Team 2 Junior Horse Quiz Bowl members are (L-R) Kyle Wise, Amber Schulze and Sara McManus.
Senior Horse Quiz Bowl team members are (L-R) Kimberly Cross, Mason Vecera, Austin Radford and Zach Rother. They advance to state competition.
Lee County Horse club takes District awards
Lee County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl teams recently traveled to Brookshire to participate in the 2009 4-H District Round-Up. Kids from all over District 9 gather to participate in a number a events ranging from theater arts and clothing design to livestock judging and consumer decision making. Full Story
Property owners get 'consolation' in legislature
Eminent domain reform doesn't go far enough, advocates say
The passage of House Joint Resolution 14 in the closing hours of the 81st Texas Legislature accomplished some of the eminent domain reform sought by Texas Farm Bureau, but does not go nearly far enough, the organization's president said. Full Story
AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Emergency loans available for farmers Producers in Milam County were included among those in 170 Texas counties eligible to apply for low-interest emergency loans, according to the Secretary of Agriculture. Local FSA contact is Kevin Humphrey, who may be contacted at 254-697-4949. Full Story
Petal patterns: Can nature tell the difference?
Like Da Vinci Code, Mother Nature has her own 'conspiracy'
I was watching a cartoon with my daughter the other afternoon, and it talked about patterns in nature. It said that most flowers have five petals. I had to find out if this was true, so I Googled "why do flowers have five petals," and ended up reading about Fibonacci sequences. Full Story
Gause CIP names scholarship winners
Gause Community Improvement Program met for their June meeting Monday at the community center. The group discussed future renovations to be made at the center. Winners of the $200 Gause CIP college scholarships were Cody Cunningham and Kristian Lee. The next CIP meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, July 6 at the Gause Community Center. Full Story
MVFD MISS FLAME- Milano High School junior Carter Whitmire (right) has been named Milano Volunteer Fire Department's Miss Flame for 2009. Whitmire will represent the department at events and during parades throughout the year. Pictured with Whitmire is Milano VFD chief Jesse Love.
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