For two local rodeo athletes, Wells Mitchell of Stockdale and Shaye Lynn Jessee of La Vernia, 2015 was a great year.
Wells earned not one but two saddles for placing first in the Texas Youth Rodeo Association finals, held July 21-25 in Gonzales.... More ›
By Russell Boening
As a fourth-generation farmer in South Texas, you could say that I make my living with water. My crops will not grow without it. Our dairy cows will not give milk without... More ›
The Wilson County Farm Bureau’s annual convention and dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilson County Show Barn, located off S.H. 97 east of Floresville.
The business... More ›
Cattle and calves: 449
(Steers: 239; Heifers: 129; Cows: 52; Bulls: 29)
Med., Large No. 1-2:
200-300 lb. 220-245
300-400 lb. 200-237
400-500 lb. 175-206
500-600 lb. 160-185
600-700 lb. 140-160
Med.,... More ›
Friday, Oct. 2
Compared to last report: Compared to last report: Alfalfa prices were mostly steady this week with the top quality price range narrowing as dairies are only willing to pay so much. Coastal Bermuda sold steady to firm due to much... More ›
AUSTIN -- Endangered whooping cranes have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Canada to Texas, arriving early at San Jose Island this year.
The whoopers will embark on their... More ›
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg. Registration for the ranch gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed... More ›
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will host its 21st annual Wilson County Sheriff Santa Shootout Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 9 a.m.
The event is one of the major fund-raisers used to... More ›
Young hunters can get a jump start on the 2015-16 Texas fall hunting seasons, with more special youth-only weekend hunting seasons on the horizon.
Biologists say range conditions and wildlife populations are ripe for success in the field. Young... More ›
Lamb, goat, and breeding sheep validation for the Wilson County Junior, La Vernia, and major livestock shows will be held Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 19-20, from 4-6 p.m. at the Wilson County Show Barn, located on S.H. 97 east of Floresville.
The... More ›
AUSTIN -- Conditions are prime for record harvest of white-winged doves as hunting in the South Zone is under way.
The South Zone runs through Wednesday, Oct. 21. The second segment will run Friday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. The... More ›
Q. Our fig tree is relatively new, this is its second growing season and first crop. The plant grew to 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide. We harvested a small number of figs but most never ripened. Now the plant is losing its leaves but the unripe fruit... More ›