Rosson appointed Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Parr Rosson has been appointed interim director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents during its meeting Thursday at Prairie View University. Rosson is head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University in College Station and an AgriLife Extension […]

Improving Carancahua Bay water quality focus of April 24 meeting

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an April 24 meeting 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 the Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St. Michael Schramm, an institute research […]

Water well owner training April 24 in Stephenville

STEPHENVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network training has been scheduled for April 24 in Stephenville. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1229 N. US Highway 281. It is offered to area private water well owners through […]

Urban riparian, stream restoration workshop set for April 11 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Water Resources Institute Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11 in Austin for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects in that area. The urban riparian stream education program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, […]

Young named Texas A&M Distinguished Professor

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Ryland Young, Regents Professor and Sadie Hatfield Professor of Agriculture in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University, has been named University Distinguished Professor. Young’s research focuses on bacterial viruses, also known as bacteriophage or phage.  Considered out of the mainstream focus of scientific studies, Young’s work has […]

AgriLife Research team helping better understand causes of muscular dystrophy

COLLEGE STATION – Using fruit flies, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists may be one step closer to better understanding the pathological mechanisms of muscular dystrophy. The researchers say they hope their work could assist medical doctors in prescribing effective therapies in the future. According to Dr. Vlad Panin, a professor in the department of biochemistry […]

Ribera appointed to Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics Board

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Luis Ribera has been appointed to the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. Ribera is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station. Also known as C-FARE, the non-profit, non-partisan organization serves as a link […]

Texas Well Owner Network honored with prestigious state environmental award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Well Owner Network has earned a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence award in the category of education. The Texas Well Owner Network, developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University’s Texas Water Resources Institute, helps private well owners learn to protect water […]

Texas A&M scientist is among team to prove royalty among termites

COLLEGE STATION – Termites! Just the insects’ common name can strike fear in the hearts of most any homeowner, but a recently published work could go a long way in quelling some of those fears, said one of the authors.                 Dr. Ed Vargo, Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University, […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 25 in Goliad

GOLIAD–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian Stream and Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 in Goliad for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Mission, Aransas and Lower San Antonio watersheds. The morning session will be at The Fire Pit, 144 N. Courthouse […]