Texas Well Owner Network to screen water for Mills, Llano and Lampasas counties in March

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in March for Mills, Llano and Lampasas counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the Texas Water Resources Institute. […]

Water well owner training set for March 2 in Tyler

TYLER — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training March 2 in Tyler. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. in Building C at the East Texas State Fair, 2112 W. Front St. “The TWON program is for […]

Green infrastructure, low-impact development focus of Feb. 2 workshop in Dallas

DALLAS — A Green Infrastructure/Low-Impact Development Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. The workshop is sponsored by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Nikki Dictson, AgriLife Extension program […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Jan. 31 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31 in Texarkana for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Sulphur River Basin watershed. The morning session will be at the Truman Arnold Student Center of Texarkana College, 2500 […]

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 […]