Randall County Master Gardeners offer classes with advice for your Panhandle garden
The Randall County Master Gardeners will present a three-part series of classes titled “Gardening with the Masters: Taming the Conditions of the Texas Panhandle.” The classes will take place on March 21, March 28, and April 4, 2023, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The series will cover a variety of gardening topics, including flower gardening with annuals, perennials, and containers; gardening from seeds; microgreens; efficient irrigation; trees; shrubs; ornamental grasses; vegetables; tomatoes; landscape design; and xeriscape gardening. The classes will be led by expert Master Gardeners, including Barbara Harrington, Mia Dacus, Suzan Triplett, Melinda Gloe, Roger Gloe, Andi Wardlaw, and Neal Hinders.
For more information, visit the Texas Panhandle Art Education Association online at https://www.tpaea.org/ .
WT’s Mikuyung Shin wins Chancellor’s Award for work in special education
A West Texas A&M University faculty member’s dedication to special education has earned her an award from The Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.
Dr. Mikyung Shin, assistant professor of education in WT’s Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences, earned an individual award from the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators for the 2022-23 academic year.
Shin was nominated by her WT colleagues for her “exemplary work in preparing special education teachers,” said Dr. Betty Coneway, head of WT’s Department of Education and the Geneva Schaeffer Professor of Education and Social Sciences.
Shin serves on the committee that reviews applicants to WT’s educator preparation program and is research coordinator for WT’s Center for Learning Disabilities.
TxDOT seeks public input on 2050 transportation system, hosts statewide virtual meeting, local in-person open houses
AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation is planning for the future, and public input is crucial as the agency looks to meet the transportation needs of tomorrow. TxDOT is hosting a statewide virtual public meeting with in-person open houses this spring for Connecting Texas 2050, the latest update to TxDOT’s statewide long-range transportation plan.
With unprecedented population growth, increasing demands on our transportation system, and technological innovations reimagining how we move, TxDOT wants to hear from the traveling public as the agency looks toward 2050. During the statewide virtual public meeting and regional in-person open houses, TxDOT will explain the process of the statewide long-range transportation plan. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their vision and provide input on transportation goals and needs to help TxDOT plan for 2050.
The statewide virtual public meeting will be available online through May 31.
TxDOT will also host in-person open houses in various locations. For a full schedule, visit TxDOT online. The same information will be available at the virtual public meeting and in-person open houses.
Comments can be submitted online, by e-mail to ConnectingTexas2050@txdot.gov, or by mail to: TxDOT TPP Connecting Texas 2050, Statewide Planning Branch Manager, P.O. Box 149217, Austin, Texas, 78714-9217. Comments can also be submitted via comment forms provided at the in-person open houses. Comments must be postmarked or received by Wednesday, May 31, 2023, to be included in the public involvement summary.