DAR members attend 127th state conference

Members of the Robert Henry Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas attended the group’s 127th state conference in Dallas recently. Members who attended include, from left, Claire…

Top turfgrass producers converge in Dallas, preview latest zoysia, St. Augustine research

Dr. Ambika Chandra (left) leads a tour of the turfgrass breeding and research greenhouses at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by…

“Every dollar the party has comes from donors. Donors who are trusting us to use their funds as wisely and effectively as possible.” By Jean McIver Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,…

AgriLife Extension, USDA expand veteran loan assistance for starting agribusinesses

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, Gabe.Saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Erin Kimbrough, 979-847-6185, Erin.Kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have announced expansion of loan opportunities…

Horticulture field day in Overton June 28 to feature hundreds of ornamental varieties

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Brent Pemberton, 903-834-6191, b-pemberton@tamu.edu OVERTON – The 2018 East Texas Horticultural Field Day will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 5, 2018

Crop, cattle conditions declining around much of the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Curtis Adams, 940-552-9941, curtis.adams@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Emerging drought…

Lawsuit filed in woman's death in Texas hotel during Harvey

DALLAS (AP) — A woman whose body was found 11 days after she made a frantic cellphone call from a Houston hotel elevator as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rushed in…

25 business professionals selected for Texas agricultural leadership program

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-five agriculture professionals have been selected for the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL, Program as Cohort…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research director to step down June 1

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research since 2009, will return as a faculty member in the department of…

Brazos County Commission Votes 4-1 Supporting The Bullet Train

Brazos County commissioners issue a resolution that did not receive unanimous support. Commissioner Sammy Catalena voted against supporting the high speed passenger train between Houston and Dallas. During Tuesday’s meeting,…

Brazos County Commission Considering Resolution Supporting Bullet Train

The development of a high speed bullet train between Houston and Dallas has been going on for more than four years. The agenda for Tuesday’s Brazos County commission meeting includes…

AgriLife Extension offers two June water programs for professionals, homeowners

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6522, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County has two water programs planned…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday established a workgroup of House members to recommend additional steps to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment in…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of a message to allow…

As cities sprawl, more Texans are exposed to tornadoes

Mark Fox cringes every time he relives the day his worst weather nightmare came true. April 3, 2012 was a hot and humid day in North Texas, and the unstable…

Path to Plate program June 5 in Kennard

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Larry Pierce, 903-834-6191, larry.pierce@ag.tamu.edu KENNARD –  A Path to the Plate – Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School will be presented by the Texas A&M…

US oil prices top $70 a barrel for the first time since 2014

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. oil prices crashed through the $70-a-barrel mark on Monday for the first time since late 2014, foreshadowing costlier gasoline and consumer goods. Source: Business – The…

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration program workshop set May 15 in Houston

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292 x205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 512-213-7389, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu THE WOODLANDS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15…

Trump says he won't let right to bear arms 'be under siege'

DALLAS (AP) — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association and urged them to…

Jordan receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 254, 968-4144, ellen.jordan@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist, Stephenville. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Gabriel…