Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Waller County

Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Waller County strives for "real learning for real life." Waller County lies proudly along the Brazos River in the southern part of its valley. It was named in honor of Edwin Waller. The county was established in 1873, and its county seat is Hempstead. Hempstead, known as "Six Shooter Junction" during the turbulent years after the Civil War, is still the economic center due to the intersection of Business 290 and Texas 6. Currently it hosts the annual festival for the renowned locally grown watermelons. The city of Waller is on Texas Highway 290 with half of the city being located in Harris County. Brookshire, centered along Interstate 10 in the south, is the host to the county's historical museum. Waller County boasts of fertile farms and expansive ranches along with industrial machinery and equipment, manufacturing, and the automobile sales industry which makes significant contributions to the Waller County economy. Waller County is home to Prairie View A&M University. Three Independent School Districts of Hempstead, Royal, and Waller provide education to the youth of the county. Liendo Plantation tours and events provide historical information about the area.

Mission: To provide quality, relevant outreach and research-based continuing education programs and services to the people that live and work in Waller County.

Extension brings the resources of the Texas A&M University System to Waller County. Through field based faculty, Extension provides unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance in the following service areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Health, Nutrition and Wellness
  • Safety Education
  • Youth Development

Contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Waller County

Contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Waller County

Stacie Villarreal
County Extension Agent
846 6th Street
Hempstead, Texas  77445
Phone: 979-826-7651
Fax: 979-826-7654


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Waller County, Texas