Texas A&M Forest Service responding to epic flooding of Southeast Texas

COLLEGE STATION –  As torrential rainfall from Tropical Depression Imelda brings life-threatening flooding, responders from Texas A&M Forest Service are leading primary Incident Management Teams, IMT, in Southeast Texas. An eight-person Incident Planning Section is en route to the Beaumont Disaster District Committee. The team is comprised of four Texas A&M Forest Service responders and […]

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 […]

Annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day set for June 25

EAGLE LAKE – The 45th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. June 25 at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake. The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the […]

Urban stream processes, restoration program set for April 23 in Pearland

PEARLAND – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23 in Pearland for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the South Houston area. Registration is $100 and includes all training materials, lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of […]

Military veteran farm tour, agriculture program May 17-18 in Liberty

LIBERTY — The Texas AgrAbility Program and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop May 17-18 in Liberty. The tour and workshop are both free and open to veterans, individuals with disabilities, beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone else with an […]

Urban riparian, stream restoration workshop set for April 17 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17 in Corpus Christi for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the area. The morning session will be at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. […]

Oyster aquaculture focus of March 30 program at South Padre Shell Club

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Oyster aquaculture could offer enhanced oyster production as well as provide environmental benefits, but there has been some public concern over its implementation on the Texas Gulf Coast, according to a Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The pros and cons of oyster aquaculture will be addressed […]

Water quality training April 25 will focus on Cypress Creek

HOUSTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop related to water quality in Cypress Creek will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 25. The workshop will be at the Prairie View A&M Northwest Educational Building, 9449 Grant Road in Houston. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  Texas State Soil and Water […]

Tres Palacios Creek watershed protection plan meeting set April 10 in Palacios

PALACIOS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting April 10 in Palacios to discuss the implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Matagorda County Navigation District, 1602 Main St. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to hold planning meeting April 5 in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting April 5 in Victoria for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Garcitas and Arenosa Creek watersheds. The meeting, free and open to the public, will be at 1 p.m. at the Victoria […]