News and Updates

Texas A&M AgriLife’s AgrAbility program focuses on veterans

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is working to help military veterans as they adjust to civilian life through its Texas AgrAbility program, aimed at educating and assisting those interested in learning more about farming and ranching. Officials said the program’s Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project has been developed to equip veterans with […]

Camp Brisket attracts legends of Texas barbecue

There was no shortage of beef nor legends of Texas barbecue at Camp Brisket held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station. Expert pitmasters from all over Texas gathered to teach backyard barbecue enthusiasts and restaurateurs how to better prepare Texas-style barbecue brisket. Because of the high demand, the event now enrolls participants through […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) – Facility Update:

Construction is nearing completion at TVMDL’s new College Station laboratory and agency headquarters. Testing was conducted on the tissue digester earlier this week. Lab casework is almost completely installed and office furniture is being installed in all office spaces. Lab equipment is beginning to arrive for installation. Landscaping continues with plantings, sod and completion of […]

Harris County prep school students get firsthand look at Texas A&M

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Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston  recently toured Texas A&M University in College Station to get a firsthand look at campus life. Coordinators said the visit was made possible by a grant to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from the Children, Youth and Families At Risk program of the U.S […]

Texas watching, and waiting, for beetle infestation

As far as invasions go, the emerald ash borer’s foray into Texas has so far been a ho-hum affair, and that’s a good thing for cities like Houston, where there are millions of susceptible ash trees. Since foresters announced in May that four beetles had been trapped in northeast Texas, there have been no other […]

Texans celebrate Arbor Day in ‘The Oldest Town in Texas’

Texans from across the state gathered today in the Oldest Town in Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and how trees can connect the past, present and future. Today’s celebration, themed Leaving a Legacy, is a nod to the City of Nacogdoches celebrating its Tri-centennial this year. The town is believed to be 300 […]