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Handling Post-Holiday Debt For Business Owners and Consumers

By Trent January 7 - In many mailboxes, bills from the countless expenses of the holiday season are starting to arrive. People used their credit cards for gifts, food, flights, hotels, gasoline, and other expenses that often come with celebrating the holidays. Even people who are otherwise smart with their money sometimes face credit card [...]

4-H Fort Bend County Agent Recognized For Introducing Better Coping Skills For Healthy Living

January 7 - Since February of last year, Prairie View A&M University’s Extension Agent, Amber Foster has provided an hour-long yoga session for more than 40 students from diverse backgrounds-Asian, Middle Eastern, African, African American, and Hispanic. The students learned the importance of yoga practices, how it leads to healthy living habits and relieve everyday [...]

Jones Elementary’s New Community Greenhouse

Students at H.T. Jones Elementary will return from their holiday break to a massive surprise at their school. Community leaders recently broke ground on the new greenhouse and community garden on the school's playground. This collaboration known as the NextGEN (gardening, education, nutrition) Project, is a partnership between Jones Elementary, the City of Prairie View [...]

Fresh Food Options Coming to Prairie View

December 17 - Access to fresh, healthy foods is something many people take for granted. For small, rural, low-income communities like Prairie View, it is often difficult to find a consistent source for nutritious foods. This lack of access has earned the area a classification as a food desert.  City of Prairie View Mayor David [...]

Waller County Extension Agent’s Experience with Hurricane Harvey

December 17 - As communities continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Cooperative Extension Program county agents are diligently moving forward with their work to help bring these areas back to a sense of normalcy. Prairie View A&M Extension Agent in Waller County, Stedman Douglas hit the ground running as he started the [...]

Small Business “What You Need to Know”

Top 10 Tax Deductions for Small Business Small Business Trends by Barbara Weltman December 17 - Deductible business expenses help entrepreneurs with many of the costs of running a company. Business owners can write off most expenditures, although there may be limits and timing issues. So what are the most common tax deductions for small business? [...]

Waller County Extension Agent To Host Pollinator Program

December 10 - Come out to and learn how animals such as bees, butterflies and birds influence agriculture, benefit humans, and provide a splash of natural beauty to every environment. Join Waller County Extension Agent, Stedman Douglas, and Extension Associate Nathan Hermond for the Pollinator Program on Wednesday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 [...]

The Art of the Startup: Techpreneurs

December 10 - Entrepreneurs are visionaries and risk takers who play a critical role in growing our economy, creating jobs, innovating products and services across our state and nation.  According to the SBA, small businesses have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years.  Although small businesses add more than half of new [...]

Where Are They Now: Dexter Arkadie, Agriculture Teacher

Dexter Arkadie December 10 - Dexter Arkadie grew up in a rural area and frequently spent his time caring for animals, particularly horses and cows. With this budding familiarity in agriculture, he developed a passion for helping animals and knew it would be something he wanted to do for life. This prompted him [...]

CARC and Department of Biology Collaborates to Serve Holleman Elementary Science Students

December 10 - Crossing the lines of learning is something that Prairie View A&M University prides itself on and that was no different when the Cooperative Agriculture Research Center and the Department of Biology recently collaborated to serve as judges for a science fair held at Holleman Elementary School in Waller ISD. Dr. Gloria Regisford, serves [...]