

September 6, 2013

Q: Can I plant vegetables in pots? I don't have much of a yard and the soil is too hard to dig. A: Vegetables do fine in pots. A large pot of lettuce or spinach by your back door close... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: August 2013

August 1, 2013

Q: I am planning on planting a couple of shade trees in the fall. How do I know what kind is best for this area? A: Now is a wonderful time to drive around and look at which trees are... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: July 2013

July 1, 2013

Q: Some of the leaves on my red oak are skeletonized -- the green tissue is gone and the veins remain with kind of a brown part of the leaf remaining. What did it and what do I need to do now? A: Skeletonizers can be caterpillars or slug sawflies.... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: June 2013

June 1, 2013

Q: I saw a red flowered perennial in a friend’s garden that had bees and butterflies around it. The friend called it bee balm. Will it grow well for me? A: The answer is definitely yes. According to Wikipedia, monarda (bergamot, horsemint,... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: May 2013

May 1, 2013

Q: What flowers should go in now that will do well over the summer? I don’t want perennials in this bed because I will replace the summer flowers with fall bloomers. A: My favorites include cosmos and tithonia (Mexican sunflower). Other warm... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners:  April 2013

Ask the Master Gardeners: April 2013

April 1, 2013

Q: Is it time to fertilize? Can I use weed and feed? A: Doug Welsh, in his Texas Garden Almanac, is particularly adamant about not using weed and feed fertilizer because the timing for weed... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: March 2013

March 1, 2013

Q: Is it too late to prune? I've really been much too busy this spring. A: The best time to prune, according to Doug Welsh in his Texas Garden Almanac, is in winter just before spring growth begins. That said, sometimes we have to do what... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: February 2013

February 1, 2013

Q: My Satsuma tree has reached the top of my house. Can I prune it? What about other citrus? A: According to Dr. Julian Sauls, a Texas A&M horticulturist, the best time to hedge and top... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: January 2013

January 2, 2013

Q: Can I plant roses this time of year? A: Roses can be planted almost year round according to Doug Welsh, Extension horticulturist. If you plant the dormant packaged roses now, they will... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: December 2012

November 28, 2012

Q: A friend has given me a small decorated Norfolk Island pine for the holidays. Can I grow it outside when Christmas is over? A: This cute tree is definitely not for our area. High temperatures... More ›

Ask the Master Gardeners: November 2012

November 2, 2012

Q: What is the difference between flowering kale and the kale we eat? A: It is the same genus and species and is genetically the same as the kind we grow in vegetable gardens to eat. The... More ›



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