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Austin County Fair Association offers scholarships

The Austin County Fair Association is currently accepting scholarship applications. All applications listed below may be found on the Austin County Fair website; or in the … more

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of free water testing opportunities Feb. 14-15 for private well owners in areas affected … more

Austin County Fair competitions coming up

The Austin County Fair is now accepting entries for the Little Miss & Mister Contest, the Junior Miss & Mister Contest and the Junior Fair Queen Contest. Below are the rules and regulations. Please … more

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

COLLEGE STATION – A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in “It’s going to be … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 Receipts – 503 compared to 822 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-240 300-400 lbs. - … more

Food Handlers Course slated for Jan. 31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present a Food Handlers Permit Course at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. The course will be held at the AgriLife Extension Bexar … more

Youth wins Horse Club scholarship

Every year the Waller County 4-H Horse Club looks to award one of its members a college scholarship. The scholarship committee evaluates each applicant based on academic achievement, leadership, … more

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 Receipts – 1,145 compared to 243 last week Trend – Higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-235 300-400 … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife: A Cool Catch

It’s been said that whatever you do on New Years’ Day, you’ll do all year long. I’ve tried to apply that with a number of my favorite activities, and so far, none of them has carried over … more

Spend the day at the Austin County Fairgrounds

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Austin County Fairgrounds will be the place to be. The 5K Stampede kicks off Austin County Fair season with a 5K run that starts at the Turnverein, winds down Wendt … more

QuailMasters sets final run registration

SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said. The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife … more

Texas pecan crop projected to exceed 50 million pounds

UVALDE – Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the … more

‘Saddle Up’ trail ride surpasses fundraising goal

Lives are being changed, thanks to the therapeutic horsemanship program offered by Houston-based SIRE. A recent event in Cat Spring, the 25th annual “Saddle Up for SIRE” trail ride raised a … more

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The sugar, … more

Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day Feb. 2 at Cat Spring

CAT SPRING – The 26th annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be 9-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road in Cat Spring. Registration is $35 at the door … more

Austin County Fair Country Store offers something for all

The Country Store of the 90th annual Austin County Fair will offer a variety of gifts for friends, family and seasonal decorators. Shoppers will find a showcase of local talent located within the … more

Texas A&M AgriLife hosts ‘Plan to control your aging years’ educational program

Recently, the Austin County Extension Education Association sponsored an educational program conducted by one of its members during the month of November entitled “Plan to Control Your Aging Years … more

Back to school health fair

Austin County families took advantage of getting an A-plus jump on health at this year’s “Back to School Health Fair” which was sponsored by Texas Children’s Health Plan of Texas Children’s … more

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program … more

Low grain prices bad for farmers but good for livestock producers

COLLEGE STATION – Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife … more
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