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.

Institute to hold June 21 meeting in Palacios

PALACIOS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting June 21 in Palacios to discuss implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. The […]

Avoid foodborne illness while picnicking

KERRVILLE – Foodborne bacteria can multiply quickly in hot temperatures, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist has tips on how to keep a summer picnic safe. “If you’re serving fresh fruits or vegetables, make sure to rinse them thoroughly before packing them and putting them in a cooler,” said Rebecca Dittmar, family and […]

AgriLife Extension offers hurricane preparedness, recovery information

COLLEGE STATION – With June 1 marking the start of hurricane season, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding Texans the agency provides a wealth of disaster and emergency preparedness and recovery information. “Texas Extension Disaster Education Network website and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bookstore website have a variety of this type of […]

Residents, AgriLife Extension, others work to ‘Harvey-proof’ Houston-area community

CLEAR LAKE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, working in collaboration with area residents, the Clear Lake City Water Authority, or CLCWA, and Exploration Green Conservancy, have been collaborating to transform an about-to-be paved golf course into a new kind of nature park that provides recreation while protecting thousands of homes from flooding caused by natural disasters such as  […]

Vegetable Spring Field Day in Uvalde draws producers

UVALDE – More than 80 agricultural producers and those in agriculture-related businesses attended the recent Vegetable Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde. Participants came to the center to get science-based information and insights into the production of various crops, as well as different growing systems and improvement […]

Bexar County employees take first steps in ‘Walk Across Texas’

SAN ANTONIO – More than 130 Bexar County employees comprising over 32 teams recently began their Walk Across Texas health and wellness activity presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with various county agencies and offices. “Walk Across Texas is a statewide health and wellness initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Water well owner training set for May 31 in Hamilton

HAMILTON — A Texas Well Owner Network training offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been scheduled for May 31 in Hamilton. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public from 1-5 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Hamilton County, 101 E. Henry St. It is being offered to area […]