Water quality training Jan. 17 to focus on Cedar Bayou watershed

MONT BELVIEU – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Don McLeod Recreation Center, 10717 Langston Drive in Mont Belvieu. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Consumers be aware of unsuspecting insects in Christmas trees

COLLEGE STATION – This holiday season, consumers should be aware of unwanted critters that may find their way into homes clinging to a freshly cut Christmas tree,  said a Texas A&M University entomologist. Dr. David Ragsdale, head of the university’s entomology department in College Station, said it’s not uncommon for insects to sometimes make their […]

Mohanty elected Fellow for American Association for Advancement of Science

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Regents Professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the rank of Fellow by the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for preeminent efforts in the application of remote sensing platforms for understanding multi-scale hydrology and […]

Giesenschlag, LaMantia, Hogan inducted into A&M Ag Economics Ty Timm Honor Registry

COLLEGE STATION – John Giesenschlag, Steve LaMantia, and Kenneth Hogan were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics. The registry was established in 1997 to recognize and honor graduates of the department of agricultural economics who have distinguished themselves in meritorious ways in their […]

Navasota River watershed public meeting set Dec. 11

COLLEGE STATION – A public meeting is scheduled on Dec. 11 in College Station for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone. The free meeting, hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Commission on […]

Thomasson named Engineer of the Year by Texas association

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Alex Thomasson has been named Texas Section Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Thomasson is the endowed chair in cotton engineering in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station. The award is given to individuals who provide […]

More free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station, said water from a flooded well should not be used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing […]

Winemaking certificate students uncork first bottles

COLLEGE STATION — The first students who will earn certificates in winemaking, or enology, from Texas A&M University, College Station, have uncorked their first bottles. The enology class began working with wine in September as the university launched the certificate program, said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enology specialist in College Station. […]

Updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

WESLACO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The update met the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans, outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s two water […]

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the recent Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Legacy and Leadership Banquet held at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan. Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award recipients were Bridget […]