- NOTICE from Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington -
Rabies Exposure Media Release 02/03/23
On 1-30-2023, the Cooke County Sheriff's Office was notified by the State of Texas that a cow had tested positive for Rabies in Cooke County. The 10-year-old, unvaccinated cow became ill, and the owners believed it was choking or having other breathing issues. The owners, two additional assistants, and a veterinarian were all subsequently exposed to the saliva of the animal in attempts to save the cow. The cow succumbed to its exposure to Rabies and was sent to the state for Rabies testing.
Full details at this link.
Texas Outdoor Burning Rules/Guidelines
See pages 11 – 12 for guidance on proper burning precautions.
The outdoor burning rule is adopted as part of Texas Health and Safety Code
under 382.085 and the Texas Water Code section 7.182.
Summary of Criminal Outdoor Burning
1 Page PDF