Agriculture
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November has been set as the time for all Austin County landowners to participate in the soil testing campaign for this year’s hay meadows and pastureland. The Beef and Forage Committee of … more
Cat Spring Tea in Austin County recently received a $250,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to help it commercially launch the instant yaupon powder via e-commerce … more
The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is encouraging beef cattle producers to turn in a sample of their hay for analysis. Hay samples may be turned in at the Austin County Extension … more
The Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Department’s innovative virtual livestock judging camp held earlier this month attracted 92 participants from around the country. “It was a … more
The annual meeting of the Austin County Livestock Association, which is typically held in June, has been canceled for 2020. Due to the widespread concern regarding the coronavirus and governmental mandates, the Board of Directors unanimously approved this action. more
The Austin County A&M Club announced 16 recipients of scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year, citing superb academic and extracurricular achievements. more
The Austin County Fair Association is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Austin County Fair Scholarships. The Austin County Fair has been awarding scholarships in memory of deceased directors and deceased director’s spouses since 1992. more
You don’t have to “snooze to lose” in this rapidly changing COVID-19 environment – all you must do is blink. more
This is usually one of the busiest times of year at Stephen F. Austin State Park. more
Texas farmers soon will be able to legally plant fields of hemp for the first time since the 1930s. more
I’m no expert on scatology, although I’ve dealt with plenty of it. more
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 in Bellville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Mill Creek watershed. more
At the January Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission meeting, two new wardens received their badges. more
No, this isn’t a cooking column. Although the combination of geese and oysters just might make one heckuv an omelet! more
The clock is ticking. more
Researchers at the Texas A&M University System soon could be developing a Texas A&M-branded oyster that consumers will be able to order on the half-shell at their favorite seafood restaurant. more
Researchers at the Texas A&M University System soon could be developing a Texas A&M-branded oyster that consumers will be able to order on the half-shell at their favorite seafood restaurant. more
It was a beautiful December day, the kind that makes poets pen lines like “There’s nothing as welcome as winter sun.” more
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s law enforcement reports. more
I must have been a good boy this year, although I don’t list my wife as a reference. more
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