Texas A&M scientists find Mexican endemic fish never identified in U.S.

Writer: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joshuah Perkin, 979-458-1814, jperkin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University’s Dr. Kevin Conway, Dr. Joshuah Perkin and their team have located an extremely…

Texas parks department, advocates pushing Congress to reauthorize key conservation fund

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acquired land to create the Devils River State Natural Area in Del Rio with financial assistance from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.…

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…

Reef restoration projects aim to bolster Texas' record-low oyster population

Oyster shells along the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway. An oyster restoration project is underway in Matagorda Bay. Jerod Foster for The Nature Conservancy With oyster populations in Texas at historic lows,…

‘We strongly support the Governor’s request and urge you to provide any and all emergency measures afforded by the approval of a disaster declaration’ Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that OKIN BPS, a.s. is opening its new U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. The new headquarters in San…

Support a Border Security Plan that continues to foster Economic Development with Mexico By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas —To solve our nation’s border security problem, we must…

“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…

There are Enhanced Border Security opportunities already available By Dennis E. Nixon Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The border still faces a substantial illegal immigration problem with individuals coming to the U.S.…

Row crop grower education program set for Oct. 16 in Weslaco

Contacts: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, LFGregory@ag.tamu.edu Brad Cowan, 956-383-1026, brad.cowan@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – Lower Rio Grande Valley row crop growers have a chance to learn practical ways to maximize efficiency and productivity…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 2, 2018

Drought, late summer rains among challenges for Texas cotton growers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gdmorgan@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Drought and untimely late-summer rains likely…

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…

Texas A&M AgriLife high tunnel study expands

Team to add flower, vegetable seed production Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@tamu.edu Many interested producers showed up to learn more about high tunnels at…

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…

Turfgrass expert clips last blades of grass for research purposes

Dr. Richard White retires from Texas A&M Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Richard White intends to sit back and let the grass grow under his feet…

Dozens of groups ask Trump administration for more time to comment on border wall

More than three dozen environmental, faith-based and immigrant rights groups are urging the federal government to extend the public-comment period for construction of the border wall, arguing that the U.S. Department…

State lawmaker to Trump: Don't overlook Mexican water treaty

The Rio Grande at the New Mexico-Texas border on Monday, December 9, 2013 in El Paso. Ivan Pierre Aguirre A top Texas lawmaker is asking President Donald Trump to renegotiate…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement regarding the Mexican Presidency election results: “Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on winning the…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 3, 2018

Texas facing long, hot summer 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 – Dry conditions continue to persist in much of the state as…