Hurricane Harvey expected to deliver one-two mosquito punch

SAN ANGELO – Among the inevitable fallout stemming from the ocean of water dumped on South Texas by Hurricane Harvey will be a hoard of bloodsucking mosquitoes, but  state-level entomologists predict the first onslaught won’t be the disease vectors many fear. “For the past several years we’ve been educating people about disease-transmitting mosquitoes, but we […]

Texans should watch for fraud, scams in wake of Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey should be aware of unscrupulous people who may try to take advantage of them through fraud, scams and identity theft and other criminal activity, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “Texans need to be aware of the potential for things like fraud, ID theft and […]

AgriLife Extension, Texas EDEN offer useful, practical flood recovery information

COLLEGE STATION – With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans their agency provides important information on how to recover from a flood. “After a flood there are a number of things you can do to protect your […]

Texans should prepare for flooding, high winds from Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – With the probability of extensive rain and high winds throughout much  of the state from the resurgence of Tropical Depression Harvey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for what may come. “We’re expecting Harvey to bring a lot of rain […]

Expert: Plan ahead… there’s little time to react to a tornado

COLLEGE STATION –  Tornadoes happen quickly and there’s little time to prepare, but there are steps people can take to be safer before, during and after one hits, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “More than 1,000 tornadoes strike the U.S. annually and no state is immune,” said Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension family […]

Institute to hold meeting on improving Cibolo Creek water quality

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 W. in […]

Expert: Back-seat belt use an overlooked aspect of traffic safety

COLLEGE STATION — While the overall use of safety belts has increased over the decades, a look into the back seat of many vehicles today tells a different story,” said Bev Kellner. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service traffic safety program manager, College Station. “According to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety survey, four out […]