Hunters Education Course Available

A hunters education course will be offered in Wharton County on two Saturdays. Hunters education is required by the state for all hunters born after Sept. 2, 1971. To complete the course you must be 9 years old or older. The first class will be offered 1 - 7 p.m. Saturday, August 14 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds in the Directors Room. A second class will be 1 - 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 21 at the same location. These are two separate classes and you can attend either one, you do not have to attend both to become certified. To register, go online to:, or contact Aaron Wilson, 936-581-0734 or by email at Cost of the course is $15, which is due at time of arrival on your class date. Cash or check, no credit cards, will be accepted.

Sunday, Aug. 15

St. Andrew’s Hosts Picnic

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 270 St. Andrew, is hosting a drive-thru barbecue meal, $12 per plate, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. There will be an online auction at Raffle tickets and country store items will be available while waiting in line.

Blood Donors Needed

El Campo Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the hospital. Look for the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center bloodmobile. For more information on requirements and how you can donate, visit

Thursday, Aug. 19

100 Club Postpones Banquet

Wharton County 100 Club Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19 has been postponed. The event will be held at a later date.

Sunday, Aug. 22

KCs Serving Fried Chicken

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 2490 is having a fried chicken dinner fundraiser, $10 per plate, to-go only on Sunday, Aug. 22. Serving begins at 11 a.m. until sold out at the KC Hall. Proceeds will benefit St. Philip teachers’ supply fund.


PUPS Assists With Spay/Neuter

From now through the end of October, Prevent Unwanted Pets (PUPS) is assisting cat owners with the cost of having their animal spayed or neutered at $30 per cat. To learn more, call 281-797-4681.


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