Agriculture

Fishing Report

Alan Henry GOOD. Water clear 78 degrees; 0.25’ high. Black bass are good in the early morning, working the living vegetation and finding more in-depth timber. Spinners, worms, jigs and Alabama rigs have been successful. Crappie remain great on minnows. Catfish are fair on live bait, cut bait and stinkbait. Hubbard Creek FAIR. Water stained;…

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Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports. Bare Necessities While patrolling near Lake Sam Rayburn, a Sabine County game warden noticed a naked man running across the road from the water into a makeshift tent. The man soon emerged wearing an oversized pair of pants. The warden then…

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New Game Wardens join Lubbock Region Trent Walker to serve in Garza County

After about seven months of intense training, the 63rd Texas Game Warden cadet class has moved into its assigned duty stations in the Amarillo, Lubbock and Abilene districts. The seven new wardens and their assigned duty stations are: Wesley “Casen” Driskell – Oldham County Tanner Campbell – Deaf Smith, Castro and Parmer counties Zack Fisher…

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12 County Steers Validated

Youth from Garza County 4-H, Southland FFA and Post FFA brought 12 steers to be validated at the ‘Conner pens’ by the Garza County steer validation committee June 24 at the Sid Conner Facility. Validation is required to exhibit project steers in the local show as well as area and major shows. Garza County Ag…

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Plant now for pumpkins this fall

Even though pumpkin season is several months away, it is important to know the prime pumpkin-planting time is now. Russ Wallace, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist, Lubbock, provides tips and basic requirements for growing your own personal pumpkin patch. Pumpkin planting season in Texas is summer. Sunlight hours and temperature play an…

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Wheeler recognized for 24 years of service as UWCD President

Garza County Underground Water Conservation District presented a plaque to Ferrel Wheeler in appreciation for his many years of service. Wheeler served as president of the board of directors of the Garza County Underground Water District since its origin in 1996. Wheeler’s knowledge of the aquifers in the South Plains was very valuable in compiling…

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Texas State High School Rodeo results

Kohen Hudman advances to National High School Rodeo Competition From June 6-13, Texas High School Rodeo Association members across all 10 regions have been keeping busy, competing in events ranging from trap shooting to steer wrestling. Some of those competing include twins Kohen and Kyna Hudman, children of Richard and Lichele Hudman; Hadley White, grandson…

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Burn ban in effect for Garza County

A burn ban is currently in effect for Garza County. Individuals wanting to burn trash outside of the city limits must contact County Judge Lee Norman for permission. Those caught burning without approval will be issued a citation. Contact Fire Chief Jimmy Valdez at 806-759-1941 with any questions.

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Texas Game Warden Field Notes

Hook, Line, and Sinker While patrolling Lake Lewisville, two Denton County game wardens responded to a call of an assault to find that a bank fisherman had flung his lure towards a boat, hooking a female occupant in her right hand. As the woman pulled the hook loose, she lost her phone. Charges are pending.…

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