Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Postponement/Cancellation of Large 4-H Events/Activities

Per the request of Extension Administration, all large attended 4-H events and activities are being postponed/canceled through at least May 11th. If you have plans to attend a 4-H related event or activity over the next couple of weeks, I advise you to check the status of the event.

Also please be cautious and aware of safety concerns:

Here are some examples of steps you can take to manage your risk of infection:
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or carry a small-size, alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you and use it often. You can purchase alcohol-based hand sanitizer at any local pharmacy or grocery store.
2. Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes.
3. Don’t eat, drink or smoke after others.
4. Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve so viruses are trapped in the fabric of your clothing and so you do not contaminate your hands. If you cough into a tissue, throw it in a wastebasket immediately. Don’t lay it on a surface that others might touch. Wash or sanitize your hands as soon as possible.
5. Avoid close contact with people who are ill and stay home when you are sick.
Simple actions such as these can reduce the chances of you contracting this and other illnesses. Further information specific to swine flu can be found at the following URL’s:
Center for Disease Control:
Texas Department of State Health Services:\swineflu
Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN):

Friday, April 17, 2009

4-H Night with the Rangers

Saturday, May 2, 2009
White Sox vs. Rangers - 7:05 p.m.
Nolan Ryan Replica Statue (First 20,000)

Saturday, May 30, 2009
A’s vs. Rangers - 7:05 p.m.
Casting Crowns pre-game concert

Friday, June 26, 2009
Padres vs. Rangers - 7:05 p.m.
Post-game fireworks show

Friday, July 17, 2009
Twins vs. Rangers - 7:05 p.m.
Post-game fireworks show

Saturday, September 19, 2009
Angels vs. Rangers - 7:05 p.m.
MercyMe pre-game concert

Click on the following website for pricing and ordering information.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4-H Night With the Astros!

4-H Night with the Astros is back.
Minute Maid Park
Saturday, June 6th & Saturday, September 12th
Texas 4-H Special Fundraising Pricing

To purchase tickets and find out prices as well as other information - check out the following website:
Log on to
Password: 4h

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Veterinary Science Camp

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual West Texas Youth Veterinary Science Workshop. This year’s workshop will be held at the Tom Green County 4-H Center in San Angelo, Texas from June 21st through June 25th, 2009.

The objective of the week-long event is to expose youth to careers in veterinary science. Instructors will include university and research faculty, Texas Cooperative Extension personnel, Texas Animal Health Commission personnel, and veterinary practitioners. Course topics will include: the beef quality assurance program, toxicology, parasitology, anaesthesiology, anatomy, nutrition, first aid, beef feedlot health management, large & small animal practice, zoology, necropsy, horse medicine, and more. Activities will involve classroom study, lab work, and field excursions.

Cost of the camp will be $200.00, with payment for the camp due on June 10th . In the event of cancellations, refunds will be offered in full. After June 15th, the payment is non-refundable. If you or your leaders have questions about the camp please call the Sutton County Extension Office, at
(325) 387-3101.

Forms may be found on the website under the "Forms" tab

Burnet County Sportfishing Camp

Texas 4-H Sportfishing Camp
July 13-16, 2009
LCRA Facility on Lake Buchanan
Buchanan Dam, Texas

Participants will learn sportfishing skills such as casting, lure manufacturing, fish biology, and water quality improvement skills just to name a few. All campers will be Boater Safety Certified with the Texas Parks Wildlife Department at this camp. This camp will be held on Lake Buchanan in the Highland Lakes chain of lakes located between Burnet and Llano Counties in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Most activities will be on the water at either Lake Buchanan or Inks Lake.

This 4 day 3 night camp will include: tour Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery operated by the U.S. Fish &Wildlife Department; and the Inks Lake State Park operated by Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Thanks to a generous donation from the LCRA the cost of this camp has been kept to $150.00 which will cover meal expenses. Cabin facilities at the LCRA administrative facility will accommodate female & malecampers so space is limited. If you wish to participate in this years camp send in your registration now.
Registration will be accepted on a first come basis. Once your application is received and approved you will receivea packet of information via e-mail to your county agent.

Registration Form: (will be accepted up to June 1, 2009 *FIRST COME FIRST SERVE*)
Registration form may be obtained from the website under the "Forms" tab.

Monday, April 6, 2009

4 – H C.A.P.I.T.A.L. Project Summer Camps

Come out and join us for a fun-filled week of Austin-area sportfishing field trips and other water adventures! All campers receive: a Zebco 33 Fishing Pole, Tackle Box, Daily Lunch, Snacks, Camp T-shirt and Awards Ceremony.

Explore our solar system! Build and launch your own rockets, gliders and “UFOs.”
Build and race solar cars. Feel what the astronauts feel by riding our orbital simulator! All campers receive: a model rocket, Daily Lunch, Snacks, Camp T-shirt and Awards Ceremony.

Both camps held at:
Martin Middle School
1601 Haskell
Austin, TX 78702

Ages: 9-13
Time: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm (extended hours available for $20 surcharge: 7:30-5:30)
Cost: $175 (scholarships available)

To register, for more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities please contact:
4-H CAPITAL Summer Camps
Phone 512.854.9616 • Fax 512.854.9611 • Email:

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