Navasota River watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

COLLEGE STATION – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently accepted the Navasota River Watershed Protection Plan, developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Navasota River Watershed Partnership. The plan was accepted as a result of its meeting the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s […]

Social media training for water professionals Nov. 6-7 in Lewisville

LEWISVILLE – The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a social media workshop for natural resources professionals Nov. 6-7 at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kelly St. in Lewisville. “Finding Success for Science through Social Media — Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” will be from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 6 […]

Water quality training Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches to focus on Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Attoyac Bayou watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches. The free workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

Agricultural economics tailgate forum discusses future farm programs

COLLEGE STATION – Attendees at the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate program recently heard experts discuss the future of U.S. farm programs and agricultural trade, while sharing fellowship over food and drink prior to the Aggies win over the University of South Carolina. The tailgate program has become an annual tradition, providing […]

Thomasson appointed to endowed cotton chair at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Alex Thomasson has been appointed to the endowed Chair in Cotton Engineering, Ginning and Mechanization in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station. The endowed chair was established in 1998 by multiple cotton supporters and was first held by Dr. Calvin Parnell Jr. until […]

Water quality training Oct. 25 in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS – A free Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Running Creek and Elm Creek watersheds will be from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 25. The workshop will be in the Southwest Dairy Museum, 1210 Houston St. in Sulphur Springs. Lunch will be provided at noon for attendees who preregister on or […]

Fisher County area well water screening Oct. 2 in Roby

ROBY — Residents of Fisher County can have their well water screened from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Clear Fork Groundwater Conservation District at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center, 601 W. South 1st St. in Roby. The screening is hosted by the Texas Well Owner Network and presented by Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Oct. 12-13 in Hill Country

BOERNE/WIMBERLEY – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in the Texas Hill Country Oct. 12-13. The program goal is to improve and protect surface water quality by enhancing awareness and knowledge of best management practices, coordinators said. Attendees will learn about […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host water modeling workshop Oct. 5 in Austin

AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting Introduction to Watershed Modeling Oct. 5 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the commission’s Building B, Room 201A. Cost is $100 and includes course materials, a catered lunch and a certificate […]