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.…

AgriLife Extension to provide private applicator training Dec. 6 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, sam.womble@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Private Applicator Pesticide Training Dec. 6 at the agency’s office…

Beef Cattle Short Course set for Jan. 8, Jan. 15 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, sam.womble@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will present the…

Kids, Kows and More event in San Antonio brings agriculture to urban youth

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Natalie Cervantes, 210-631-0400, ntcervantes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – More than 1,000 third- and fourth-grade students from elementary schools throughout Bexar County attended the recent two-day…

Urban stream processes, restoration workshop set for Nov. 29 in Belton

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292, ext. 205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu BELTON – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host the Urban Stream Processes…

AgriLife Extension horticulturist: Protect, select, plant with colder weather in mind

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – With the mercury dropping in South Central Texas, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist said it’s…

AgriLife Extension offers continuing education units Nov. 30 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its annual winter continuing education program on Nov. 30…

Hispanic & Latino interest is low, and individual races outlook may be even worse for Democrats. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Democrat officials, party operatives and their 3rd-party organizations…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 30, 2018

Texas experiences record-setting wet fall 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 weather conditions emerged from one of the hottest, driest summers…

Incredible Edible Insect Event in San Antonio a ‘tasteful’ experience

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — More than 300 people attended the recent Incredible Edible Insect Event held in the culinary garden area of…

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…

AgriLife Extension reaches senior citizens through Healthy Cooking School

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – More than 120 people, primarily senior citizens, attended the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Dinner Tonight! Healthy…

AgriLife Extension, TAMU-SA announce program partnership to help at-risk youth

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Melinda Garcia, 210-954-3331, Melinda.garcia@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas A&M University-San Antonio have announced…

Alamo plan becomes a reality; 1836 battlefield to be restored and preserved Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after the San…

Urban riparian, stream restoration workshop set for Nov. 7 in San Antonio

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292 x205, clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, Fouad.Jaber@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30…

“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…

Kimura named AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Dr. Emi Kimura has been named the state peanut specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr.…

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 6 in San Antonio

Contacts: Clare Entwistle, 210-277-0292 ext. 205, Clare.Entwistle@ag.tamu.edu Aarin Teague, 210-302-3660, ateague@sara-tx.org SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education…

Lorrie Coop named national Extension Educator of the Year

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Lorrie Coop, 940-459-2651, ljcoop@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Lorrie Coop, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Knox County has been named…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement today after the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Texas State Senator Peter P. Flores, R-Pleasanton. Flores…