Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for May 16 in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 16 in Fredericksburg for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Pedernales River watershed area. The workshop is part of the Texas Riparian and Stream Education Program. The morning session will be at the […]

Meeting May 4 in Edna to focus on Lavaca River watershed planning

EDNA – Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Lavaca River and its watershed is invited to May 4 meeting in Edna, said coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting the free meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. […]

Bush Library Legacy of Ranching exhibit features Texas’ legendary ranches

COLLEGE STATION – The Legacy of Ranching, a comprehensive exhibit covering some of Texas’ most historic ranching operations and featuring a historical perspective of the Texas A&M University animal science department, is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through Jan. 7. The exhibit showcases the rich history of beef cattle production […]

College degree with winemaking certificate new option at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION — College students at Texas A&M University may tack on a new, official certification to their degrees – winemaking. The Enology Certificate program will begin in the fall and offer 15 hours of concentrated study in viticulture, pre- and post-fermentation winemaking processes, wine etiquette and sensory evaluation, according to Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas […]

Water well owner training set for April 28 in Brenham

BRENHAM — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training April 28 in Brenham. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Sales Facility within the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road. “The Texas Well […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 18 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 in Bandera for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Medina and Sabinal rivershed areas. The morning session will be at the Mansfield Park Recreational […]

Social media training for natural resources professionals April 13-14 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will hold a social media workshop for natural resources professionals April 13-14 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. A “Finding Success for Science Through Social Media – Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” […]

Water quality training May 6 in Junction to focus on Upper Llano River watershed

JUNCTION – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Upper Llano River watershed will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 6 at the Llano River Field Station, 254 Red Raider Lane in Junction. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region. Participants […]

A&M ag engineering scientist touts global water awareness at Vatican

COLLEGE STATION – Citing the need for heightened interest in water availability globally, Dr. Rabi Mohtar, biological and agricultural engineering professor at Texas A&M University, took center stage March 24 at Vatican City as part of Watershed, a conference to spark global conversations of the importance of water and the future. Pope Francis addressed the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats

COLLEGE STATION – The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations that pose threats to Texas crops as well as assist in crop pollination. In 2011, the authors […]