Partnership offers assistance to repair, replace septic systems in Attoyac Bayou watershed

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership is offering a septic system repair and replacement program to residents in the Attoyac Bayou watershed to help improve and protect the watershed’s water quality. Funding and technical assistance are available to homeowners to repair or replace malfunctioning aerobic or conventional septic systems within the watershed, according to […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop for Plum Creek watershed set Sept. 26

LOCKHART–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26 in Lockhart for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Plum Creek watershed. The morning session will be at the Lockhart State Park Recreational Hall, 2012 State Park Road. The afternoon […]

Registration open for 2018 Birding on the Border program

BRACKETTVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Border program from April 23-26 of next year at locations in Kinney and Val Verde counties. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 23 and conclude at 10:30 p.m. April 26. Birding locations will include sites at Fort Clark Springs, private […]

Website offers critical mosquito, disease information after Hurricane Harvey

DALLAS — Visitors to the Mosquito Safari website at http://mosquitosafari.tamu.edu will find comprehensive information on common mosquitoes, the diseases they carry and instructions for controlling the pest, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. They said the information is critical in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, whose initial rains forced mosquitoes from their habitats into […]

Time will tell what Harvey did to Texas coastal landscapes

ANGLETON — Unlike people and animals, plants can’t evacuate when threatening weather approaches, and long tenures in flood waters can take a toll. But as water recedes and people recover their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, landscapes also will need to be watched for signs of stress, said Stephen Brueggerhoff, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Private water well owners should test well after a flood

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your […]

Hurricane Harvey expected to deliver one-two mosquito punch

SAN ANGELO – Among the inevitable fallout stemming from the ocean of water dumped on South Texas by Hurricane Harvey will be a hoard of bloodsucking mosquitoes, but  state-level entomologists predict the first onslaught won’t be the disease vectors many fear. “For the past several years we’ve been educating people about disease-transmitting mosquitoes, but we […]

Hurricane Harvey draws attention to planning, development on Texas coast

HOUSTON – In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, attention has once again shifted to what can be done to make towns and cities along the Texas coastline and further inland more durable and flood-ready. And Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel have already been helping in that effort. “One of our main goals is to […]