Anthrax a growing concern as Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirms 20th case

SAN ANGELO — Anthrax continues to be a growing concern in Texas, especially through the “anthrax triangle” region, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.  The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, has now confirmed 20 positive cases of anthrax in animals, the Texas Animal Health Commission announced in their fifth situational […]

Anthrax increase in Texas: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab helps identify, track high-consequence diseases in animals

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) plays a vital role in animal disease surveillance efforts, including anthrax. On average, TVMDL diagnoses two to three positive cases of anthrax annually in summer months. Thus far in 2019, the agency has confirmed 10 positive cases in several species, including exotic antelope, goats, […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for May 7 in Boerne

BOERNE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training May 7 in Boerne. The free program will be from 1-5 p.m. at the City of Boerne Library, 451 N. Main St., Building 100. The training is offered in collaboration with […]

Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day set for May 10 in Uvalde

UVALDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde will hold a Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10. The event is free and open to area producers and the public. Lunch is complimentary courtesy of First State Bank of Uvalde. The program will offer […]

Ranchers Leasing Workshop slated for April 24 in Burnet

BURNET – A Ranchers Leasing Workshop will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Burnet County from noon-4:30 p.m. April 24. The AgriLife Extension office is located at 607 N.Vanderveer St., Suite 100 in Burnet. “This workshop is focused specifically on grazing, hunting and livestock leases,” said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife […]

Holloway new AgriLife Extension agriculture, natural resources agent in Bandera County

BANDERA — Tarlton Holloway is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Bandera County. He started this position on April 1. Holloway is no stranger to the agency as a third-generation AgriLife Extension agent who previously served in Garza County. His work for AgriLife Extension has included program planning […]

4-H clubs, TAMU-SA collaborate on community health, wellness event

SAN ANTONIO – Two area 4-H programs focused on promoting higher education among minority students have collaborated with Texas A&M University in San Antonio to present an educational community health and wellness event. The 4-H Juntos club of the Harlandale ISD and the Knights 4-H club of  Saint John Berchmans’ Catholic School were involved in […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set April 18 in Lockhart

LOCKHART – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training April 18 in Lockhart. The free program will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road. The training is offered in collaboration with the Plum Creek Watershed […]

Cibolo Creek water quality meeting will be April 4 in La Vernia

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an April 4 meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 390 Farm-to-Market Road 1346 South in La Vernia. Clare […]