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Pesticide Recertification Course scheduled

A Pesticide Recertification Course for Agriculture and Structural Applicators is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds (Building D) Rosenberg. The course will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15p.m. Five (5) CEU’s will be awarded in the following categories for Agriculture Applicators: 3-General, 1-Law & Regulations, 1-Drift Minimization. Five (5) […]

HCC Southwest donates 3D replica of Lincoln life mask in honor of 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address


Call it history in the making. Houston Community College Southwest (HCC Southwest) has created a 3D copy of Abraham Lincoln’s Life Mask, which will be donated to a local high school in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. HCC Southwest’s College Educational Technology Service s (CETS) recently registered with Smithsonian X 3D […]

Best Practices Math Summit a big success


The Fort Bend P-16 Regional Council hosted  their inaugural and  very successful  Best  Practices  Math Summit, Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8:00am, – 3:30pm at the shared – campus of  University of Houston @ Sugar Land and Wharton County Junior College in  Brazos Hall Room 103 in Sugar Land, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to offer Food Manager Certification training course

Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States.  Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have […]

WCJC Senior Citizen program to hold 5K fundraiser :Stride & Stroll”

The Wharton County Junior College Senior Citizen Program will hold a 5K Stride &Stroll on Saturday, Nov. 9 to benefit its program, which provides hot meals and a variety of services to adults 60 years and older who reside in Wharton County. The event begins at the Riverfront Park, Central Pavilion, located at 222 West […]

Wharton County Junior College Announces Winter Mini-Term and Spring 2014 Walk-In and Web Registration

Wharton County Junior College is registering for the Winter Mini-Term and the Spring 2014 Semester beginning November 1.  Students may register on campus or on the web through December 13 for the Winter Mini-Term. Students may register through January 20 online for the Spring 2014 Semester and should visit the college’s website for on-campus registration […]

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp to be featured speaker at Chamber meeting Oct. 28

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp.

The Governmental Relations Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp. He will be discussing how the current legislation has affected higher education in the state of Texas on Monday, October 28.  The luncheon will be held at the Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond from 11:30 […]

WCJC Fine Arts Department performs “Leaving Iowa”

Pictured left to right:  Victoria Brun of Richmond, Ashley Beck of Sheridan, and David Hiebert of Rosenberg as they rehearse for the upcoming production of WCJC Fine Arts Department’s “Leaving Iowa.”

A comedy about family vacations The Wharton County Junior College Fine Arts Department’s upcoming play Leaving Iowa will be held October 24 through 26 at the Horton Foote Theatre in the Duson-Hansen Fine Arts Building on the Wharton campus. Show times are at 7 p.m. The play is free and open to the public. Leaving […]

Home Landscape Series Water Conservation Workshop to be held November 16

A water crisis looms in Texas, driven by population and economic growth, drought, and competition among users for an increasingly scarce supply.  The crisis is affecting Texas residents today and it may take decades for the supply and demand equation to achieve balance.  All Texas residents have a stake in this problem, and there is […]

“Christmas Bird Counts: A Compiler’s Perspective”

The Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter is pleased to host Bob Honig as the speaker for our November monthly program. Bob will discuss the history and importance of Christmas Bird Counts and show us how to get involved with CBCs in our area. He will also touch on other citizen science efforts such as […]

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