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.

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of water testing opportunities for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station, said water from a flooded well should not be used for drinking, cooking, […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 14 in Junction

JUNCTION — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Nov. 14 in Junction. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Texas Tech Center at Junction, 254 Red Raider Ln. Coordinators said the training is being […]

Master Gardeners throughout Texas receive vegetable specialist training

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Master Gardeners from throughout the state recently converged at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County for a three-day training toward their certification to become vegetable specialists. “We had 42 individuals from 22 different counties attend the training in San Antonio,” said  David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for […]

Value of bull to commercial herd exceeds ‘relative’ value

CORPUS CHRISTI – The value of bulls in commercial herds goes beyond the “relative” value typically ascribed to them in market pricing, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “In publications referencing cattle values for commercial producers as well as reports from beef breed associations, the value of a bull is often given as […]

Social media training for water professionals Nov. 6-7 in Lewisville

LEWISVILLE – The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a social media workshop for natural resources professionals Nov. 6-7 at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kelly St. in Lewisville. “Finding Success for Science through Social Media — Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” will be from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 6 […]

Third annual Insecta Fiesta set Nov. 2 at San Antonio Garden Center

SAN ANTONIO – Adventurous diners can enjoy a night of entomophagy at the third annual Insecta Fiesta from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 New Braunfels Ave. in San Antonio. The center is adjacent to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “Attendees will be served a gourmet four-course Indian/Latin-fusion meal featuring […]

Military veteran-oriented farm tour, workshop slated for Oct. 20-21 in Prairie View

PRAIRIE VIEW — Texas AgrAbility and the Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will partner with Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension to host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop Oct. 20-21 in Prairie View. Both activities are free and are being held at different locations. Coordinators said while […]

Water quality training Nov. 7 in Nacogdoches to focus on Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Attoyac Bayou watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches. The free workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]