Chambers County, TXBeaumont Enterprise

ENTERPRISE EDITORIAL: Legislature at least stepped up for dogs

The regular session of the Legislature that ends today had more than its share of disappointments, but at least it included some significant help for dogs. The main improvements are bills that ban the use of heavy chains to tether dogs, one requiring animal control and shelters to scan lost dogs for microchips and another giving tax breaks to pet rescue facilities. These are basic provisions that most other states have had for years, and it was high time for Texas to join the modern trend.
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Texas StateHouston Chronicle

Where do Texas Democrats and Republicans really come together? Dog bills.

Dogs have fared well this Texas legislative session. While intensely partisan battles over voting rights, abortion and guns have demanded their attention for the last four months, lawmakers have found overwhelming unity when it comes to taking care of man’s best friend. A bill that bans the use of heavy...
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Crosby, TXstarcouriernews.com

Caregiving answers chronic dog dumping

CROSBY – Those of us with a heart for dogs were encouraged last Saturday to learn that a local lady is working diligently to find homes for strays and dogs being dropped off in east Harris County from that big city to the West. Most in Crosby believe there is...
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Texas StateHouston Chronicle

Whooping cranes finally nesting in Texas again

Not since the late 1800s have whooping cranes nested in Texas — until now. A pair of the magnificent birds are nesting in Chambers County on private land about 65 miles east of Houston off Interstate 10. They’re not part of the migratory flock from the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge but are instead from of an introduced, non-migratory flock at Louisiana’s White Lake Conservation Area.
Copperas Cove, TXKilleen Daily Herald

Cove PD honors Animal Control with appreciation week

On Wednesday, the Copperas Cove Police Department announced this week as Animal Control Appreciation Week. The Copperas Cove Animal Control is an entity of the police department and falls under the command of Deputy Police Chief Jeremy Alber. Six employees staff the Animal Control — one senior animal control officer,...
Dayton, TXbluebonnetnews.com

Attitude of gratitude: Dayton woman thanks officers who saved her in dog attack

A Dayton woman says the quick response of police officers saved her life when two pit bull dogs turned on her in a violent attack on Feb. 10. Monica Hopkins, owner of a pet grooming business called Mo’s Mutts, was caring for the animals after their owner, a homeless man known by many in Dayton, was jailed. Feeling empathy for the plight of the dogs and their owner, Hopkins took them in.
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Hardin, TXthekatynews.com

Eastern wild turkeys

Much of the Rio Grande wild turkey range in Texas experienced two great years of turkey production and recruitment in 2019 and 2020, and this means that hunters this spring season can expect to see many jakes and two-year-old gobblers across most of the Rio Grande range. “Those jakes will also keep things interesting this spring with big groups of young males roaming the turkey woods,” said Jason Hardin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) […]
Montgomery County, TXmontgomerycountypolicereporter.com

URGENT MESSAGE FOR PET OWNERS

Over the past 12 hours, the majority of calls to both Montgomery County and Liberty County Sheriff’s Office have been animal cruelty calls. People reporting animals left out in the cold with little or no shelter. Texas law prohibits this when temperatures reach the freezing mark. Please, if you see this try contacting that neighbor first and inform them of the law before calling the Sheriff’s Office. Many are thinking about water and power and forgetting about the pets.
Shelbyville, TXscttx.com

“The ‘Ill-Wind’ Squirrel Hunt” by Doug Fincher

- Although James Cannon and I were both from the Shelbyville, Texas area, I first met him in 1970 when I became pastor of Fletcher Emanuel Baptist Church in Lumberton, Texas. James was our Youth Sunday School teacher, a member of the Lumberton tax equalization Board, and was highly respected resident in the fastest growing town in Texas. We became close friends and often hunted together.
Huffman, TXourtribune.com

Moon Pie, the miniature mule, finds a forever home

Moon Pie is the most recent arrival at K9 Airlift’s Rescue Barn in Huffman. He is a tiny miniature mule, the size of a large dog, with hair the beautiful color of milk chocolate and a dappled belly. His mane looks like Tina Turner’s hair with highlights. This quirky little fellow has an abundance of personality, similar to that of a talk show host.
Saratoga, TXLaredo Morning Times

Rachel going for greatness

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rachel Alexandra comes to Saratoga Race Course on Saturday afternoon. She'll attempt to make history by becoming the first 3-year-old filly to beat older colts in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes. The New York Racing Association will mark the day by giving away Rachel buttons and they will...