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.

Agriculture-oriented disaster assistance workshop slated Sept. 16 in Raywood

RAYWOOOD – The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an agriculture-oriented disaster assistance workshop from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 16 at the Raywood Livestock Market, 14810 E. Highway 90 in Raywood. The workshop is free, but attendees are asked to preregister at http://txagrability.tamu.edu/workshops/. A continental breakfast will be provided courtesy […]

Free testing for private water wells after Hurricane Harvey

VICTORIA — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Partnership offers assistance to repair, replace septic systems in Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership is offering a septic system repair and replacement program to residents in the Attoyac Bayou watershed to help improve and protect the watershed’s water quality. Funding and technical assistance are available to homeowners to repair or replace malfunctioning aerobic or conventional septic systems within the watershed, according to […]

AgriLife Extension supporting National Preparedness Month efforts in Texas

COLLEGE STATION — The recent devastation of many parts of southeastern Texas by Hurricane Harvey has been a stark reminder of the need for Texans to be aware of and prepare for emergencies and disasters, said Dr. Andy Vestal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service emergency management specialist, College Station. “September has been designated National Preparedness […]

Registration open for 2018 Birding on the Border program

BRACKETTVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Border program from April 23-26 of next year at locations in Kinney and Val Verde counties. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 23 and conclude at 10:30 p.m. April 26. Birding locations will include sites at Fort Clark Springs, private […]

Cari Snider new program coordinator for Texas 4-H Conference Center

BROWNWOOD – Cari Snider has been hired as the new program coordinator for the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood. Snider, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University and 4-H alumnus, has been hired as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist who will lead the center’s youth programming efforts. She started her new […]

AgriLife Extension experts offer advice on livestock safety, care after Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – Livestock in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are still at risk for lack of feed, injury or disease, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. “Water is the first priority with livestock, so producers should try and find a safe drinking water source and make sure their animals have an adequate supply,” […]

Hurricane Harvey draws attention to planning, development on Texas coast

HOUSTON – In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, attention has once again shifted to what can be done to make towns and cities along the Texas coastline and further inland more durable and flood-ready. And Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel have already been helping in that effort. “One of our main goals is to […]