Child Passenger Safety Project events held in Levelland, Tulia

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices of Hockley and Swisher counties and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Passenger Safety Project recently held events in Levelland and Tulia aimed at ensuring community members were properly using child car seats. Nationwide more young children die each year as passengers in vehicle crashes than from […]

Pike honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas vegetable industry

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas International Produce Association recently honored Dr. Leonard Pike with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Viva Fresh Show in San Antonio. Pike, pioneer of the 1015 onion as well as other vegetables that contributed to the Texas economy, died Jan. 12. He was 78. Dr. Bhimu Patil, who was appointed […]

Patil awarded the Texas A&M University inaugural University Professorship

COLLEGE STATION – The inaugural University Professorship at Texas A&M University has been awarded to Dr. Bhimu Patil, professor and director of the Vegetable Improvement Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture National Center for Excellence, College Station. The honor recognizes Texas A&M faculty members who have significant, sustained accomplishment in their discipline and have gained […]

As hurricane season looms, AgriLife Extension offers preparedness instruction

COLLEGE STATION – This year, National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 5-11, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is urging Texans to prepare homes, businesses, farms and ranches for a hurricane or other disaster. “Hurricane season in the Atlantic and the Caribbean begins around June 1 and typically lasts through Nov. 30,” said Dr. […]

Homeowners, prepare against mosquitoes

DALLAS – Homeowners beware, mosquitos are on the move. Dr. Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas, said temperatures are now warm enough to begin seeing early season mosquitoes. Merchant said recent rains created plenty of opportunities for mosquitoes to propagate, and homeowners should take preemptive measures to reduce populations within their neighborhoods. […]

Texas Community Futures Forum set on April 30 in Plainview

PLAINVIEW — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hale County is hosting a Texas Community Futures Forum on April 30 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be at the Ollie Liner Center, 2000 S. Columbia St., Plainview.   The general public is invited to participate, but those planning to attend should RSVP to the […]

Texas Community Futures Forum scheduled in Lubbock April 22

LUBBOCK – The Texas Community Futures Forum will be April 22 in Lubbock County. The forum is designed to assist local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and the Lubbock County Extension Leadership Advisory Board in identifying the most critical issues affecting the county. Community members are invited to participate in the event, which will […]