Program on land, water stewardship in Leon River watershed set for June 8 in Gatesville

GATESVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 in Gatesville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The morning session will be at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veterans Memorial Drive. The afternoon session will […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day in Overton June 29 to feature hundreds of ornamental varieties

OVERTON – The 2017 East Texas Horticultural Field Day will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. The event, slated for June 29, will be held rain or shine. Gardeners, professional landscape managers […]

80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set June 13-15 in Sonora

SONORA – The 80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set for June 13-15 in the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Street in Sonora, has some changes in store, an official said. The event coincides with the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging, 17th FFA Wool Judging contests and other ranch-related youth judging competitions. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — May 16

COLLEGE STATION – Above-average temperatures and dry conditions across Texas could be a sign of things to come this summer, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said he is concerned arid conditions could be prevalent through the summer following the warmest winter on record and a relatively dry spring with above-average temperatures. […]

Livestock producers should be aware of small-headed sneezeweed

COLLEGE STATION – One plant currently flowering across different parts of the state is poisonous and should be of concern to ranchers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Small-headed sneezeweed, which falls in the sunflower family, is a native, warm-season annual that grows statewide except for the East Texas Piney Woods and […]