Don’t add yard or house fire to July 4th fireworks.

COLLEGE STATION – Besides fireworks, nothing says the Fourth of July like a cookout. To help Texans declare independence from fires and other mishaps related to outdoor grilling, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has offered some advice. “It’s extremely important that people take extra care if planning to grill outdoors, especially in open […]

Rodent exclusion training set for July 30 in Dallas

Program will include hands-on instruction for sealing a home    By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 972-952-9201, ja-hurley@tamu.edu DALLAS – A Rodent Exclusion Hands-On Training for pest control apprentices, technicians and commercial applicators will be held July 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The training will be […]

Summer meals program makes good neighbors in Edinburg

EDINBURG  —  Kids and their parents make her office building come alive every Monday and Friday morning. That’s just one of the many benefits Melissa DeLeon cites about a new program collaboration she and others initiated this year to feed local children. Twice a week, about 30 neighborhood kids come in with their parents for […]

School integrated pest management training set July 28 in Dallas

DALLAS – A one-day program for school integrated pest management coordinators will be held July 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The program is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Building C classroom at the center, which is at 17360 Coit Road. “All Texas public school districts must have […]

Pioneer Leaders Award presented to AgriLife Extension agents for community efforts

HORSESHOE BAY — Two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents were honored with the Dr. Frank W. Sheppard Jr. Pioneer Leaders Award by the Texas Rural Leadership Program at its recent conference in Horseshoe Bay. Alexis Cordova of Liberty County and Lorrie Coop of Haskell and Knox counties received the honor in recognition of […]

Veteran-oriented program helps current, former military find new roots

‘Battleground to Breaking Ground’ efforts reach service members, others statewide SAN ANTONIO – While “Military City USA” was an appropriate location to hold the most recent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program benefiting current and former military personnel, it was only one of dozens of locations statewide to host this program, coordinators said. Held at […]

AgriLife Extension experts asking Texans to be informed about hurricane preparation

COLLEGE STATION – With the possibility of tropical storms and hurricanes hitting the Lone Star State during hurricane season, experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are reminding Texans their agency has a number of useful publications specific to protecting households, farms and ranches. “Hurricane season has begun and Texans are already starting to […]

Regional daycare training set Aug. 1 in Haskell

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DaLinda Black, 940-864-2546, DaLinda.Black@ag.tamu.edu HASKELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Haskell County will host a Haskell County – Regional Daycare Training Conference Aug. 1 at the Haskell Early Learning Center, 16 Ave. D. in Haskell. “Any daycare employee, foster parent, early Head Start or Head Start […]

Child Care Providers Conference in Weslaco to address autism

EDINBURG  —  Information on identifying and caring for autistic children will be among the many timely topics to be discussed at the 2015 Child Care Providers Conference to be held from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The center is located at 2415 East U.S. […]