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Litter, balloons trash Texas

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk trash, Texas. Plastic cups. Napkins. Fast food packaging. Even full trash bags. That litter is trashing up our beautiful state. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t Mess With Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and that’s only the trash we [...]

The real deal on the Green New Deal

By Jennifer Dorsett I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read about the Green New Deal. In case you haven’t, the broad strokes of this plan are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously trying to correct societal issues. Sound complicated? It is. I’ll spare you most of the details and direct our attention to [...]

Early showers grow the nation’s flour

By Justin Walker We’ve all heard the old saying “April showers bring May flowers.” It’s a great saying. Positive. Hopeful. But farmers and ranchers need timely rains all year long, not just this time of year. And for some, they received exactly what they asked for. Many parts of Texas have seen rainfall in 2019. [...]

April 2, 2019|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Wheat|0 Comments

March Madness: Agriculture busting brackets

By Julie Tomascik Editor Wins and losses. They aren’t just for your March Madness bracket. They’re for agriculture, too. And boy have the last few months been tough. Farmers along the Texas Gulf Coast have faced nearly non-stop rains since last fall. They’re just now preparing their fields to plant when most would’ve already been [...]

Wildflower fever

Hallelujah! Spring has sprung. Finally. That cold, wet winter was good for something, though. Experts have predicted this year’s wildflower bloom to be the best in more than a decade. Texas parks and roadsides are sure to be alive with color in the coming weeks. Some already are! And bluebonnet photos are a family tradition [...]

March 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Holidays, Tips & Tools|0 Comments