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.

States’ 4-H International Exchange brings 23 Japanese youth to Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-three youth and two adult chaperones from Japan recently visited Texas as part of the States’ 4-H International Exchange. “The youth delegates are staying with Texas families all over the state,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service youth development specialist with the recreation, park and tourism sciences department at […]

Disaster-resilient communities focus of Aug. 25 conference in La Marque

LA MARQUE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Galveston County in partnership with Texans Recovering Together will present a half-day conference called “A Disaster-Resilient Community: Reclaiming Mental, Physical and Financial Health” on Aug. 25 in La Marque. The conference is free and will be from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office, […]

Backyard Basics Expo in San Antonio helps attendees learn self-sufficiency

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the biannual Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the San Antonio Garden Center. https://youtu.be/3ostkAc2cMc The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasized self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “The idea behind the Backyard Basics program is to provide information […]

Bexar County employees complete Walk Across Texas

SAN ANTONIO – More than 245 Bexar County employees recently completed the eight-week Walk Across Texas health and wellness activity. Participants and coordinators marked the event with a celebration and presentation ceremony at Bexar County Commissioners Court in downtown San Antonio. Walk Across Texas, a statewide initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, challenges […]

Private Pesticide Training slated for Aug. 21 in Uvalde

UVALDE – A Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator license training for individuals to purchase “restricted use pesticides” will be held Aug. 21 in Uvalde. The training, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Leona Room of the Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane. […]

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, […]