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Flu Guides for Parents

Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Parents keep your children healthy during Flu season.

Flu information.

Flu guide for parents.


Flu Shots

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The flu shot is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. The seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.

Learn more.

Find recommended Flu Vaccines near you.

Animals in Emergencies

Date: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Often, the need to care for livestock and family pets during emergencies is overlooked among everything else. Here are some tips to make sure your pet and livestock friends are also accounted for.




Disaster Preparedness and Planning for College Students

Date: Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

A disaster can occur when we least expect it and regardless of where we happen to be at the time: home, work, or school. Most universities and colleges encourage students and faculty to develop an emergency plan.



Livestock Protection in Floods

Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirement, and shelter and transportation needs. One possible Texas emergency is flooding.



Home Water Conservation

Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

As drought continues to be a pressing summer issue in many areas of Texas, individuals are searching for ways to conserve water. The AgriLife Extension Water Education Network has several ideas and tips for homeowners.


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Mosquito Control Around the Home

Date: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Mosquitoes are not only annoying or irritating, but they also can transmit disease-causing organisms to humans. Knowing the facts could save your family from harm.



Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Do you know the difference between a hurricane and tropical storm? Are you prepared for a natural disaster? American Red Cross has answers for you!




Managing for Drought on Texas Rangelands

Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

In Texas, drought is more “normal” than years of sustained rainfall.  Range managers are suffering from, getting over, or preparing for drought. During summer, use these helpful tips!



TxDOT Hurricane Information

Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Texas Department of Transportation provides evacuation information via Twitter and Facebook. Learn your evacuation routes before a hurricane makes landfall.