2010-07-01

Contributed

The Ranch and Landowners Association of Texas (RLAT) will present a symposium titled, “Water: How Deep in the Heart of Texas?” on Saturday, July 31, at the Purple Sage Resort off Highway 16 South.

2010-07-01

Contributed

Bandera’s Ben Hevenor attended the Texas Farm Bureau’s 47th annual Youth Leadership Conference held at Angelo State University in June. Sponsored by the Bandera County Farm Bureau, he joined more than 275 high school juniors and seniors from over 150 counties across the state.

2010-07-01

Contributed

The Texas Landowners Council will celebrate 20 years of defending property rights in Texas with a night of barbecue and Western Swing at beautiful Medlin Creek Ranch in Dripping Springs.

2010-07-08

Contributed

The next meeting of the Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas will be Tuesday, July 13, beginning at 6 pm, at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center, 803 Buck Creek Boulevard.

2010-07-08

Contributed

The Texas Animal Health Commission, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have issued a summer and early fall alert for ranchers, hunters and anyone who may be going afield in Texas. One case of anthrax has been confirmed in a white-tailed deer herd on a game ranch in Uvalde County, which is in an area of South Texas endemic to anthrax.

2010-07-08

Contributed

Personnel with the Texas Department of State Health Services have issued an advisory warning people not to consume any species of fish from Lower Leon Creek from the Old US Highway 90 Bridge downstream to the Loop 410 bridge in San Antonio.

2010-07-08

By John Payne

Although many exciting and important things are happening within the association, I want to devote this entire June president’s letter to the topic of water.

2010-07-15

Contributed

Joel Gourley, county executive director for United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Bandera County recently announced that farmer and rancher candidate nominations would begin Thursday, June 15, for the FSA county committee.

2010-07-15

Courtesy of Drovers

During February 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that his agency would redirect its efforts surrounding animal identification in the nation to the development of a framework for animal disease traceability.

2010-07-15

Texas Parks & Wildlife

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

2010-07-22

Contributed

A Feral Hog Workshop will be held Tuesday, August 24, at the 4-H Building, 12132 Leslie Road, in Helotes. Registration is set for 8:30 am with the first session beginning at 9 am.

2010-07-22

Contributed

The final Drought Mitigation workshop of 2010 is slated for August 12 and 13 in Bastrop. Reservations can be made by visiting www.holisticmanagement.org or calling the Texas Program Office at 512-847-3822.

2010-07-22

Contributed

The Holistic Management Texas field day at Spring Branch Ranch, slated for Saturday, August 14 may be hot, but it’ll be worth the trip!

2010-07-22

BCC Staff

This magnificent polypore fungi measured about 18 inches across. The woody growth sprouted from a stump in the yard of Olga Bolduc in Indian Waters

2010-07-29

Contributed

Garrett Ramsey, volunteer fireman of Bandera Volunteer Fire Department, attended the 81st annual Municipal Fire Training School, held Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30.

2010-07-29

Contributed

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that Monsanto Company Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to resolve misbranding violations related to the sale and distribution of cottonseed products containing genetically engineered pesticides.