Crompton receives Lifetime Achievement Award for travel, tourism contributions

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. John L. Crompton, Distinguished University Professor in the recreation, park and tourism sciences department of Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Travel and Tourism Research Association, or TTRA, of Whitehall, Michigan. Crompton, also a Regents Professor and Presidential Professor for Teaching […]

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty Texas Master Naturalist chapters will be conducting training classes in fall and winter for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management, said the program’s assistant state coordinator. Mary Pearl Meuth, College Station, said the Texas Master Naturalist program has 48 chapters across the state tasked with developing a […]

Exploration Green receives 2018 Excellence in Green Infrastructure Award

HOUSTON – A multifaceted project to help reduce flooding and provide recreation for  thousands of residents of Clear Lake City has received the 2018 Excellence in Green Infrastructure Award. Texas A&M AgriLife entities have been major participants in developing Exploration Green Nature Park, located about a mile from the Johnson Space Center. Exploration Green was […]

Urban riparian, stream restoration workshop set Aug. 16 in The Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in The Woodlands for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects in and around the Houston area. The workshop is co-hosted locally by the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Harris County Flood Control District and […]

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 […]