Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for May 16 in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 16 in Fredericksburg for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Pedernales River watershed area. The workshop is part of the Texas Riparian and Stream Education Program. The morning session will be at the […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for May 16 in Uvalde

UVALDE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture, is offering certification training for private pesticide applicators May 16 in Uvalde. Training will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the Leona Room of the Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane. Donuts and […]

Aquatic ‘passenger pigeon’ shiner found swimming in the Rio Grande

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kevin Conway is ecstatic. Conway, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research wildlife and fisheries scientist at College Station, is part of a joint team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who after years of searching, recently collected a rare fish from the Rio Grande. “The Rio […]

Annual watershed cleanup event a success

SEGUIN – More than 180 volunteers removed 1,900-plus pounds of trash and debris during the recent fifth-annual Geronimo and Alligator creeks cleanup event, said event coordinators. The event was coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed […]

Meeting May 4 in Edna to focus on Lavaca River watershed planning

EDNA – Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Lavaca River and its watershed is invited to May 4 meeting in Edna, said coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting the free meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. […]

Feral hog, healthy streams program set for May 2 in Seguin

SEGUIN — A combination Feral Hog Workshop and Lone Star Healthy Streams program will be presented from 10 a.m-3 p.m. May 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required, so attendees should go to to RSVP or […]

AgriLife Extension community fire ant control program a template for success

ROUND ROCK – For more than a decade, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management program specialist Wizzie Brown has been engaged in a community-wide battle against one of the state’s most persistent pests – the fire ant. Since 2005, Brown and residents of the Wood Glen community in Round Rock, north of Austin, […]

Shared agriculture, wildlife, natural resources program set for April 28 in Brackettville

BRACKETTVILLE—The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Kinney County will present a shared program with other agriculture- and natural resources-related agencies April 28 Brackettville. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kinney County Civic Center, 200 E. Spring St.  The cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. Two Texas […]

Water well owner training set for April 28 in Brenham

BRENHAM — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training April 28 in Brenham. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Sales Facility within the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road. “The Texas Well […]