Pecos County Dinner Tonight program slated for March 23 in Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON – Hungry West Texans seeking new ideas for a tastier, healthier dining experience are urged to mark their calendars for the 2017 Pecos County Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School set for March 23 at the Large Community Hall in Rooney Park, 401 Spring Dr., Fort Stockton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

Medicare update, answers offered in AgriLife Extension webinar Feb. 22

AMARILLO – “Medicare 2017 and What It Means for You” will be this month’s topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program webinar on Feb. 22. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for adults 65 and older and other qualified individuals. The program accounts for medical coverage for more than 48 million […]

Atchley to fill AgriLife Extension agent role in Carson County

PANHANDLE – Sidney Atchley has accepted the position of family and consumer sciences agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Carson County. Atchley, a native of El Paso, recently completed an internship with AgriLife Extension while earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural services and development from Tarleton State University in Stephenville. She said […]

Study examines social status in food purchasing habits

COLLEGE STATION – A recent study examining the reasons why consumers pay higher prices for certain foods — be it for fashion, social standing or to advance a healthier lifestyle — revealed food costs may be too high for some consumers. Dr. Marco Palma, Dr. David Anderson and Meghan Ness, all with the department of […]

AgriLife Extension hires health, wellness educator for Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County has hired Carmen Arnoni as its new health and wellness educator for the county. AgriLife Extension is an educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System. Arnoni, who joined the staff Jan. 18, will be responsible for identifying, recruiting, scheduling and educating program […]

Chronic illness topic of two-part webinar offered by AgriLife Extension’s Military Program

AMARILLO – A two-part “Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey” webinar offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program will be Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. The webinar will begin at 10 a.m. both days, and is free and open to all who may be interested, said Andy Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology […]

Dunlap named new AgriLife Extension district administrator for Rolling Plains

VERNON – Dale Dunlap, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Wheeler County, has been selected to fill the role of district administrator in the Rolling Plains. He will replace Miles Dabovich upon his retirement Jan. 31. “We are extremely pleased to have an agent of Dale’s caliber to fill the […]

Camp Brisket attracts legends of Texas barbecue

COLLEGE STATION – There was no shortage of beef nor legends of Texas barbecue at Camp Brisket held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station. Expert pitmasters from all over Texas gathered to teach backyard barbecue enthusiasts and restaurateurs how to better prepare Texas-style barbecue brisket. Because of the high demand, the event now […]

U.S. decline in meat protein consumption raises concern for Texas A&M scientist

COLLEGE STATION – A 14 percent decline in U.S. consumer meat consumption over the past decade has caused alarm with one Texas A&M AgriLife scientist who warns the effects could be dire for overall human health and child development. Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, said […]