As defenders of freedom & democracy, repairs are in order By Adryana Aldeen, Senior Correspondent Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Mexican Anti-Americanism: Past, Present & the 2018 Election” was…

“Texas must not become a Sanctuary State for abortions.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “An unlawfully-present alien, with no substantial ties to this country, has no constitutional right to…

Hurricane Harvey sparks renewed push for underground water storage projects

For state Rep. Lyle Larson, Hurricane Harvey was not only a tragedy but also a wasted opportunity. The San Antonio Republican, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, estimates that…

Water rights seminar to address who gets dwindling reserves

Contact: Dr. Guy Fipps, 979-845-7454, g-fipps@tamu.edu McALLEN – A powerhouse speaker’s panel highlights the 2017 Seminar on Water Rights and Public Policy – The Waters of the Rio Grande to…

Agricultural economics tailgate forum discusses future farm programs

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Attendees at the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate program recently heard experts discuss…

Applications for Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program now accepted

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, jim.mazurkiewicz@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program, also known as TALL, is now accepting applications for its…

Officials Issue Warning to Pecan Growers

State officials are urging homeowners and pecan orchard operators to keep an eye out for pecan weevils. Bill Ree, pecan entomologist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, said pecan…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 19, 2017

Sugarcane aphids not a major problem for prepared Texas sorghum producers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu; Danielle Sekula, 956-878-8317, danielle.sekula@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Most sorghum…

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…

Texas GOP leaders pushing for high-dollar, long-delayed flood infrastructure projects

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for the construction of flood control infrastructure in the Houston area — things he said should have been built “decades…

Mexico City’s earthquake protections worked beautifully last night. When will the rest of the country have them, too? Source: Science News

Round of NAFTA talks ends amid resistance over Mexico wages

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The second round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement ended Tuesday amid resistance to discussing Mexico’s low wages and large differences over…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, Nevada and 19 other states, won a final judgment from a federal district court ruling that invalidates…

As Harvey leaves Texas behind, Houston shelters remain a lifeline for thousands

HOUSTON — Anthony Moore stood amid thousands of this city’s displaced residents and scores of volunteers at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Thursday and clung to a garbage…

Analysis: Four things Houston-area leaders must do to prevent future flooding disasters

An unprecedented amount of rain has fallen on the Houston area in the past few days, causing what’s likely the worst flooding event that the nation’s sixth-largest metropolitan area has…

UPDATE: Thousands Of Cruise Ship Passengers Still On The Gulf Includes WTAW’s Zach Taylor

Monday update: The cruise ship WTAW sports director Zach Taylor is aboard is making a second trip to New Orleans, this time to unload and head home. Zach sent us…

Monday’s Harvey Update

Flash flood warning continues until 12:45 p.m. Rainfall at Easterwood Airport from Friday 10 p.m. through Monday 9 a.m. measures 13.36 inches. Friday night rainfall was .02 inches. Saturday rainfall…

Trump says Canada, Mexico being "very difficult" on NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Canada and Mexico of being “very difficult” at the negotiating table over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and threatening anew to…

Thousands Of Cruise Ship Passengers Still On The Gulf Includes WTAW’s Zach Taylor

Thousands are on cruise ships in the Gulf of Mexico that not able to dock because of hurricane Harvey. Among them are WTAW sports director Zach Taylor, who says instead…