Hurricane Harvey sparks renewed push for underground water storage projects

For state Rep. Lyle Larson, Hurricane Harvey was not only a tragedy but also a wasted opportunity. The San Antonio Republican, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, estimates that…

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Oct. 17, 2017

Conditions cause concern for High Plains corn producers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5663, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu               Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011,…

What does Trump's repeal of environmental rules mean for Texas?

Earlier this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency will seek to repeal the Clean Power Plan — President Barack Obama’s signature effort to combat climate…

Water rights seminar to address who gets dwindling reserves

Contact: Dr. Guy Fipps, 979-845-7454, g-fipps@tamu.edu McALLEN – A powerhouse speaker’s panel highlights the 2017 Seminar on Water Rights and Public Policy – The Waters of the Rio Grande to…

Texas Extension Specialists Association presents awards

‘Outstanding Friend,’ agents, scholarship recipients recognized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Extension Specialists Association recognized Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and associates for outstanding…

Texas Extension Specialists Association presents awards

‘Outstanding Friend,’ agents, scholarship recipients recognized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Extension Specialists Association recognized Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and associates for outstanding…

Sheng named resident director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso

Contact: Dr. Zhuping Sheng, 915-859-9111, zsheng@ag.tamu.edu         EL PASO —  Dr. Zhuping Sheng has been named director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center-El Paso, effective Sept. 1. Sheng joined…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 25

Texas pecan crop projected to exceed 50 million pounds Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Stein, 830-278-9151, larry.stein@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this…

USDA-NIFA grant will help address water, agricultural challenges in Rio Grande Basin

Texas A&M AgriLife, New Mexico Water Resources Institute will lead project research Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. John Tracy, 979-862-7221, john.tracy@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Kevin Wagner, 979-845-2649, klwagner@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Sam…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Military veterans will get a boost in finding jobs in policing, under a law signed Friday afternoon by President Trump and backed by Texas…

Head On Crash Involving El Paso ISD Chartered Bus & A Pickup

DELL CITY, Texas (AP) _ Texas Department of Public Safety authorities say two people are dead after a head-on crash involving a pickup truck and a chartered bus carrying high…

Amended School Voucher Plan Passes Texas Senate & Other Thursday News From Austin

TEXAS SENATE APPROVES SCALED BACK SCHOOL VOUCHER PLAN WTAW News note that state senator Charles Schwertner, who represents Brazos County, voted for senate bill 3, which passed by an 18-13…

Amended School Voucher Plan Passes Texas Senate & Other Thursday News From Austin

TEXAS SENATE APPROVES SCALED BACK SCHOOL VOUCHER PLAN WTAW News note that state senator Charles Schwertner, who represents Brazos County, voted for senate bill 3, which passed by an 18-13…

Texas Senate Passes Multiple Bills On Monday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Senate on Monday approved key modifications to the state’s strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law, incorporating some changes ordered after federal courts previously found it discriminatory.…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  EL PASO – Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), the Texas Trucking Association (TTA), and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought the trucking industry and law…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Education Agency has announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. Founded in 1982, Blue…

Post Oak Mall Macy’s Not On New Store Closure List

Last August, Macy’s announced closing 100 of its 730 stores as part of a restructuring. The department store chain announced Wednesday 65 locations are closing. The Post Oak Mall store…

Texas A&M garners $10 million grant to establish center, fight vector-borne diseases

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2510, dragsdale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to…

AgriLife Extension names new family, consumer sciences agent for Parmer County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu FARWELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Wendy Case the new agent for family and consumer…

Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course set for Dec. 14-16 in College Station

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mengmeng Gu, 979-845-8567, mgu@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — A three-day Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course will be held Dec. 14-16 for professionals who manage and…