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.

Updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

WESLACO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The update met the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans, outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s two water […]

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The sugar, fat or sodium content of almost any holiday recipe can be reduced without a noticeable difference in taste,” said Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension […]

Study shows plant growth regulators can benefit onion establishment, production

UVALDE – A study by researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde shows the use of externally introduced plant growth regulators can have a positive effect on onion germination and root structure. The study, “Enhancing Onion Seed Germination and Root Traits by Plant Growth Regulators,” was conducted by Andrea Macias, […]

Young students learn practical applications of science at AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – About 40 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde recently got a firsthand look at how scientific knowledge is applied at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to benefit agricultural producers, consumers and the environment. “Educational outreach is an important part of our center’s mission,” said Dr. Daniel Leskovar,  director […]

Texas 4-H awards grants to clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation have collaborated to award 28 grants totaling $124,674 toward the support of efforts by 4-H clubs in counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation have seen the ultimate caring […]

Ranch sorting school, competition set for Dec. 9 in Jourdanton

JOURDANTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Atascosa County, Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship and Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County will present the South Texas Western Heritage Ranch Sorting School and Competition Dec. 9 in Jourdanton. The school begins at 9 a.m. at the church arena on the Cowboy Fellowship grounds, 561 […]

Bexar County youth give back to community during One Day 4-H

SAN ANTONIO – As 4-H club members and adult volunteers from Bexar County participated in One Day 4-H community service projects in and around San Antonio earlier this month, their counterparts throughout the state were engaged in similar projects, said Texas 4-H coordinators. “One Day 4-H is a statewide community service initiative of Texas 4-H, […]