Recreational fishing is enjoyed by millions of people. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that there was an 8 percent increase in anglers between 2011 and 2017. Expenditures by anglers nationwide rose 2 percent during the same time, from $45 billion to $46.1 billion.
Fairgoers can receive discounts on opening day and each Wednesday of the Fair
Even Adults Are Complaining!
TASA/TASB Award Stars of Distinction to School Architecture Projects
Water is key to keeping trees and plants producing and alive until much-needed rains arrive. Many Texans must prioritize what does and doesn’t get watered right now. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
If you want strawberries in the spring, now is the time to think about planting. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)
Annuals will soon be available to buy in stores but resist the urge to plant until the weather cools. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Mulch around trees and plants can help retain critical moisture during the warmer months. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
Without enough water, pecans will not adequately fill out their kernels. A lack of moisture will also delay shuck opening. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)
AgriLife Extension’s Gardening Guide offers tips to survive heat and dry spell
Texas Game Wardens patrolling water bodies across the state noticed an increase in water-related fatalities and boating accidents compared to last year’s Labor Day holiday weekend.
After continued growth through the month of August, Texas has once again set new records for the number of jobs, number of people employed, and size of the civilian labor force. Total nonfarm employment increased by 16,700 positions over the month to reach a 23rd consecutive series-high level with 13,979,100 jobs and a 30th consecutive month of growth. Since August 2022, Lone Star State employment grew by 402,000 positions and continued to outpace the nation in the rate of annual employment growth.
And Some of the Supporting Cast
E! Terrell’s Tribute to Garth Brooks
The Early Childhood Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! curriculum combines basic earth science with lessons on food and nutrition, and brain- and bodyboosting activities. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sam Craft)
Online, video-based course shows how to successfully implement Early Childhood Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! curriculum
Plants are resilient beings. Think about the tiny green leaves sprouting in sidewalk cracks and street edges you’ve seen as you walk past. A tiny spot of soil, a bit of water now and then, and a seed sprouts into a growing, albeit tiny, plant. But take that same seed, plant it in a pot with good soil, ample water, and fertilizer, and look at the difference!
Hospice is intended to provide comfort and support to patients at the end of their life so that they can experience their remaining time in the best ways possible. Experts say that unfortunately, misconceptions about hospice often lead people to make uninformed decisions at a critical, complex juncture in their lives.
Mexican white oak leaves. The tree is an excellent mid-sized shade tree for locations across the state. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)
Native tree offers aesthetics, Texas-toughness for all conditions
Well, Now You Do!
On a hot Thursday evening in late August, a crowd gathered in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Forney for a free community piano concert. The people who endured the heat wave were rewarded with refreshments and wonderful melodies. It was a memorable evening, thanks to a commanding performance by famed jazz pianist and Steinway artist Donald Ryan.