AgriLife Today goes daily with news from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Research

  COLLEGE STATION — AgriLife Today, the news outlet for Texas A&M AgriLife, has become a daily distribution to better serve the public with news about the state agencies it covers. The news organization previously distributed information about the AgriLife entities throughout Texas each weekday. Because of AgriLife’s far-reaching involvement in all 254 Texas counties, […]

Healthy South Texas kicks off in Weslaco

WESLACO  —  Flanked by two state senators from South Texas, John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, launched Healthy South Texas, a pilot effort to reduce preventable diseases in the region. “We’re doing for health what Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents have done for agriculture for more than a century,” Sharp told […]

AgriLife Extension names new Mason/Menard county agent

Sheree Hardin accepts family and consumer sciences post Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, MASON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Sheree Hardin as the new family and consumer sciences agent for the dual-county Mason/Menard position effective Oct. 1. Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator at San Angelo, said […]

South Texas 4-H chefs win top honors in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS  —  A team of five young 4-H chefs in extreme South Texas blew away the judges recently when they not only whipped up a delicious seafood dish in fierce competition, they explained that the ingredients they used were those of their ancestors who first inhabited the Americas. “The 4-H Starr Chefs aced it,” […]

Child Passenger Safety Week to feature free seats, expert advice

EDINBURG — When children in their car seats are inspected by safety experts, most are not properly restrained, according to Joanne Ureste, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family resources agent for Hidalgo County. “Child passenger safety seat checkups routinely show four out of five children are not properly restrained either in their child safety […]

New AgriLife Extension cancer prevention specialist named

Pamela Lincoln will be holding ‘Friend to Friend’ events in many counties Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191,[caption OVERTON – Pamela Lincoln has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cancer prevention program specialist for East Texas. Lincoln will be helping AgriLife agents facilitate “Friend to Friend,” an early cancer detection program specifically designed […]

Hicks hired as new AgriLife Extension 4-H agent in Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Tina Hicks, 806-373-3829, AMARILLO – Tina Hicks has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Potter County. While it’s a new position for Hicks, she has been an office manager and program assistant in the Potter County office for the […]

Grain bin safety and entrapment rescue clinic set Sept. 3 in Paris

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, PARIS – The dangers of working in grain bins hit home to Northeast Texas residents on March 4 when 32-year-old Paul Chelius suffocated in a bin of soybeans, said Mike Morrow, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Lamar County. In response to the tragedy, family and friends of Chelius, […]

Northern 4-H Academy hosting open house Aug. 29 in Brenham

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, BRENHAM – The Northern 4-H Academy will host Road Map to Success with 4-H from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Blinn College Student Center, 902 College Ave. in Brenham. Texas 4-H is the youth component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Attendees will learn how […]