AgriLife Extension responds to tornado aftermath

CANTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents, and volunteers are assessing the damage caused by multiple tornadoes in East Texas near Canton April 29. AgriLife Extension mobilized emergency responses to affected areas in Henderson, Smith, Van Zandt, Rains and Wood counties following multiple confirmed tornadoes, high winds and flooding. Van Zandt County, especially the […]

AgriLife Extension provides information on flood recovery

COLLEGE STATION – With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans the agency provides information regarding to prepare for and recover from a flood. “AgriLife Extension has a lot of information, most of it free and available online, related to preparing for […]

Expert: Don’t forget there’s a tax-free holiday for emergency preparedness supplies

COLLEGE STATION – While many people in Texas are aware of the summer sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases, far fewer are aware there is also a sales tax holiday April 23-25 for emergency preparedness supplies, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Through action by the Texas legislature, the state comptroller’s office allows […]

Prepare now: wildfire dangers increase with high winds, lack of moisture

AMARILLO – Dry winds, heavy grass and brush growth, and numerous ignition sources should prompt homeowners and landowners alike to take time now to prepare before the flames of a wildfire are at their back door, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “Folks might be wanting to get their lawn mowers out to […]

Texas 4-H center, Texas A&M Forest Service collaborate to improve facility safety

LAKE BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood is now an even safer place to visit and hold events thanks to Texas A&M Forest Service, said center director Mark Carroll. Carroll said the center, which is run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is a 78-acre site on Lake Brownwood that […]

Bastrop fire serves as reminder wildfire season is here

COLLEGE STATION – The recent Bastrop County fire that burned more than 4,600 acres served as a warning to landowners and rural homeowners that additional wildfires may be on the horizon. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials said early spring and summer rains promoted a lot of grass and forage growth, which can serve as […]

Wildfire season is here

SAN ANGELO – Wildfire season is here and there’s fuel to burn.            That’s the assessment of Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist at San Angelo. She said during the week of Aug. 9, the Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 68 fires on 22,519 acres. Large fires were reported in Kimble, Edwards, […]

AgriLife Extension helping Texans prepare for hurricane season

COLLEGE STATION – In conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24-30 and other efforts, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding the state’s residents of its many disaster and emergency-related materials available. “With hurricane season approaching, this is a key time for AgriLife Extension to again make Texas residents aware of these materials,” […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Don’t let heavy rains cloud Memorial Day memories

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service usually provides timely   safety tips related to outdoor grilling as one of the traditional Memorial Day weekend activities. But  during this Memorial Day weekend, it’s water, not fire, that is the main “element” of safety concern, said Dr. Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension specialist in family development […]