4-H’ers awarded $2.4M in scholarships at Texas 4-H Roundup

COLLEGE STATION — Texas 4-H’ers took home more than $2.4 million in scholarships during the 71st annual Texas 4-H Roundup held at Texas A&M University recently. In all, the 4-H Youth Development Foundation distributed more than 200 scholarships to outgoing 4-H members, said Sarah Hamm, executive director of the Texas 4-H Foundation. The Houston Livestock […]

Water well owner training set for July 26 in Bellville

BELLVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for July 26 in Bellville. The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at Bellville VFD, 511 W. Main St. It is being offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with […]

Texas 4-H Roundup welcomes youth from throughout the state

COLLEGE STATION — Bryan-College Station was host to the largest gathering of 4-H members and supporters in the country June 11–14 during Texas 4-H Roundup, said organizers. “Roundup is the pinnacle annual event for all of Texas 4-H and we welcomed more than 2,100 youth to compete in approximately 50 diverse competitions throughout the week,” […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training July 12 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership on July 12 in Seguin. The free event will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. […]

Eagle Lake Rice Field Day scheduled for June 26

EAGLE LAKE – The 44th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 26 at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake. The field day is free and supported by area agribusinesses. The event will offer an opportunity for producers to tour […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research mourns loss of Dr. Erik Mirkov

WESLACO – Dr. Erik Mirkov, plant pathologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, passed away May 24 in Denver, Colorado, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58. Mirkov is survived by his siblings Tony Mirkov and Maria Kobold, stepson Houston Broussard, two grandchildren, several relatives and nieces and […]

Institute to hold meeting on improving Carancahua Bay water quality

LOLITA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a meeting June 7 in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay. The free meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. at Lolita United Methodist Church, 94 College St.. TWRI is a unit […]

EPA accepts Tres Palacios Creek watershed protection plan

COLLEGE STATION — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Tres Palacios Creek Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, that will  address excessive bacteria and depressed dissolved oxygen levels in the watershed. The TWRI is part of AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College […]

Elysian Fields ISD students receive Junior Master Gardener certificates

COLLEGE STATION – A year’s worth of participation in the Junior Master Gardener program came to a close for a group of middle school students who visited the Texas A&M University horticulture department in College Station and took part in a certificate ceremony. Middle school students, parents, faculty and school board members from Elysian Fields […]