Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs

Ribeye Cook-off, Christmas Program, Fall Festival Arts Contest

Johanna Hicks Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Sciences 1200-B W. Houston P.O.Box 518 Sulphur springs, TX 75483 903-885-3443 – phone 903-439-4909 – Fax

Johanna Hicks
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Family & Consumer Sciences
1200-B W. Houston
P.O.Box 518
Sulphur springs, TX 75483
903-885-3443 – phone
903-439-4909 – Fax
[email protected]

Beef Cooking Demonstrations Coming Soon!

Sulphur Springs will be the host for a special event on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, on Celebration Plaza.  The NETBIO Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Round-up will feature several opportunities to enjoy the cooler weather, the beautiful downtown plaza, and celebrate Texas beef!

On Friday, October 16, representatives from the Texas Beef Council will provide cooking demonstrations starting at 12:00 noon.  They will discuss the various cuts of beef as well as the most suitable ways for cooking.  Demonstrations will show how simple it can be to attain a juicy, flavorful, beef product.

The Ribeye cook-off will ensue  on Friday afternoon.  Cook teams are already signed up and making plans to compete for the best ribeye!  Steak Dinner tickets may be purchased for $25 each. Tickets are available at Texas Heritage National Bank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Hopkins County, or online at  The dinner will be served starting at 6:15 p.m. on Celebration Plaza.  To end the day, a free concert, open to the public, will start at 8:00 p.m., featuring Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band, so bring your chairs and enjoy some of your country favorites!

For the running enthusiasts, Saturday, October 17 will feature the 5-K Run for the Beef, starting at 8:00 a.m. leaving from Celebration Plaza.  Cost to enter is $30.  You may register at Fieldhouse Sports or on-line at

Christmas Joys Holiday Program

Wow, we’ve had a great response for this annual event!  Extension’s “Christmas Joys” is scheduled for Monday, November 9, at the Southwest Dairy Museum.  The 1:30 p.m. session is full and we have started a waiting list.  If you have signed up and find that you won’t be able to attend, PLEASE call us so we can contact those on our waiting list!  Seats still remain for the 5:30 p.m. session, but it is half full, so don’t wait too long!  Call 90-3885-3443 and leave your name and phone number.  We must have a name for each seat reserved.

This year’s program will feature tasty recipes, craft demonstrations, gift-giving ideas, and more.  Special guests include Carrie Brazeal, Collin County Extension Agent, and Melisa Rhodes, Van Zandt County Extension Agent, in addition to Dairy Museum staff, and yours truly.  The cost is only $5, which include a goody bag, booklet of all the recipes and demonstrations, and refreshments.

Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest

I hope you are making plans to participate in the 2015 Fall Festival Creative Arts Contest!  All ages are welcome to enter.  Categories include clothing, quilts, creative crafts, needlework, scrapbooks, food preservation, baked goods, decorated cakes, photography, art, horticulture, dolls, woodworking, and holiday/seasonal.  We also have a division for nursing homes and assisted living residents.

The entry fee is only $1 per person, regardless of the number of items entered.  That’s quite a bargain!  For a full description of categories and guidelines, drop by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston, Sulphur Springs, or go to and click on publications.  You may also call our office and we’ll e-mail the information to you.

Closing Thought

Celebrate living in Hopkins County – a special place for family, friends, faith, and fun!

Author: Staff Reporter

Share This Post On