Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 10, 2018

Drought conditions affecting herd stocking rates in West Texas, Panhandle Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bruce Carpenter, 432-336-8585, bb-carpenter@tamu.edu Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600,…

Drought returns to Texas just months after Hurricane Harvey floods state

Billy Bob Brown has been farming in the Amarillo area for nearly half a century, and this is the longest dry spell he’s ever seen. The region hasn’t received measurable rainfall in more than 100 days,…

Last Summer’s Death Of A Huntsville Woman Is Ruled Accidental

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) _ The death of a woman last summer after she went missing in the Sam Houston National Forest in southeast Texas has been ruled accidental. Walker County…

The Texas coastline is slowly disappearing. Here's how one community is coping.

The banana water lilies that once filled Jefferson County’s Salt Bayou marsh started dying off years ago. The aquatic plants, with their elegant white and yellow blooms, used to pepper…

Texas agricultural losses from Hurricane Harvey estimated at more than $200 million

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu     Dr. Mark Waller, 979-845-1751, mwaller@tamu.edu     Dr. David Anderson, 979-845-4351, danderson@tamu.edu     Dr. Dean McCorkle, 979-845-1861, d-mccorkle@tamu.edu    …

In wake of major floods, Texas water agency drafting statewide flood plan

For 60 years, the Texas Water Development Board has been the keeper of a master list of projects that are supposed to meet the state’s water needs for the next…

Can a web tool help coastal Texans assess their flood risk? A professor thinks so.

When Sam Brody and his wife were shopping for a new home in Houston six months ago, they had very different priorities. Brody, a researcher who analyzes ways to minimize…

City, state officials spar over funding Harvey recovery efforts at Houston meeting

HOUSTON — With mountains of debris sitting in front yards and tens of thousands of southeast Texans still in the early stages of re-establishing their lives after Hurricane Harvey’s destructive…

Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome,…

Free testing for private water well owners in Hurricane Harvey flood area

Contacts: Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Dr. Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer multiple…

In post-Harvey Houston, extent of water contamination largely unknown

When Houston-based epidemiologist Winifred Hamilton spent a few days in the field last week collecting samples of the abundant floodwater Tropical Storm Harvey had left in its wake, she was…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), whose congressional district was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, voted in favor of an emergency relief package that provides…

Slideshow: Digging out from Hurricane Harvey

Across Southeast Texas and along much of the Texas Gulf Coast, residents are returning to cities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. And flooding still remained in some areas of the state…

As Harvey leaves Texas behind, Houston shelters remain a lifeline for thousands

HOUSTON — Anthony Moore stood amid thousands of this city’s displaced residents and scores of volunteers at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Thursday and clung to a garbage…

How to get (and offer) help after Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Coast, and has left Houston — the nation’s fourth-largest city — grappling with unprecedented flooding. Do you need help? Or do you want to help…

Federal official: Texas needs help finding "new normal" in hurricane aftermath

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to note that President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in Corpus Christi on Tuesday. WASHINGTON — Officials leading the federal Hurricane Harvey…

Why not evacuate before Harvey? Houston leaders defend their calls to stay put

Walking the soggy streets of her League City neighborhood, Diane Alston said she was “heartbroken” that so many people waited out Harvey’s steady rains from inside their flooding homes, following…

Sunday’s Harvey Updates

Easterwood Airport rainfall Sunday midnight to 7 a.m. is 3.61 inches, from Friday 10 p.m. through Sunday 7 a.m. is 7.12 inches. As of Sunday 8:09 a.m., the Brazos Community…

Saturday’s Harvey Updates

Rainfall from Friday 11 p.m. through Saturday 10 a.m. at Easterwood Airport measured 1.77 inches. The Brazos CEOC and the Burleson County sheriff’s office both report no casualties or property…

Here's what you need to know about Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey barrels toward the Texas coast, Texans are bracing for extreme flooding and potential damage to their communities. Harvey is currently a Category 1 hurricane, with winds around…