Kathleen Phillips has been covering agriculture in Texas since 1978. She has a bachelor's and an master's in agriculture journalism from Texas Tech University.

Lillibridge named Global Health and Innovation Center director

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Scott Lillibridge has been named the director for the Center for Global Health and Innovation, a multi-year collaborative effort with Royal Philips and The Texas A&M University System. The center is administered through Texas A&M AgriLife, College Station. Lillibridge will continue to serve the Texas A&M University Health Science Center as […]

Texas Citizen Planner program summer courses for elected, appointed officials set

HOUSTON — The Texas Citizen Planner program has scheduled three courses on planning and hazard mitigation for local elected and appointed officials, organizers said.   The classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 29, July 13 and Aug. 15 at Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Road, Houston. Participants may choose to take […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Bryan/College Station hosts country’s largest 4-H gathering  

  Contact: Jana Barrett, 979-845-6533,  jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu Where: Texas A&M University campus at College Station and surrounding area. When:  June 5-8. What: Bryan-College Station will host the largest gathering of 4-H members and supporters in the country — Texas 4-H Roundup, which is the culminating event for all Texas 4-H contests. More than 4,000 participants will […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Harvesting event May 26 at Graebner Elementary

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Angie O. Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu   Who: Third graders at Graebner Elementary, parent volunteers, teachers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County educators. What: Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! harvesting event. Where:  Graebner Elementary, 530 Hoover Ave., San Antonio. Why: We want to share with you the hard work […]

Prospective winegrowers workshop set for June 23 in Houston

COLLEGE STATION — A workshop for prospective winegrowers will be June 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston. “In a nutshell, this is a great opportunity to find out what one needs to know before making decisions that can equate to years of retro-working a vineyard or winery,” said […]