Free health screenings, mascot battle highlight AgriLife Extension health event

EDINBURG – Who’s healthier, Mission High School’s eagle or Economedes High School’s jaguar? The Mascot Challenge will pit local school rivalries to decide whose sideline-roaming, costumed mascot is in better shape, according to organizers of a county health initiative that will officially launch later this month. The Walk Across Texas/Healthy South Texas Kickoff will be […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Fewer reported Lyme disease cases may not tell whole story

DALLAS – Though Texas had almost 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2009, the number of reported cases since then has gone down considerably, leading experts to wonder if the disease is truly on the decline in the Lone Star State. “Typically we see dozens of cases every year, mostly within the triangular region […]

AgriLife Extension in Travis County seeking new Master Wellness volunteers

AUSTIN — The Master Wellness Volunteer program for Travis County needs additional volunteers to participate in its community health and wellness outreach efforts, said Sonia Coyle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Travis County. The next Master Wellness Volunteer training will be held at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600 […]

AgriLife Extension spreading bike, pedestrian safety message in Brazos Valley and beyond

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service safety experts know college towns may have more bicycle and pedestrian traffic than normal, but their message of pedestrian and bicyclist safety is being taken on the road throughout the Brazos Valley. “As staff driving to and from our campus offices, we witness the student bike and […]

‘Back to Basics: Medicare’ will be focus of Jan. 27 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Back to Basics: Medicare,” part of the monthly military caregiving professional development webinar series offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program, will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 27. The event is free and open to all […]

Superior Service Award presented to Janna Smith from Dickens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janna Smith, 806-623-5552, jsmith@ag.tamu.edu BRYAN – Janna Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office manager in Dickens County, has received the Superior Service Award in the office support-county category from the agency. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension […]

Burkham honored with Superior Service Award in leadership

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Angela Burkham, 806-677-5600, aburkham@ag.tamu.edu BRYAN – Dr. Angela Burkham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader for family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development in the North Region, received the Superior Service Award in the leadership category from the agency. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension, others offer materials for Goliath, other disaster victims

COLLEGE STATION – When winter storm Goliath tore through Texas in late December it brought more than heavy snow, ice and wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour. It brought the death of an estimated 23,000 dairy cows and other livestock, as well as great deal of personal and financial devastation to many […]

Expert: New Year’s resolutions need specifics, realistic goal-setting

COLLEGE STATION – Whether it’s resolving to exercise, lose weight or save money, taking certain specific steps will give that New Year’s resolution a better chance of succeeding, said Nancy Granovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in family development and resource management, College Station. “January is always a busy time for gyms due to […]

Cooking Well with Diabetes classes to be held during March in Schertz

SCHERTZ — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties will present four Cooking Well with Diabetes classes during the month of March in Schertz. Classes will be held at the Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Drive. All  classes will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays from March […]