Texas Comptroller Hegar praises Texas A&M AgriLife service to state

COLLEGE STATION – New Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar told more than 600 people at the Texas A&M AgriLife conference this week that their example of honesty, character and integrity is what makes state legislators willing to listen to requests aimed at helping people across the state. Hegar, a former state senator from Houston, said information […]

Comptroller-elect Hegar to keynote Texas A&M AgriLife conference

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Texas Comptroller-elect Glenn Hegar will be the keynote speaker at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference Jan. 6 in Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. About 600 faculty staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Forest […]

Super microscope amplifies Texas A&M researchers look at loblolly pine genetics

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Nurul Faridi, 979-862-3908, nfaridi@tamu.edu Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, ccasola@tamu.edu Dr. C. Dana Nelson, 228-832-2747, dananelson@fs.fed.us COLLEGE STATION – A super microscope may have researchers at the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department moving one step closer to writing the final chapter and verse on the genomics […]

First East Texas Garden Lecture Series set Feb. 22

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER – The first of seven seminars on the finer points of gardening in East Texas will be held Feb. 22 at Chamblee’s Rose Nursery, according to Keith Hansen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Smith County. “We have an exciting lineup for this year, and we’re beginning […]

Arbor Day Celebration slated Jan. 25 in McAllen

McALLEN  –  Some 1,200 athletes are expected to compete Jan. 25 in McAllen’s third annual Arbor Day activities, according to a Texas A&M Forest Service official. Arbor Day Celebration will be held from 7 a.m. to noon at McAllen Municipal Park, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., according to Salvador Alemany, a Forest Service regional urban forester […]

Bill Dugas named acting vice chancellor, dean for agriculture, life sciences at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Bill Dugas will be acting vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences and acting dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for The Texas A&M University System beginning Jan. 14. Dugas, who has been associate vice chancellor and associate dean of agriculture and life sciences since 2009, will serve […]

City of McAllen wins state award for Arbor Day event

Texas A&M Forest Service played key role in organization McALLEN  –  The city of McAllen has won a statewide award for its McAllen Arbor Day Challenge, a bicycle and running competition that drew more than 500 athletes, according to Salvador Alemany, a Texas A&M Forest Service regional urban forester in Weslaco and an organizer of […]

New burn-detection-modeling system in development to help identify potential wildfire threats in Texas

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Richard Conner, 979-845-7456, jrc@tamu.edu Wayne Hamilton, 979-845-5589, wt-hamilton@tamu.edu Jay Angerer, 254-774-6053, jangerer@tamu.edu Tom Spencer, 979-458-7331, tspencer@tfs.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – A burn-risk-detection modeling system in development by a consortium of Texas A&M University System researchers will help predict potential wildfire threats throughout the Lone Star State, according to […]

McDonald named AgriLife executive director for community relations, strategic partnerships

           COLLEGE STATION — Former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald has been named executive director for Texas A&M AgriLife’s community relations and strategic partnerships. In this capacity he will also serve as the executive director of the Texas Rural Leadership Program, Inc. and provide leadership as an ex-officio member of the […]

McAllen’s Arbor Day Challenge promotes urban forests

McALLEN  –  In a first for the city, a long stretch of a major thoroughfare in McAllen will be closed to traffic to celebrate Arbor Day and promote urban tree planting, according to a Texas A&M Forest Service official. “Bicentennial Boulevard, between Pecan Avenue and Nolana Avenue, about a three-mile stretch of a major road […]