In many parts of Texas, severe winter weather can threaten your safety and the safety of your property. Blizzards, heavy snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing temperatures occasionally cause major problems in parts of Texas. During the winter of 2001, severe winter ice storms crippled the north-eastern part of the state; 46 counties were declared a disaster area by the President of the United States.
Winter storms are known as deceptive killers because most serious injuries and death are indirectly related to the storm. Some causes of injury and death include hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold, carbon monoxide poisoning from defective heating units and/or poor ventilation, and automobile accidents.
05/31/222022 DISTRICT 10 4-H LEADERSHIP LAB REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT Hey all!We wanted to send some quick information for the District 10 Leadership Lab for this year since registration has opened! This is an incredibly fun opportunity for youth ages 13 and older to get to meet and interact with other youth in the District, learn leadership […]
05/17/222022 DISTRICT 10 4-H LEADERSHIP LAB REGISTRATION IS OPEN Hey all!We wanted to send some quick information for the District 10 Leadership Lab for this year since registration has opened! This is an incredibly fun opportunity for youth ages 13 and older to get to meet and interact with other youth in the District, learn leadership […]
05/11/222022 Texas 4-H Roundup Event RemindersHey all, We wanted to send a couple of reminders to everyone following up on the Texas 4-H Roundup emails sent through the 4HOnline broadcast email system. Check out the following information and links and let us know if you have any questions! We will be emailing those who qualified for contests […]
05/02/222021-2022 Bastrop & Travis County Photography and Videography ContestsHey all,We are excited to host our second county photography contest with Travis County!Registration for the County Photography and the Videography Contest will be done via e-mail and entries are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022. Nathan has graciously said he will accept entries […]
04/25/222022-2023 County Council Officer Announcement & Meeting DatesHey all,We wanted to share some exciting news - we have the results from our Council Officer Election! (Officers, be looking for some follow-up information towards the end of this week).We also wanted to go ahead and send out a save-the-date for the 2022-2023 Council Meetings that will […]
04/06/22SMITHVILLE LIVESTOCK SHOW DATES & EXPENSE REPORT REMINDERSHey all! We wanted to share a couple of reminders for our Smithville Show Exhibitors, since we are about 3.5 weeks away from the show! There are a few dates and a couple of tasks that will need to be completed.As a reminder, the rulebook is available for download […]
04/05/222022-2023 Summer Livestock Validation Tag Orders (Steers, Heifers, SF Lamb & Goat, SF Swine) Hey all!Happy Tuesday!! We wanted to send out a few reminders that it is time to start planning for the 2022-2023 show season! This information is also available on the livestock page of our website at https://bastrop.agrilife.org/livestock/. We currently have information posted for the large animals […]
04/04/22COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL MEETINGSHey all!We wanted to send a quick reminder that our next County 4-H Council meeting will be tomorrow, April 5th, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Bastrop County Extension Office.We would like to invite all youth who are interested in getting to know the County 4-H Council and Ambassadors, who are […]
04/04/222022 ELSA / BCJLS Meeting Moved to April 11, 2022 Hey all! We wanted to pass on the late notice that the ELSA / BCJLS Board Meeting has been postponed to next Monday, April 11, 2022, starting at 7:00 PM at the Elgin VFW. Please note that Mellanie will not be able to attend since that will conflict […]
04/04/222022 2022 District 10 Spring4-H Roundup ContestsHey all!We apologize for the delay with this information, we've been trying to get back on track and catch up with everything after all of the livestock shows. We wanted to pass on updates about the 2022 District 10 4-H Spring Roundup Contests. There have been some adjustments to […]