Planning, practice are vital to emergency, disaster preparation

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joyce Cavanagh, 979-845-3859, jacavanagh@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — September has been designated National Preparedness Month and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is supporting preparedness efforts by offering tips to Texans on how they can prepare for and recover from a disaster or emergency. “This is a particularly good […]

Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School heats up Oct. 18 in San Antonio

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive in San Antonio. The school is being conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County, the Prairie […]

Don’t be fooled by student loan forgiveness misinformation

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nancy Granovsky, 979-845-1869, ngranovsky@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – While there are genuine student loan forgiveness programs available, they do not apply to every type of student loan and they are not “instant or magical,” said Nancy Granovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family economic specialist, College Station. According to U.S. […]

Workshop set for Sept. 26 in Austin will help small-acreage growers sell locally

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Daniel Chavez, 979-587-4492, danieleduardo11@tamu.edu AUSTIN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present a marketing workshop to help small-scale agricultural producers sell their produce to area restaurants and grocery stores. The workshop, “MarketReady Training: Selling to Restaurants for Local Growers,” is being presented free of charge. […]

AgriLife Extension to offer class for food handlers Sept. 30 in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will offer a Food Handler’s class from 9 a.m.- noon Sept. 30 at its offices at 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, in San Antonio. The fee is $20. Payment can be made […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 29 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 in Nacogdoches for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Attoyac Bayou watershed. The morning session will be at the Courthouse Annex, 203 W. Main St. The afternoon […]

‘Nosey’ butterfly migrating through South Central Texas again

SAN ANTONIO – What may appear to some to be a butterfly invasion in South Central Texas is really just an annual migration of the American snout butterfly, said Molly Keck, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist for Bexar County. “Right now these snout butterflies are migrating through the region in huge numbers on their […]

Shafer selected as new head of recreation, park and tourism sciences department

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Scott Shafer, 979-845-3837, sshafer@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Scott Shafer has been appointed the new head of the department of recreation, park and tourism sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. Shafer succeeds Dr. Gary Ellis, who served as […]

Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation increases support of AgriLife Research programs in Overton

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Long, 903-834-6191, c-long@tamu.edu OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research programs in Overton will expand with generous support from a long-time benefactor – the Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation. The foundation’s board of directors and the administration of AgriLife Research announced that a 446-acre farm on Texas Highway 135 […]

Backyard Basics Expo set for Sept. 17 at Oppenheimer Academic Center

Workshops will emphasize homegrown, homemade foods   Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Backyard Basics Expo from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the San Antonio College Oppenheimer Academic Center, 1819 N. Main Ave. in San Antonio. The center is […]