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Monday, September 26, 2016

Shooting Sports Meeting and practice

Oct 2 - practice will be at 5:00 p.m. and the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

One Day 4-H & Keep Lockhart Beautiful Service Hours Sign-up Info

Greetings 4-H Families,


Each year Texas 4-H comes together during 4-H week to have a day of service (October 8th).  In Caldwell County we have decided to work that day to support the local animal shelters.  We have set-up a “Sign up genius” to simplify this process.


The flyer for the event is attached.  Keep in mind, you may sign up for multiple slots!


Important details to note for that day:


8:30AM-10:30 AM shift includes: making arrangements to obtain a 6” table from the extension office (or another place if you have a source), getting a plastic table cloth and picking up flyers from the extension office.  Setting up your booth and keeping record of incoming items and the food weights (we will provide the sheets).  Waiting until the next shift arrives.


10:30AM-12:30 PM shift includes: maintaining records of donations during your shift and waiting until the 3rd shift arrives.  Please do not bring your lunch to the booth.


12:30 PM - 2:30 PM shift includes: Please do not bring your lunch to the booth.  Maintain records of donations during your shift and close the booth at 2 PM.  Clean-up any trash that may have accumulated during the time 4-H was in front of the store.  Must have the capability to haul items collected to either Luling or Lockhart animal shelter immediately after closing the booth. Make arrangements to return the table to location from where it came, immediately following delivery of items to shelters. This shift adult needs to have a cell phone capable of texting to be in group messaging with agents about specifics.  Agents will be floating all sites that day.






Another opportunity on Oct. 8 - Keep Lockhart Beautiful 

We need individuals to be representatives for 4-H at the Environmental Fair associated with the “Keep Lockhart Beautiful” clean-up.  We haven’t finished the details on what that booth will look like, but it will need to incorporate an environmental stewardship quick activity for youth and a 4-H recruitment component.  If this is something your family is interested in doing, please contact Ronda at the office.  We will need to have people working an 8:30-10:30 shift and a 10:30 to 12:30 shift.  The first shift will be in charge of set-up and the second in charge of tear down.  We will need two adults and two youth minimum for each shift.  






Extension Agents will be floating to all the sites throughout the duration of the day and will meet individuals at the extension office after to open it and collect tables and any other items borrowed from the office.


We look forward to this massive day of service!!




Julie & Elsie




Scholarship Workshop

Robotics Meeting

Robotics Meeting - Oct. 6, 5:30 PM
Greetings Parents,
We will be having a meeting about starting up a robotics program in Caldwell County on October 6th at the Extension office (1403 Blackjack, Lockhart).  This meeting is for open parent-agent dialog.  Youth are welcome, but there will not be a learning component for them at this meeting and we will focus mainly on start-up costs, possible funding and opportunities within the project.  This is the first time this county has explored this project and we welcome all your input and assistance.  If your child has any interest in this project, we need a parent representative from the family in attendance.  Thanks and we look forward to learning together!

4-H Council Meeting

Meeting will be held at the Luling Foundation Farm at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

One-Day 4-H Corrected Locations

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Texas Robotics

Fort Worth Calf Scramble

Entry Forms available October 1st. Limited entries, first come first serve.
54 Calf Scramble Scholarships awarded in 2016.  Entry Deadline October 12th.
  • All participates must be 4-H or FFA members.
  • All applicants must be 14, 15, 16 or 17 years of age as of January 1, 2017 and not beyond their junior year of high school.
  • Students may enter multiple years as long as they are eligible.
  • PRIZE:  $500 Calf Scramble Certificate good toward the purchase of a registered Beef or Diary Heifer to exhibit at the Fort Worth Stock Show the following year, as well as the opportunity to participate in the scholarship program.
  • All Scramblers receive T-shirts and caps.  All students who do not catch a calf will receive a free pair of Justin Boots, courtesy of the Justin Boot Company.
Any questions please call the office and ask  512-398-3122 or email 

Guadalupe County Pecan Festival Pageant

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Deadline for Fort Worth Stockshow Entries

October 26, 2016 Deadline to enter into Fort Worth Stockshow.
You can come by the office before October 26th to pickup papers to enter.   Forms are in the office now.
All Junior Livestock Exhibitors must be Quality Counts Verified and verification number must be provided on all entry applications when entries are submitted.  Entries will not be accepted without Quality Counts verification number.   You must also be registered on 4-H Connect as a current 4-H member for the year 2016-2017.   Any questions please call the Extension office 512-398-3122 or email

Aces Wild Showmanship Show

2017 San Antonio Calf Scramble

Deadline to enter is October 12, 2016

To be eligible for the San Antonio Calf Scramble, participants must meet the following requirements.
  • Participants must be bonafide members of a Texas County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter.
  • Participants must have reached their 12th, but not their 18th birthday on January 1 and not be enrolled beyond their Junior year in high School.
  • Participants must be approved by their CEA or AST.
  • Participants may only be awarded one (1) San Antonio Calf Scramble Purchase Certificate during his/her FFA or 4-H Career.   
Please contact the office for entry information 512-398-3122 or email