In search of a flood fix, one Houston community turned to a golf course

HOUSTON — In 50 years living in Clear Lake City, Spyros Varsos had never seen the floodwater get so high. During a historic rainstorm two years ago, he watched anxiously…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2017

Prices on wholesale holiday turkeys, hams at five-year low Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Anderson, 979-845-4351, danderson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday…

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the…

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…

Healthy Texas statewide effort kicks off in East Texas

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Rusty Hohlt, 979-458-7553, rrhohlt@ag.tamu.edu LUFKIN – A statewide effort to address chronic health problems and improve Texans’ health and quality of life through preventative…

DPS Offers Cash Reward To Find Suspect In Bryan Double Murder

Photo of Frankie Lee Bell Jr. from Texas DPS. The Texas Department of Public Safety has added a suspect in a Bryan double murder to its ten most wanted fugitives…

“I have a proven record of delivering conservative results to make our government more effective, while limiting its powers.” Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, Texas — “Congressman Poe has been a…

A&M Health Science Center Expands Its Houston Area Footprint

From the Texas A&M Health Science Center: Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M to lead Engineering…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 7, 2017

Texas peanut crop looks promising Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Woodward, 806-746-6101, jewoodward@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Peanut harvest has started across the state, and harvested acres provided good…

Statement on President’s Nomination of Ryan Patrick for US Attorney  Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today appointed six Texas senators to the Texas Legislative Council. The Texas…

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,…

26 Killed, Around 20 Injured From Church Shooting SE of San Antonio

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a church in Texas (all times local): 6:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says the deadly church shooting in Texas…

“Some of the bankers have actually put their own money in their employees hands to help.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “I was just in Houston, and was surprised…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT:  DOE & EPA Take on Energy, Environment Issues By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — A little more than half of all U.S. refinery capacity is located…

TCEQ toxicologist, who has questioned ozone risks, appointed to EPA advisory board

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it had appointed Michael Honeycutt, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s chief toxicologist, as chairman of the federal agency’s Science Advisory Board. “I…

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…

The work is not done yet and he is optimistic with the change in House leadership for property tax reform Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (Houston, TX) – Senator Paul…

Texas A&M System Board Of Regents Meeting Recap

The fall meeting of the Texas A&M system board of regents, which is usually in November, was held last week in order to participate in activities at Tarleton State, which…

Environmentalists worry industry could thwart cleanup of toxic Houston-area dump site

Earlier this month, environmentalists celebrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a final plan to clean up a long-festering pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 24, 2017

Deer season expected to provide good opportunities for hunters Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: John Tomecek, 325-657-7311, john.tomecek@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The general hunting season for white-tailed deer opens…