Farm & Ranch

Become an anti-litter star in new Don’t mess with Texas song search

Special to The Sun— CHILDRESS – Don’t mess with Texas is launching a contest as big as the Lone Star State to find its new anti-litter theme song. The Don’t mess with Texas “Lone Star Song Search” invites Texans to compose an original song to compete for prizes provided by iHeart Media, Guitar Center and…

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Three agencies join forces to provide plant experts each quarter

Special to The Sun— AMARILLO – It’s a virtual rangeland “plant party,” and all are welcome to attend, beginning Dec. 16. Free quarterly rangeland plant webinars will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). The three agencies…

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At the Childress Municipal Airport

By Tiffany Tully/FBO Manager— CHILDRESS – Friday, Nov. 20, an Astar helicopter stopped for fuel on his way from California to Florida. Saturday, Nov. 21, a Piper Seminole from Addison came in for fuel, and an Air Tractor did some practice work. A Cirrus Jet on his way to Colorado stopped for fuel, and a…

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How to keep Thanksgiving Day full of thanks – not wildfires

Texas A&M Forest Service talks turkey, Thanksgiving Wildfire Prevention By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Let’s talk turkey. Which is faster: a turkey or a wildfire? In Texas, the average rate of the spread of a wildfire is six mph and has been documented on several of the most damaging wildfires in the…

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Ponder awarded Gold Star distinction

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— CANYON — Dani Ponder’s accomplishments cumulated with acceptance of the prestigious 4-H Gold Star Award during the recent 63rd annual 4-H Gold Star Banquet on the campus of West Texas A&M University. Through Ponder’s years, she has helped with many community service projects not only in 4-H but also…

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Motorists urged to take simple safety precaution over Thanksgiving

Special to The Sun— AUSTIN – With health and safety a top priority for millions of Texans, TxDOT reminds motorists of one of the simplest and easiest precautions everyone can take to protect themselves and their loved ones: buckling up. Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying by 45% for people in the…

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Hall County 4-H Club presents virtual Christmas Craft Auction

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— MEMPHIS – The annual 4-H Christmas Craft Auction for Hall County will be virtual this year. It will be on the Hall County Facebook page at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, said Hall County Extension Office Secretary Carolyn Morris. “Everybody is invited to make bids on the items,” Morris…

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