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 […]

Chiggers, fleas more noticeable in summer

CENTRAL TEXAS – As people become more active in summer, so do a few familiar pests that keep Texans itching – and scratching — for relief, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “This time of year there’s usually a significant increase in chigger and flea activity,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Travis County. […]

Institute to hold July 18 meeting on improving water quality in Mid and Lower Cibolo Creeks

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting July 18 for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower portions of the Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway […]

Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp provides youth with leadership skills

FLOYDADA – About 90 youth from the Panhandle and South Plains districts attended the annual Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp June 30-July 2 at the Plains Baptist Encampment near Floydada. The goal of this camp is for the youth involved in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 4-H program to learn about leadership, electricity and team building, […]

Walk Across Texas helps Texans make strides toward better health

SAN ANTONIO – While the Walk Across Texas program activities continue throughout the state, some groups from Bexar County have already completed the eight-week Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service health and wellness initiative and are touting its benefits. “For the last two months, teams from the Casa de Esperanza senior residential community, My Educations Solutions […]

Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

COLLEGE STATION – A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations. The aging baby boomer population is increasing the importance of mobility issues, including transportation, to society, the researchers said, also noting studies are needed to examine potential alternatives to increase […]