If left to bloom, artichoke plants will produce a striking purple flower. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo)

Edible plants give gardeners something to ‘chew on’

It is possible for home gardeners in Central Texas to have their landscapes and eat them too. At least that is the conclusion of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists in Bexar and Travis counties. Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County, said there are many edible plants that also have ornamental potential for […]

Gerald Parker, D.V.M., Ph.D., vice president of public health preparedness and response at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Q&A: Why MERS matters

An outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has recently been reported in South Korea and China. Frightening, given that nearly thirty percent of those that contract the virus die and that in this age of air travel, any person – and the viruses he or she is carrying – can move across […]

Parts of Texas have received over 20 inches of rain during the month of May. (Photo: Shutterstock)

May Wettest Month Ever In Texas

If you think it has rained a lot in the last few weeks in Texas, your hunch is correct. Figures from the Office of the State Climatologist at Texas A&M University show that the month of May has been the wettest month ever in the state’s history, averaging 7.54 inches, besting the previous record of […]

When faced with hurricane and flood conditions, it is important to know where safe, elevated locations are in your community.

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

As hurricane season begins in June, it is crucial to know how to prepare for weather emergencies. Whether you live on the coast or several miles inland, you can be affected by hurricanes, tropical storms or flooding that will occur starting in hurricane season through late November. “Planning and knowing what to do ahead of […]

6 tips for better sleep

Learn more about sleep disorders and what may be causing you to stay awake at night. By Zoe Clement at Texas A&M Health Science Center