AgriLife Extension, Texas EDEN offer useful, practical flood recovery information

COLLEGE STATION – With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans their agency provides important information on how to recover from a flood. “After a flood there are a number of things you can do to protect your […]

AgriLife Extension helping with sheltering small, large animals displaced by Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is supporting community animal issues committees and local emergency management coordinators to set up animal sheltering sites around the state in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. “Forecasts have indicated there likely will be from 15-20 inches of rain and there could be record or extreme flooding, with […]

Texans should prepare for flooding, high winds from Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much  of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come. “We’re expecting Harvey to bring a lot of rain […]

Private water well screenings set for San Jacinto, Liberty, Chambers counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in July and August in San Jacinto, Liberty and Chambers counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas […]

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 […]