2018 Shelby County 4-H Shooters Excel

May 18, 2018 -  The 2018 District 5 4-H Shoot was held at Pines Gun Club in Lufkin, TX on May 5th. District 5 consists of 22 counties in East Texas. Representing Shelby County 4-H Shooters were: Emily Bennett and Rex Payne. The results were as follows:
Intermediate Novice Division:
Emily Bennett-4th in Trap/Skeet, and 2nd in Tower

Junior Novice Division:​
Rex Payne-5th in Trap/Skeet, and 2nd in Tower

Termite Swarms Sighted

April 27, 2018 - Last week, our office got a call from one who saw a cloud of flying insects coming out of an old stump. “It almost looked like rising smoke, but it was all bugs,” they said. 

What they saw were termites and those termites were swarming.

Adult reproductive termites are dark-brown to blackish insects, about 3/8 inch-long. Commonly referred to as “swarmers”, the job of reproductive termites is to mate and start new colonies. Termite swarmers may or may not have wings, as their wings often are shed shortly after flight. 

2018 District 5 4-H Fashion Contest, Roundup Official Results

April 16, 2018 - The District 5 4-H Fashion and Roundup contests were held on April 7, 2018 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.  We had several 4-H’ers enter in the Fashion Contest with their duct tape designs and fabric/textile creations.  We had several 4-Her’s also enter in the Roundup contests which include taxidermy, share the fun, and photography. A special thank you to all our 4-H parent volunteers for making this an exceptional experience for the youth of Shelby County.  A special thank you to following project leaders:  Tasha Jones, photography, Ms.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to Host Spring Landscape Seminar

March 28, 2018 - The Smith County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Environmental Horticultural Committee will be hosting a spring landscape seminar Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM at the HUB, 304 E Ferguson St, Tyler, TX 75702.  The program is $15.   

Bob Byers, Director, Fort Worth Botanic Garden will present “Imagining a Better Garden; Easy Concepts for Understanding Landscape Design” while Smith County horticulturist Greg Grant will cover choosing plants for your East Texas garden.


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