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Central Texas Unemployment Rate Steady

The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas remained steady at 2.9 percent in October 2022, the same low rate recorded in September, with 4,753 jobs added, according to figures released by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The 2.9 percent unemployment rate in the nine-county Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) represented 18,284 residents seeking employment, […]

December Range Webinar

The Lee County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Stewardship webinars on Thursday, December 1, at 12 noon in the Extension office located at 310 S Grimes, Giddings. The December topic will be “Good Cow Management is Good Carbon Management”, with Dr. Doug Tolleson, Associate Professor with the Sonora Research Station […]

USDA Reminds Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Election

December 5 is the Last Day to Return Ballots

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started mailing ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Fayette/Lee County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 5, 2022. “FSA county committee members provide valuable knowledge and judgment as decisions are made about […]

Bounty on Feral Hogs and Coyotes

Funds are available for Feral Hog and Coyote bounties. Hogs and coyotes must be harvested in Lee County. Participants must give land location where hogs and coyotes were harvested when turning in ears. Feral hogs and coyotes can be taken by any lawful method. Ears must be submitted in Ziploc bags, no more than 5 pair of ears per bag […]

Kolkhorst & Demerson To Announce Business Breakthrough at Giddings Workforce Summit on Nov. 14th

State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, Texas Workforce Commissioner Aaron Demerson, Blinn College Chancellor Mary Hensley, and the City of Giddings have a secret, but they are waiting to announce it at the Giddings Workforce Summit. The luncheon event is scheduled for 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Silo’s Event Center on Hwy. 77 in Giddings. “Existing businesses in the Central […]

How the Poem In Flanders Fields Came to Be

John McCrae’ s In Flanders Fields remains to this day one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is a lasting legacy of the terrible battle in the Belgian Ypres territorial battlefield against Germany in the spring of 1915. The area was in the northwest region of Belgium which was known as Flanders. Here is the story of […]

Veterans Day

Opinion

Texans fear of losing access to water is already here

An aging water main snapped in Odessa. Drought conditions decimated groundwater supplies to the town of Concan. Millions of Texans lived without water for days when complications from Winter Storm Uri left household taps dry. While Thursday, Oct. 20, marked the 8th annual Imagine a Day Without Water, too many Texans have already been forced to endure this reality. A […]

Monthly Range Webinars

The Lee County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Stewardship webinars on Thursday, November 3, at 12 noon in the Extension office located at 310 S Grimes, Giddings. The November topic will be “Grow More Grass”, with Dr. Morgan Treadwell, Extension Specialist with the San Angelo Research and Extension Center. […]

Free Rides to the Polls

CARTS will be offering free rides for voters during early voting and to voters headed to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. Texas voters can vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 24, 2022, to Friday, November 4, 2022, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Passenger can ride […]


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