Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Driving across Texas has been an interesting occupation for foresters and arborists these past few weeks. Many trees appear as healthy and vibrant as … Read More

Back-to-back extreme weather events in Oklahoma and Texas underscore the need for affected homeowners to properly assess structural damage on their property. The first rule is to wait until authorities give the all-clear. After that, homeowners can safely and thoroughly check the entire house, including the roof, foundation and … Read More

Money will help ranchers and landowners pay bills, make repairs

Thanks to contributions from individuals and businesses across the U.S., the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Disaster Relief Fund mailed out checks totaling $112,750 today to cattle raisers financially burdened by February’s Winter Storm Uri.

The organization began fundraising February 18, … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 12, 2021

When Winter Storm Uri swept through Texas, the Texas A&M Forest Service mobilized all available equipment and personnel statewide to aid in the emergency response. The local emergency responders, medical facilities and citizens who called … Read More

51 days left

April 9, 2021

There are only 51 days left in the 87th Texas Legislative Session. At times that can seem like an eternity, but when you consider … Read More


Map released April 1, 2021 | Data valid March 30, 2021

This week’s drought summary: Multiple low pressure systems resulted in widespread precipitation (0.5 to three inches, … Read More

Source: USDA NRCS | March 30, 2021

Farmers and ranchers have until April 2, 2021, to apply for assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in response to the winter storms that hit Texas in February. USDA NRCS is offering … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | March 29, 2021

Winter Storm Uri could have long-term effects on Texas’ cattle herd. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists recently expressed concerns about bull reproductive soundness being affected by frostbite…. Read More

Mitigation means acting now to reduce future risk of disaster. You can repair/rebuild saferand stronger after the February winter storms, and FEMA Community Education and OutreachSpecialists can help you on your recovery journey.

To Speak to a FEMA Specialist about Repairing Safer, Stronger and more … Read More

Texans with uninsured losses from Winter Storm Uri should apply for FEMA Individual Assistance as soon as possible. Residents whose homes are insured should file their claims prior to applying to FEMA. While not all are eligible for FEMA assistance, there are other options and help available…. Read More