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…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 15, 2018

Demand for sheep, goats remains high amid strong meat, wool, mohair markets Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The demand for sheep…

Congressman Michael McCaul Sunday Morning FuturesTexas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – I joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the latest foreign policy issues surrounding Iran and…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Skygofree:  sophisticated mobile surveillance In January, we uncovered a sophisticated mobile implant that provides attackers with remote control of infected Android devices.  The malware, called…

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,…

Mexico faces prospect of failure in NAFTA talks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The top trade representatives of the United States, Mexico and Canada ended the latest round of talks on renegotiating the North American Free Trade without a…

‘These Americans persevered through torture and malnourishment amid totalitarian darkness, and I join their families and all our fellow citizens in celebrating their freedom’  Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –…

Speaker Ryan Press Office | https://spkrryan.us/2rvRRrO WASHINGTON, DC — There’s no question the economy is thriving. The unemployment rate has now dipped to 3.9 percent, its lowest point since December 2000.…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 8, 2018

Interest in alternative crops remains steady despite lower prices for some Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Oilseed crops like sunflowers and canola…

Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland abortion referendum

LONDON (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it is banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland’s abortion referendum amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign. Source:…

This month, NASA will fire its first interplanetary mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Los Angeles. Why the snub for Cape Canaveral in Florida? Source: Science News

Bryan Police Investigating Fatal Accident

From Bryan Police Department: On May 2, 2018, at 0156 hours, Bryan Police Officers responded to the report of a single vehicle collision near the intersection of Coulter Drive and…

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.…

AgriLife Research to study prenatal stress impacts in cattle

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ron Randel, 903-834-6191, ron.randel@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – A $382,800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle…

College Station City Council Voices Traffic Concerns In Split Rezoning Vote

A divided College Station city council Thursday night approved rezoning more land along the north side of Harvey Road between Copperfield and Boonville Road to build hundreds of more townhomes…

Obamacare still imposes rising costs, transfer of power to the federal government Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “From the outset, Obamacare’s individual mandate caused countless Americans to purchase insurance they…

Brush Country Beef 706: Three-part series for beef cattle producers

Session locations will be Three Rivers, Floresville, College Station Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Warren Kopplin, 361-449-1703 or warren.kopplin@ag.tamu.edu THREE RIVERS — The Texas Beef Council and the Texas…

DDoS attacks in Q1 2018

News overview In early January, it was reported that an amateur hacker had come close to pulling off a botnet attack using “improvised” materials. Armed with information gleaned from hacker…

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…