Straight from The Horse’s Mouth



Beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he’s asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?) Taken from the many commencement speeches he has given over the […]

Letters to the Editor



Dear Editor, There are few heroes and heroines left in today’s world. 5 I think there are three here in our little community. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Judge Byron Ryder, Shaine Reeder, and Charlcia Casey. They are three outstanding citizens who were very instrumental in getting the ESD #4 proposal passed. Without their assistance, […]

Wendy G. Neyland

Leon County Extension Agent

Have you recently paid any attention to the amount of food on your plate? Not many of us do. The following article by Mickey K. Bielamowicz, PhD, RD, LD. Extension Nutrition Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, focuses on food portions when dealing with diabetes, but portion control of food is important no matter what state of health you are in! […]

CHS seniors’ Parting shots…



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FFA Banquet celebrates a big year



The Buffalo FFA held their annual awards banquet on Tuesday, May 19th at the Buffalo Civic Center. The 2008-09 FFA officers, led by President Amy Terry, presided over the ceremony. Highlights of the event included a slide show, recognition of the members’ honors and awards throughout the year, and a barbeque dinner catered by Shepps BBQ in Palestine. This year’s […]

LIVESTOCK REPORTS



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TDA Market Recap May 18, 2009



AUSTIN – (May 18, 2009) For the week ending May 16, 2009, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions were mixed, with most locations steady to $4 higher per hundredweight, but a few steady to $3 lower. Fed cattle prices were higher as beef prices increased. Cotton prices were lower amid higher global supplies and weaker demand. Grain markets declined […]

Texas crop, weather



COLLEGE STATION – Conditions varied widely across Texas, with crops off to a good start in some areas thanks to rains. As for other parts of the state, it was either too much, too little or too late, according to reports from Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. In North Texas, too much rain threatened to drown out wheat and corn. […]

Cartoon



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Chute ‘n the Bull



The spring and summer months are critical to the fertility program for the growth of turfgrass. If you have not fertilized the lawn around your home, shame on you! How can you expect the turfgrass to hold up during the summer months, much less the winter months? A weak stand of turfgrass is an opportunity for a weed community to […]