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As I look out over my landscaping plants and observe their growth patterns and textures, I am reminded that many are at the end of their growing cycles.
(BPT) - Colder weather’s arrival means homeowners across the country brace themselves for the battle against bold, foraging deer. But with recent reports that Lyme disease – transmitted by ticks that live on deer – is even more prevalent than health officials once thought, keeping deer away from your backyard is not just a cosmetic or financial issue any more. Your success at deterring deer could directly affect your family’s health.
Since I’ve been on the topic of trees lately, I thought I might share a couple of questions readers have asked me about trees.
LAMPASAS — A Lampasas County man pleaded guilty Friday to taking more than 100 cattle to local auctions that belonged to his former employer and neighbor.
Today, I’m addressing the issue of pruning your trees, what to know and what to ask.
I wanted to find out whether staking new or transplanted trees is necessary. So I did some research, and wanted to share what I learned.
Harker Height Fire Department and the Texas Forestry Service team up to help educate citizens about about wildfire prevention Saturday at Harker Heights Community Park.
With more houses being built on the rural outskirts of the city, the Harker Heights Fire Department wants people to be aware of how they can keep their homes safe from fire.
Mary Kay Hicks, a fire prevention specialist with the Texas Forestry Service, uses a map to talk about wildfire prevention Saturday at Harker Heights Community Park.
Wild land fires can travel at speeds up to 30 miles an hour, said Harker Heights Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Gallenstein.
Elizabeth Morse, who made her fortune selling worthless herbal remedies to the gullible, is buying up huge parcels of timberland in Eastern Maine with the hope of persuading the federal government to turn it into a national park.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — With no way out, the 19 elite firefighters did what they were trained to do when trapped by a wildfire: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground.
In this April 12, 2012 photo provided by the Cronkite News, Phillip Maldonado, a squad leader with the Granite Mountain Hotshots, trains crew members on setting up emergency fire shelters outside of Prescott, Ariz. On Sunday, June 30, 2013, 19 members of the Prescott-based crew were killed in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years. The firefighters were forced to deploy their emergency fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat - when they were caught near the central Arizona town of Yarnell, according to a state forestry spokesman. (AP Photo/Cronkite News, Connor Radnovich)
An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.
The Harker Heights Fire Department wants to ensure residents are prepared in case a wildfire ignites in the area,
FORT HOOD — In honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day, Fort Hood planted a tree and invited hundreds of schoolchildren to learn about recycling Friday morning.
Bailey Lisenbe, 13, of Harker Heights was one of about 100 youngsters who competed with their animals for the title of grand champion in the 2013 Killeen Junior Livestock Show.
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.