Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year. Source: Business –…

Water quality training in New Braunfels to focus on Geronimo, Alligator creeks

Contacts: Troy Luepke, 830-620-3440, troy.luepke@ag.tamu.edu Ward Ling, 979-845-6980, wling@tamu.edu Michael Kuitu, 979-862-4457, mkuitu@tamu.edu NEW BRAUNFELS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Geronimo and Alligator creeks will…

“Our residents lose thousands of dollars a year and suffer from ruined credit scores, as well as a general sense of anxiety regarding their identity,” –Attorney General Paxton Texas Insider…

Texas parks department, advocates pushing Congress to reauthorize key conservation fund

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired land to create the Devils River State Natural Area in Del Rio with financial assistance from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.…

Details of “strong, smart border security” remain to be seen Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Democrats assume power as the majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives…

Cruz-led bipartisan legislation responds to Nicaragua crisis and holds regime accountable for human rights abuses Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following…

Texas Water Resources Institute to host watershed plan training

Contact: Nathan Glavy, 979-458-5915, nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators…

Mary Leigh Meyer: Welcome to Sounds Like Health, I’m Mary Leigh Meyer. Christina Sumners: And I’m Christina Sumners. Mary Leigh Meyer: We are here with Dr. Hector Chapa, a board…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the inauguration of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: “It was an honor for me…

AgriLife Research Chapkin named AAAS Fellow

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Robert Chapkin has been named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Dr. Robert Chapkinhas been named American Association…

AgriLife Extension economist: Expect farm bill by Christmas

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Joe Outlaw, 979-845-5913, joutlaw@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Somehow, someway, there will be a new farm bill in the next few days, according to Dr. Joe…

Including $1.5 million to develop and expand national child abuse hotline Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $85 million in funding for child abuse…

Homeowner septic system workshops to be held in Matagorda County

Programs slated for Dec. 6 in Palacios, Dec. 7 in Bay City Contact: Aaron Sumrall, 979-245-4100, sasumrall@ag.tamu.eduRyan Gerlich, 979-458-4185, rgerlich@tamu.edu BAY CITY — The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M AgriLife…

Homeowner septic system maintenance class slated Dec. 3 in Bellville

Contact: Ward Ling, 979-845-6980, wling@tamu.edu BELLVILLE—The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership will offer a Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems class from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3. The free class will be…

Mark Faries: Welcome to Health Hullabaloo. I’m here with Tim Schnettler. Hey Tim. Tim Schnettler: Hey Dr. Faries, how are you? Mark Faries: Good. Again, my name is Dr. Mark…

Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for 2019

There’s nothing more difficult than predicting. So, instead of gazing into a crystal ball, the idea here is to make educated guesses based on what has happened recently and where…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement after the Court of Appeals for the 3rd District of Texas blocked the city of…

Amendment outlines allocations of $652 million in additional funds from HUD Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas  – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the second amendment to the Texas General…

Urban stream processes, restoration workshop set for Nov. 29 in Belton

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292, ext. 205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu BELTON – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host the Urban Stream Processes…

Report: Toxic herbicide found in many Texans' drinking water

In 2015, atrazine was found in water systems serving nearly 30 million Americans in 27 states, according to a new report by the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group. Getty Images/iStockphoto/sonsam…