Winemaking certificate students uncork first bottles

COLLEGE STATION — The first students who will earn certificates in winemaking, or enology, from Texas A&M University, College Station, have uncorked their first bottles. The enology class began working with wine in September as the university launched the certificate program, said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enology specialist in College Station. […]

New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

DALLAS — A new cookbook by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program offers more than 100 healthy recipes as the agency launches Healthy Texas, its statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention. Recipe categories in the cookbook, titled Essentials, include starters, five ingredients or less, salads, one pot-one pan, simple side […]

Transitioning students with special needs webinar rescheduled to Nov. 29

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network – Military Caregiving concentration has rescheduled “Successful Transition for Students with Special Needs: Advocating for Universal Design for Learning in Classrooms.” The webinar, originally set for Oct. 18, is now moved to Nov. 29. This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program […]

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The sugar, fat or sodium content of almost any holiday recipe can be reduced without a noticeable difference in taste,” said Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension sets four-county South Plains Simply Christmas Lunch and Learn series

LITTLEFIELD – Simply Christmas Lunch and Learn is a holiday-themed series to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in four South Plains counties the last week of November.   The noon to 1 p.m. programs, all with the same format, are slated for Castro, Bailey, Lamb and Parmer counties, said Dr. Angela […]

Lillibridge receives Texas Academy Family Physicians Public Health Award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Scott Lillibridge, director of the Center for Global Health and Innovation at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received the Texas Academy Family Physicians Public Health Award. Lillibridge received the award at the academy’s annual session recently in Galveston. The award recognizes individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to The […]

Healthy Texas statewide effort kicks off in East Texas

LUFKIN – A statewide effort to address chronic health problems and improve Texans’ health and quality of life through preventative education of elementary students kicked off recently in East Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Texas, formerly Healthy South Texas, initiative will expand to Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby and Trinity counties […]

Health-conscious cooks to have two Dinner Tonight! venues in coming weeks

PLAINVIEW – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct their Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School at two South Plains communities in coming weeks, said Dr. Angela Burkham, the agency’s family and community health state program leader at Amarillo.                 Burkham said the statewide program was developed as a recipe resource for encouraging at-home family […]