TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE
The Republican Women of Van Zandt County hosted a training on election integrity in conjunction with the Leadership Institute.
Strategies on dealing with drought for livestock producers will be discussed at a program scheduled forAugust 18 at the Van Zandt Farm Bureau Event Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event center is located at 220 Burnett Trail in Canton. There is no cost to attend.
The only thing hotter than the Texas weather in August has been the play of the Wills Point Tiger tennis program, which has raced out to a 4-0 record on the year with wins over Hallsville, Forney, North Forney and Abilene Cooper over the past week. The Tigers won 16/19 matches against Hallsville, 18/19 matches against Forney, 19/19 matches against North Forney and 10/19 matches against Abilene Cooper.
I’ve taken a cue from the wild animals this week and moved early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Wild things have the innate ability to know how to make the best of the seasons and this time of year, they seldom venture forth during the heat of the day. The same with this old outdoors writer but I did get out on the water a couple times and caught a nice mess of fish both times. I also learned, or ‘relearned’a few basics of summer fishing.
As the summer heat and dry conditions persist, so does the danger of wildfire. The Texas A&M Forest Service reported 10 active wildfires across the state as of Sunday. The largest fire at 3,323 acres in Throckmorton County was 90% contained. The Big Sky Fire in Gillespie County had consumed 1,459 acres and was also 90% contained.
For the second time this week, Attorney General Paxton and a bipartisan group of attorneys general announced an agreement in principle to address the opioid crisis. The proposed settlement would require the former opioid maker Allergan to pay up to $2.37 billion to participating States and local governments.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.88 billion in July, 14.7 percent more than in July 2021, and the highest monthly collections on record.