Monday, November 29, 2010

Brown Santa

Travis County 4-H will be assisting with Brown Santa. We have a few spots left to fill. If you would like to assist with this project, email Cynthia Pierce at You must email to confirm that you will be participating.

We will be working on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: 2300 Grand Avenue Parkway, Ste 105

D-10 Volunteer Leaders Association on Facebook

District 10 VLAT Facebook Group Now Active!
The District 10 Volunteer Leaders Association has established a group on Facebook to provide an opportunity for volunteers to network, receive information, and more! This strategy is being done to strengthen the core of our volunteer base and make sure that we are on the cutting edge! To join the group, you must have a Facebook account! Once that is in place, do a search for this group: District 10 4-H Volunteer Connect. When the page comes up, click on the button "Join The Group." You will then receive updates on your wall when any new information is posted! Not only can you review information posted by others, but if you have a great idea, a wonderful resource or lesson, or 4-H activity you want to promote that would benefit others in District 10, you can post to the page! Let's get some dialogue going and work together "To Make The Best Better" in District 10!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shooting Sports Members Selcted for National Teams

Congratulations to the following Shooting Sports members and volunteer leaders who were selected to represent Texas on the National Shooting Sports Teams:
Air Pistol - Dylan Lee
Coach - Gene Jones
Hunting - Keaton Harlow (Captain)
Danial Gibich
Small Bore pistol - Madeline Jones

Monday, November 22, 2010

SALE Youth Country Fair Baking Contest

For those interesting in baking, there is a contest held each year at the San Antonio Livestock Show. For information on the rules and guidelines and the entry form, please check out the Travis County 4-H Website - (look under the tab "4-H Events".

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Texas 4-H Science is on Facebook

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bowie FFA

Bowie FFA Alumni Association is holding a give away for some items from Red's Range. To check out the flyer, visit and look under the tab "4-H Events).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

State 4-H Photography Contest - Senior Aged Youth Only

Senior aged 4-H youth (youth who are 14 years of age and older as of August 31, 2010) interested in photography may participate in the state photography contest. The rules and guidelines are posted at (look under 4-H Events) There are quite a few changes to the contest so please read the rules and guidelines.

Travis County may only submit a total of 14 entries (1 entry per class). For those interested, please email your photos to by March 25, 2010.

If your photo(s) are selected to be submitted, there is a $10.00 fee per photo as well as registration on 4-H Connect that will be required.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

District 10 Photography Contest

For more information about this contest, check out - look under the tab, 4-H Events

Each 4-H member may enter up to three (3) photos. Photos DO NOT have to be in different categories (i.e. 4-H’er may enter 3 animals-wildlife photos). There is also a District Category called Creative Display. This category allows 4’Hers to show their creativity with photos in a scrapbook layout. In addition to the 3 photos, a 4-H member may enter one item in the Creative Display category. If a 4-H’er submits more than 3 photos, it will be up to the committee’s discretion as to which 3 photos will be judged. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member between May 1, 2010 and 2011 District Contest.

4-H Day with Texas A&M Basketball

The Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program is proud to announce a recent partnership with the Texas A&M Athletic Department. On December 4, 2010, Texas A&M Basketball will host the 4-H Challenge in conjunction with the Texas A&M vs. Pacific Men's Basketball game. This event will give individuals the opportunity to purchase $5 tickets and give their county the opportunity to win some great prizes. The top three counties selling the most tickets will receive four free tickets to the Texas A&M vs. Texas Men's Basketball game. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to have a 60 second promotional video shot featuring their county 4-H program produced by 12th Man Productions. This video clip will then be highlighted at the Texas A&M vs. Texas Men's Basketball Game on January 31st.

If you love basketball, come out December 4th and support your local 4-H Program at the Texas A&M vs. Pacific Men's Basketball game.

To purchase tickets, visit:, click on ticket center, then men's basketball. Located at the bottom of the list on the left side of the page is 4-H Challenge. Click on that and it will take you to the option to order tickets.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Scrapbooking Retreat

For those interested in scrapbooking or card making are invited to participate in a weekend retreat at the Texas 4-H Conference Center! The event is being hosted Cheryl Newberry (an avid scrapbooker) and the 4-H Center! Come and scrap with others, learn new techniques and tricks of the art of scrapbooking, and network with others who have a similar interest!

For cost, lodging and other information, please check out the flyer at, look under the tab "4-H Events"