Agriculture

SFA to host fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale
Stephen F. Austin State University will host its fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural...
Flood Injury: A Life Preserver for Drowning Trees
Homeowners need to know if their trees are drowning? Many parts of the country have experienced a wetter-than-normal fall, which has left many trees sitting in soil...
Steve Langston, Kenny Derrington capture top honors at Cherokee...
At the annual Hay Show & Sale in Jacksonville on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service agent Aaron Low told the assembled group...


Texas FFA Foundation Executive Director Accepted into Forbes Council
Aaron Alejandro, Texas FFA Foundation Executive Director, a passionate and innovative leader in agricultural science education, FFA and...


Bluebonnet's Gold Star
Bluebonnet 4-H Club member Sarah Wofford (center) was selected as the Cherokee County 4-H Gold Star recipient and was recognized at the District...


Jacksonville Chamber Agri-Business Committee Plans Annual Hay Show...
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has planned the Annual Hay Show & Sale for Tuesday, Oct. 24, to be held in the Cherokee County...
The BLM will offer animals for the minimum adoption fee of $125 (set by law). A horse show featuring trained wild horses and burros and their adopters will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. Gentling demonstrations will take place throughout Friday and Saturday. Shown in the photo above is Candace Snow riding Shilow in the 2016 Expo. 23rd Annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo Henderson
The Bureau of Land Management will hold the 23rd annual Wild Horse and Burro Expo at the Rusk County Expo Center in Henderson, featuring a wild...


September yard of the month
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Scotty Arnwine and Patricia Ross-Arnwine as its September Yard of the Month. Pictured from the...


Junior Market Exhibitors Receive $2.2 million in Additional...
Thanks to generous donors, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rewarded more than 1,900 Houston Livestock Show junior market exhibitors with additional premiums totaling...
SFA Gardens Host Fall Plant Sale
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Pineywoods Native...
Getting to the Root of the Problem
One of the major causes of tree failure is root damage. When a tree’s root system has been extensively damaged, the whole tree can fall to the ground – or onto your...
Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma Granted...
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced special procedures to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a...
From left, Sarah Wofford, Elijah Russell, John Wofford and Kara Wofford show off their winning recordbooks from competitions last year. Sarah’s senior level rabbit recordbook won first place in county and district competitions and ninth place at state. Elijah’s intermediate level poultry record book won first at county and district competitions. John’s senior level communications and expressive arts recordbook won first at county and district competitions and fourth at state. He also received a $200 scholarship at the county level for highest placing senior recordbook. Kara’s intermediate level leadership recordbook won first at county and district competition. She received a $200 scholarship at the county level for highest-placing intermediate recordbook. Bluebonnet 4-H kicks off year, announces new 17-18 officers


Yard of the Month selected for August
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Vanessa Lewis at 246 East 6th Street as its August Yard of the Month. Pictured from the left are...


Bluebonnet 4-H hosts County Wide Event
On Aug. 29, Bluebonnet 4-H hosted a county wide event to showcase various projects offered in the 4-H Program. Club members displayed pictures,...