AgriLife Extension’s Lawn 101 Series starts March 25 on Facebook Live

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu   DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is starting a new Facebook Live series on lawn care,…

Spring plant sale set for April 13 in College Station

Writer: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.eduContact: Rachel Fuqua, rachel.fuqua@tamu.eduDr. Andrew King, 979-845-5341, aking@tamu.edu The Annual Spring Plant Sale brings people in from all over the community. Mark the calendar to get…

Spam and phishing in 2018

Numbers of the year The share of spam in mail traffic was 52.48%, which is 4.15 p.p. less than in 2017. The biggest source of spam this year was China…

A predatory tale: Who’s afraid of the thief?

In mid-February, Kaspersky Lab received a request for incident response from one of its clients. The individual who initially reported the issue to our client refused to disclose the origin…

Much Of Northgate Closed Friday Night Due To Natural Gas Leak

College Station police report much of the Northgate district will be closed Friday night until after the bars close. That’s due to repairs to a natural gas leak. CSPD’s Twitter…

AgriLife Extension Brush Busters Basics workshop set March 14

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu   DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Brush Busters Basics workshop on March 14…

Financial Cyberthreats in 2018

Introduction and Key Findings The world of finance has been a great source of income cybercriminals across the world due to an obvious reason – money. While governments and organizations…

Pirate matryoshka

The use of torrent trackers to spread malware is a well-known practice; cybercriminals disguise it as popular software, computer games, media files, and other sought-after content. We detected one such…

Stalking Charge Added To Bryan Man In Jail For Violating Protection Order

An 11 page arrest report lays out stalking allegations against a Bryan man who was already in jail on charges of violating probation after pleading guilty to violating a protection…

Threats to users of adult websites in 2018

 More graphs and statistics in full PDF version Introduction 2018 was a year that saw campaigns to decrease online pornographic content and traffic. For example, one of the most adult-content…

Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites. The…

AgriLife Extension offers self-paced, affordable online health, wellness courses

COLLEGE STATION — For Texans and others wanting to improve their health and wellness as well as learn about common illnesses and disease prevention, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service…

Texans Against High Speed Rail Hold News Conference In Leon County District Courtroom

A news conference is held by opponents of the high speed passenger train between Houston and Dallas in the Leon County district courtroom where they claim a final victory over…

Forsythe Chapter celebrates 40th anniversary during open house reunion March 3

Members of SAIFD worked as competition assistants at the 2nd Annual Jim Johnson Design Cup in Houston in 2018 (photo courtesy of SAIFD.) Writer: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.eduContact: Bill McKinley,…

By John Stonestreet Let me be clear: New York has just made it legal for a fully-formed, eight-pound baby with a head of hair, fingernails, eyelashes, and a 100% chance…

Parents Of Future Bryan Pre-K Students Invited To Fill Out A Survey About A Full Day Program

The Bryan school district is asking parents of future pre-kindergarten students what they think about starting full-day classes starting this fall. Bryan ISD communications director Matt LeBlanc says an online…

Razy in search of cryptocurrency

Last year, we discovered malware that installs a malicious browser extension on its victim’s computer or infects an already installed extension. To do so, it disables the integrity check for…

Taking a page from film noir spycraft, a team of researchers found a way to photograph an object while pointing a camera in the opposite direction. Source: Science News

Panhandle Livestock Professionals address livestock industry needs

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Sarah Capik, 806-677-5600, sarah.capik@ag.tamu.eduDr. Jessie Monday, 806-353-7478, jessie.monday@tvmdl.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Improvements in collaboration are being made in the Texas Panhandle livestock industry through a…

AgriLife Extension, Master Gardeners to present gardening series in San Antonio

Ten sessions to cover various horticultural topics Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County, in…