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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
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Steven Pawelek in Austin and Washington County announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due … more
COLLEGE STATION – With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans their agency … more
BELLVILLE, Texas – This town of about 4,300 people understands rodeo, and there are plenty of credentials to prove it. Just two years ago, then-26-year-old Caleb Smidt proved it by bringing home … more
COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel will soonbegin assessing recovery needs for livestock producers and pet owners as residents grapple with ongoing flooding along the … more
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller expressed his condolences to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and reinforced the message of support through various programs offered by the Texas … more
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
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
KERRVILLE – Now that children are starting back to school and some parents will be packing their lunches, there are some food safety tips everyone should know, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension … more
More than 40 local youth were honored Saturday night at the Austin County 4-H Awards Banquet, held at Kenney Agricultural Hall in Bellville. The kids and their parents enjoyed a catered meal and … more
Students with Austin County FFA and 4-H programs displayed their animals at the Austin County Progress Show on Saturday at the fairgrounds in Bellville.  more
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
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
COLLEGE STATION – Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year started Aug. 15 with the official statewide kickoff Sept. 1, said Dr. Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide program … 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 Office, … more
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
Applications for the Austin County Fair Queen pageant are now being accepted. A candidate must be at least 15 years of age by the beginning of the current school year, be single, be a resident of … more
The Sealy FFA and Sealy FFA Boosters hosted the seventh annual Showdown and first-ever Showdown After Dark lamb and goat jackpot show on Saturday. Organizers deemed the event “awesome.” The Sealy … more
AUSTIN - Conservation groups, cities and business interests are fighting bills in the Texas Legislature that would strip municipalities of the ability to regulate the removal of old-growth … more
The Austin County Fair announced last week that it will offer a floral design competition this year as well as adding a competition named Fair Cup. The competitions will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, in … more
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