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Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Blinn College livestock judging team claims title in season’s first national competition

The Blinn College livestock judging team won the first national contest of the season at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 27. Blinn’s sophomore … more

Service Award

The following residents were recognized by the Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District for 75 years of public service to farmers and ranchers. Pictured are Jose Dodier, TSSWCB chairman; … more

Austin County officials honored at statewide meeting

The annual meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors is a meeting that provides Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) directors, SWCD employees and other conservation … more

Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Austin County pecan show planned

It’s time once again for all commercial pecan growers and home pecan tree enthusiasts with a few pecan trees to gear up for the 37th Annual Austin County pecan show and bake show.  Everyone … more

Livestock Report: Four County Auction Center Inc.

Livestock Report Four County Auction Center Inc. Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 Receipts – 1,261 compared to 1,135 last week Trend – Steady on good active market Choice … more

Livestock Report: Four County Auction Center Inc.

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 Receipts – 1,135 compared to 918 last week Trend – Higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $185-225 300-400 … more

Agricultural trade, farm policy focus of 2017 Texas Plant Protection Conference

BRYAN – The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will be discussed at the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, 3232 … more

Texas agricultural losses from Hurricane Harvey estimated at more than $200 million

COLLEGE STATION – Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M … more

Conditions brewing for warm, dry winter

COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions around the state could worsen over the next few months as a warmer, drier winter is expected, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said cooler … more

Austin County Fair and Bellville Turnverein Pavilion Restoration Project plan family fun day

The Austin County Fair Association (ACFA) is proud to announce that they are joining with the Bellville Turnverein Pavilion Restoration Project for a Fun Family Sunday at the Fairgrounds on Oct. … more

2017 Austin County Fair Queen contestants

Emma Adams, sponsored by Southern RootsJasmine Alanis, sponsored by Austin County 4HMonica Alvarez, sponsored by Kathy’s KornerAllison Babylon, sponsored by Bellville Meat MarketCheyenne Bush, … more

Private water well owners should test well after a flood

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M … more

Flooding, stormwater management meeting set for Sept. 12 in Houston

HOUSTON — A one-day meeting on stormwater management will be held Sept. 12 at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston. The meeting, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., is being … more

Time will tell what Harvey did to Texas coastal landscapes

ANGLETON — Unlike people and animals, plants can’t evacuate when threatening weather approaches, and long tenures in flood waters can take a toll. But as water recedes and people recover their … more

Harrison has the fun for Bellville

When John Harrison first started as a showman in the 1990s, he was just looking to make a living in the rodeo industry.Now two decades later, he is one of the preeminent entertainers in the … more

Website offers critical mosquito, disease information after Hurricane Harvey

DALLAS — Visitors to the Mosquito Safari website at http://mosquitosafari.tamu.edu will find comprehensive information on common mosquitoes, the diseases they carry and instructions for … more

Storm aftermath puts damper on early teal season opener

AUSTIN – The 16-day early teal hunting season opened statewide Saturday with guarded optimism tempered by the reality that many waterfowlers along the Texas coast are focusing on storm … more

Floating fire ants, insect pests among flood hazards

HOUSTON – Fire ants, as their colonies begin to flood, can join feet or tarsi to form water rafts, and they are more aggressive once in the floating formation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife … more
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