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 4-H Conference Center to dedicate area to first director, Marshall Crouch

BROWNWOOD – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials will dedicate an area of the Texas 4-H Conference Center on Lake Brownwood to the center’s first director, Marshall E. Crouch. The dedication ceremony will be at 11 a.m. May 3 at the center, located at 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021. A bronze plaque commemorating Crouch’s tenure will […]

Field trials help identify ‘top tomatoes’ for Texas producers, gardeners

SAN ANTONIO – For more than a half century, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with a Bexar County agricultural producer and others, has been involved in field trials to determine the best tomato varieties for Texas. These trials provide AgriLife Extension horticulturists with valuable data they can share with commercial producers, the […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for May 16 in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 16 in Fredericksburg for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Pedernales River watershed area. The workshop is part of the Texas Riparian and Stream Education Program. The morning session will be at the […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for May 16 in Uvalde

UVALDE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture, is offering certification training for private pesticide applicators May 16 in Uvalde. Training will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the Leona Room of the Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane. Donuts and […]

Annual watershed cleanup event a success

SEGUIN – More than 180 volunteers removed 1,900-plus pounds of trash and debris during the recent fifth-annual Geronimo and Alligator creeks cleanup event, said event coordinators. The event was coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed […]

Meeting May 4 in Edna to focus on Lavaca River watershed planning

EDNA – Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Lavaca River and its watershed is invited to May 4 meeting in Edna, said coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting the free meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. […]

Feral hog, healthy streams program set for May 2 in Seguin

SEGUIN — A combination Feral Hog Workshop and Lone Star Healthy Streams program will be presented from 10 a.m-3 p.m. May 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required, so attendees should go to http://lshs.tamu.edu/workshops/ to RSVP or […]

AgriLife Extension community fire ant control program a template for success

ROUND ROCK – For more than a decade, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management program specialist Wizzie Brown has been engaged in a community-wide battle against one of the state’s most persistent pests – the fire ant. Since 2005, Brown and residents of the Wood Glen community in Round Rock, north of Austin, […]