• Country Lifestyles

    The many hats of Bill McCalip

    By Judy Wade Husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, telephone lineman, coon hunter, horse breaker and trainer, cutter, mentor to youth and adults, church elder, member of the Navy and the list goes on and on. Bill [...]
  • HOME

    Helicopter Hogs

    By Russell A. Graves The new day’s sun was barely an hour old when I climbed into the cockpit of the Robinson R-44 helicopter and by that time, the helicopter had been idling for fifteen [...]
  • HOME

    Helicopter Hogs

    By Russell A. Graves  The new day’s sun was barely an hour old when I climbed into the cockpit of the Robinson R-44 helicopter and by that time, the helicopter had been idling for fifteen [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    [Agrilife Extension] Texas crop weather report Feb. 22

    By: Adam Russell Cotton acres likely up, grain acres down in 2017 Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-1751, jmwelch@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase as producers [...]
  • HOME

    Protecting man’s best friend

    By Judy Wade The feral hog population in Oklahoma is estimated to be between 600,000 and 1.5 million, according to a recent Noble Foundation newsletter. News on 6 reports these swine are costing $1.5 billion [...]
  • HOME

    Grazing North Texas – Engelman’s Daisy

    By Tony Dean After another month or two of cold weather, we will begin to see some of the native wildflowers appearing on the countryside.  A few of these spring flowers are perennials, like Engelmann’s [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Ranching Down Under

    By Samantha Hall  Grown mainly along the Eastern Australian coastline stretching from Mossman in far North Queensland to Grafton in Northern New South Wales, sugar cane is one of Australia’s largest and most important rural [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    The Italian Breed – Chianina Cattle

    By Jessica Crabtree The breed Chianina isn’t a modern breed, but in fact has been around centuries as one of the oldest cattle breeds. Chianina cattle have very distinct characteristics that make them stand out [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    [AgriLife Today] It’s go time for vegetable gardeners

    By: Adam Russell Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu “It’s time to plant potatoes, onions and other cool-season crops like mustard greens, kale, peas and spinach,” he said. “It’s your [...]
  • Attractions

    Far More Than Football In Wilbarger County

    By Mandi Dietz On the cusps of football season and threshold of NFL’s celebrated Super Bowl LI, ESPN’s completing a documentary about six-man teams and following some from the Texas cities of Richland Springs, Balmorhea, [...]
  • Equine

    Junior NFR Dreamin’

    By Janis Blackwell  Think all the activities and celebrations in Las Vegas during National Finals week is for the PRCA and WPRA qualifiers? Well, think again. During finals week, Las Vegas Events sponsors and plays [...]
  • HOME

    Hunting Predators

    By Russell A. Graves Ten seconds after I turned on my predator call, I knew the spot was good.  Dressed in a ghillie suit, the sun at my back and the wind in my face [...]
  • Attractions

    The Brave Men of the Lost Battalion

    By Shannon Gillette  The 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division of the Texas National Guard was mobilized on November 25, 1940.  The battalion was made up of 558 fresh faced young men. The majority [...]
  • Equine

    Equine Vision – Part two

    By Dr. Lauren Lamb, DVM  The cornea is a thin, transparent but extremely strong tissue. It supplies most of the light refraction of the eye. Light refraction helps focus the light onto the optic nerve, [...]

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all-day Wise County Junior Livestock Show @ Wise County Fair Grounds
Wise County Junior Livestock Show @ Wise County Fair Grounds
Feb 27 – Mar 4 all-day
February 27- March 4 Wise County Junior Livestock Show Wise County Fair Grounds, 3101 FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234. For more info call 940-627-3341.
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6:00 pm James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo @ Wise County Fair Grounds
James Wood Motors Wise County Yo… @ Wise County Fair Grounds
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm
March 3 – 4 James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo Wise County Fair Grounds, 3101 FM 51, Decatur, TX 76234. Come out to the [...]
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9:00 am Wise County Home & Lawn Show @ Decatur Civic Center
Wise County Home & Lawn Show @ Decatur Civic Center
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
March 4 Wise County Home & Lawn Show Decatur Civic Center, 2010 US-380, Decatur, TX 76234. To learn more about the Wise County Home and [...]
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all-day Cattleman’s Derby & Classic @ Young County Arena
Cattleman’s Derby & Classic @ Young County Arena
Mar 6 – Mar 12 all-day
March 6 – 12 Cattleman’s Derby & Classic Young County Arena, 120 Barclay Blvd, Graham, TX 76450. Fun for the whole family. Come out for [...]
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8:00 am Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo @ NRG Center- Three NRG Park
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo @ NRG Center- Three NRG Park
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – Mar 26 @ 9:00 am
March 7-26 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo NRG Center- Three NRG Park, Houston, Texas 77054. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, [...]
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9:00 am Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo @ JS Bridwell Ag Center
Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo @ JS Bridwell Ag Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm
Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo @ JS Bridwell Ag Center | Wichita Falls | Texas | United States
March 8 – March 9 Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo JS Bridwell Ag Center, 111 N Burnett, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. The Wichita Falls [...]
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1:30 pm Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Workshop @ Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Wor… @ Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium
Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
March 9 Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Workshop Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium, 2510 Sam Noble Pkwy. Ardmore, Okla. 73401. This workshop will give insight into BQA [...]

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