Texas Community Futures Forum set for April 13 in Austin

Forum will focus on grassroots consensus building AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Travis County Extension Leadership Advisory Board will hold the Texas Community Futures Forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13 on the first floor of the Travis County Hall of Government, 700 Lavaca St., Austin. Daphne Richards, interim […]

Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION —  The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. “Dr. Akey has shown outstanding leadership in veterinary […]

AgriLife Extension to present native plant landscaping program March 12 in Austin

AUSTIN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County will be presenting another of its drought series programs from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at its offices at 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. “Even though it’s still cold outside, now is a good time to learn about ways to help landscapes and […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 12 in Hamilton

HAMILTON–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12 in Hamilton for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The free workshop will be co-hosted by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. The morning […]

AgriLife Extension’s Dinner Tonight! program serving up variety of enhancements

COLLEGE STATION — The Dinner Tonight! program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been enhanced and expanded, and its administrators have chosen March, which is National Nutrition Month, to announce program improvements. “National Nutrition Month provided a perfect opportunity for us to announce a number of enhancements to our Dinner Tonight! program, which […]

Private water well screenings set for March in Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala, Atascosa and Frio counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings on March 9 for Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala, Atascosa and Frio counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the […]

Dr. Melinda Garcia selected 4-H coordinator for Bexar and Harris counties project

Project will focus on nutrition, technology, higher education, urban agriculture for at-risk individuals SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Melinda Garcia has been appointed as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program specialist to coordinate the Children, Youth and Families at Risk, or CYFAR, project in Bexar and Harris counties, said Dr. Chris Boleman, […]

AgriLife Extension asking Texans to be part of America Saves Week

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is encouraging Texans to take advantage of America Saves Week, Feb. 23-28, by looking at their finances and setting savings goals for the year. The America Saves Week website, http://www.americasavesweek.org, states the week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council as “an annual opportunity for […]

Child Abuse Summit will take place April 9 at Uvalde County Fairplex

UVALDE — Methodist Healthcare Ministries, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Department of State Health Services will hold a Child Abuse Summit from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9 at the Uvalde County FairPlex. The fairplex is located at 2319 W. Main Street in Uvalde. Those involved in child-abuse prevention, such as social […]

‘Old school’ traditions get fresh look at April 16 program in Boerne

AgriLife Extension to present home food prep, preservation program at Don Strange Ranch SAN ANTONIO — A special program called “Preserve Handmade Living: Fresh Take on Old School” will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16 at Don Strange Ranch, 103 Waring Welfare Rd. in Boerne, said coordinators. The program is presented by the […]