As Trump backlash continues, STEM professionals in Texas run for office

Clockwise from bottom left: Allison Lami Sawyer, Michelle Beckley, Joseph Kopser, Carla Morton, and Rick Kennedy are Democrats with backgrounds in STEM running for office this year. Marjorie Kamys Cotera:…

Corpus Christi water tests clean after years of problems

The shelves in the bottled water section of a Walmart in Corpus Christi were nearly empty on the morning of Dec. 15, 2016. Nearly two years after the city’s water…

After Arkema chemical fires, industry needs more guidance on flood protections, federal investigators say

Arkema — whose Houston-area plant spewed hundreds of feet of black smoke last summer after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey caused toxic chemicals to degrade — had not planned for such…

EPA accepts Tres Palacios Creek watershed protection plan

Contact: Michael Schramm, 979- 458-9191, michael.schramm@ag.tamu.edu Dr. John Tracy, 979-862-7221, john.tracy@ag.tamu.edu Tres Palacios. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo) COLLEGE STATION — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Tres…

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set for May 24 in Seguin

Contact: Ward Ling, 979-845-6980, wling@tamu.edu SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership is hosting a Lone Star Healthy Streams Workshop May 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension…

EPA security chief, Superfund head leave amid ethics probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top officials in charge of security and toxic-waste cleanups at the Environmental Protection Agency have abruptly left their jobs, days after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt…

Houston-area toxic waste site removed from priority cleanup list

A pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of Houston is no longer on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency priority cleanup list, the agency announced Monday. The…

As lawsuits over Texas chemical disaster add up, advocates blame Arkema and rules regulating it

CROSBY — Most of the houses along Crosby Eastgate Road and its neighboring streets are one-story outfits on sprawling green lots. In their driveways are spare trucks, old armchairs or…

Horticulturist: Save money, time, water with irrigation repairs

Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist in Dallas, gives tips for repairing and maintaining sprinkler systems. (Texas A&M AgriLife video by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040,…

Report: Major Texas industrial facilities rank first nationally in illegal water pollution

About half of Texas’ major industrial facilities released illegal levels of pollution into rivers, lakes and other waterways over a 21-month period ending September 2017, according to a new report…

By Chairman Christi Craddick Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON) – The Lone Star State is blessed with strong energy and agriculture industries, both of which sustain thousands of…

Meets with United Steelworkers members, discusses efforts to reach win-win solution for corn farmers and refinery workers Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today participated…

Meets with United Steelworkers members, discusses efforts to reach win-win solution for corn farmers and refinery workers Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today participated…

Castro County Crop Conference set Feb. 15 in Dimmitt

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Craig Campbell, 806-647-4115, craig.campbell@ag.tamu.edu DIMMITT – A reflection on the 2017 crop year and an idea exchange for 2018 will highlight the Texas…

White House to withdraw controversial nominee to head Council on Environmental Quality

The White House plans to withdraw its controversial nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, according to two administration officials briefed on the matter who spoke on…

AgriLife Extension’s Permian Basin Cotton Conference set March 1 in Big Spring

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, t-yeater@tamu.edu BIG SPRING – The Permian Basin Cotton Conference, a multi-county event conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,…

High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop set for Feb. 15 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ronda Fisher, 806-677-5600, rkfisher@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be Feb. 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and…

AgriLife Extension Superior Service awards presented to agency faculty, staff

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Lara Burhenn, 979-845-5771, lara.burhenn@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Select faculty and staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service received the agency’s Superior Service Award…

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Updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

Contacts: Jaime Flores, 956-968-5581, jjflores@ag.tamu.edu Tim Cawthon, 512-239-0845, tim.cawthon@tceq.texas.gov Jude A. Benavides, 956-882-5938, jude.benavides@utrgv.edu Dr. John Tracy, 979-862-7221, john.tracy@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update…