North Carolina is being slammed by a succession of disasters triggered by Hurricane Florence. The latest scare is from coal plants, where pools of ash are at risk of spilling…

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an…

“From my standpoint, as Black-American, as far as I am concerned this is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way dain to think for themselves, to do…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 18, 2018

Producers, homeowners battling armyworms Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following…

Clean Up the Rio Grande & Give Border Patrol Access, Visibility By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The border still faces illegal immigration with individuals coming to…

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Source:…

As Hurricane Florence bears down on East Coast, Texas faces flooding from Gulf Coast disturbance

A wide swath of Texas could experience flooding from a Gulf Coast disturbance this weekend. National Weather Service Hurricane Florence is smashing the East Coast with near 100-mph sustained winds…

Bailey County cotton field day set Sept. 19

Bailey County cotton field day set Sept. 19 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Curtis Preston, 806-272-4583, c-preston@tamu.edu MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bailey County will…

Obama’s lectures are exactly what got President Trump Elected in the first place By Allie Stuckey Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, former President Barack Obama offered his…

In North Carolina, a nuclear power plant sits right in the hurricane’s path, creating a high-stakes test of its post-Fukushima safety measures. Source: Science News

Six years ago, North Carolina’s politicians shot down a report on its rising sea levels. Now it prepares for disaster. Source: Science News

Canadian trade negotiators to brief PM Trudeau in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian negotiators are traveling to brief Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in person on the state of negotiations with the United States on a deal that would allow…

Another Texas Task Force 1 Deployment Takes Teams To The Sites Of Two Hurricanes

For the second time in five days, College Station based Texas Task Force 1 is deploying teams in response to severe weather. On Tuesday, one team was deployed to North…

Texas Crop and Weather – Sept. 11, 2018

El Niño weather patterns expected to bring wetter conditions through winter 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 – Texas is emerging from one…

PART I: THE STATE OF THE BORDER By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The flow of immigrants who illegally enter the United States through the Mexican border…

Texas Master Gardeners converge in San Antonio for advanced training

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Larry Stein, 830-278-9151, larry.stein@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – About 50 Master Gardeners from 27 counties throughout Texas recently came to…

North Central Texas Cattleman’s Clinic set for Oct. 10 in Graham

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Justin Rogers, 940-549-0737 or Justin.rogers@ag.tamu.eduJason Westbrook, 940-659-1228, jason.westbrook@ag.tamu.eduCharlie Martin, 940-567-2132, cpmartin@ag.tamu.edu GRAHAM – The annual North Central Texas Cattleman’s Clinic, hosted by the Texas A&M…

Montana will defend law in mining dispute near Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Attorney General’s Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a proposed gold mine in mountains north…

Zachry Engineering Education Complex Opens

Texas A&M’s largest academic building is now open. Friday morning was the dedication of the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. Texas A&M faculty, staff, students, and donors gathered in front of…

13 States have Automatic Voter Registration Policies Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thirty-eights states allow citizens who have never resided in the United States to vote. The requirements vary from…