World Rabies Day is Sept. 28
Rabies has been on the rise this year. Rabies cases usually occur in the spring because there are more opportunities for transmissions during the spring mating season. Rabies does occur through the entire year in Texas in both wild and domestic animals. Rabies in bats occurs mostly in the warmer months. Full Story
Ag boosters plan barrel racing, team roping events
Rockdale Ag Boosters are planning two separate fund-raising events for Sunday, Sept. 18 at Fair Park Arena. 4D open barrel races will start at 2:30 p.m. and a team roping is set for 4:30 p.m., spokesperson Tammy Williams said.
The barrel race will hold exhibitions from noon to 2:15 p.m. and are three for $12 or one for $5. The open will start at 2:30 p.m. with $35 per entry. Full Story
DONATION—The El Camino Real chapter of Texas Master Naturalist presented Flo Oxley, director of plant conservation (left), with two checks in support of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Full Story
The County 4-H Photography entries are due by Sept. 16 so winners can be submitted to the District 4-H Photography Contest by Oct. 1. This year the photos need to be submitted as a jpg not to exceed 1 MB to firstname.lastname@example.org. The August 4-H Newsletter gives categories and labeling guidelines. Full Story