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HOW TO SHOOT A BIG BUCK

This buck is working a mock scrape created by Stephanie Murphy last season. Scrape King and Pre Orbital Spray by TRHP Outdoors brought the buck out of the woods and under the licking branch. Photo by Stephanie Murphy

HOW TO SHOOT A BIG BUCK

There are all types of deer hunters. Those like me that love venison profess that any mature, healthy buck or doe is a candidate for the freezer and ultimately chicken fried venison steak. And there are those those that love venison but long to harvest the biggest antlered buck in the woods. I believe every deer hunter (yes, myself included) that professed to be strictly a ‘meat hunter’ might not be telling the complete truth!

Legislature Set to Draw New Political Maps in 3rd Special Session

Legislature Set to Draw New Political Maps in 3rd Special Session

Returning to Austin Monday for their third extra session of the year, lawmakers will attempt to draw new district lines for Congress and state House and Senate districts in the face of a rapidly approaching primary season. Delays from COV- ID-19 and court challenges pushed the release of critical US Census data back months and made redistricting during the regular session impossible. While there is still time to draw maps and make the scheduled March primary dates, last session the Legislature approved two back-up primary election dates in April and May should the contentious process drag on.

Texas Horned Lizard Hatchling Release Marks Milestone to Save State Reptile
Texas Horned Lizard Hatchling Release Marks Milestone to Save State Reptile
Texas Horned Lizard Hatchling Release Marks Milestone to Save State Reptile

Texas Horned Lizard Hatchling Release Marks Milestone to Save State Reptile

Once common, the Texas horned lizard is now one of more than 1,300 species of concern across the state. But there is good news for the little “horned toad.” Today, a coalition of zoos and wildlife scientists released 204 captive-raised hatchlings into the wild (100 of them hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo), and this follows new evidence this year that previously released lizards are now reproducing. Meanwhile, a landmark bipartisan proposal now moving through Congress, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, would bring the resources needed to save this species and hundreds like it.

When Do I Plant Wildflower Seeds for Spring Blooms?

An early bloomer, bluebonnets announce spring in Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

When Do I Plant Wildflower Seeds for Spring Blooms?

Pink evening primrose, also known as buttercup, opens its petals in the evening. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

When Do I Plant Wildflower Seeds for Spring Blooms?

Now is the time for Texas wildflower lovers to plant their favorite varieties for flowers in the spring, said Joseph Johnson, program manager for The Gardens at Texas A&M University.

Midwestern State University August 2021 Graduates

Jamie Nicole Gardner, Master of Education, graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, in August 2021. MSU Texas awarded degrees to 237 undergraduate and graduate students. Honor graduates receiving bachelor degrees included 31 summa cum laude, 27 magna cum laude, and 21 cum laude. Honor requirements are a grade point average of 3.9-4.0 for summa cum laude, 3.7-3.89 for magna cum laude, and 3.5-3.69 for cum laude. Honor graduates are designated in the list below.

Top Tips for Homeowners to Prep Financially for Natural Disasters

Top Tips for Homeowners to Prep Financially for Natural Disasters

Climate change is making natural disasters more extreme, from extending the duration of disaster seasons to increasing the intensity of fires, storms and floods. Indeed, the U.S. Geological Survey notes that with increasing global surface temperatures, the intensity of storms will likely increase. The agency also predicts coastal flooding to double in the coming decades.

Mesquite Park in Honor of Jon Latimore - the City’s First African American Police Officer
Mesquite Park in Honor of Jon Latimore - the City’s First African American Police Officer

Mesquite Park in Honor of Jon Latimore - the City’s First African American Police Officer

Jon Latimore was hired in 1985 as the first African American Police Officer to serve in the Mesquite Police Department. On September 7, the Mesquite City Council approved a resolution naming a future park to be located on North Bryan Avenue in his honor. For 28 years he made a lasting impression on the community receiving numerous commendations from citizens and coworkers. Latimore retired in 2013 and passed away in 2018.

Mesquite Fire Fighters Participate in Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Mesquite Fire Fighters Participate in Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb
Mesquite Fire Fighters Participate in Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Mesquite Fire Fighters Participate in Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

The Mesquite Fire Department participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Saturday September 4th. Mesquite had 25 firefighters participating, the most out of the 101 fire departments represented. Each year, firefighters climb 110 flights of stairs (most in full bunker gear and wearing an air pack), representing the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. Each firefighter represents an individual firefighter who lost their life on that fateful day, and each firefighter carries the nametag of a fallen firefighter. “We climb because they climbed”. We promised we would never forget!

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