Paul is a media relations specialist and member of the news editing team of the AgriLife Communications department of theTexas A&M University System. He is responsible for media relations support for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Travis counties, as well as the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde. Paul also provides media relations support for international agriculture programs conducted by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, also part of the Texas A&M System. Some of his general "beats" include viticultural and Pierce's disease research and programs, Texas Watershed Stewards and watershed protection, and emergency/disaster communications support relating to hurricanes. Paul has a master's degree in communication arts from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and more than 28 years of experience in journalism, public/media relations and corporate communications.

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for March 1 in Conroe

CONROE–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. March 1 in Conroe for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the San Jacinto River watershed. The morning session will be at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, 655 Conroe Park […]

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of free water testing opportunities Feb. 14-15 for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station, said water from a flooded well should not be used […]

Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde to host water summit through remote participation

UVALDE – The Produce Safety Alliance, Texas A&M AgriLife and Southern Center for Education, Extension, Outreach and Technical Assistance to Enhance Produce Safety will present an opportunity for agricultural producers to participate in Water Safety Summit 2018 through remote site conferencing Feb. 27-28. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde will join […]

AgriLife Extension, others set schedule for 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Guadalupe counties, along with Bexar County Master Gardeners and Alamo Area Beekeeper associations, have scheduled their activities and presentations for the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. They will take place from Feb. 9-14 at the H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms tent […]

Sunbrite shines as ‘rodeo tomato’ for 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – The 2018 “rodeo tomato” has been selected and this year’s choice is the Sunbrite variety, said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County. “Each year, a new tomato variety is selected to be the official ‘rodeo tomato’ for the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which this year runs […]

Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training project accepting applications

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project, U.S. Department of Agriculture and others, is accepting applications for their Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training project now through March 18. Application instructions can be found at http://txagrability.tamu.edu/bgbget-application/. The kickoff for the new entrepreneurial “cohort” group, which is expected […]

Hillingdon Ranch tour shows visitors ‘Texas-style’ sheep raising

COMFORT — More than  70 people attending the 2018 American Sheep Industry Convention in San Antonio, including those from several U.S. states, Canada and Australia, got a firsthand look at sheep production in Texas during their recent tour of Hillingdon Ranch in Comfort. The group was given an inside look at the operation of the […]

Last chance CEU training set Feb. 23 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present its 2018 “last chance” continuing education unit program Feb. 23. A total of 10 units will be offered that day through two five-hour blocks, each with its own registration. Both will offer five continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated […]

Applications being accepted for children’s gardening program at Hardberger Park

SAN ANTONIO – Applications are being accepted for participation in the spring Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden program at the historic Voelcker Homestead inside Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio, said program coordinators. The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden is a collaboration of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, the Phil Hardberger […]