Catfish make for great fall fun
The catfish is the third most popular fish to fish for in Texas behind bass and crappie. Catfish is such a popular fish nationwide, that in 1987 President Reagan named June 25 as National Catfish Day. The United States has thirty catfish species. Worldwide approximately 2, 900 species of catfish have been identified. Full Story
PUMPKIN TIME–Pumpkins are in full harvest as fall time is here. Walmart donated pumpkins to Rockdale Intermediate School’s “Lights On Afterschool” celebration on Oct. 21. Full Story
THE AG SIDE
Pesticide applicator license training and testing set
Any individuals interested in obtaining their Private Pesticide Applicator License to buy and apply certain restricted pesticides will have an opportunity to complete the training and take the licensing test on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the FIRM Center in Cameron across from the Milam County Extension Office. Full Story
Entry forms due for major livestock shows
Attention all 4-Hers who have validated or have purchased tags and will validate animals for 2011 Spring major livestock shows. It is time to begin entering your projects. Full Story
Blackland Crops Clinic set Oct. 29 at Taylor city library
TAYLOR—A Blackland Crops Clinic will be held Friday, Oct. 29 at the Taylor Public Library meeting room. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the program at 9:30, continuing until 2 p.m.
Registration ($5) includes a catered meal. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 512-943- 3300 by Wednesday, Oct. 27. Full Story
Rustling: threat to ranchers
Cattle rustling, a crime many people associate with outlaws from the days of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, is on the rise in 21st century Texas.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) reports that in 2009, approximately 7,400 head of cattle were stolen in Texas - 1,000 more than the previous year. Full Story
‘GOURD’-GEOUS!—Gause area resident Arnold Kornegay has sold many a gourd from his roadside stand alongside US 79 but never had one come back looking this way until last week. Full Story