Texas A&M AgriLife presents Vice Chancellor Award in Excellence honors

COLLEGE STATION – Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors were presented to several statewide faculty and staff of Texas A&M AgriLife during a ceremony Jan. 9 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.         The awards were given to 14 individuals and three teams with a total of 16 members. Officials said the […]

Water quality training workshop set Feb. 7 in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS – A Texas Watershed Steward water quality workshop related to the Dry Comal Creek and Comal River watersheds will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 7 at the New Braunfels City Hall, 550 Landa St. in New Braunfels. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State […]

Research shows Central Texas landscapes can go ‘thirsty’ but still thrive

SAN ANTONIO — Many ornamental plants popular in Central Texas landscapes can still grow and thrive when watered using half or less of the usual recommended irrigation amounts, according to research results recently published by two Texas A&M AgriLife institutes. A drought survivability study, conducted in San Antonio throughout 2015, investigated how 97 plant species […]

Texas beef industry mourns loss of Frank Litterst

COLLEGE STATION – Frank Litterst Jr., whose colorful teaching style of beef cattle production hit home with more than 7,000 Aggie students and hundreds of Texas beef cattle producers spanning two decades, died Dec. 26. He was 94. Known by his students as “Mr. Frank,” Litterst was described by colleagues as a living legend for […]

Water well owner training set for Jan. 24 in Port Lavaca

PORT LAVACA — A private water well management training conducted by the Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, will be held Jan. 24 in Port Lavaca. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Calhoun County, 186 Henry […]

Research team enhances identification process for bacterial pollution in watersheds

COLLEGE STATION — For more than a decade, the Texas Bacterial Source Tracking Program has improved the identification process for bacterial pollution sources in watersheds across Texas, helping restore water quality and protect human health, according to a Texas Water Resources Institute official. “Because of the efforts of this joint program with the Texas Water […]

Military deployments highlight importance of plants, lead Master Sergeant to college

COLLEGE STATION — From the air, while traveling to various deployments in her more than 30-year career, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Sherrie Yeates realized a correlation between the look of the land and the state of its people. “Over the Midwestern U.S., you see pastures with livestock, shade trees and ponds. You see rolling fields […]

People, politics, agriculture key components for new wheat growers leader

COLLEGE STATION — In the late 1990s, a selection committee convened around a stack of applications from Texas A&M University students vying for Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internships. And soon more than 20 students would wing their way to Washington, D.C., for a semester steeped in federal politics.         Chandler Goule was not one […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Dec. 7 in Kenedy

KENEDY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Kenedy for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the lower San Antonio River watershed. The morning session will be at the Kenedy City Auditorium, 303 W. Main St. […]

Texas Water Resources Institute meeting Dec. 15 will address Lavaca River water quality

EDNA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting Dec. 15 for anyone interested in improving and protecting the Lavaca River watershed. The free meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. Wells St. in Edna. Clare Entwistle, an institute research associate […]