Water well owner training set for July 26 in Bellville

BELLVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for July 26 in Bellville. The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at Bellville VFD, 511 W. Main St. It is being offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with […]

New Texas A&M AgriLife leader continues Texas tour

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences is touring the state for a first-hand look at new innovations to better align agriculture with a health focus to benefit producers, consumers, the environment and the economy. Dr. Patrick Stover, also acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is […]

Understanding how to control ‘jumping’ genes

COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Research scientists have made a new discovery of how a single protein, Serrate, plays dual roles in controlling jumping genes. The work will greatly help scientists manipulate gene expression for breeding better crops as well as design a more efficient therapeutic strategy for […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training July 12 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership on July 12 in Seguin. The free event will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. […]

Coastal forecast should remind Texans to be vigilant, prepared for floods

COLLEGE STATION – With days of flooding forecast for the southeastern coastal region of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts remind residents to be vigilant and make preparations for their safety. “While we can’t keep natural disasters like floods from occurring, there’s still a lot we can do to prepare for them and […]

Shan appointed director of Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnologies

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan has been appointed director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, or IPGB, at Texas A&M University in College Station. “We are pleased to have Dr. Shan in this leadership role as we continue to discover new, innovative technologies that help solve complex challenges,” […]

The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University opens

COLLEGE STATION — The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University, a multi-million-dollar centerpiece on west campus in College Station, debuted June 15 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony. Phase I, The Leach Teaching Garden, is named for donors Tim and Amy Leach of Midland. “Amy and I knew that the Gardens at […]

Water well trainings, screenings set for July in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer several Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings in the Panhandle during July, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the Texas Well Owner Network on these programs. Events are also in collaboration with the Panhandle Groundwater […]

Institute to hold June 21 meeting in Palacios

PALACIOS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting June 21 in Palacios to discuss implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. The […]

Institute to hold meeting on improving Carancahua Bay water quality

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a meeting June 7 in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay. The free meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St.. TWRI is a unit […]