Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “To put it bluntly, Trump is losing most battles, but the Democrats are losing the war. The House has already approved Trump’s proposal for excessive funding for the…

By Rachel Alexander Since the left and complicit journalists in the mainstream media cannot defeat President Donald Trump on the issues or legitimate grounds such as dishonesty, they have resorted…

Winter forages can reduce costs and boost cow/calf weight gains, experts say

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Banta, 903-834-6191, jpbanta@ag.tamu.edu; Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Planting successful winter forage pastures can reduce supplemental feed costs and boost cow/calf…

Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome,…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointments of Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, and Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, to the Joint Interim Committee to…

EPA won't release benzene levels collected post-Harvey; private tests show elevated levels

As a longtime resident of Manchester, Guadalupe Hernandez is used to the chemical smells that waft through his southeast Houston neighborhood, a low-income, predominantly Hispanic community near a Valero Energy…

Houston's 'flood czar' says Harvey has brought the city to a decision point on flood control

When we caught up with Houston’s newly-appointed “flood czar” last year, he told us he had no money and no staff. That’s still largely the case, Stephen Costello told us in…

Connected Medicine and Its Diagnosis

Medical data is slowly but surely migrating from paper mediums to the digital infrastructure of medical institutions. Today, the data is “scattered” across databases, portals, medical equipment, etc. In some…

Thanks to Trump, the Dream is Still AliveBy Alfonso Aguilar Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s true that most in the Hispanic Community anticipated the president’s decision. Candidate Trump…

“We love locking arms with our fellow Texans to make big things happen.” By Weston Martinez Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It wasn’t easy for Texas to win the intense…

Miners on the Rise

Miners are a class of malware whose popularity has grown substantially this year. The actual process of cryptocurrency mining is perfectly legal, though there are groups of people who hoodwink…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Commissioner Ryan Sitton released the following statement regarding the status of Texas’ gasoline supply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey panic buying: “Texas’ energy infrastructure…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded a decision yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that preserves Texas’ voter ID law.…

A year before Harvey, Houston-area flood control chief saw no "looming issues"

As the Houston region begins its recovery from the worst rainfall to ever befall a major metropolitan area in modern U.S. history, many flooded-out residents are asking whether local officials…

So just who is spreading a message of hate in America? By Stephen Moore Does hatred and violence reside only on the far right, as the media seems to be spinning…

AgriLife Extension EFNEP summer program feeds children’s bodies, minds

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Oscar Zamora, 956-399-4015, Oscar.Zamora@ag.tamu.edu Melissa DeLeon, 956-383-5721, Melissa.DeLeon@ag.tamu.edu SAN BENITO/EDINBURG – This summer, low-income and underserved children in the Lower Rio Grande Valley received a…

Harvey causes chemical companies to release 1 million pounds of extra air pollutants

Oil refineries and chemical plants across the Texas Gulf Coast released more than 1 million pounds of dangerous air pollutants in the week after Harvey struck, according to public regulatory…

Hearts of humans far-reaching as animal shelters fill with evacuees

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Monty Dozier, 979-845-6800, monty.dozier@ag.tamu.edu ANGLETON — Donations of time and supplies have come in all types and sizes to the animal shelter and…

Crosby plant explosion highlights state efforts to block access to chemical information

Residents of Crosby woke Thursday morning to a 40-foot plume of black smoke darkening their sky. Don’t worry, said both government officials and personnel from Arkema, the owner of the…

Surveys hurricane damage along the Gulf Coast; tours U.S. Coast Guard Emergency Operations Center Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (HOUSTON, Texas) – On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)…