Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 9 in Cypress

CYPRESS  –  An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for Nov. 9 in Cypress. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road. Seating is limited to 45 people. Participants should preregister for the event at by Oct. 31. […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 9 in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Centerville for area residents interested in improving stream and riparian areas along the Navasota River. The morning session will be on the third floor of the County Annex II Building, […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names outstanding alumni for 2016

COLLEGE STATION — Three former students have been chosen Outstanding Alumni,  and three others are being honored with the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award by the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Outstanding Alumni honor went to Don Kaspar of Shiner, Dr. Fred Thornberry of College Station and Steven Lastovica of […]

Texas A&M professor proposes new way to analyze impediments to leisure activities

COLLEGE STATION – For decades, behavioral scientists have been interested in understanding why people don’t participate in leisure activities, but there has been no consistent method for measuring these factors, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist whose paper recently earned a top award from the Journal of Leisure Research. “Behavioral scientists have been looking […]

Texas Coastal Watershed Program releases WaterSmart video series

HOUSTON — A series of videos to educate homeowners about low-maintenance, low-cost and low-impact landscaping techniques has been released by The Texas Coastal Watershed Program, a partner of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University. Five brief WaterSmart landscaping videos are available at WaterSmart […]

Texas A&M agricultural teaching, research, service celebrates 140th year

COLLEGE STATION — Mention the name “Kyle” around Texas A&M University and one automatically thinks of Aggie athletics and the football field at College Station. But Kyle also should be given an “A” for his role in steering agriculture in the early years of Texas A&M. Across the nation in the post-Civil War era, agriculture […]

Smith County gets new AgriLife Extension horticulturist

OVERTON – Greg Grant has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Smith County, according to Shelia Lewis, district Extension administrator, Overton. “I am pleased to have Greg join our county AgriLife Extension faculty in Smith County,” Lewis said. “He will be a great asset to the county and AgriLife Extension. […]

Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan accepted by EPA

JUNCTION — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan, which will help address future declines in water quality and stream flow, according to plan developers. They said the plan was accepted as it met the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlined a strategy to conserve […]

Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awardees honored

COLLEGE STATION — Almost 20 faculty, staff and students were recognized for their achievements in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during a  ceremony Sept. 29 at the AgriLife Center in College Station. “The faculty and staff honored this year are part of the reason that our students, our research and […]