Texas Enterprise Fund prize estimated to have $2.5+ billion impact over the next 20 years Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “I thank the PGA of America for the new jobs…

Texas Enterprise Fund attracts more than $853 million in new investments, 16,500+ new jobs across Texas Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Texas is a leader in the establishment of…

Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference set Dec. 6 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.eduMarty New, 580-255-0546, marty.new@okstate.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Cattle Trails Cow/Calf Conference will find itself on the Texas side of the…

AgriLife Extension-led study aims to boost Texas strawberry production

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Russ Wallace, 806-746-6101, rwwallace@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – A group of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service collaborators are determined to increase the number of Texas-grown strawberries…

“This grant will allow Texas to get even more dangerous criminals off the streets. . .” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced $5.8 million in…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it had reached a new trilateral trade agreement with Mexico…

Video: How to treat crapemyrtle bark scale at home

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist Dr. Mike Merchant walks viewers through the proper steps for treating crapemyrtle bark scale, or CMBS. (Texas A&M AgriLife video) Writer: Gabe Saldana,…

Texas Keeps Landing New Businesses & Expanding Facilities By Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Economic development incentives are, of course, central to a lot of big deals —…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) joined the Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, in hosting a roundtable with North Texas energy industry leaders on…

"The door to the future": How Eddie Bernice Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018. Leigh Vogel for The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep.…

Texas A&M releases new Ace cowpea

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gerald Smith, 903-834-6191, gerald.smith@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – A new forage cowpea variety – Ace – blends a number of desirable characteristics into into a…

Potential “Censure Resolution” will Define Texas’ GOP Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Historically, state political conventions come and go with little consequence — other than a few embarrassing headlines…

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…

AgriLife Extension expert: Grow tomatoes all season long

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Timing and variety choice can help tomato aficionados avoid production gaps during the dog days of summer,…

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,…

Jury Convicts And Sentences North Texas Mother For Causing The Deaths Of Her Children

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) – A North Texas mother whose two toddlers died in a hot car last May has been sentenced to two 20-year prison terms to be served simultaneously.…

Don’t let fire ants ruin your summer, take steps this spring

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Allen Knutson, 972-952-9222, allen.knutson@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, michael.merchant@ag.tamu.edu       DALLAS – Dealing with fire ants is no picnic, but getting rid…

AgriLife Extension program bolsters Texas schools’ pest management approach

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service school IPM specialist Janet Hurley leads a group of North Texas school pest control professionals on a course about pest habitats. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display…

23 had Re-Entered after having been previously deported Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Officers with the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 89 Criminal…