Brookshire Police Offi cer David Martinez, center holding the proclamation with the members of the Waller County Commissioners Court: Jeron Barnett, Justin Beckendorff, Judge Trey Duhon, Commissioner Russell Klecka and Commissioner John Amsler. Photo by Lillie Ruby.
Nicole Gray was named the 2015 Youth Advocate of the Year by the Texas Council on Family Violence in recognition of her advocacy for Young Hearts in the Hempstead Community. Pictured from the left are Julie Stanfi ll, Jose Sainz, Sandra Lozano, Connie Gray, Kim Mathis, Nicole Gray, Coach Tompkins, Alesha Istvan, Jessica Moreno, HMS Principal Lance Harjo and Naomi Gray. Photo provided by Hempstead Public Information.
Left to right Row 1 Yancey Anguiano, Landon Hulse, Jaylon Johnson, Row 2 Marvin Bedolla, Jaxon Cleveland, Angel Luis, David Arias, Juan Pedraza, Jair Cruz, Edgar Oviedo, Rio Gonzalez Row 3 Alejandro Gomez, Aiden Jackson, radon Douglas, William Cardona, Mathew Iraheta,Preston Moreland, Carlos Medrano, Kevin Weatherford .
Left to right Row 1 Lindsey Moreno, Abigail Arellano, Zakirah Anderson, Dayany Valle-Ortega Row 2 Alondra Arvizu, Adamaris Rodriguez, Jocelyn Xiqui-Garcia, Alondra Valdez,Ta’niah Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Amilee Hinojosa, Ar’taylee BellRow 3 Makenzie Williams, Cristal Sanchez,Dulce Cruz-Rios, Isabella Ibarra, Leslie De La Rosa,Cristal Rosa, Brooklyn Allen, Taylor Lacour Row 4 Breniyia Armstead,Abigail Vazquez, Daniela Ibarra, Caylen Costilla, Kayla Gaston, Ja’unsae Johnson, Mayra Rocha.
TUSDA – “Probably it is one of the most innovative interagency tools on the planet.” So said Dr. Roger Pulwarty, Director of the National Integrated Drought Information System (of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, located in Boulder, CO), in describing the development of a coordinated National Soil Moisture Network. Americans hear the words “drought” and “flood” quite often, but a key factor in determining drought or flood potential, crop yield, water supply, hydrology or climate change impacts is soil moisture. At the Ag Outlook Forum, held recently in suburban Washington, D.C., Dr. Michael Strobel, director of USDA’s National Water and Climate Center (part of the Natural esources Conservation Service) outlined plans for a nation-wide soil moisture monitoring system and the pilot system that will pave the way.More complicated than
Paso Fino Horse Association – The Paso Fino’s journey to the Americas began more than 500 years ago with the importation of Andalusians, Spanish Barbs from North Africa, and smooth-gaited Spanish Jennets (now extinct) to the “New World” by Spanish Conquistadors. Bred for their stamina, smooth gait, and beauty, “Los Caballos de Paso Fino” – the horses with the fine walk – served as the foundation stock for remount stations of the Conquistadors. Centuries of selective breeding by those who colonized the Caribbean and Latin America produced variations of the “Caballo de Criollo,” among them the Paso Fino that flourished initially in Puerto Rico and Colombia, and later, in many other Latin American countries (primarily Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, and Venezuela).