The Texas Master Naturalist Program, Coastal Prairie Chapter, is now taking application for the Fall 2016 training program. Classes and field work provide training in natural history, wildlife, and the ecosystem of the area.
By Lillie Ruby
Jada Campos of Brookshire successfully competed in the AAU Junior Olympics trials. Campos will now compete in the Jr. Olympics in the 100 Yard Dash and the 4x100 Sprint Relay.
Royal ECC and STEM Academy will host a car wash Saturday, August 6, 2016 in the B&B Foods parking lot beginning at 9 a.m.The car wash benefits the Waller County Child Welfare Board. The Board funds numerous projects at both schools including Family Math Night, Jumpstart Read for the Record Book Give Away, and Movie Gift Cards for Students meeting the requirements of N.E.A.T ( Never Ever Absent or Tardy).
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced for less than $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7.
“Roads are at the core of humanity’s journey. They satisfy our desire to reach out past the horizon and discover what lies beyond the familiar… Over the centuries, the road known as El Camino Real has lain silently watching the journey of humanity. The road carried both cargo and culture; it fostered conflict and cooperation. In the meantime, the land now known as Texas was changed forever—a transformation that was delivered along El Camino Real.” Those words begin the narrative for El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail interpretive project, a $5.5 million project that will construct a new visitor center at Mission Tejas State Park in Houston County west of Nacogdoches, renovate the flood-damaged Smith Visitor Center at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, repurpose a historic building into a new welcoming center at Goliad State Park and Historic Site, and place a new Camino Real interpretive display at Mission Rosario near Goliad.
Texas— More than $51 million in federal disaster assistance to date is helping fuel the recovery for households and businesses in 24 Texas counties hit hard by the May-June storms and flooding. As of July 13, nearly $28.4 million was approved in FEMA household assistance grants for eligible applicants to repair damaged homes and pay for temporary housing.