Texas Water Resources Institute to host roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco

WACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a watershed coordinator roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco for water and natural resource professionals. The free event will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center, 7410 Fish Pond Road. Coordinators said the training is part of the […]

Ling honored with AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service – Extension Program Specialist Award to Ward Ling, who has served as watershed coordinator for the Geronimo and Alligator Creek Watershed Project since 2009. The Superior Service awards are the highest award presented by the agency, and recipients were honored Jan. 8 […]

‘Last chance’ CEU opportunities offered Jan. 22-23 in Austin

ISB and TNLA units offered in addition to TDA continuing education units Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Noel Troxclair, 512-854-9600, noel.troxclair@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two “last chance” opportunities Jan. 22-23 in Austin for private pesticide, commercial and non-commercial applicator license holders seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. […]

More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan. 12, has already garnered more than 800 registrants from around the world, organizers said. The Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening takes place at the Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney. The free learning event, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., will cover the fundamentals of […]

Experts: Get private well water screened after flooding to ensure safety

COLLEGE STATION – Results from Texas well water screenings in areas affected by flooding over the past few years show the importance of those screenings in helping ensure water quality and human health, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel supporting the agency’s Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON. “Private water well owners whose wells […]

Texas A&M scientists find Mexican endemic fish never identified in U.S.

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University’s Dr. Kevin Conway, Dr. Joshuah Perkin and their team have located an extremely rare find within the waters of the Rio Grande along the U.S. and Mexico border. The Conchos shiner, Cyprinella panarcys, a fish species identified for the first time on record in the U.S. in April, was […]

Birding the Hills program set for April 29-May 3

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Hills program in Gillespie County from April 29-May 3. “We decided to plan this program after the success of Birding the Border in Val Verde and Kinney counties last year,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde. “Gillespie County is […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host watershed plan training

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals. The training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M Forest Service, 200 Technology Way. Nathan Glavy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Homeowner septic system workshops to be held in Matagorda County

BAY CITY — The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are offering two free educational events on the maintenance of septic systems in December for Matagorda County homeowners. The first program is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Palacios Educational Pavilion, 693 S. Bay Blvd. in Palacios. The second is […]