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.

Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training project accepting applications

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project, U.S. Department of Agriculture and others, is accepting applications for their Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training project now through March 18. Application instructions can be found at The kickoff for the new entrepreneurial “cohort” group, which is expected […]

Hillingdon Ranch tour shows visitors ‘Texas-style’ sheep raising

COMFORT — More than  70 people attending the 2018 American Sheep Industry Convention in San Antonio, including those from several U.S. states, Canada and Australia, got a firsthand look at sheep production in Texas during their recent tour of Hillingdon Ranch in Comfort. The group was given an inside look at the operation of the […]

Last chance CEU training set Feb. 23 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present its 2018 “last chance” continuing education unit program Feb. 23. A total of 10 units will be offered that day through two five-hour blocks, each with its own registration. Both will offer five continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated […]

Applications being accepted for children’s gardening program at Hardberger Park

SAN ANTONIO – Applications are being accepted for participation in the spring Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden program at the historic Voelcker Homestead inside Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio, said program coordinators. The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden is a collaboration of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, the Phil Hardberger […]

Water quality training to be presented Feb. 15 in Palacios

PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave., Palacios. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

Farm tour, agricultural workshop slated Feb. 16-17 in Corpus Christi, Robstown

CORPUS CHRISTI — The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a farm tour and workshop Feb. 16-17 in Corpus Christi and Robstown, respectively. The activities are free and oriented toward veterans, but also open to beginning farmers and ranchers as well as individuals with disabilities, coordinators said. To preregister […]

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program coordinators said. “The rescheduled workshop time and location will be the same; only the date will be different,” said Michael Kuitu, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension brings health, wellness through family, community outreach

COLLEGE STATION – While individuals go to gyms and eat better to fulfill New Year’s resolutions, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and collaborators continue their mission of health and wellness education and outreach to families and communities throughout Texas. “Over the decades, the focus of the agency’s outreach has changed,” said Dr. Stephen Green, […]

A Quail’s Tale

COLLEGE STATION – One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby. “We have been using Kirby as a ‘life model’ for a variety of educational programs and activities related to the conservation of quail and […]