September is National Preparedness Month, a full month dedicated to encouraging the public to assess and prepare for local disaster risks and unplanned emergencies. The 2019 National Holdings Survey (NHS) conducted by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found that a growing number of people invest in disaster preparation activities. Approximately 60 percent reported perceiving themselves as being prepared, but only 42 percent believe preparing for a hazard will make a difference. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas urges families to plan for the unexpected and devise their own emergency preparedness plans.
After a long, painstaking hiatus, most schools in our country have once again opened their doors. Our children and young people are going back to school.
Approximately 90% of all the vegetable seed varieties that existed at the beginning of the 20th century are now extinct. A few varieties have gotten down to virtually a handful of seeds, before beginning a long, slo w road to recovery.
Trees are almost as old as dirt in the construction industry, but they’re new to Texas in the form of the state’s first mass timber office building.
What is 4-H? 4-H is the youth development program for the Cooperative Extension Service. It focuses on the needs, concerns, and interests of young people. Its aim is to help youth gain a positive self-concept, rational social behavior, knowledge and problem-solving capabilities.