Texas A&M AgriLife joins effort to digitize North American parasite collections

Parasites are more than just bites and stings – as vectors of diseases like malaria, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus, they play important roles in human, wildlife and livestock health. A new initiative created by the National Science Foundation will collect “big data” to better understand the behaviors of parasites in North America, and now Texas A&M AgriLife has […]


Mildred Royal passed away September 24, 2019 at home in Pleasanton at the age of 100. Mildred was born in Yancey in 1918 to Christopher and Emma Wiemers. She met her beloved husband Ned, and they married in 1943. They made their home in Pleasanton and raised three children, Betty, Nell and Lee. Mildred was a school teacher for over […]


Flavio G. Cruz of Charlotte was called home on September 25, 2019 to be with our loving Savior at the age of 83. He was born in Jourdanton on May 7, 1936 to Jesus and Simona (Gustamante) Cruz. Flavio was an avid Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed barbecuing, working outside, tinkering around the house and taking his wife […]

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