Christmas craft sale and workshop set Dec. 3 in Edinburg

EDINBURG — Holiday shoppers on a budget should include a stop at the second annual Master Clothing Volunteers Arts and Crafts Sale and Workshop from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3 in Edinburg, organizers said. “This is an excellent opportunity to buy handmade Christmas decorations at very reasonable prices or learn how to make your own and […]

AgriLife Extension names new family, consumer sciences agent for Parmer County

FARWELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Wendy Case the new agent for family and consumer sciences in Parmer County. The joint announcement was made by Parmer County Judge Trey Ellis and Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension administrator in Lubbock. “We are happy to have Wendy join us here in the South Plains […]

AgriLife Research team makes strides in fight against Zika

COLLEGE STATION – There’s a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding this conflict is the long-dreaded yellow fever virus.       Dr. Kevin Myles, Glady “Hazitha” Samuel and Dr. Zach Adelman are Texas […]

Kids, Kows and More program gives youth a close-up look at agriculture

SAN ANTONIO – More than 1,100 third- and fourth-grade students from elementary schools throughout Bexar County got a close-up look at agriculture during the recent Kids, Kows and More program in San Antonio. The three-day program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Southwest Dairy Farmers, was held on the grounds of the […]

Green to receive Excellence in Extension Award

AUSTIN– Dr. Stephen Green, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service child development specialist in community health, College Station, will receive the 2016 Excellence in Extension Award at the 129th Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting Nov. 13 in Austin. The award is given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and […]

Insecta Fiesta provides ‘ant’eresting culinary experience for attendees

SAN ANTONIO – Attendees of the recent Insecta Fiesta event at the Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio got the unique culinary experience of eating a three-course, fiesta-inspired gourmet meal made with insects or insect-based ingredients. “Insects are commonly consumed in many countries of the world for their nutritional value and taste,” said Molly Keck, event […]

Bexar County 4-H’ers learn healthful eating, life skills at food show and challenge

SAN ANTONIO – Elementary and middle school children from 4-H clubs throughout Bexar County had an opportunity to compete at the recent 2016 Bexar County 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge at St. John Berchmans Catholic School in San Antonio. In Texas, 4-H clubs are administered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, an educational […]

Food safety training offered to industry at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – A Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Foods workshop covering new requirements for members of the food processing industry is scheduled Dec. 19-21 at the Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. Texas A&M AgriLife food safety specialist Dr. Matthew Taylor is leading the workshop. “This […]