WaterSmart program receives special recognition from the Houston-Galveston Area Council

LEAGUE CITY — WaterSmart, a program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Sea Grant, received special recognition recently from the Houston-Galveston Area Council for its WaterSmart Rain Garden at Heritage Park in League City. The WaterSmart garden was one of 22 entities recognized by the council’s parks and natural areas subcommittee for […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension leads Dickinson Bayou Bacteria Implementation Plan

LEAGUE CITY — A plan developed by stakeholders under the leadership of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to decrease the amount of bacterial pollution in Dickinson Bayou has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The “Implementation Plan for Eight Total Maximum Daily Loads for Bacteria in Dickinson Bayou and Three Tidal […]

Texas A&M livestock judging team wins national championship

Team claims 12th national title Writer: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu LOUISVILLE – The Texas A&M University Livestock Judging Team claimed the 2013 national championship at the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest on Nov. 18, marking its 12th national livestock judging title. The contest took place at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville. It […]

Heifer International’s Pierre Ferrari to speak about “Passing on the Gift,” serving the world

COLLEGE STATION — Pierre Ferrari, CEO of the philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, will be the guest lecturer for two events at Texas A&M University this week. He will be the guest lecturer for a Borlaug Seminar Series from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 and the keynoter for the Blue Bell Lecture Series […]

Borlaug Institute receives USAID grant to lead irrigation technology project in Africa

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, has announced a new project funded by the agency and awarded to the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The five-year, $12.5 million award creates the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-scale Irrigation, which will […]

Siemens and Texas A&M AgriLife Research to develop cost-effective technology to remove heavy metals from water and wastewater

· Technology removes selenium, mercury and other heavy metals and metalloids from power utility, mining, refinery and other industrial water and wastewater to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System limits. · Continued research will develop and commercialize technology to reduce footprint and increase operations efficiency over a wide range of temperatures and pH-levels compared to […]

Tittle named AgriLife Extension agent for Brazos County

COLLEGE STATION — Dusty Tittle has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Brazos County, according to district AgriLife Extension administrator Dr. Dale A. Fritz and the Brazos County Commissioners Court. His appointment is effective Nov. 4. “Dusty is looking forward to working with the agriculture and […]

New Texas Citizen Planner program to start Sept. 25

HOUSTON — Starting in September, coastal community officials can turn to a new training program for local planning and development issues. The Texas Coastal Citizen Planner is an eight-course program that covers trends and best practices concerning community planning and development, designed specifically for local and appointed officials, according to Steven Mikulencak, coordinator for the […]