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.

Urban Stream Processes and Restoration program set for Sept. 19 in McKinney

MCKINNEY – The Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will host an Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Training from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 in McKinney for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects in and around the Dallas area. The morning session will be at The Mill at East […]

Master Gardeners from throughout South, Central Texas receive advanced vegetable gardening training

SAN ANTONIO – More than 30 Master Gardeners from 19 counties recently came to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County to participate in the Master Gardener Advanced Training in Vegetable Gardening. “This three-day training is an intensive training to empower Master Gardeners throughout the state with the knowledge and skills required to […]

AgriLife Extension seeking individuals to participate in integrated pest management survey

DALLAS – Individuals 18 years old and older with a fairly recent experience of insect pests in the home are invited to participate in an online survey relating to integrated pest management. “The purpose of the survey is to get more complete information on pest management practices and how these affect consumer behavior regarding home pest […]

Broner joins AgriLife Extension in Bexar County as new health, wellness educator

SAN ANTONIO — Jacob Broner has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County as the new health and wellness educator. Broner, who began Aug. 12, will provide health and wellness educational outreach to residents of Bexar County in conjunction with agency programming. “Jacob will be a great addition to the agency and […]

AgriLife Extension to provide private pesticide applicator training Aug. 28 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County will present a Private Pesticide Applicator Training Aug. 28 at the agency’s office at 1600-B Smith Road, Austin. Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with training from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Lunch is not included. “This training is for people wanting to obtain a Texas […]

Newly discovered mussels may help refocus conservation efforts in Texas

DALLAS – A team of researchers recently discovered two new freshwater mussel species in Texas, which will likely impact current conservation efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “The discovery of the new mussel species Lampsilis bergmanni, Guadalupe Fatmucket, came out of a larger effort to better understand species’ […]

AgriLife Extension professionals, supporters recognized at TCAAA awards event

GALVESTON – The Texas County Agricultural Agents Association, TCAAA, recently recognized outstanding Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professionals and the individuals who support their efforts at the Professional Excellence Awards Luncheon and Man of the Year Banquet at their Gathering on the Gulf meeting in Galveston. Awards presented by the National Association of County Agricultural […]

Water quality training Sept. 17 in San Marcos will focus on Upper San Marcos River

SAN MARCOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Upper San Marcos River will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 17 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St. in San Marcos. Those interested are also invited to attend a stakeholder meeting at the same location that morning […]

Healthy breakfasts, snacks help keep students more energetic, focused

COLLEGE STATION – While the expression “breakfast is the most important meal” is subject to debate, there is no doubt a healthy breakfast gives children a strong start to the school day.  And healthful snacking helps keep them going throughout the day. “The American Academy of Pediatrics has noted distinct benefits from children having a […]