Attoyac Bayou Stakeholder meeting set July 13 in Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership will meet July 13 to discuss Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan implementation opportunities with stakeholders. The free meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau Conference Facility, 2302 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. It is hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M […]

Water quality training July 11 in Angleton

ANGLETON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Bastrop Bayou and the San Bernard River watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. July 11 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds EEA Building, 901 S. Downing Road, Angleton. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State […]

Junior Master Gardener Camp to be at two BiblioTech locations in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Junior Master Gardener Camps June 23 and July 7 at BiblioTech Library sites in San Antonio. The camps are free and designed for children 7-11 years old, said Ruby Zavala, AgriLife Extension youth gardening programs coordinator, Bexar County. The first camp will be June […]

Students continue education at summer STEM Camp in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – While other young people were involved in more typical summer vacation pursuits, some students continued their education at the recent STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — summer camp in San Antonio. More than 50 students from third to 10th grade participated in the free four-day camp held at St. John […]

Texas Citizen Planner program summer courses for elected, appointed officials set

HOUSTON — The Texas Citizen Planner program has scheduled three courses on planning and hazard mitigation for local elected and appointed officials, organizers said.   The classes will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 29, July 13 and Aug. 15 at Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Road, Houston. Participants may choose to take […]

AgriLife Extension, El Progreso Memorial Library to present month-long quail appreciation program

UVALDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with the El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main St. in Uvalde, will present a community quail appreciation program throughout July. “This month-long quail appreciation program will include a special July 7 event during which Amanda Gobeli, AgriLife Extension associate for the Reversing the Quail […]

USDA-NIFA grant will help address water, agricultural challenges in Rio Grande Basin

COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin. The grant will help researchers from the […]

Texas Master Naturalist Program earns statewide honors

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Master Naturalist Program was honored with the Keep Texas Beautiful Civic Organization Award during that organization’s 50th annual meeting June 12-14 in San Antonio. A main goal of the conference is a time to “celebrate and recognize the achievements of youth and community leaders, civic groups, businesses and governments,” according […]

Draft Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan to be focus of June 29 meeting in Edna

EDNA – Anyone interested in reviewing the draft Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan is invited to a meeting June 29 in Edna. The free meeting, hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. Wells St. Michael Schramm, an institute […]

Research shows protein on U.S. native grasslands in decline

TEMPLE – There is an alarming trend on America’s rangelands due to grazing and changing climate, and it’s already costing producers almost $2 billion annually, according to recently published work by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Temple. Dr. Jay Angerer, an AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension […]