July 13th, 2015
Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science
Recent heavy rains and flood events have caused a number of horse owners to be concerned about pasture conditions and potential hazards associated with flood events. The following discussion outlines steps to be taken to ensure the safety of horses in pastures following heavy rainfall events.
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July 13th, 2015
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas health officials confirmed the state’s first case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome this year in a resident of the Texas Panhandle. The Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to protect themselves from the virus that causes HPS. Although the person recovered from the infection, HPS is often severe and sometimes fatal.
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July 7th, 2015
Texans think they are tough enough to beat the heat. But did you know that heat waves cause more deaths than other weather events in recent years.
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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!
June 16th, 2015
Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. There are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.
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!
June 1st, 2015
If you are forced to evacuate from your home or shelter-in-place, you will not have time to gather the necessary supplies. Assembling a disaster supplies kit will help your family stay safe and be more comfortable after a disaster.
Additional emergency supply resources are available here: http://texashelp.tamu.edu/002-protect/emergency-supply-kit-and-list.php
May 26th, 2015
Is your pet part of the family? If so, have you thought about their safety during a disaster? One way to prepare is to make a “grab and go” kit for them.
View the factsheet: http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/pets.pdf
May 19th, 2015
Texas 4-H has created a list of youth-friendly games with guidelines on how to play them.