‘Take a Stand’ program stands up to bullies

COLUMBUS, Texas – Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that nearly one-third of all U.S. public school students reported that they experienced bullying, either as a target or a perpetrator. “Bullying is a huge issue among our youth, and it can leave ‘scars’ that many victims carry with them for a […]

Electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?

AgriLife Scientist: eBeam sanitization could be cheaper and ‘greener’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more […]

Military caregiving an emerging issue

AgriLife Extension aids in Military Families Learning Network Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, ABCrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner,979.845.1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is leading the way to help caregivers for almost a quarter-million service members who have returned from recent military deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress […]

Bexar County Youth Gardens program introduces urban kids to gardening, nature

AgriLife Extension program provides variety of seasonal, year-long youth activities SAN ANTONIO – While many youth activities have slowed down with the end of summer and in anticipation of the holidays, this fall the Bexar County Youth Gardens program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has continued to provide fun and educational activities. “Throughout […]

Human wellness goal of new initiative from AgriLife Extension, Scott & White

TEMPLE — A state adult education agency and a major regional healthcare entity are joining forces to help improve the health of residents in the Central Texas area served by the two. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service based in College Station and Scott & White Health Plan based in Temple have forged an agreement […]

Holiday Canning Workshop Nov. 12 in Bandera will ‘preserve’ season’s spirit

BANDERA — Bandera County residents interested in learning the basics of food preservation, including pickling, are invited to attend the “Holiday Canning Workshop” being presented Nov. 12 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Mansfield Park Showbarn, 2886 U.S. Highway 16 […]

AgriLife Extension in Travis County seeking new Master Wellness volunteers

AUSTIN — The Master Wellness Volunteer program for Travis County is looking for volunteers to participate in its community health and wellness outreach efforts, said the local program coordinator, Leticia Neal. “The Master Wellness Volunteer program is an initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,” said Sonia Coyle, the agency’s family and consumer sciences […]

Food manager certification training to be held Oct. 29 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County will offer its next food manager certification training course Oct. 29 at the AgriLife Extension office in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio. The course will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with a certification exam […]

Dinner Tonight! cooking school gives recipe for healthier family mealtime

SAN ANTONIO — More than 200 people recently attended the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School at the San Antonio Garden Center to learn how to prepare quick, healthful and economical meals at home. The school was part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s statewide effort to promote at-home family dining through providing easy, healthful, […]