Paul is a media relations specialist and member of the news editing team of the AgriLife Communications department of theTexas A&M University System. He is responsible for media relations support for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Travis counties, as well as the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde. Paul also provides media relations support for international agriculture programs conducted by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, also part of the Texas A&M System. Some of his general "beats" include viticultural and Pierce's disease research and programs, Texas Watershed Stewards and watershed protection, and emergency/disaster communications support relating to hurricanes. Paul has a master's degree in communication arts from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and more than 28 years of experience in journalism, public/media relations and corporate communications.

‘Rainwater University’ to be April 16-18 at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Dallas

Program will address small- and large-scale rainwater harvesting DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will be presenting Rainwater University 2014, a program on both small- and large-scale rainwater harvesting, April 16-18, said program coordinators. The center is located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Program presentations all three days […]

Combined Wheat and Vegetable Field Day slated for April 23 in Uvalde

UVALDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde will present the Combined Wheat and Vegetable Field Day from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23 at the center, located at 1619 Garner Field Road. The field day is free and open to anyone with an interest in wheat and/or vegetable production, coordinators said. […]

Water quality training May 22 in Victoria to focus on Lavaca and Navidad rivers

VICTORIA – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Lavaca and Navidad rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 22 at the Victoria Educational Gardens, 283 Bachelor Drive, Victoria. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the Coastal Bend region, said program […]

‘Battleground to Breaking Ground’ agricultural workshop slated for May 17 in Belton

BELTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agriculture workshop in Belton on May 17 for active duty, veteran military and others, program coordinators said. The free workshop will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at  the Bell County Expo […]

AgriLife’s Dallas center releases new water-efficient turfgrass

Expert: New St. Augustine grass hybrid uses less water, offers other advantages DALLAS – Dwindling water resources caused by drought, extreme temperatures and other environmental factors have made the development of more water-efficient turfgrasses increasingly important for southern landscapes, according to experts at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. According to national water-use statistics, about one-third of […]