Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

College Prep 101

College Prep 101 is a virtual workshop for high school students and parents. This seminar will offer the basics of how to apply for scholarships and interviewing techniques. These step-by-step tips will provide students who have the potential for a great college career but not necessarily the financial backing to attend their top choice school. Whether you plan to obtain an Associate Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree, College Prep 101 will extend the extra boost […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-FBC and the FBC Fair Association Sponsors Coloring Contest

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-FBC and the FBC Fair Assoc. is sponsoring an AG’tivity Barn Coloring Contest open to student residents of Fort Bend County in Kinder through 5th grade.  Coloring sheets are available for pick up at all Fort Bend County libraries, tax offices, Extension office & fair office. You can also download a printable version from our website, fortbend.agrilife.org.  For more information, call 281-342-3034.

Don’t Forget to Give Your Child a Boost!

Booster seats help children fit adult seat belts With so many more stresses added to daily life it is important not to forget that children who are too small to fit the vehicle seat belt are at risk and need to ride in booster seats. The seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child and the poor fit of the seat belt can actually […]

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Hosts Kids Into Fashion Camp

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting the Kids Into Fashion Camp on July 20th and July 21st. The camp will be from be from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Join us as we venture on a two-day exploration through the fashion industry. The participants will have the opportunity to learn how to reconstruct a garment, design a fashion collection, learn photography basics and start an online fashion boutique. The camp will be […]

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Why not include safe driving and become an active driver?

It is almost time to make those New Year’s Resolutions. This year might be a good time to focus on one that could save your life.  While all notions of self-improvement have their value, driving is one area where our actions can affect not only ourselves, but other drivers and passengers on the road. Motor vehicle crashes and fatalities are higher than they have been for many years.    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, […]

Libraries Host Online Gardening Program On Tree Care

Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online gardening program, “Tree Care Basics,” on Tuesday, November 16, beginning at 2:00 pm. Part 8 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s Landscape Success series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person. James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will provide an overview of tree care for the Texas Gulf Coast region. Learn […]

First Child Heatstroke Death of the Year in Texas The Dangers of Leaving Children Alone in or Around Cars

Although Texas leads the nation in child heatstroke deaths, the state did go nearly 7 months into 2021 without a child dying from heatstroke in a vehicle. Sadly, that changed on July 16th when a 3-year-old child was found unresponsive in a vehicle in Tyler, Texas, making this the first heatstroke death of the year in Texas and the ninth child heatstroke death for the nation in 2021. These deaths are totally preventable. From 1998 through […]

Landscape Success: Free online program starting April 20th!

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are partnering with the Fort Bend County Libraries to offer Landscape Success, a program consisting of eight online classes to be held each month from April through November 2021. Based on Earth-Kind® landscaping principles, the goal of Landscape Success is to conserve water and protect water quality, reduce fertilizer and pesticide use, conserve energy, and reduce yard waste entering urban landfills. Topics are selected based on […]

Texas A&M System Brings Vaccine To Underserved Rural Areas

The Texas A&M University System is giving vaccination efforts in rural Texas a shot in the arm, rushing COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved communities. The vaccine push is targeting homebound Texans 65 years or older. The effort is part of the State Mobile Vaccine Pilot Program, which has delivered the life-saving vaccine to 10 Texas counties, which include DeWitt, Glasscock, Kenedy, Marion, Motley, McMullen, Real, Sherman, Starr and Terrell counties. The Texas Division of Emergency Management, the […]

The Importance of Using Booster Seats

Baby car seat, from my objects series

Unfortunately, seat belts do not come in one-size-fits-all. In fact, the seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child. And, the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious injuries or even death during a crash. Many parents are under the impression that a child can be moved to the vehicle seat belt system when they have outgrown the weight limits of […]