Packing a Safe & Healthy School Lunch

We’ve all seen the signs – isles of schools supplies, cars parked at the various school campuses, school staff scurrying around making preparations, Back-to-School store promotions. The first day of school is just a few hours away, leaving parents with mixed emotions. For some, their little ones will be attending school for the first time. For others, their children are no longer kids and will be spending their final year in the...

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Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids
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Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids

It seems like summer is just starting to really heat up in Texas, yet it is almost time for children to go back to school. Soon motorists will be sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car to school. Drivers need to be vigilant because school children can be very unpredictable. They’re easily distracted and can often run into traffic or out from behind...

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A Little Something to Tempt Your Taste Buds

A Little Something to Tempt Your Taste Buds Peach Cobbler, Oven Fried Chicken, Double Cornbread, Waldorf Salad, Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait, Black Bean & Cilantro Spread – these sound so good! If you are looking for some tasty recipes without the added sugars and fats, you don’t want to miss the 2014 Summer “Cooking Well with Diabetes” series…and you’ll receive recipes for these and more. In the past, when Momma prepared those...

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Extension Leadership Advisory Board Makes Plans for 2015

Extension Leadership Advisory Board Makes Plans for 2015 August is here, which means that planning for 2015 will soon be in full force! As Extension Agents, we plan our calendars ahead of time (actually, we’ll set dates for months in 2015 which haven’t even arrived in 2014, yet!) This can be a challenge, but with the help of our Leadership Advisory Board, Youth Board, Family & Consumer Sciences Committee, Ag Committee, Master...

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“Cooking Well with Diabetes” Series Coming Soon

If you or someone you know has diabetes, preparing healthy meals doesn’t have to be a challenge. As a matter of fact, we ALL need to make more nutritious choices. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides a great series called “Cooking Well with Diabetes”, which can make meal preparation at home more nutritious, as well as delicious! The “Cooking Well with Diabetes” (CWWD) summer series is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays,...

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Upcoming Events Brought to You by Your County Extension Office

Upcoming Events Brought to You by Your County Extension Office If you keep up with local happenings, you will often see Texas A&M AgriLife Extension listed as the primary provider or collaborator. Improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education is Extension’s mission. Through the programs Extension faculty members provide, Texans are better prepared to: ·...

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4-H Members are Geared Up for a Busy Summer

“The Great Outdoors!” was the theme for the 2014 4-H Multi-county 4-H Camp. Hopkins County sent nineteen 4-H members and leaders to this fun camp. We generally have the largest group of any county there, and our kids bring home lots of awards! Big thanks go to Jeremy Bridges, Billy Branch, and Ruthie Mayers for assisting Mario and me with the shooting sports and sewing workshops! Other workshops included Outdoor First Aid, Ropes...

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Six Harmful Behaviors That Push People Away

Another interesting document came across my desk recently and I wanted to share it with you. Some of you might recall the column written in May about the five harmful marriage habits. I received many positive comments about that one, and thought many of you would find this one equally enthralling. We all have witnessed negative behaviors the cause damage to relationships, professional success, and to the individual. It is important...

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2nd Annual Tomato Recipe Contest/Tomato Festival

Hopefully, you read about the upcoming Hopkins County Tomato Festival in my co-worker’s column last week. Today, I wanted to give you some information on the Tomato Recipe Contest. Tomato plants all across Hopkins County are producing beautiful fruits, so this is a great opportunity to show off your cooking skills, as well! Here are the details for the Tomato Recipe Contest: 1) Contest will be held on Saturday, July 5th, at the...

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Dinner Tonight

Need Help? Go to “Dinner Tonight” for Recipes & Videos The idea of family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping families eat healthier – and together – at mealtime. Dr. Susan Ballabina, AgriLife Extension Associate Director for Program Development, College Station, indicates that “The...

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