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 […]

Homeowner septic system maintenance class slated Dec. 3 in Bellville

BELLVILLE—The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership will offer a Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems class from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3. The free class will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and will be held at the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department, 511 W. Main St., Bellville. It is open to county residents and […]

Urban stream processes, restoration workshop set for Nov. 29 in Belton

BELTON – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host the Urban Stream Processes and Restoration workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29 in Belton. Coordinators said the workshop is for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the Lampasas River watershed area. The morning session will be at the […]

Low-Impact Development Workshop set for Nov. 27 in Seguin

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership will host a Low-Impact Development Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 27 at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. Highway 90 E. in Seguin. The workshop is free and light refreshments will be provided. It is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife […]