Agriculture

East Texas wild pig seminar April 20
The East Texas Wild Pig Seminar, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held April 20. The educational event will be offering expert information and...
Managing difficult yard situations
Many homeowners aim for a picture perfect lawn complete with rolling acres of soft, green grass. But Mother Nature may have other things in mind,...


How to Repair Dead Grass
A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something...


BBB: Tips for Hiring a Landscaping Service
Most property owners want a healthy beautifully landscaped lawn, but that could require some help from a professional. In 2017, BBB received over 1.5 million inquiries for...
Benefits to hiring a landscaping service
The desire to have a pristine, well-manicured landscape leads many homeowners to toil outdoors for hours every weekend. Hiring a professional...


Spring Plant Sale
Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association will host their Spring Plant Sale Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ruth B. Nichols Arboretum, located at 1015...
Forestry & Wildlife Field Day
Come learn about wildlife and forest management practices in the beautiful state forest. I.D. Fairchild State Forest Forestry & Wildlife Field Day on April 26, from 8:30...
USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy),...
How to keep Cats out of your Garden Beds
Cats make for wonderful pets, especially those that are content with life indoors, where they can spend hours lounging on a windowsill watching the...


Gardening for Pollinators
Pollinators are all the “buzz” these days with a federal proclamation designating June 15-21 as National Pollinator Week. The focus of this event...


Alto Elementary student Angelina Lindsey, a 10-year-old fourth grader, placed first with her entry in the conservation poster contest sponsored by the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District. She is pictured with teacher Amanda Low. Land stewards to be recognized at Soil and Water banquet
“No civilization has outlived the usefulness of its soils. When the soil is destroyed, the nation is gone,“ said philanthropist Lloyd Noble who...


These Animals may help Your Garden
Planning and maintaining a garden requires a lot of effort, which can result in an aesthetically pleasing addition to the landscape. But that hard...


Photo: Mandy Brooks, M&M Photography Showcase: big winners at Cherokee County Livestock Show
The conclusion of the 69th annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show and Sale brought plaudits and pride for many of Cherokee County’s next...


Weed out Gardening Myths from Facts
Gardening is an age-old activity that was once a necessity but has transformed into a hobby for thousands of people. While gardening still serves...


Spring Pruning of Roses
Now’s the time to prepare your garden roses for the coming growing season. The three primary purposes of pruning are to remove damaged and unwanted...