There Is No Scientific Evidence Mosquitoes, Ticks Transmit COVID-19
Mar31

There Is No Scientific Evidence Mosquitoes, Ticks Transmit COVID-19

By Dr. Mario Villarino At this time, there is no scientific evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks, explained Texas A&M AgriLife experts.  Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR 1200B Houston Street Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 903-885-3443 “Ticks, like mosquitoes, are blood-feeding external parasites,” said Pete Teel, Ph.D., Texas A&M University interim head for...

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What To Do About Those Pesky Mosquitoes Lingering In Standing Water
Mar16

What To Do About Those Pesky Mosquitoes Lingering In Standing Water

By Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D. Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR 1200B Houston Street Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 903-885-3443 As we move along into our warmer days, a concern with recent rain is the accumulation of standing water. Concerns about mosquito-borne diseases this spring are prompting many of us to learn what to do to reduce the chances of mosquito bites in our own backyards and gardens. Fortunately, there are...

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City of Commerce Begins Spraying for West Nile Carrying Mosquitoes, Again
Oct06

City of Commerce Begins Spraying for West Nile Carrying Mosquitoes, Again

According to Acting City Secretary Becky Pattillo, the City of Commerce, with the assistance of Texas A&M University-Commerce, has been trapping mosquitoes and sending them to the Department of State Health Services as a precautionary measure to test for various diseases. Emergency Management Officials have been notified that one sample has tested positive for West Nile. Additional samples have been returned with positive results...

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Two Mosquitoes Tested for West Nile Virus Found Positive in Commerce
Aug12

Two Mosquitoes Tested for West Nile Virus Found Positive in Commerce

As a precautionary measure, the City of Commerce along with Texas A & M University-Commerce have been testing mosquitoes for various diseases by trapping them and sending them to the Department of State Health Services. Emergency Management Officials have been notified that two of the samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Most people infected with West Nile...

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MOSQUITOES AND BALLYHOO, 09/18, 2014 #1350

More on the eight day Galveston fishing trip. Saturday, September 6. Day 3. Our camp was southwest of Galveston at Jamaica Beach. Today we traveled back to Roll Over Pass to fish with our group. While riding the ferry we watched porpoises and birds. A group of first class birdwatchers trained their expensive binoculars skyward as they watched a fairly uncommon magnificent frigate bird. These large sea birds are related to albatrosses...

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Mosquito Control Spraying Slated June 18 In Cumby
Jun18

Mosquito Control Spraying Slated June 18 In Cumby

Elections, Cleanup Dates, Audit, Utility Rates Addressed At Recent Cumby City Council Meetings The City of Cumby announced that a company will be mosquito control spraying in town Thursday evening, June 18. The city approved the mosquito control measures during their regular June board meeting, conducted zia Zoom. NR (Noble Resources) Pest The city was quoted an estimate of $120 from NR (Noble Resources) pest per treatment. The...

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Cattle Losses Because of Blood Borne Disease by Mario Villarino
Nov14

Cattle Losses Because of Blood Borne Disease by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Recently I have visited several cattle producers with cases of anaplasmosis in their herd. Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease of cattle that causes destruction of red blood cells. The disease is caused by a minute parasite, Anaplasma...

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Summer’s Not Over at Cooper Lake State Park!
Aug09

Summer’s Not Over at Cooper Lake State Park!

Steve Killian, Cooper Lake Park Complex Manager loves it when visitors to the parks say “We didn’t know you offered all this!” There are actually two separate parks which welcome visitors, the South Sulphur Unit in Hopkins County and the Doctor’s Creek Unit in Delta County. Both offer RV and tent camping, screened shelters and lakeside cabins. You can rent a pavilion for a group event. There’s also...

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Tira News For July 17, 2019
Jul17

Tira News For July 17, 2019

By Jan Vaughn Rick and Judy Petty had all their children and grandchildren here for the weekend – Chris, Robin and Trey Petty and his friend Bennett Moyer from Cedar Park, Texas; Tyler and Caitlin Petty from Phoenix, Arizona; and Trever Petty and his girlfriend Ellen Ihnen from College Station, Texas; Ronnie, Amy and Macy Green from Cooper, Texas; and Mitchell Green and fiancée Rhalie Weathers from Lake Creek, Texas. Judy...

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Tire Ordinance Passes; Sulphur Springs Businesses Have 6 Months To Comply
Jul03

Tire Ordinance Passes; Sulphur Springs Businesses Have 6 Months To Comply

Local tire businesses will be limited in the number of scrap and used tires on their property, as well as how they may be stored. Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday evening approved Ordinance 2746, which amends the city code regarding tire businesses. Businesses will be restricted to 500 used or scrap tires on the ground outside on the property. Those outside of the business must be secured from public view and covered to prevent...

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