Reef restoration projects aim to bolster Texas' record-low oyster population

Oyster shells along the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. An oyster restoration project is underway in Matagorda Bay. Jerod Foster for The Nature Conservancy With oyster populations in Texas at historic lows,…

Sheep shearing, wool and mohair schools set for Jan. 12-14 in San Angelo

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host multiple comprehensive wool education schools at the…

“Hopefully we will no longer see the science committee used as a messaging tool for the fossil fuel industry,” says Rep. Bill Foster, a science committee member. Source: Science News

Election Day 2018

Total number of voters: 62,242 of 114,033 = 54.58% 23 out of 25 precincts U.S. SENATE (BRAZOS COUNTY ONLY) Ted Cruz: 34,858 – 56.35% Beto O’Rourke: 26,412 – 42.69% Neal…

Viticulture diseases, pest management workshop set Dec. 12 in Anderson

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture program will host a Disease and Pest Management program Dec. 12 at The Grand…

Viticulture diseases, pest management workshop set Dec. 12 in Anderson

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture program will host a Disease and Pest Management program Dec. 12 at The Grand…

Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference set Dec. 6 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.eduMarty New, 580-255-0546, marty.new@okstate.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference will find itself on the Texas side of the…

Texas A&M AgriLife climate conference evaluates impacts, solutions

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Climate and its impacts on agricultural and ecological systems highlighted a recent symposium held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center on…

Hispanic & Latino interest is low, and individual races outlook may be even worse for Democrats. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Democrat officials, party operatives and their 3rd-party organizations…

“To hear my Democrat opponent say that Sanctuary Cities are important, and that he favors them, is unbelievable.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Border Security is something that’s on…

Halloween Safety Reminders From Local Public Safety Agencies

Local public safety agencies are out with safety reminders for Halloween. Bryan deputy fire marshal William Bouse says that includes using electric candles to reduce the risk of fires. Click…

Supports Army Corps proposal to construct the Coastal Spine  Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement of support upon the U.S. Army Corps of…

“A lot of my friends feel the same way. We ask ourselves, ‘Why would you vote Democrat?’” By Salena Zito ERIE, Pa. — Jason Vogel, a 40-year-old union steward for…

Efforts are underway to map the entire U.S.-Mexico Border using 3D software By Mary Scott Nabers Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — In 2018, the U.S. spent $22 billion on border security,…

And Mr. Obama isn’t the only former Democrat President who’s talked tough on immigration Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United…

AgriLife Extension, TAMU-SA announce program partnership to help at-risk youth

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Melinda Garcia, 210-954-3331, Melinda.garcia@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas A&M University-San Antonio have announced…

Nearly 1/3 of Independent Voters — who’ll determine the closest elections — remain undecided Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll finds that President Donald…

Here’s the breakdown on 5+ million votes already cast in the 2018 Mid-Term Elections Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As of October 22nd, over 5 million votes have already…

He’s blunt, simple, willing to fight, and mistrustful of intellectuals By David Gelernter Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democrats have no issues. The economy is booming and America’s…

Williamson County Youth Fair will be Dec. 3-6 in Taylor

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chelsea Stevens, 512-943-3300, castevens@ag.tamu.edu TAYLOR — The 39th annual Williamson County Youth Fair will be held Dec. 3-6 at the Williamson County Expo Center,…