Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program takes shape in Houston schools

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District elementary students are learning how to plant, tend and harvest nutritious vegetables thanks to the Learn, Grow, Eat &…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 18, 2018

Producers, homeowners battling armyworms Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following…

Report: Texas criteria for polluted site cleanup 'significantly weaker' than neighboring states

The San Jacinto River Waste Pits, an EPA Superfund site that is contaminated with dioxins, is located off Interstate 10 east of Houston. Michael Stravato The criteria Texas uses to…

Turfgrass expert clips last blades of grass for research purposes

Dr. Richard White retires from Texas A&M Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Richard White intends to sit back and let the grass grow under his feet…

Renovated facility to be hub for AgriLife Extension urban health, wellness, agriculture education in Dallas County

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Richard Davis, 214-904-3050, richard.davis@ag.tamu.edu Stephen Hudkins, 214-904-3050, stephen.hudkins@ag.tamu.edu GARLAND – Collaboration with Dallas County commissioners at a renovated road and bridge office site has…

Texas Keeps Landing New Businesses & Expanding Facilities By Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Economic development incentives are, of course, central to a lot of big deals —…

Report from environmental group warns of bacteria risk at Texas beaches, rivers

A report by Environment Texas and the Frontier Group warns that more than half of Texas beaches tested for bacterial contamination were unsafe for swimming on at least one day…

BusyGasper – the unfriendly spy

In early 2018 our mobile intruder-detection technology was triggered by a suspicious Android sample that, as it turned out, belonged to an unknown spyware family. Further investigation showed that the…

Texas A&M vice chancellor: Agriculture must battle chronic disease

Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences, discusses his vision for agriculture systems that address preventable chronic disease. (Texas A&M AgriLife…

Results in from 2017-18 AgriLife Angora goat test

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SONORA – Results are in and tabulated from the recently completed Texas A&M AgriLife 2017-2018 Angora Goat Performance Test.…

AgriLife Extension sets Concho Valley Wild Pig Management Workshop Sept. 12 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Concho Valley Wild Pig Management Workshop on Sept.…

Dark Tequila Añejo

Dark Tequila is a complex malicious campaign targeting Mexican users, with the primary purpose of stealing financial information, as well as login credentials to popular websites that range from code…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson today urging the Air…

A neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain connectivity. Source: Science News

Hemphill County Mini-Ag Conference set Sept. 10 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, Andy.Holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – The Hemphill County Mini-Ag Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Sept. 10 in…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Operation Parliament In April, we reported the workings of Operation Parliament, a cyber-espionage campaign aimed at high-profile legislative, executive and judicial organizations around the world…

Q2 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 962,947,023 attacks launched from online resources located in 187 countries across the globe. 351,913,075 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

IT threat evolution Q2 2018. Statistics

Q2 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 962,947,023 attacks launched from online resources located in 187 countries across the globe. 351,913,075 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

"The door to the future": How Eddie Bernice Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018. Leigh Vogel for The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep.…

New Texas A&M vice chancellor continues statewide tour of AgriLife facilities

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences Dr. Patrick Stover continued his statewide tour at the Texas A&M…