Kathleen Phillips has been covering agriculture in Texas since 1978. She has a bachelor's and an master's in agriculture journalism from Texas Tech University.

AgriLife Research study finds new target for controlling cell division

COLLEGE STATION — Modern genome sequencing methods used to measure the efficiency of synthesis of individual protein during cell division has found that the enzymes that make lipids and membranes were synthesized at much greater efficiency when a cell is ready to split. That is a conclusion of collaborative research published this month in the […]

Career change: Rocket scientist finds agriculture more out of this world than space

COLLEGE STATION – Rikin Gandhi put his sights on outer space as a little boy growing up in New Jersey. He chased that dream earning degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.         Next came a pilot license. But while waiting for acceptance to […]

Tedeschi, Tomberlin earn Faculty Fellow distinction at Texas A&M AgriLife conference

COLLEGE STATION – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists were named Faculty Fellow during the 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Conference in College Station.         The Faculty Fellow title given to Dr. Luis Tedeschi and Dr. Jeffery Tomberlin are permanent and become a part of the individual’s title. AgriLife Research established the Faculty Fellows Program in […]

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 […]

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 […]