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.

AgriLife Extension offers self-paced, affordable online health, wellness courses

COLLEGE STATION — For Texans and others wanting to improve their health and wellness as well as learn about common illnesses and disease prevention, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers several online educational courses that can be taken from the comfort of their home or office. The courses are available for both professionals seeking […]

Texas Land Trends report shows value of conservation easements to ag, water, wildlife

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value to agricultural production, water and wildlife. About 83 percent of lands in Texas are classified as privately-owned working lands, signifying the critical […]

Dinner Tonight recipes get American Heart Association certification

COLLEGE STATION – The Dinner Tonight program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is celebrating American Heart Month this February by announcing that the American Heart Association has certified over 70 of its recipes with its Heart-Check mark. Heart-Check certification is designed to make it easier for people to identify heart-healthy dishes and make […]

AgriLife Extension, Harlandale ISD join forces to ‘Walk Across Texas’

SAN ANTONIO – More than 100 youth and adults braved the wet and cold to participate in the recent Walk Across Texas health and wellness family event kickoff at the Scheh Center in San Antonio. The event was coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Harlandale Independent School District and endorsed by the […]

Texas A&M-led study explores the role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

COLLEGE STATION – The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in […]

High-yielding Harris Moran-8849 chosen 2019 ‘rodeo tomato’ for San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – The high-yielding Harris Moran-8849 tomato has been selected as the official “rodeo tomato” for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which runs from Feb. 7-24. “Each year, a new tomato variety is selected by Texas A&M AgriLife to be the official tomato of the event,” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Eighteen new volunteers join Master Wellness Volunteer program in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County recently hosted its third annual Master Wellness Volunteer training, which provided 18 new volunteers with an abundance of health and wellness information they will now share with the community. “AgriLife Extension is committed to improving the health and wellness of Texans and others […]