Texas Water Resources Institute to hold water quality meeting Aug. 23 in Belton

BELTON – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Aug. 23 in Belton for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]

Consignments grow for AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale event in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Plans are finalized and consignment numbers are up for the Texas A&M AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale Aug. 18 immediately after the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, organizers said. The expo, conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife, and billed as the state’s premier sheep and goat educational event, is set Aug. […]

Well owner training slated for Aug. 22 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — A Texas Well Owner Network training has been scheduled for Aug. 22 in San Angelo. The Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs, allowing them to learn more about how to improve and protect their community water resources. The […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 21 in Odessa

ODESSA — A Texas Well Owner Network training has been scheduled for Aug. 21 in Odessa. The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8 a.m.-noon at the Ector County Commissioner’s Court Room, 1010 E. 8th St. Dr. Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and […]

New Texas A&M vice chancellor continues statewide tour of AgriLife facilities

OVERTON – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences Dr. Patrick Stover continued his statewide tour at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton recently for an onsite look at operations and visits with staff and regional stakeholders. Stover, also acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, consortium receive federal grant for citrus greening research

WESLACO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at Weslaco will lead a consortium of researchers in major citrus fruit producing regions to conduct high-throughput screening in discovering antimicrobials that could prevent citrus greening. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease, has devastated citrus fruit crops in Florida and has made its way to Texas […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo to offer internal parasite mitigation strategies

SAN ANGELO – New developments in sheep and goat internal parasite mitigation should be a major draw at this year’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Aug. 17 and 18 in San Angelo, coordinators said.                 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service sponsored event headquarters in the First Community Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds. […]

Skype A Scientist program lets NRI research associate connect to new audience

COLLEGE STATION –  What are bat wings made of? How are bats different from birds? What is the oldest bat in the world? These were some of the questions Melissa Meierhofer, research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research based in College Station, was asked recently by a third-grade class at Wells Elementary School in Wells, […]

Scientists discover potential therapy for human copper metabolism disorders

COLLEGE STATION – Individuals with defects in copper metabolism may soon have more targeted treatment options thanks to a discovery by a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station. A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/17/1806296115 reports that an investigational anticancer-drug, […]

Water quality meeting set Aug. 16 in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Aug. 16 in Victoria for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Garcitas Creek and Arenosa Creek watersheds. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of […]