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Lost & Found

Found tan hunting dog. Elderly male not neutered or chipped. Please call 8303915099.
Lost: Diamond set in gold mounting prongs, fell off my wife's wedding ring, in Floresville, reward offered. 210-867-1319.
Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.
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Help Wanted

Water Clerk. The City of Elmendorf  has an opening for a fulltime Water Clerk. Preferred candidates should have good organizational skills and perform routine clerical duties, need to possess good communication skills in dealing with the general public. Duties include receptionist functions, water department billing, processing payments and reconciling daily receipts.  Starting pay is $13.50 per hour. High School diploma or equivalent and drug screening is required. Computer experience, cashier experience and bilingual ability is a plus. Applications can be picked up at the administrative offices located at 8304 FM 327 in Elmendorf. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. 210-278-3682.
We are looking for part time energetic team members for growing gas station outside of LaVernia. Duties to include cashier, food prep, stocking (must be able to lift 45 lbs). Must be able to work days, nights and weekends as schedule will vary. Please contact Cynthia at 87ih@aiemail.net or apply in person at 87 Ice House, 6517 US Highway 87, Sutherland Springs,
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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 ›

Ask the Master Gardener: October 2012

September 28, 2012

Q: When can I plant pansies, snapdragons, and calendula? A: October is a good month. In fact, plant a few petunias now, and if they hold through a mild winter, they will be beautiful in... More ›



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