Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are working to improve the regrowth of forests on land once used for strip mining. A two-acre plot near Crockett, Texas, will compare various techniques in forestry reclamation that have worked in Appalachia, but are now being tested in the Western Gulf Coast region.

Texas Children in Nature

The coordinator for Austin, Texas-based Texas Children in Nature speaks tonight at Stephen. F. Austin State University about getting kids outside more often.


An 11-year-old pianist from Nacogdoches has been awarded the National Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Antonio Ajero received the highest score nationwide on the Level 9 test. It was the only Gold Medal awarded in Texas.

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University chef instructor Todd Barrios never cooks the same holiday meal twice. The guests at his table are always guessing what he might come up with, perhaps brisket or shrimp and corn chowder.

Stephen F. Austin State University

New focus areas in the food and nutrition program at Stephen F. Austin State University are attracting an influx of students interested in a wide variety of careers in nutrition and health.

Pete Gregory

Ten archeologists from around Louisiana and East Texas will meet in Natchitoches Friday to discuss their ongoing excavation work involving Creole communities in the region and around the world.

The lectures and exhibits will highlight Creole archeology from the Cane River and colonial Louisiana and Texas, according to Northwestern State University anthropologist Pete Gregory. He’s acting director of the Creole Heritage Center. Gregory says field work over the years has focused on plantations of all sizes and ranches spanning the 1720s to the 1850s.

A first ever multicultural peace march and rally will be held this month in Nacogdoches.

Stephen F. Austin State University’s director of multicultural affairs Osaro Airen organized the event and formed a community-wide multicultural peace committee in the city. He says the event was created in response to nationwide race and culture discord heightened by media attention.

Sarah Fuller

Environmental science research underway at Stephen F. Austin State University is investigating some native trees and shrubs that could provide a natural control for the ammonia waste byproduct emitted from poultry farms.

SFA researchers are evaluating six species of trees: American holly, Arizona cypress, arborvitae, Eastern red cedar, yaupon holly and roughleaf dogwood.

A Texas A&M University viticulture specialist will speak Thursday, July 9, at Stephen F. Austin State University about grape growing in Texas. Assistant professor Justin Scheiner says grape and wine production is growing by leaps and bounds in Texas. He expects crop acreage to one day surpass citrus. Scheiner says with about 600 vineyards and several hundred wineries, many types of people are getting into the grape business.

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Today is Juneteenth, commemorating 150 years since emancipation in Texas. An exhibit at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot brings to life the faces of 45 runaway slaves. The artwork is based on runaway slave newspaper ads in Louisiana and Texas from the mid-1800s. It’s part of the Texas Runaway Slave Project.

Stephen F. Austin State University special collections librarian Kyle Ainsworth compiled a database of 1,400 newspaper ads. These became the inspiration for a new exhibit “Portraits of Freedom.”