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.

Texas A&M AgriLife experts remind Texans to teach children water safety

COLLEGE STATION – With temperatures hitting triple digits and more children headed to backyard and community swimming pools, lakes and beaches, now is a good time to teach kids about water safety, said Texas A&M AgriLife experts. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional and preventable death in children ages […]

Coastal forecast should remind Texans to be vigilant, prepared for floods

COLLEGE STATION – With days of flooding forecast for the southeastern coastal region of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts remind residents to be vigilant and make preparations for their safety. “While we can’t keep natural disasters like floods from occurring, there’s still a lot we can do to prepare for them and […]

Water quality in Mill Creek Watershed to be focus of June 26 meeting in Bleiblerville

BLEIBLERVILLE – The public is invited to attend the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership meeting June 26 in Bleiblerville to discuss restoration and protection of the Mill Creek Watershed. The meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, 3912 Farm-To-Market Road 2502. The meeting, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training July 25-27 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Youth Gardens Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County is now accepting applications for its 12th summer Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training from July 25-27 in San Antonio. The training is designed for educators and volunteers and will be presented jointly by AgriLife Extension and the […]

Walk Across Texas participants learn about additional health, wellness offerings at midway event

SAN ANTONIO – Eighty-two Bexar County employees learned about a variety of free health and nutrition resources available to them at an event celebrating the midway point of the Walk Across Texas program. The eight-week Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service health and wellness activity invites team participants to walk a distance equivalent to the length […]

AgriLife helps Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

UVALDE – A team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and horticulturists are investigating how successful integration of vegetable grafting into current tomato production practices could present new opportunities for the Texas tomato industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for tomato production in […]

Agriculture workshop, farm tour slated June 29-30 in the San Antonio area

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the agency’s Texas AgrAbility program will present a farm tour and agriculture business workshop June 29-30 in San Antonio in collaboration with Mesquite Field Farm. “The farm tour and workshop are part of our Battleground to Breaking Ground Project,” said Erin Kimbrough, AgriLife Extension specialist […]

Water well trainings, screenings set for July in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer several Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings in the Panhandle during July, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the Texas Well Owner Network on these programs. Events are also in collaboration with the Panhandle Groundwater […]