Updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

WESLACO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The update met the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans, outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s two water […]

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of water testing opportunities for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station, said water from a flooded well should not be used for drinking, cooking, […]

Water quality training Dec.7 in La Vernia

LA VERNIA – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed area will be from 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 7 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 W. U.S. Highway 87 in La Vernia. The free workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 14 in Junction

JUNCTION — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Nov. 14 in Junction. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Texas Tech Center at Junction, 254 Red Raider Ln. Coordinators said the training is being […]

Master Gardeners throughout Texas receive vegetable specialist training

SAN ANTONIO – Texas Master Gardeners from throughout the state recently converged at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County for a three-day training toward their certification to become vegetable specialists. “We had 42 individuals from 22 different counties attend the training in San Antonio,” said  David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for […]

North Texas seminar for pest control pros is low-cost CEU opportunity

RICHARDSON — The Fall Pest Management Seminar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers one of the most cost-effective options for professional continuing education units, or CEUs, in the region, organizers said. “Early registration is $70, and that includes lunch,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist in Dallas.   The course, scheduled […]