Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Reminders for the week of August 14-18, 2017

A couple helpful reminders for events and deadlines coming up this week:
  • Thursday, August 17, is our County Achievement Banquet to support our 4-H'ers and their accomplishments this year
  • Friday, August 18, is the deadline for turning in the following items with payment:
    • Major Lamb and Goat validation tag orders (any lamb or goat that was validated for State Fair will need to be RE-validated)
    • State Fair of Texas entries

Monday, August 14, 2017

2016-2017 Banquet T-Shirt Update

With our Achievement Banquet coming up so quickly, we wanted to provide an update on t-shirts for this year.  The 2016-2017 County Council was not able to finalize their design for the year and has made the decision to pass it on to the incoming 2017-2018 County Council.  This means that we will not have t-shirts at the banquet this year.  We will share information about shirts as soon as the design is completed!

Archer County 4-H 3-D & Field Archery Tournament

For rules and registration form, please click here.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PBR @ Frank Erwin Center

The world’s premier bull riding organization, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) began as a dream of 20 bull riders 24 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series, the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The PBR’s 2017 Built Ford Tough Series will make its first ever stop in Austin for the Wrangler’s Long Live Cowboys Classic presented by Frontier Communications on Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17.

Travis County 4-H SAVES $10 on tickets!* To purchase tickets, call (512) 232-4343 or email GroupSales@erwin.utexas.edu. Deadline to order is Friday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. For more information about this and other Frank Erwin Center Events, please visit us at www.uterwincenter.com.
*Discount excludes $20 and $300 Elite seats. No double discounts. Offer is subject to availability. Facility fee and convenience charges may apply. All information is subject to change.

Clarendon College Judging Contest

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Team

The Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Team applications are now open through 4-H Connect.  The information can be found at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017-18-Texas-Team-Application.pdf

The deadline to apply will be September 13, 2017.  Individual 4-Hers that apply must have a letter of recommendation from their CEA OR their District 4-H specialist.  Applicants must ask the agent or specialist ahead of time.  

The Texas Team is chosen in October to represent our state at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships to be held in Grand Island Nebraska in June 2018.  There will be 9 discipline teams chosen: Air Pistol, Air Rifle, Smallbore Pistol, Smallbore Rifle, Compound Archery, Recurve Archery, Muzzleloading, Shotgun, and Hunting Skills. 

25th Annual Mission River Classic Steer & Heifer Show

State Record-book Judging Results

The State event included 282 entries in 29 categories. Congratulations to each 4-H member for advancing to the state level.  Travis County youth, with their placing and category, are as follows:

William Whitaker     2nd Place     Food & Nutrition
Erica Masi     2nd Place     Personal Development
Caitlin McCauslin     5th Place     Public Speaking

All books are in transit back to the State 4-H Office where they will be sorted and returned to each District for distribution back to County offices and eventually to the 4-H members. Please be patient with the process.

Colorado County Fair Youth Livestock Judging Contest