“We’ve got to abandon the politics of anxiety characterized by wild-eyed proposals.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Instead of having something that makes a Twitter hashtag and gets you…

The once-serious “Democrat” party has been hijacked by lawless lunatics who sow discontent & foment violence By Charles Hurt “Beware the coming civil war!” Coming? Oh, it’s already upon us.…

Online generators… of dashed expectations

Quite recently, we (and hence our security solutions) started to designate an entire class of sites — gift card generators — as fraudulent, despite their not stealing any money or personal data…

“Less than a year ago Democrats were all in favor of ICE & voted to authorize it. This is complete hypocrisy, and its pure politics.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C.…

EPA: San Antonio ozone levels too high under new standard

Ozone, a key component of smog, forms when emissions from cars, coal plants and the like mix with other airborne compounds in the presence of sunlight. Responding to a court…

School of Irrigation to provide hands-on training in irrigation management

Contact: Charles Swanson, 979-845-5614, clswanson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION  – Texas A&M’s School of Irrigation will hold a training series for professionals through August in response to drought conditions now prevailing through…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 17, 2018

  Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Anderson, 979-845-4351, danderson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A convergence of weather and market conditions have put a number of  Texas beef producers…

Texas A&M potato breeding trials offer reds to russets, babies to bakers

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Isabel Vales, 541-740-4437, isabel.vales@tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – When Kelly Kuball walked the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program variety display trials near…

The return of Fantomas, or how we deciphered Cryakl

In early February this year, Belgian police seized the C&C servers of the infamous Cryakl cryptor. Soon afterwards, they handed over the private keys to our experts, who used them…

College Station Council Approves Off Campus Regulations Of Rental Bicycles

As Texas A&M’s provider of rental bicycles increases its supply from 850 to more than 3,000, the College Station city council has approved new regulations when they are off-campus. Aubrey…

Bryan Councilman Attends Meeting The Day After Suffering A Heart Attack

Bryan city councilman Mike Southerland put in more than nine hours on city business Tuesday, the day after suffering a heart attack. Southerland thanked those at the doctor’s office, the…

Lesser prairie-chicken population on the rise, but advocates say it's not enough

The lesser prairie-chicken is a medium-sized, grayish brown grouse that lives in eco-regions spanning Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Greg Kramos / USFWS The number of lesser prairie-chickens…

Coinvault, the court case

Today, after almost 3 years of waiting, it was finally the day of the trial. In the Netherlands, where the whole case took place, the hearings are open to the…

This breed of Democrat knows what’s at stake — and they know the pressure they’re going to face By Matt Vespa Judge Brett Kavanaugh is going to be a weeks-long…

As Trump backlash continues, STEM professionals in Texas run for office

Clockwise from bottom left: Allison Lami Sawyer, Michelle Beckley, Joseph Kopser, Carla Morton, and Rick Kennedy are Democrats with backgrounds in STEM running for office this year. Marjorie Kamys Cotera:…

Summer Crops/OAP Center Pivot Irrigation Field Day set Aug. 9 at Bushland

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, qxue@ag.tamu.edu BUSHLAND – A Summer Crops/OAP Center Pivot Irrigation Field Day will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife and the…

Finalist Chosen For Brazos County’s New Health Department Director

The Bryan city council on Tuesday, without comment, approved the finalist selected to become the next director of the Brazos County health department. The College Station city council will consider…

BTU Response To WTAW Listener Question About Lake Bryan Water Qualilty

A WTAW listener who recently visited Lake Bryan sent The Infomaniacs a text asking if the water is safe because the water is…in their words…”so oily and nasty”. Here’s the…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 10, 2018

Bollworm emergence causing problems in cotton Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Kerns, 979-845-2516, dlkerns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cotton producers who planted Bt pest-resistant varieties in some parts…

NASA has selected six women and men to join the elite corps of flight directors who will lead mission control for a variety of new operations at the agency’s Johnson…