AgriLife Extension experts help Texas wine industry meet grape expectations

Viticulture, enology experts serve fifth-largest wine industry in U.S. Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Adam Russell COLLEGE STATION — To support the growing Texas wine industry, now the fifth-largest in the…

Gov. Abbott, Dallas, Fort Worth mayors recognize retiring AgriLife specialist

Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in water resources and landscape horticulture. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer and contact: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu…

State lawmakers aim to lock in funding for Texas parks, historic sites

Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale and other Texas state parks have an estimated $781 million in deferred maintenance needs. In 2017, nearly 10 million people visited Texas’ 95 state parks…

Texas Brigades youth leadership summer camps accepting applications

Cadets at a Bobwhite Brigade camp learn about bobwhite habitat requirements and land management. Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Program Manager McKenzie Mull, 210-556-1391, camps@texasbrigades.org SAN ANGELO –Texas Brigades…

Texas Well Owner Network trainings set for DFW area in February

The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well trainings in February for several North Texas counties. (Texas Well Owner Network photo) COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network…

More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening flyer Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.eduMartha Cavazos Fipps, 972-547-7335, mcavazos@mckinneytexas.org DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan.…

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,…