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…

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…

“This project is underway. This is the beginning of the president’s Border Wall.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Department of Homeland Security marked the official start of construction…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites El Paso–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference employment law…

How Donald Trump's border wall fared in the $1.3 trillion spending bill he just signed

After flirting with the prospect of vetoing an omnibus spending bill because it fell short of funding for his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump on Friday eventually gave the…

Democrats fall 775,000 short of 1978 primary record Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election in Texas, it was widely speculated that a “blue wave” of…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 6, 2018

Dry conditions continue to hamper wheat progress Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cbneely@tamu.eduDr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As wheat comes out of dormancy…

Federal government may fight alongside Texas in water dispute, U.S. Supreme Court rules

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. In the fight against New Mexico over the critical Rio Grande water supply, Texas…

“A lot of Texas Voters are looking at this and asking, ‘What’ is going on here?“ Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “The phrase that keeps coming up about the…

Federal judge rules Trump administration can continue building border wall

The Trump administration will be able to move ahead with building a wall along the country’s southern border after a federal judge ruled the administration could continue waiving environmental regulations…

“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…

If Texas was a country, it would be the world’s 10th largest economy By Adryana Aldeen, Senior Correspondent Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Free trade and NAFTA are touchy subjects. Most…

U.S. Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke Stops In Bryan

A year ago, Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke of El Paso shared a rental car with Republican Will Hurd of San Antonio to get back to Washington. Last Friday, O’Rourke was…

Letter follows recent study done on the quality of care at VA medical centers Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent…

Man Accused Of Sutherland Springs Church Shooting Should Not Have Been Allowed To Buy Guns Due To A Bad Conduct Discharge

Representatives of multiple agencies involved in Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs updated reporters Monday morning. There was evidence of a domestic family situation involving the suspect and his mother-in-law,…

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…