Annual Turtle Derby planned

The 12th annual Turtle Derby has been set for Saturday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Mission Museum.

Andy Gluesenkamp of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department suggests participants bring their own turtles to the competition. “He is concerned about turtles being released into a different pond,” Jacque Miller, event sponsor, said. For more about this year’s event, see the June 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.