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Video Lost: Cat, black and white, last seen the evening of Sept. 29 in the Woodcreek Subdivision area, La Vernia. Reward for his safe return. Call Richard, 830-779-2080 or 210-776-4930.
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.

VideoFound Puppy - long haired dachshund found on Old Corpus Christi Rd several weeks ago. I have posted his picture everywhere, to no avail. Please help! 210-355-1594 call or text!
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Help Wanted

Public Speaking/Customer Service, La Vernia fundraising company seeking enthusiastic presenter for busy season. Conducts kickoff presentations for fundraisers and reviews sale strategies with school to maximize school profits. Deliver/pick-up materials at local schools. Flexible schedule required. Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel in and around greater San Antonio area. Occasional overnight travel possible. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Customer service/sales experience preferred. Flat pay rate for each presentation plus commission. For right person, position duration may be extended with a greater focus on sales. Apply in person at 1371 FM 1346, La Vernia, TX. No phone calls please.
The Wilson County Appraisal District is accepting applications and/or resumes for an entry level Field Appraiser position. Responsibilities include office and field work associated with the appraisal of all types of properties. Applicants must be willing to complete the requirements to obtain an RPA designation through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Interested applicants must have reliable transportation, a valid Texas driver's license, and proof of liability insurance. Send resumes and/or applications to: Wilson County Appraisal District, Attn: Field Appraiser Position, 1611 Railroad Street, Floresville, Texas 78114.
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Agriculture Today

Corn price plunges, but food prices still increase

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Ethanol isn’t the reason for the increase in corn prices. At least it’s not the only reason. Though the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced record corn yields, the ethanol industry... More ›

Floresville welding student attends D.C. training event

Floresville welding student attends D.C. training event

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Contributed Floresville High School welding student Dominique Orr recently attended the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Institute where she represented Floresville High School and SkillsUSA... More ›

World Trade Organization announces COOL decision

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association reiterated its continued strong support for country-of-origin labeling (COOL) Oct. 20, despite a disappointing decision from the World Trade Organization that... More ›

No new cases of VS in state

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Animal Health Commission officials have released all premises quarantined for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) in Texas after releasing one premises in Bastrop County and another in Travis County.  According to an Oct. 14 press release, the first... More ›

Pieniazek elected to ag leadership

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Contributed The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas elected Ray Pieniazek as vice president for the 2014-15 school year. The elections took place during the Professional Development Conference for Agriculture, Food and Natural... More ›

Anthrax case confirmed in Jim Wells County

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Anthrax has been confirmed in a cow in Jim Wells County, according to an Oct. 13 Texas Animal Health Commission press release. This is the first documented case in the county since the late... More ›

Land losses in Texas: 15-year net loss

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AUSTIN -- Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches, and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation... More ›

AgriLife economist: ‘High’ 2014 grains stocks are really a return to average levels

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Though this year’s predicted bumper feed grains yields are driving down prices farmers see, the long-term result could add stability to what has been a very volatile market, according to a Texas... More ›

Panhandle vet clinic a rural semifinalist

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas,... More ›

Enroll for new voluntary dairy program by Nov. 28

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dairy farmers can now enroll in the new, voluntary dairy Margin Protection Program. The program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when... More ›

Don’t overseed lawn in winter

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Q. Is it a good idea to plant rye grass in the lawn for the winter? It is so attractive. A. Overseeding the lawn for the winter can be attractive, but it involves considerable water and only works well for Bermuda grass. Zoysia and St. Augustine... More ›

Livestock Market Reports

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Atascosa Sale: 10-14-14 Cattle and calves: 573 (309 Steers; 191 Heifers; 54 Cows; and 19 Bulls) Steers: Med., Large No. 1-2: 200-300 lb. 310-345 300-400 lb. 270-357 400-500 lb. 250-310 500-600 lb. 225-277 600-700 lb. 210-235 700-800... More ›

TDA Market Report

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AUSTIN -- For the week ending Oct. 11, feeder cattle prices quoted by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to their previous sale, with some locations as much as $10 higher. Demand was strongest for lighter... More ›

Hay & Forage Report

Hay & Forage Report

Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Friday, Oct. 17 Compared to last week: Hay prices remain unchanged for now. Trade activity was slow to moderate on light to moderate demand. Brokers believe in the next few weeks activity will pick up as silage harvest ends and buyers begin to... More ›



Archived Agriculture Today
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Breed bull, female sale Oct. 24 (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cattle raisers ranch gathering Oct. 24 (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Do not be threatened by sapsuckers (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. EPA extends Clean Water Act deadline (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Osborne Stables fund-raiser, open house (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Rainfall Report (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stocker gains more than 2.5 pounds per head per day (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Survey indicates ranchers anticipate herd rebuilding (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Report (October 15, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Bluebonnet Horse Expo Oct. 18 (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Bull-A-Rama set for Stockdale (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cattlemen to gather in Falls City (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville teen is 'sweetheart' — in and... (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hill Country Agri-Land Workshop (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Horseback team rounds up stray cattle on border (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Quail Appreciation Day set for Oct. 15 (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Rainfall Report (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Taking control of termites (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Report (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. The Andersons signs agreements (October 8, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Farm Bureau county convention Oct. 16 (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Going hog wild with ranch rodeo (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hay & Forage Report (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Is Clean Water Act protecting water or taking land? (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Livestock Market Reports (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nation’s ag commissioners unite to dry up... (October 1, 2014)
October 2014 Gardening Calendar (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stocks make a great addition to winter annuals (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. TDA Market Report (October 1, 2014)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Texas Beef Checkoff assessment begins Oct. 1 (October 1, 2014)
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