Atascosa County is located south of San Antonio and has Jourdanton as its county seat. Its main economy thrives on coal, oil and natural gas mining and agriculture. The main crops in Atascosa include strawberries, peanuts, corn, wheat, wine, and beef cattle. The county’s name, Atascosa, is a Spanish word that translates to boggy, or something that is too wet and marshy ground. Hunters are particularly drawn to this area during the fall and winter deer seasons. Other see-worthy events in the county include the Poteet Strawberry Festival, the Jourdanton Days Celebration, and the Cowboy Homecoming and Rodeo in Pleasanton.
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