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AgriLife Extension’s disaster team members cite focus, discipline, service among applicable traits Members of the Disaster Assessment and Recovery, DAR, unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service come from a variety of professional backgrounds, but those with previous military experience seem particularly well suited to the role, according to Monty Dozier, Ph.D., DAR unit... Read More →

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Emergency order requires performing more than 11,500 tests in 12 weeks The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, recently accomplished a testing milestone in the ongoing battle to curb the deadly disease in white-tailed deer known as chronic wasting disease, CWD. In June,  a 120-day emergency order was enacted by the Texas Parks and... Read More →

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When all of your preparations still aren’t enough, it helps to have a handy set of tools that can get you out of a jam. You should pack an ice scraper to help you clean your windshield in a hurry and a properly sized set of tire chains when encountering deep snow. Don’t forget the gloves — no one wants to fumble around with bare fingers in the blistering cold.

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Emergency managers consider fire behavior, predicted weather and the amount of time it will take to evacuate, when making the decision to orde…

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