Water wells need to be tested after flood 

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Davis becomes AgriLife Extension director for Tarrant County Oct. 1

FORT WORTH — Courtney Davis will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s extension director for Tarrant County on Oct. 1. Davis is now county extension agent for family and community health, or FCH, in Denton County. “Courtney continues to provide leadership to a dynamic and large program in one of the state’s fastest growing […]

October gardening series set for San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — A series of garden-to-table workshops will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service over consecutive Thursdays in October. The events will feature tastings and recipes and will be held at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. The cost is $75 for the series […]

Intermittent fasting for weight loss: the basics

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences specialists are weighing in on the diet-craze of intermittent fasting and what this diet could offer long term. While weight loss is the primary perk of intermittent fasting, benefits may also include glucose control and managing risks for […]

West Nile case numbers lowest since 2012

DALLAS COUNTY – Cases of West Nile virus in Texas have been the lowest in years, and researchers may know why, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  Mike Merchant, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas, said a publication by health officials in Dallas County may shed light on factors that contribute to outbreaks and […]

Bradford assumes AgriLife Extension’s family, community health agent position

BORGER – Eadie Bradford of Panhandle has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent for Hutchinson County, effective Sept. 1. Bradford, however, is no stranger to the agency or its programs. A Spearman native, she said she knew after she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from […]

AgriLife Extension professional food manager certification training Sept. 26-27 in Plainview

PLAINVIEW — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a professional food manager certification training course Sept. 26-27 in Plainview.  The cost is $125, and the program will be held at the AgriLife Extension Service office in Hale County at 225 Broadway St., Suite 6. Registration and training fee is due by Sept. 11 […]

Young to take North Texas 4-H specialist position

DALLAS — Denita Young will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new program specialist for 4-H Youth Development in the agency’s District 4 beginning Oct. 1.  The district encompasses 22 North Texas counties, including Dallas and Tarrant. Young’s duties will include overseeing multidisciplinary youth development programming in health, science, technology, agriculture and civic engagement. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife aquaculture specialist addresses algae-related dog deaths

COLLEGE STATION – A rash of recent companion animal deaths related to cyanobacteria toxins prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aquaculture expert to offer information to alleviate fears. Todd Sink, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension aquaculture specialist, College Station, wanted to address recent stories involving companion animal deaths linked to toxins in surface water to assuage […]