Texas Crop and Weather – Sept. 11, 2018

El Niño weather patterns expected to bring wetter conditions through winter Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, 979-862-2248, n-g@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas is emerging from one…

Disaster-resilient communities focus of Aug. 25 conference in La Marque

Half-day conference will address mental, physical, financial health after a disaster Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jymann Davis, 281-309-5049, Jymann.davis@ag.tamu.edu. Charriss York, 281-694-5508, cyork@tamu.edu LA MARQUE – The Texas…

Nearly $5 billion announced for Texas Flood Control Projects Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas — Following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) announcement of nearly $5 billion for Flood…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 10, 2018

Bollworm emergence causing problems in cotton Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Kerns, 979-845-2516, dlkerns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cotton producers who planted Bt pest-resistant varieties in some parts…

A perfect example of how Republicans can govern By Jim Cardle Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Galveston County Texas had a sweep during the 2010 Election, replacing every Democrat who…

Texas 4-H awards grants to clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

Almost $125,000 provided for rebuilding 4-H clubs, communities Contacts: Dr. Toby Lepley, 979-845-1212, toby.lepley@ag.tamu.edu Sarah Hamm, 979-845-1213, sarah.hamm@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Courtney Dodd, 979-845-1211, cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas 4-H Youth…

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Dr. Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Hispanic Republicans of Texas PAC formally endorses Judge Michelle Slaughter’s candidacy for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8. “Judge Michelle Slaughter has…

Can a web tool help coastal Texans assess their flood risk? A professor thinks so.

When Sam Brody and his wife were shopping for a new home in Houston six months ago, they had very different priorities. Brody, a researcher who analyzes ways to minimize…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 13, 2017

Wheat acres likely to remain static or decrease slightly Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cneely@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Low wheat prices likely mean planted acreage…

Harvey’s flooding spurs concern about Houston’s toxic waste sites

As rain poured and floodwaters inched toward his house in south Houston, Wes Highfield set out on a risky mission in his Jeep Cherokee. He drove in several directions to…

How to get (and offer) help after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast, and has left Houston — the nation’s fourth-largest city — grappling with unprecedented flooding. Do you need help? Or do you want to help…

Bolivar Peninsula’s Rollover Pass Being Closed For Private Development

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ Galveston County will pay $1.7 million to acquire land owned by a recreational club around Rollover Pass amid development plans for the fishing spot. The Galveston…

Galveston Funeral Burial Postponed Because A Body Was Found In What Was Supposed To Be An Empty Grave

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) _ A Southeast Texas man says he and his family had left a memorial service for his mother and were en route to a cemetery to bury…

Local Police Reports Includes 18 Criminal Mischief Cases And Recovering A Children’s Train

Police in the twin cities received 18 reports of criminal mischief last weekend. Seven were in Bryan, involving someone shooting a paintball gun at vehicles and homes on Parker Avenue,…

Superior Service Awards presented at Texas A&M AgriLife conference

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Suzanne Deatherage, 979-845-7970, suzanne.deatherage@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Select faculty and staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service received the agency’s Superior Service Award…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 20, 2016

Wildlife populations looking good for most of the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. James Cathey, 979-845-7370, jccathey@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Wildlife populations around the state appear in…

Texas Crop and Weather report — March 15

Back to normal, spring crops on track after prior years of drought and flooding COLLEGE STATION – Producers around the state are finding conditions more favorable for planting early crops…

Video: Protecting Houston Before the Next Big Storm

Full video of our 3/2 conversation on protecting Houston before the next big hurricane hits. Participants in the discussion, which took place at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training…

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 23, 2016

What happened to El Niño? Snow falls on stocker cattle in wheat pasture near Amarillo. While the winter has been dry, El Niño remains strong, and wetter conditions are returning,…