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.

Ranch sorting school, competition set for May 19 in Mercedes

MERCEDES — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship, or CRSNC, will present the South Texas Western Heritage Ranch Sorting School and Competition May 19 in Mercedes. Activities will be held in the Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Inc., 1000 Texas Ave. […]

Improving Carancahua Bay water quality focus of April 24 meeting

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an April 24 meeting in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay. The free meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St. Michael Schramm, an institute research […]

Three one-day Harvey Communities Forums slated for April

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present three Harvey Communities Forums in April in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. “These free forums are one-day events for community leaders, school district administrators and local officials and staff to come and hear from speakers who will share insights and personal experiences related to […]

Central Texans getting more than fair share of oak pollen

AUSTIN – Central Texas allergy sufferers are having a tough time because oak trees have been producing significantly more pollen this spring, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists serving the area. Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Travis County, said a major reason oak trees in the region have been producing more pollen goes back […]

Texans asked to show appreciation for military children, families in April

COLLEGE STATION — April is national “Month of the Military Child” and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service groups across the state are showing their appreciation of military children and encouraging other people, businesses and organizations to do the same. “The 4-H Youth Development program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be acknowledging military […]