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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
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
On June 27, the Austin County 4-H Clothing and Textile group received an exclusive behind-the-scenes fashion and merchandising tour of Neiman Marcus. Participants were given the opportunity to walk … more
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED), Erasmo (Eddie) Trevino, reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll … more
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo leadership presented 70 Texas FFA students with $1.4 million in scholarships July 12 during the Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi.  Chartered in 1929, … more
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