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.

Researchers zero in on potential therapeutic target for diabetes, associated diseases

COLLEGE STATION – A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University’s department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention. The study can be found online in the November edition […]

Birding the Hills program set for April 29-May 3

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Hills program in Gillespie County from April 29-May 3. “We decided to plan this program after the success of Birding the Border in Val Verde and Kinney counties last year,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde. “Gillespie County is […]

Texas 4-Hers learn leadership, citizenship during trip to D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-four Texas 4-H members recently earned the opportunity to participate in the Texas 4-H Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., touring the capitol while learning about leadership, citizenship and community service. “These young people were afforded this opportunity as recognition for producing a first-place 4-H record book on the state level in Texas,” […]

AgriLife entomologists: Exclusion best protection from winter insect ‘home invasion’

AUSTIN – Like all living things, insects are constantly searching for food, water and shelter, so it’s likely many of them will try to come indoors during the winter months, said Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist, Travis County. “During extreme temperatures, insects try to find a more comfortable environment, […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host watershed plan training

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals. The training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M Forest Service, 200 Technology Way. Nathan Glavy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Preparing for spring planting, CEU ‘shootout’ program set Dec. 18 in Leming

LEMING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Atascosa County, in collaboration with the Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association, will present the Preparing for Next Spring on the Farm and Ranch and CEU Shootout program Dec. 18 in Leming. The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. […]

Innovative tool will let landowners easily report wild pig activity, damage

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, encourages landowners to report wild pig sightings and damage using a new first-of-its-kind online tool. “Landowners throughout Texas are constantly seeing wild pigs and their damage,” said Dr. Jim Cathey, associate director of the NRI. “Unfortunately, until now, we didn’t have a good method of […]

AgriLife offers publications, videos on wild game food safety

KERRVILLE – With hunting season in full swing, hunters can benefit from several educational publications and videos related to wild game food safety offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, said an agency expert based in Kerrville. “Game meat can provide a nutritious, delicious and sometimes less expensive alternative to traditional meat products sold […]

AgriLife Extension to provide private applicator training Dec. 6 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Private Applicator Pesticide Training Dec. 6 at the agency’s office for Bexar County, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square office complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio. The cost is $50 per person, which includes the training and study materials. Make […]