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Congressman Farenthold to Participate in Round Table

Congressman Blake Farenthold will be participating in a Round Table discussion highlighting various issues in and around the 27th Congressional District.

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Spring Ranch Management Field Day
Posted: April 28, 2015

Since January 1, Nueces County has had roughly three times the average rainfall for this period. This has led to a substantial amount of prevented planting acres for cotton and sorghum. Some sorghum and maybe a little cotton may still get planted; however, a significant amount of acres will remain fallow through the growing season. While this excess rainfall has been less than ideal for row crop production, area forage production and native pastures have benefited. Tank water is also abundant again.

Tuesday 04/21/2015
Bush Appoints First Female Chief Clerk
Posted: April 21, 2015

Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the appointment of Anne Idsal to serve as the first female Chief Clerk of the Texas General Land Office. In this constitutionally mandated position, Idsal will act as the chief executive officer for the Land Office and manage the daily activities of the agency. An experienced Texas lawyer with extensive government experience, Idsal has been a vital adviser serving previously as General Counsel and now as Chief Clerk.

San Antonio Mayor Slams LGBT
Posted: April 21, 2015

Taking part in a “faith forum” for mayoral candidates on Sunday, Mayor Ivy Taylor of San Antonio, Texas attacked a recently-enacted non-discrimination ordinance protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) city employees and contractors from discrimination.

Feral Hogs
Posted: April 21, 2015

Recently, AgriLife Extension has offered a series of workshops across the state called Generation Next: Our Time to Ranch. The goal of the program was to help provide guidance to the next generation of landowners on ways to utilize their new land resources. The program covered the basics of how to start an agricultural business, add to an existing ranch operation, market your product, select the right operation for your situation, and tips for how to best manage land with the technologies we have available today, as well as, dealing with several other land management issues one of which was feral hogs.

Thursday 04/16/2015
2015 Adopt a Beach Cleanup
Posted: April 16, 2015

Saturday's Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring cleanup will take place rain or shine, so come on out and be a part of the nation's biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup. The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 30 of Texas' most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org to take part in a fun-filled day at the beach that makes a difference.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Spring Lawn Fertility
Posted: April 14, 2015

With ample rain and warmer weather many of us have been working to enhance the quality of our lawns. In many cases this means providing adequate plant nutrients to maintain a high quality lawn. To help with that, AgriLife Extension in Nueces County has partnered with the City of Corpus Christi to offer free soil testing in early spring over the last 4 years. As a result, over 800 urban soil samples have been submitted to through the program and some basic trends can be observed.

Tuesday 04/07/2015
Relay For Life 2015
Posted: April 07, 2015

This weekend the 2015 Relay for life kicks off in Robstown at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds on April 10. The event is scheduled to start at 7 P.M. and last through the morning hours.

Veterans Healthcare Delays
Posted: April 07, 2015

In response to concerns about long waits for care at some of its hospitals, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs began releasing statistics last May on the timeliness of medical appointments at about 1,000 facilities in its health care system. In August, Congress gave the VA an additional $16.3 billion to attack the problem by hiring by more doctors, opening new clinics, and expanding a program that is supposed to make it easier for vets to get care outside the VA system if they can't get a timely appointment.

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