Outdoors

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...
Add a bit of color and interest to salads with edible flowers like nasturtium. From the Garden to the Party
Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to...

Mosquito Control Workshop April 7
A vector management workshop for city and municipal personnel will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the R.B. Hubbard Center, 304 E. Ferguson St. in...
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...
Tyler Azalea Disc Dog and Disc Golf Championship Promises Family...
There’s nothing like a day at the park – except when that day is filled with jumping disc dogs, their trainers and disc golf enthusiasts. On Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m.,...
Rusk Garden Club honors March Yard of the Month
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Vic and Phyllis Heackley at 204 S. Barron Street as its March yard of the month. Pictured from...

Cracks can cause Hazards in Trees
Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high-winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken. But it might not...
Proper Tree Planting Tips for Arbor Day
Arbor Day, an April holiday that celebrates the planting and caring for trees, is a popular time for homeowners to add new trees to their landscapes. Before doing this,...
With the vast number of tomato varieties, selecting the right tomato for your growing conditions and intended use is important. Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table
Sliced, sauced, or cooked in a favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and...

Caddo Mounds SHS announces Foraging Program
Caddo Mounds invites the public to foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog,...