Texas Master Naturalist program offers training, seeks applicants

COLLEGE STATION — Important deadlines are fast approaching for the 17 Texas Master Naturalist chapters conducting training classes this fall for volunteers interested in becoming involved in natural resource and conservation management, the program’s assistant state coordinator said. Mary Pearl Meuth of College Station said the Texas Master Naturalist program, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M […]

Rainwater control for Central Texas focus of Aug. 5 program at Zilker Park

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Travis County Master Gardeners will present the “Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas” program Aug. 5 at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road in Austin. The program will be from 10 a.m.–noon. It is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required. […]

Wildlife appraisal practices workshop offered for property tax professionals

HUNT — A workshop to help property tax appraisers learn wildlife appraisal practices will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 2625 Farm-to-Market Road, Hunt. Registration, limited to 100 people, is $125 per person and can be completed at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/VGYI. “Through classroom instruction and field learning, attendees will […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 23 in Conroe

CONROE–Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 23 in Conroe. The free training is offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. It will be provided from 1-5 p.m. at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Office, […]

Guadalupe County Master Gardener class open for registration

SEGUIN – Guadalupe County residents interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others are invited to join the upcoming Guadalupe County Master Gardener class, said program coordinators. Classes will be Tuesdays from 12:45-4:45 p.m., starting Aug. 8 and ending Dec. 5. They will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Stakeholder meeting for Mission, Aransas rivers set for Aug. 10 in Refugio

REFUGIO—Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Mission and Aransas rivers is invited to an Aug. 10 meeting in Refugio. The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the free meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the Refugio County Fairgrounds, 245 Fairgrounds Road. Dr. Allen Berthold, Texas Water Resources Institute research […]

Chiggers, fleas more noticeable in summer

CENTRAL TEXAS – As people become more active in summer, so do a few familiar pests that keep Texans itching – and scratching — for relief, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “This time of year there’s usually a significant increase in chigger and flea activity,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Travis County. […]

Beekeeping workshops offered July 24-26 in Perryton

PERRYTON – Three days of beekeeping information will be offered July 24-26 at workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree County. “With a growing number of people interested in becoming beekeepers at a small, hobby level, we wanted to offer this series of introductory beekeeping workshops,” said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension […]

Institute to hold July 18 meeting on improving water quality in Mid and Lower Cibolo Creeks

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting July 18 for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower portions of the Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway […]