Hard Hats for Little Heads program helps 3,700-plus second-graders stay safe

COLLEGE STATION —More than 3,700 second-graders from Bryan-College Station and the surrounding area recently participated in the recent ninth annual Hard Hats for Little Heads injury prevention program and free helmet distribution event at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University campus. “Highlights included Texas A&M baseball, football, equestrian and softball athletes in competitive scenarios […]

Passenger Safety Project marks 30 years of helping Texans reduce vehicle accidents

COLLEGE STATION – For three decades, traffic safety education projects through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have been involved in efforts to reduce motor vehicle fatalities and injuries and their associated costs, said program administrators. The Passenger Safety Project along with the Watch UR BAC — blood alcohol content — drunken  drugged driving alcohol […]

Pecos County Dinner Tonight program slated for March 23 in Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON – Hungry West Texans seeking new ideas for a tastier, healthier dining experience are urged to mark their calendars for the 2017 Pecos County Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School set for March 23 at the Large Community Hall in Rooney Park, 401 Spring Dr., Fort Stockton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

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. […]

Medicare update, answers offered in AgriLife Extension webinar Feb. 22

AMARILLO – “Medicare 2017 and What It Means for You” will be this month’s topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program webinar on Feb. 22. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for adults 65 and older and other qualified individuals. The program accounts for medical coverage for more than 48 million […]

AgriLife Extension provides educational opportunities at San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – An educational agency known for its ties to agriculture in the Lone Star State will be involved in numerous activities at this year’s San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present educational exhibits and hands-on activities related to agriculture, horticulture, entomology, water conservation and more at […]

Atchley to fill AgriLife Extension agent role in Carson County

PANHANDLE – Sidney Atchley has accepted the position of family and consumer sciences agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Carson County. Atchley, a native of El Paso, recently completed an internship with AgriLife Extension while earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural services and development from Tarleton State University in Stephenville. She said […]

AgriLife Extension hires health, wellness educator for Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County has hired Carmen Arnoni as its new health and wellness educator for the county. AgriLife Extension is an educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System. Arnoni, who joined the staff Jan. 18, will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, scheduling and educating program […]

Chronic illness topic of two-part webinar offered by AgriLife Extension’s Military Program

AMARILLO – A two-part “Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey” webinar offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program will be Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. both days, and is free and open to all who may be interested, said Andy Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology […]