Landowner workshop to review property protection laws, practices

LLANO – An Oct. 6 workshop in Llano will serve as a landowner’s crash course on the legal aspects of property protection, program coordinators said Speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Land Conservancy fill an agenda that includes discussions about Llano River conservation, conservation easements, estate […]

Healthy cooking school Sept. 21 in Marshall

MARSHALL – Residents are welcome to learn about using honey in health-conscious meals during a “Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School” Sept. 21 in Marshall. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is sponsored by the Marshall Beekeeping Association and will feature easy, nutritious, cost-effective and tasty meals prepared with local honey, said Louraiseal McDonald, AgriLife […]

Fort Worth workshop to review legal protections for landowners

FORT WORTH – A Sept. 29 workshop in Fort Worth will guide landowners through the legal aspects of protecting their property under a range of circumstances. Conservation easements, estate tax planning, fencing law and condemnation strategy are all part of an agenda that includes speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. “We know a good number of plant species out there […]

New Texas Superstar introduced: Balsamic Blooms

COLLEGE STATION – Basil is a popular backyard herb, and the newest Texas Superstar – Balsamic Blooms basil – represents an exceptional edible plant with ornamental qualities that make it a great addition to any garden, according to horticultural experts. Balsamic Blooms is a versatile basil from new breeding lines, said Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 28

COLLEGE STATION –  Consumers might see a slight rise in egg prices as the Easter holiday approaches due to increased demand for baking and dyed eggs, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Craig Coufal, AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, College Station, said eggs are plentiful and prices are low as we near the […]

Food handlers’ safety class set for Jan. 22 in Gilmer

GILMER – A Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Jan. 22 in Gilmer. Julie York, instructor and AgriLife Extension county coordinator/family and consumer sciences agent, Upshur County, noted the program date falls on a Sunday. The program is required for all […]

AgriLife Extension agent for Sabine County named

OVERTON – Twana Wilson has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Sabine County, according to Shelia Lewis, District 5 administrator in Overton. Wilson, who grew up in Jasper, said she is excited to be returning home to help organizations and individuals enhance the quality of life in […]

Backyard Basics Expo helps people learn self-reliance, preserve the past

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the Oppenheimer Academic Center at San Antonio College. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasizes self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “People are more interested in and concerned about where […]