Riparian, stream ecosystem training set for Nov. 13 in Temple

The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program training from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Temple for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Big Elm Creek watershed. The morning session will be at Oscar Store, 8133 Oscar Spur. The afternoon […]

Texas A&M Forest Service offers $17,500 in grant funds for Texas High Plains vegetative fuel breaks

The Texas A&M Forest Service wants landowners in the High Plains to know they may be eligible for funding that would assist in the creation of vegetative fuel breaks on private lands. Through Dec. 20, Texas A&M Forest Service will be accepting grant applications. The agency will reimburse each grant recipient up to $2,500 for […]

Texans can take steps to prevent spread of oak wilt 

The Texas A&M Forest Service is urging Texans to help prevent the spread of oak wilt by minimizing the transportation of firewood this winter.  Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U.S. and has been blamed for epidemic proportions of tree kills in Central Texas. Because the disease primarily spread […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The network’s Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College […]

Multi-county water well screenings set for Permian Basin area in October

The Texas Well Owner Network will provide water well screenings for residents in Andrews, Gaines, Howard and Martin counties during October. The Well Informed screenings are  provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas Water Resources Institute. Each screening event will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Dates […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 7 in Gatesville

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veteran’s Memorial Drive in Gatesville. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the […]

First-ever fall creek cleanup set for Oct. 19 in Seguin

Fall cleanup will be part of Keep Texas Beautiful initiative The first-ever fall Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 in Seguin. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan. “We have hosted the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife expands footprint with renovated urban campus in Dallas

Texas A&M AgriLife on Tuesday hosted a grand opening of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas renovated campus, which aims to serve as a rural-urban interface connecting Texans to their food sources, environmental sustainability and healthy living. “Agriculture must become integral to urban culture,” said Patrick Stover, Ph.D., vice-chancellor of Texas A&M Agrilife, dean […]

Private water well screening set for Oct. 16 in Chambers, Jefferson counties

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting free water well screenings in Chambers and Jefferson counties to give area residents whose water wells flooded from the recent rains the opportunity to have their water screened. The screenings will be free of charge from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the following locations: – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]