Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen…

Mass Shooting at Santa Fe Texas High School Between Houston And Galveston

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) _ The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A student at a Houston-area high school…

Residents, AgriLife Extension, others work to ‘Harvey-proof’ Houston-area community

Effort leads to new Exploration Green nature park that will detain floodwater, clean runoff Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Jacob, 832-671-8171, jjacob@tamu.edu Mary Carol Edwards, 281-989-5517, mcedwards@tamu.edu CLEAR…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – (HOUSTON, TX) – Texans for Dan Patrick issued a statement today following a press release by out-going House Speaker Joe Straus regarding his involvement…

As cities sprawl, more Texans are exposed to tornadoes

Mark Fox cringes every time he relives the day his worst weather nightmare came true. April 3, 2012 was a hot and humid day in North Texas, and the unstable…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 15, 2018

Demand for sheep, goats remains high amid strong meat, wool, mohair markets Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The demand for sheep…

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday the selection of Mark Geyer as the next director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Source: NASA

Path to Plate program June 5 in Kennard

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Larry Pierce, 903-834-6191, larry.pierce@ag.tamu.edu KENNARD –  A Path to the Plate – Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School will be presented by the Texas A&M…

Katy ISD To Pay Departing Superintendent $750,000 And Legal Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

KATY, Texas (AP) — A school district west of Houston will pay more than $750,000 to its superintendent who’s resigning at the end of the year in the wake of…

Students from Houston area schools who participated in the Genes in Space challenge, will talk to astronauts on the International Space Station during an events hosted by Boeing and Space…

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration program workshop set May 15 in Houston

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292 x205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 512-213-7389, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu THE WOODLANDS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15…

George H.W. Bush Gets The Green Light To Go Home

HOUSTON (AP) _ Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he spent 13 days recovering from an infection that required his hospitalization a day…

Rep. Kevin Brady Press Look no further than our own backyard for proof that Tax Reform works for Texans  Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – It’s National Small Business Week, and…

Bill would eliminate burdensome wildlife regulations and promote animal conservation Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – (HOUSTON, Texas) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Saving America’s Vulnerable and Endangered…

George H.W. Bush Tweets “The Second I Get The Green Light I’m Outta Here”

Former president George H.W. Bush went to Twitter Thursday to thank Houston Methodist hospital, where he is recuperating from an infection, for naming an atrium for him and former first…

Former Congressman Farenthold Isn’t Paying For Special Election To Choose His Replacement

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Ex-Congressman Blake Farenthold has rejected Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request that he pay for a special election to fill his old seat. The Houston Chronicle says…

New 4-H youth development assistant named for Bexar County

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Nelda Lebya Speller, 210-631-0400, nlspeller@ag.tamu.edu Caroline McLaren, 210-631-0400, caroline.mclaren@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Caroline McLaren is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H assistant…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 1, 2018

Lack of rain and low temperatures hinder warm-season crops 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 – State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station,…

Former President George H.W. Bush Still In The Hospital

From the office of former president George H.W. Bush: President George H.W. Bush will remain in Methodist Hospital in Houston to continue regaining strength. 41 is in great spirits and…

Farm bill effects on cotton producers to be discussed at May 14-16 meetings

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, dljones@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Smith, 806-746-6101, j-smith34@tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a series of cotton meetings…