Institute to host urban best management training July 25

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Urban Best Management Practices for Watershed Planning Training July 25 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water professionals. The training is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Texas A&M University’s Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex, 3240 F&B Road. Coordinators said the […]

New AgriLife Extension specialist touts turfgrass practices for environmental, human health

DALLAS — Efficient varieties and informed management practices can help Texans make the most of turfgrasses’ natural human health and environmental benefits, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new turfgrass specialist. Dr. Lindsey Hoffman assumed her post at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas July 9. She said her public […]

Hot, dry summer has scorpions in South, Central Texas heading indoors

SAN ANTONIO – With rising Texas summer temperatures, humans aren’t the only life forms trying to find a cooler place. “There have been a lot of calls coming into the office recently from residents of San Antonio and from surrounding counties about scorpions,” said Molly Keck, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Bexar County. Scorpions […]

Navasota River watershed protection, planning focus of July 11 meeting

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are hosting a July 11 meeting in College Station for anyone interested in water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone. The meeting, free and open to the public, will […]

Water quality training July 17 in Beeville will focus on Mission, Aransas rivers

BEEVILLE – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Mission and Aransas rivers will be held from 8 a.m.-noon July 17 at the Bee County Expo Center, 214 S. Farm-to-Market Road 351 in Beeville. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water […]

Water well owner training set for July 26 in Bellville

BELLVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for July 26 in Bellville. The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at Bellville VFD, 511 W. Main St. It is being offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training July 12 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership on July 12 in Seguin. The free event will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. […]

Texas A&M is ‘go to’ authority on controlling international fire ant invasion

COLLEGE STATION – South Korea has asked Texas A&M University for help in stopping an alien pest new to their country, but all too familiar to most Texans, officials said.                 “The red imported fire ant has invaded Asia over the last few years, but the South Korean invasion is brand new,” said Dr. David […]

Water quality in Mill Creek Watershed to be focus of June 26 meeting in Bleiblerville

BLEIBLERVILLE – The public is invited to attend the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership meeting June 26 in Bleiblerville to discuss restoration and protection of the Mill Creek Watershed. The meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, 3912 Farm-To-Market Road 2502. The meeting, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]