Outdoors

Mission Tejas April, 12th Annual Folk Festival
Saturday, April 29, 12th Annual Folk Festival This is a chance to peek into the past to witness how early Texas settlers lived. Presenters in period costumes will...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces East Texas Birding 101
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to an early morning Bird Watching program from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. Bird watching, aka “Birding,”...
So what’s vertical gardening all about? Twelve reasons to grow your...
Jack had it right when he planted the magic seeds that grew into a sky high beanstalk. Not only did he stumble upon the principles of vertical gardening; but Jack also...
Gardening is more effective exercise than going to the gym: burns...
In addition to enhancing life skills and boosting food security, there is another major benefit of gardening, researchers have found: fitness. Long-time gardeners have...
Fertilizing to Create more Blossoms on Flowers, Flowering Shrubs...
The secret to making flowering trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials bloom more is in the numbers. All fertilizers have analysis numbers on the package. These numbers...
Controlling Japanese Beetles without use of chemicals
Japanese beetles, which become active in late June and stick around through August, are a major pest of both agricultural and landscape plants, as anyone who grows roses or...
USDA Warns it only takes one person to spread harmful invasive pests
April is Awareness Month for Invasive Plant Pests Each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the United States about $40 billion in crop losses, damage to...
Grow an Abundant Tomato Harvest in a Pot
Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside the kitchen. Grow them in containers set on the patio, balcony, deck or stairs. Gardeners will enjoy the...
Celebrate National Arbor Day with 10 Free Shade Trees by joining...
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 28, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the...
From left, Evan Trezise finished third in the senior division, Josh Arredondo placed second in intermediate and Brooke Barron finished second in the junior division at the annual Travis County March Madness, held last month in Manor. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports places 3 in 'March Madness'
Every year 4-H Shooting Sports kids from across the state make the trip to Manor for a competition known as March Madness. The shooters compete...


Mission Tejas April Program Schedule
Saturday, April 8, 4 - 5 p.m. Texas Tracks Let’s learn how to identify animals by the signs they leave behind! Animals inhabit the forest day and night but often stay...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Caddo Culture Day
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in their Caddo Culture Day event from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Saturday, April 8. Come and experience Caddo...
Producing quality hay takes planning
Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said producing high quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef...
Growing and going: 10 Tips for Buying Seeds Online and in Catalogs
1. Ask trusted gardeners to find out what companies they like and have had success with. A good source is the county extension office. Ask to speak with a Master...
TCIA says: Don’t use climbing spikes when pruning trees
Homeowners should ask if their tree care provider is using spikes to climb while pruning the trees? Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the climber’s...