Texans can take steps to prevent spread of oak wilt 

The Texas A&M Forest Service is urging Texans to help prevent the spread of oak wilt by minimizing the transportation of firewood this winter.  Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U.S. and has been blamed for epidemic proportions of tree kills in Central Texas. Because the disease primarily spread […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The network’s Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, […]

Multi-county water well screenings set for Permian Basin area in October

The Texas Well Owner Network will provide water well screenings for residents in Andrews, Gaines, Howard and Martin counties during October. The Well Informed screenings are  provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas Water Resources Institute. Each screening event will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Dates […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 7 in Gatesville

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veteran’s Memorial Drive in Gatesville. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the […]

First-ever fall creek cleanup set for Oct. 19 in Seguin

Fall cleanup will be part of Keep Texas Beautiful initiative The first-ever fall Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 in Seguin. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan. “We have hosted the […]

Study abroad trip to Costa Rica leads to new king cricket species discovery

A group of four Texas A&M Department of Entomology undergraduate students took their knowledge from the classroom and put it to use in discovering a new species of king cricket during a recent study abroad trip to Costa Rica. Under the guidance of Hojun Song, Ph.D., associate professor for entomology, students Steven Richardson, Travis Trimm, […]

The need for better nutrition information

A conversation about recent findings regarding red meat consumption On Sept. 30 a series of systematic reviews that used a higher standard of evidence announced a recommendation that for most people, reducing red and processed meat consumption by three servings weekly would have little to no impact on their health. This study, published in the […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to hold watershed planning meeting Oct. 22 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Oct. 22 in Rogers for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]

Water quality training Oct. 8 in Corpus Christi will focus on Lower Nueces River

CORPUS CHRISTI – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Lower Nueces River will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 8 in Room Southwest 1 of the Hilltop Community Center, 11425 Leopard St., Corpus Christi. Doors will open at 7:40 a.m. for a free breakfast provided for workshop attendees who preregister […]