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.

Bermuda grass program slated for June 27 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot and Hay Management Program June 27 in Floresville. The free program, sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar and Guadalupe counties, will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at Wehe Farms, 559 County Road 406. “We have had sufficient rain […]

Junior Master Gardener Camp to be at two BiblioTech locations in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Junior Master Gardener Camps June 23 and July 7 at BiblioTech Library sites in San Antonio. The camps are free and designed for children 7-11 years old, said Ruby Zavala, AgriLife Extension youth gardening programs coordinator, Bexar County. The first camp will be June […]

Students continue education at summer STEM Camp in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – While other young people were involved in more typical summer vacation pursuits, some students continued their education at the recent STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — summer camp in San Antonio. More than 50 students from third to 10th grade participated in the free four-day camp held at St. John […]

AgriLife Extension, El Progreso Memorial Library to present month-long quail appreciation program

UVALDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with the El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St. in Uvalde, will present a community quail appreciation program throughout July. “This month-long quail appreciation program will include a special July 7 event during which Amanda Gobeli, AgriLife Extension associate for the Reversing the Quail […]

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training to be July 26-28 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 summer Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training Class 11 through July 14. The training is designed for educators and volunteers and will be presented jointly by AgriLife Extension and Bexar County Master […]

USDA-NIFA grant will help address water, agricultural challenges in Rio Grande Basin

COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin. The grant will help researchers from the […]

4-H military program youth makes mark in academics, photography, community service

SAN ANTONIO — David Zulli, 18, a recent graduate of the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy at John Jay High School in San Antonio, might not have his driver’s license yet, but he has already excelled at various academic, artistic and altruistic endeavors. Zulli, who has been involved in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Don’t forget to include animals when preparing for emergencies

COLLEGE STATION — June is National Pet Preparedness Month, providing an opportunity for people to learn how to plan for pet safety during a disaster or emergency, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “If you need to evacuate your home due to a disaster or other emergency, it’s important to also consider what you […]