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Extension Office Open to Public Effective May 4

County Offices Reopening May 4 2020

JUDGE SPENRATH PUBLIC NOTICE:   COURTHOUSE OFFICE ACCESSIBILITY

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, the FRONT DOORS TO MOST WHARTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDINGS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR BOTH WALK-IN and BY APPOINTMENT MEETINGS.

Per Governor Abbott’s new Executive Order GA-18:  essential services and reopened services may start at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2020.  In subparagraph i) “Local government operations, including county and municipal governmental operations relating to permitting, recordation, and document-filing services, as determined by the local government

County Officials are asking all visiting patrons and guests to adhere to the following recommendations:

  • No more than 10 persons are gathered in the front foyer area around the County Clerk’s Office and Tax Office;
  • Patrons are encouraged to wear face coverings where possible; if you do not have one, a mask will be provided
  • Patrons in the building should remain separated consistent with 6 feet social distancing and other precautions.
  • Patrons should come alone to help minimize the potential for group contamination (please leave small children and guests at home with family members.)

*NOTICE*

The Wharton County Extension Office will be closed on the following dates:

January 1, 2020New Year's Day
January 20, 2020Martin Luther King Day
April 10, 2020Good Friday
May 25, 2020Memorial Day
July 3, 2020Independence Day
September 7, 2020Labor Day
November 11, 2020Veterans Day
November 26-27, 2020Thanksgiving Day
December 24-25, 2020Christmas Day

 

wharton County

WHARTON COUNTY

Population (2000): 41,188
1,086 square miles

History: Wharton County was named for brothers William H. and John A. Wharton. The county was established after the Mexican War in 1846 from parts of Matagorda, Jackson and Colorado counties.

Topography: The Colorado River runs from northwest to southeast and flows through Glen Flora and Wharton. The county is drained by Mustang Creek in the extreme west, the Colorado River in the central portions, and the San Bernard River and West Bernard Creek in the eastern portions. Level to undulating plains rise toward the north and are marked by a timber belt of ash, pecan, live oak and other varieties of hardwood trees along the Colorado River. In an area referred to as Bay Prairie, prairie and bunch grasses, mesquite, and oak predominate. The upper northeastern portion, Lissie Prairie, is treeless with prairie and bunch grasses. Altitude varies from 50 to 200 feet.

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Vision:

Help Texans better their lives

Mission:

Through the application of science-based knowledge, we create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change

Capabilities:

We provide programs, tools, and resources —local and statewide — that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen our communities, and enrich youth.

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AREAS

Agriculture/Natural Resources:
Cotton, grain sorghum, rice, corn, soybeans, forage and hay production, beef cattle management, pesticide use and safety, water testing, and alternative agricultural enterprises.

Family and Community Health:
Food and nutrition, food safety, food preservation, diabetes education, elder care, financial management, parenting skills, clothing and textiles, Child Care Provider Education, Food Handlers and Food Protection Management training.

4-H & Youth Development:
Project activities exist for youth, 3rd-12th grades in agriculture, family & consumer sciences, shooting sports, leadership, community service, veterinary sciences, horticulture, livestock and more. Youth will develop new skills, learn cooperation, develop leadership abilities, improve their citizenship and have fun.

Integrated Pest Management:
Provide subject matter information designed to strengthen county pest management programs. Programs and information are designed to better implement planning, execution and evaluation of control efforts as they relate to overall agricultural production or to the solution of pest problems in the county.