Rooney appointed to Texas A&M’s Borlaug-Monsanto Chair for Plant Breeding

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bill Rooney, 979-845-2151, wlr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Bill Rooney, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research sorghum breeder in the Texas A&M department of…

Beware of mailers questioning your Elected Officials Record on 2nd Amendment Rights Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Primary Season is upon us, and in the increasingly dirty world…

Outcrossing between johnsongrass, sorghum studied

AgriLife Research scientists don’t want weed picking up novel crop traits Contact: Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, 979-845-5375, muthu@tamu.edu Dr. Bill Rooney, 979-845-2151, wlr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Johnsongrass and sorghum might be…

“Such a policy is inconsistent with the promises Republicans made to the voters.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I do not believe we should be granting a path to…

Senators predicting a “free-for-all” debate By Gary Bauer Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. John Cornyn recently said, “It sounds like Senator McConnell is just going to let people…

“The Pro-Life Bill we passed this last Legislative Session was more conservative than the bill Wendy Davis filibustered a couple years ago — and yes, we did defund Planned Parenthood.…

A budget the likes of which the Pentagon has never seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will…

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released this statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, including nearly $90 billion in funding available for relief efforts following natural disasters like Hurricane…

Supports budget with Texas disaster aid for Hurricane Harvey; Repeals ObamaCare rationing board Great News for Harvey Survivors Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) strongly…

Briske, 40-year faculty member, honored with Texas A&M Regents Professor title

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Briske, 979-845-5581, dbriske@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. David Briske, a 40-year member of the faculty in the Texas A&M department of ecosystem…

The Latest: Trump aims to reduce drug costs under Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on proposals by President Donald Trump and in the Senate budget bill to lower drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries (all times local): Source: Business –…

Addressing the Starr County Voter Fraud Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Ken Paxton (right,) announced earlier today that his office sent a letter to State Senator Bryan…

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. By Marc L. Flaster NEW YORK, New York (Texas Insider Report) — Predictions are the common thread of any new year.  They fill…

California State Senator Scott Wiener is pushing a bill that would rejigger zoning laws—and fight climate change, reduce traffic, and build a new urban future Source: Science News

Headliners Foundation 2017 Showcase Entry “Bryan Municipal Golf Course Closes After 96 Years”

This entry is a collection of stories aired during 2017 on WTAW-AM/College Station, written and produced by News Director Bill Oliver, about the Bryan city council’s decision to close the…

New farm bill discussions highlight Ag Forum meeting in Austin

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm…

Hillingdon Ranch tour shows visitors ‘Texas-style’ sheep raising

Contacts: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ronald Pope, 325-653-4576, ronald.pope@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu COMFORT — More than  70 people attending the 2018 American Sheep Industry Convention in…

62% call Trump’s performance “Excellent” or “Good” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Among Americans who tuned into the State of the Union, President Trump clearly exceeded expectations,” said Morning Consult…

Liberals sound plain silly as they continue to attack the GOP Tax Cuts By Liz Peek Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL)…

AgriLife Extension’s Permian Basin Cotton Conference set March 1 in Big Spring

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, t-yeater@tamu.edu BIG SPRING – The Permian Basin Cotton Conference, a multi-county event conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,…