USDA-NIFA grant will help address water, agricultural challenges in Rio Grande Basin

COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin. The grant will help researchers from the […]

Draft Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan to be focus of June 29 meeting in Edna

EDNA – Anyone interested in reviewing the draft Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan is invited to a meeting June 29 in Edna. The free meeting, hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. Wells St. Michael Schramm, an institute […]

Barbecue Summer Camp teaches finer aspects of smoking meat

COLLEGE STATION – Who says summer camp is just for youth? At Texas A&M University, adults flocked to summer barbecue camp in College Station by the hundreds to find out how to cook great beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken and other cuts of meat suited best for the pit. Barbecue Summer Camp is so popular […]

Texas A&M institute adopts new name, continues same mission

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M institute dedicated to solving complex natural resource challenges through discovery, engagement, innovation and land stewardship has changed its name but not its mission, according to the institute’s director. What was formerly the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is now the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI. […]

Water well screening campaign set for June in Burleson, Milam counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will host a well-water screening campaign in June for Burleson and Milam counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District is sponsoring the screenings in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these […]

Program on land, water stewardship in Leon River watershed set for June 8 in Gatesville

GATESVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 in Gatesville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The morning session will be at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veterans Memorial Drive. The afternoon session will […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for June 1 in Wimberley

WIMBERLEY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1 in Wimberley for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Blanco River and Cypress Creek watershed areas. The morning session will be at the Johnson Hall at the Wimberley […]

Texas A&M Students showcase global design learning projects

COLLEGE STATION – A culmination of two semesters of work designing and implementing engineering systems to solve community problems was showcased recently as part of the Global Design Team capstone program offered by Texas A&M University’s department of biological and agricultural engineering. The capstone class spans fall and spring semesters and provides undergraduate students with […]

Institute to hold May meetings on improving Cibolo Creek water quality

MARION – The Texas Water Resources Institute will host two May meetings related to water quality improvements of the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service  and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Coordinators said the meetings […]