Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats

COLLEGE STATION – The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations that pose threats to Texas crops as well as assist in crop pollination. In 2011, the authors […]

Military caregiving workshop March 29 to focus on students with special needs

AMARILLO – “Successful Transitions for Students with Special Needs: What Resources Are Available to You” will be this month’s topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program webinar on March 29. The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to all interested, but registration is required, said Andrew […]

Annual Geronimo, Alligator creeks cleanup slated for April 8

SEGUIN – The fifth annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event for the Seguin and New Braunfels area is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon April 8. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan. The plan was developed by local stakeholders after […]

Program educates youth on the importance of pollinators to agriculture, daily life

SAN ANTONIO — St. John Berchmans Catholic School students in San Antonio learned about the importance of pollinators at the Feed a Bee Planting Event presented Feb. 27 by Bayer in collaboration with National 4-H and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. The event kicked off Bayer’s 12th annual AgVocacy Forum, which […]

Hard Hats for Little Heads program helps 3,700-plus second-graders stay safe

COLLEGE STATION —More than 3,700 second-graders from Bryan-College Station and the surrounding area recently participated in the recent ninth annual Hard Hats for Little Heads injury prevention program and free helmet distribution event at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M University campus. “Highlights included Texas A&M baseball, football, equestrian and softball athletes in competitive scenarios […]

Passenger Safety Project marks 30 years of helping Texans reduce vehicle accidents

COLLEGE STATION – For three decades, traffic safety education projects through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have been involved in efforts to reduce motor vehicle fatalities and injuries and their associated costs, said program administrators. The Passenger Safety Project along with the Watch UR BAC — blood alcohol content — drunken  drugged driving alcohol […]