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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 […]

Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates successful year

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Over 500 Texas A&M Forest Service employees came together at the agency’s annual personnel meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2. Texas A&M Forest Service employees gathered to celebrate their dedication to the citizens and natural resources of Texas. The meeting, held at the I.O.O.F. Event Center in Corsicana, Texas, serves as an opportunity to refocus the agency’s […]

Hallsburg: VFD improves firefighting capabilities

A grant given to the Hallsburg Volunteer Fire Department from Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program will help expand the department’s capability to fight wildland fires. The grant, which totals $18,891, will provide funds for the department to buy a new slip-on unit that is designed to fight grass and brush […]

Monarchs on the move

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  Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies have been migrating through the Concho Valley in recent days, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist hopes Texans stop to appreciate what he terms is truly a royal procession. “These are special insects, and they are moving through our country here in San Angelo in a […]

Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School serves up healthful recipes, tips for better living

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About 200 people participated in the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School recently at the Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio. The school was conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program and AgriLife Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. “We present these cooking schools […]