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Why are My Tomato Leaves Curling?

At the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, irrigated tomato leaves curl from heat stress in the mid-day sun. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Adam Russell)

Why are My Tomato Leaves Curling?

As the weather warms up and everything in the garden begins to grow, some gardeners may notice their tomato plants have twisting or curling leaves.

Shopping for Yard Equipment Things to Know

Shopping for Yard Equipment Things to Know

Warm weather is here, and you are ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family room or outdoor office, or want to expand your space for entertaining. Perhaps your kids or pets could use a better space for play. Regardless of need, now is the time to get “backyard ready” for spring. What tools do you need?

Kaufman County Recognized as Silver Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recently named Kaufman County a Silver Star Affiliate, a designation granted to only 28 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Silver Star recognition is the second-highest status any community affiliate can achieve.

The Importance of a Super Flower Blood Moon

The Importance of a Super Flower Blood Moon

The way full moons are named depends on what the usual events that occur in that particular month are. For example, the full moon in the month of May is called a”Flower Moon” due to the number of flowers that are blooming in the month. This full moon however is also given the name “Blood Moon” because of its red color in the sky when the full lunar eclipse occurs.

Mesquite Kicks Off Summer with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park
Mesquite Kicks Off Summer with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park

Mesquite Kicks Off Summer with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park

At 7 p.m. on May 20, the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off the summer fun with Touch-A-Truck and Movies in the Park at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. Touch-A-Truck, an interactive event for children and the young-at-heart, allows kids the opportunity to climb on, learn and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles, including police cars, dump trucks, tractors, and fire trucks. The featured movie, Paw Patrol, starts at dusk. Admission and parking is free for this familyfriendly event. Visit www.cityofmesquite. com/MoviesinthePark for more information or call Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260.

Charles Butt Foundation Selects Crandall ISD Leader for Harvard Institutes

Charles Butt Foundation Selects Crandall ISD Leader for Harvard Institutes

Amy McAfee, Principal at Crandall Middle School, is among the 85 school leaders from across Texas selected as the 2022 cohort of educators to attend summer institutes at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education sponsored by the Charles Butt Foundation, a non-profit pursuing a more equitable and prosperous future for all Texans through education and community partnerships

North Texas Municipal Water District Moves Forward with Independent Review Recommendations

At their Regular Meeting held April 28, 2022, the Board of Directors for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) approved the adoption of three resolutions regarding recommendations from a third-party financial management analysis of the District’s Regional Water System. A recording of the meeting can be viewed at www.ntmwd. com/board-of-directors/ board-meetings/.

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

The Junior Master Gardener Program introduces children to the joys and benefits of gardening. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Research shows participating in gardening and other horticultural activities gives people a more positive outlook on life. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Master Gardeners are involved in a number of community outreach and education activities related to gardening and horticultural education. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Building a community garden often brings together people of different experiences and backgrounds. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The Positive Effects of Gardening on Mental Health

Getting outdoors and gardening can do more than just provide some physical activity and produce food for the table; it can be beneficial to the mind as well.

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