Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Science and Engineering Advisory Board have named Texas A&M Engineering as the new host of the…

Preview Of The Seventh Brazos Valley Fair And A Call For Volunteers

A big portion of next week’s seventh Brazos Valley Fair is the contribution of 350 volunteers. Senior manager Fiona Meyer says opportunities are still available. Volunteers can also sell and…

UPDATE: College Station Council Awards Construction Contract For New Police Headquarters

Update: Here is an update to our story about the College Station city council awarding a construction contract for the city’s new police department headquarters building. The project manager tells…

Texas A&M’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture receives additional $12.5 million for research on small scale irrigation

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Neville Clarke, 979-862-4389, neville.clarke@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has received…

AgriLife Extension to offer food manager certification training Oct. 17-18 in Pampa

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Joan Gray-Soria, 806-669-8033, Joan.Gray-Soria@ag.tamu.edu PAMPA – A professional food manager certification training course, “Food Safety: It’s Our Business,” will be offered Oct. 17-18 by the…

College Station City Council Announces Four City Manager Finalists

From the city of College Station: Through a six-month nationwide search facilitated by Affion Public, the College Station City Council recently selected these finalists from more than 100 total applications.…

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston

A “coastal spine,” also called the Ike Dike, pictured here, is among several storm barrier concepts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may recommend for the Houston area. Graphic by…

Nationwide Alert Tests Begin Wednesday At 1:18 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon at 1:18, your cell phone will launch a tone and receive a text message from the federal emergency management agency and the FCC. Bryan Broadcasting vice president and…

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents claim national food safety award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Angela Burkham, 806-677-5600, angela.burkham@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – A group of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents from the Panhandle received the Food Safety…

Why the Lower Colorado River Authority needs groundwater rights in Bastrop County By Phil Wilson Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) been serving Texans for…

I & GN Road Still Closed Indefinitely While Search Continues For Pavement Failure

An old but heavily used Brazos County road remains closed. And the county’s road and bridge department’s operations manager, Gary Arnold, says there is no time estimate when I &…

Food managers certification, training set Oct. 11-12 in Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Kay Davis, 806-775-1740, kay.davis@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Lubbock County will offer a Professional Food Manager Certification Training Course Oct.…

10th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 28 in Cleburne

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Justin Hale, 817-556-6370, justin.hale@ag.tamu.edu CLEBURNE – Central Texas cattle producers will hear the latest updates on the cattle market and beef demand, plus herd…

City Of Bryan Project Update Includes Long Delayed Completion Of Water Slide

A year later than originally scheduled, all features at the Bryan Aquatic Center will be available next spring. That was part of city manager Kean Register’s project update at the…

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms in Centerville

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu CENTERVILLE – The 2018 Cow Country Congress is set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms, 7532 Farm-to-Market Road 542 in Centerville. Registration is…

Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop slated for Oct. 17 in Luling

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Julie Zimmerman, 512-398-3122, julie.zimmerman@ag.tamu.edu LULING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop Oct. 17 at…

Predictions that Blacks, Women & Millennials would not vote Trump proved largely untrue Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Hispanic vote may have been bigger during the 2016 Presidential…

Economic Impact Of July’s Games Of Texas Almost $8 Million Dollars

The last week of July, more than 7,600 hundred athletes and about 19,000 family members, friends, and coaches, were in the twin cities for the Games of Texas. The former…

AgriLife Extension expert: Back-to-school traffic safety a two-way street

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bev Kellner, 979-862-1782, bkellner@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Families should make traffic safety a priority by discussing the many risks present in each of the…

AgriLife Extension sets Rancher Roundtable: Partners in Prescribed Burning Sept. 12-13 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Morgan Treadwell, 325-450-7025, morgan.russell@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Rancher Roundtable: Partners in Prescribed Burning on…