Expert: Plan ahead… there’s little time to react to a tornado

COLLEGE STATION –  Tornadoes happen quickly and there’s little time to prepare, but there are steps people can take to be safer before, during and after one hits, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “More than 1,000 tornadoes strike the U.S. annually and no state is immune,” said Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension family […]

Institute to hold meeting on improving Cibolo Creek water quality

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 W. in […]

Expert: Back-seat belt use an overlooked aspect of traffic safety

COLLEGE STATION — While the overall use of safety belts has increased over the decades, a look into the back seat of many vehicles today tells a different story,” said Bev Kellner. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service traffic safety program manager, College Station. “According to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety survey, four out […]

Researcher: Female rat models needed for more thorough investigation of obesity

COLLEGE STATION — A study by researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the University of Colorado found male-only rat models used for studying obesity are limited and  don’t address critical factors for understanding it. The study can be found at http://bit.ly/2v5U14T. “Obesity negatively affects virtually every system of the body and increases the risk […]

Study shows mango consumption has positive impact on inflammatory bowel disease

COLLEGE STATION – Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station show mango consumption has a positive impact on people with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Susanne Talcott, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, and others recently investigated the use of fresh mangoes […]

Texas consumers should know farmers market regulations, buying tips

KERRVILLE – While the popularity of farmers markets has grown, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about what certain terms mean and what is allowed to be sold there, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist. “A lot of the terms used to describe foods are subject to misinterpretation and definitions may […]

Estate planning webinar offered Aug. 15 for families with special needs

AMARILLO – “Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs” is the topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Military Program webinar on Aug. 15. The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required, said Andrew Crocker, AgriLife Extension program specialist in gerontology […]