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Recent wildfires across the Highland Lakes this summer, such as the Park Road 4 fire in late July, highlight the need for property owners to prepare for such emergencies. A good place to start is the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA program, which ‘teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.’ The Kingsland Garden Club program on Thursday, Sept. 7, is about Firewise landscaping. The meeting is at 1 p.m. in the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 W. Polk. It’s free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy photo by Robert and Sheryl Yantis

Become ‘firewise’ to protect your home; program is Sept. 7

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — As housing developments and other homes push farther into rural areas, the chances that wildfires could become a serious threat to homes and structures increases. In the past several months, at least five wildfires of 300 acres or more have burned parts of the Highland Lakes with two requiring evacuations […]

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Pecan weevils are on the move, experts say. Photo by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Bill Ree

Pecan weevils’ range is growing, warns AgriLife Extension expert

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM COLLEGE STATION — Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are being urged to watch for pecan weevils, which can decimate a crop right up to harvest. “This is not a new pest, but what is new is that it’s being sighted in areas where it’s never been found,” said Bill Ree, a Texas A&M […]

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Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service of Llano County holding banquet Aug. 29

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE LLANO — The 13th annual Extension Banquet is Aug. 29. The event, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service of Llano County and the Llano County Leadership Advisory Board, is 6 p.m. in Schorlemmer Hall at St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St. (more…)

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