Texas Water Resources Institute to host water modeling workshop Oct. 5 in Austin

AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting Introduction to Watershed Modeling Oct. 5 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality headquarters, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the commission’s Building B, Room 201A. Cost is $100 and includes course materials, a catered lunch and a certificate […]

Urban Quail Appreciation Day slated Oct. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Antonio Quail Coalition and Witte Museum will present the first-ever Urban Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Memorial Auditorium of the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., San Antonio. The program will begin with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., followed […]

Water well owner training set for Sept. 26 in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 26 in New Braunfels. The training is being offered to area private water well owners in collaboration with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership. The training, which is free and open to the public, […]

RNA discovery could help boost plant drought, salt tolerance

DALLAS — Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale cress plant’s resistance to stress from drought and salt. The discovery could help illuminate a new pathway to engineering drought- and salt-tolerant plants, including food crops, said Dr. Liming Xiong, AgriLife Research associate professor, Dallas. The […]

New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on the Texas A&M University West Campus. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M, College Station, said the $32.5 million building is the fourth […]

Periodic charts bring new meaning to Texas A&M wildlife researcher, others

COLLEGE STATION – To many of us, the mere mention of a “periodic table” conjures up pop quizzes, dread and the queasiness associated with past ninth grade chemistry classes dealing with the famous element chart, but to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and his colleagues, the term has taken on a whole new meaning.                 […]

Free testing for private water well owners in Hurricane Harvey flood area

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer multiple well-water testing opportunities after Hurricane Harvey left potential contamination in its wake. Residents who have private water wells in the area affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey should assume their water is contaminated and have it tested, said Dr. Diane […]

Annual Surface Mine Reclamation Workshop set for Oct. 4-6 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The 38th annual Surface Mine Reclamation Workshop will be Oct. 4-6 at the Hilton Garden Inn Bryan/College Station, 3081 University Drive East, Bryan. Dr. Sam Feagley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state soil environmental specialist in College Station, will lead the workshop, which is planned by industry reclamation personnel specific to Texas mining […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set Oct. 3 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop in the Robstown area from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 for local residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lower Nueces River watershed. The morning session will be at the Nueces County Emergency Services District No. […]

Free testing for Wharton County private water well owners after Hurricane Harvey

WHARTON — Wharton County area residents who want to have their well water tested should pick up a free water sampling test kit from their local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, said Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station. Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume […]