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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday December 27, 2020 ( 39 items )  

Abilene Christian University Brown Library to Receive TexTreasures Digitization Funding
ABILENE, Texas, Dec. 24 -- Abilene Christian University issued the following news: The Texas State Library and Archives Commission recently awarded funding to Abilene Christian University's Brown Library through its TexTreasures grant program. The $25,000 grant will facilitate digitization of the full print run of The Christian Chronicle, a major, global newspaper serving Churches of Christ since 1943. "We are grateful to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for its generous support  more

Angelo State University President Presents Proclamation to Shannon Health: TTUS Regents Honor Health Care Workforce and Medical Professionals
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Angelo State University issued the following news release on Dec. 21: On behalf of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, Angelo State University President Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr. presented a proclamation of gratitude to Shannon Health today. The first paragraph of the proclamation states, "The Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System is proud to recognize and honor the health care workforce and medical professionals for their dedication and s  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Too Much of a Good Thing - Persistent IFNy Depletes Progenitor Blood Cells Via BST2
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 23 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: When a person has an infection, the body activates immune responses to fight it. IFNy is an inflammatory molecule produced by the immune system that helps fight infections. However, long-term exposure to IFNy has undesirable consequences - it irreversibly exhausts blood stem cells, the progenitors of all blood cells, including immune cells, by triggering their proliferation and excessive termin  more

Community Members, Including West Texas Students, Sought to Join New University AmeriCorps Program
CANYON, Texas, Dec. 22 (TNSGra) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: About $2 million in grants received by West Texas A&M University in the fall is being put into action. In October, WT was named the anchor institution for a new AmeriCorps program, partnering with area high schools, community colleges, community organizations and business, workforce and economic development entities to augment existing systems and generate additional opportunities. The University was award  more

ConocoPhillips Announces Results of Early Participation in Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations and Amendment to Exchange Offers
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 22 -- ConocoChillips, a producer of oil and gas resources, issued the following news release on Dec. 21: ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that, in connection with the previously announced offers to eligible holders to exchange (each, an "Exchange Offer" and collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes issued by Concho Resources Inc. ("Concho") as set forth in the table below (the "Existing Concho Notes") for (1) up to $3,900,000,000 aggregate  more

ConocoPhillips Announces Significant Oil Discovery in the Norwegian Sea
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 23 -- ConocoPhillips, a producer of oil and gas resources, issued the following news release on Dec. 22: ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced a new oil discovery in production license 891 on the Slagugle prospect located 14 miles north-northeast of the Heidrun Field in the Norwegian Sea. ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is operator of the license with 80 percent working interest. Pandion Energy AS is license partner with 20 percent working interest. Preliminary estimate  more

EDF Renewables North America Signs Power Purchase Agreement with BASF for Solar Energy
SAN DIEGO, California, Dec. 22 -- EDF Renewables, a renewable energy developer, issued the following news release on Dec. 21: EDF Renewables North America today announced the Space City Solar Project is progressing with critical development milestones having signed the first tranche of 55 megawatts (MWac) / 73 MWdc to BASF through a Power Purchase Agreement. The Project's total capacity is up to 345 MWac / 455 MWdc. Space City Solar, located in Wharton County, Texas, is expected to commence con  more

KLAS-TV to Host 27th Annual 'Countdown to New Year's Eve 2021' Television Special Featuring Live Music, Special Guests, and Fireworks
IRVING, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Dec. 21: KLAS-TV (CBS), Nexstar Inc's local television station serving the Las Vegas area (DMA #40), announced today that it will host "Countdown to New Year's Eve 2021," a live New Year's Eve special on Thursday, December 31, 2020, with coverage from 8:59 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. PT, featuring musical performances from Las Vegas headliners, special entertainment, a countdown to midn  more

N.D. A.G. Stenehjem: Cease and Desist Order Issued Against Scammer Joseph Elkhatib Dba Sports Media Marketing
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Dec. 24 -- North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued the following news release on Dec. 23: Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem today issued a Cease & Desist Order against Joseph Elkhatib, dba Sports Media Marketing, of Fort Worth, Texas, for violations of the state's consumer fraud law, do not call law, and charitable solicitations laws. Elkhatib uses several other business names in his alleged fraudulent activities, including Boost Sports Integrative Media LLC,  more

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth and Nexstar Inc. to Broadcast Annual New Year's Eve Television Special, 'Lone Star NYE 2021'
IRVING, Texas, Dec. 23 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Dec. 22: NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth /KXAS and Nexstar Inc. today announced the broadcast details for "Lone Star NYE 2021," a New Year's Eve program airing December 31, 2020 from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. CST, hosted by NBC 5's Katy Blakey and KARK's D.J. Williams. This year's New Year's Eve program, featuring the Eli Young Band, singer Ryan Berg from NBC's "The Voice" and the tradi  more

Nexstar Media Group and Dish Network Reach Multi-Year Distribution Agreement
IRVING, Texas, Dec. 26 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Dec. 25: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) ("Nexstar"), today announced that it has reached a comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement with DISH Network. The agreement restores Nexstar's 164 local television stations across the country and Nexstar's wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, to DISH Network's programming line-up. WGN America will also launch on DISH  more

Nexstar Media Group Launches NEXTGEN TV in Denver, Marking the Company's 12th Market and 22nd Station to Rollout ATSC 3.0 in 2020
IRVING, Texas, Dec. 24 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Dec. 23: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) today announced that KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV, Nexstar Inc.'s local television stations serving the Denver, Colorado, area (DMA #16) have begun broadcasting with NEXTGEN TV, the revolutionary new digital broadcast technology powered by ATSC 3.0. Denver is Nexstar's twelfth market to begin broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 this year, and the  more

Oregon State: New Flower From 100 Million Years Ago Brings Fresh Holiday Beauty to 2020
CORVALLIS, Oregon, Dec. 22 (TNSRes) -- Oregon State University issued the following news: Oregon State University researchers have identified a spectacular new genus and species of flower from the mid-Cretaceous period, a male specimen whose sunburst-like reach for the heavens was frozen in time by Burmese amber. "This isn't quite a Christmas flower but it is a beauty, especially considering it was part of a forest that existed 100 million years ago," said George Poinar Jr., professor emeritus  more

Rice University: 'Soft' Nanoparticles Give Plasmons New Potential
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 23 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Bigger is not always better, but here's something that starts small and gets better as it gets bigger. Just light it up and see. A team led by Rice University chemists Christy Landes and Stephan Link, both associated with the Smalley-Curl Institute, have made hybrid particles that combine the unbeatable light-harvesting properties of plasmonic nanoparticles with the flexibility of catalytic polymer coatings  more

Rice University: Light Flips Genetic Switch in Bacteria Inside Transparent Worms
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 23 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Baylor College of Medicine researcher Meng Wang had already shown that bacteria that make a metabolite called colanic acid (CA) could extend the lifespan of worms in her lab by as much as 50%, but her collaboration with Rice University synthetic biologist Jeffrey Tabor is providing tools to answer the bigger question of how the metabolite imparts longer life. In a study published in eLife, Wang, Tabor and co  more

Shondaland Audio and IHeartMedia to Launch Laverne Cox-Hosted Podcast
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 22 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release: Shondaland Audio, a growing podcast network of original inclusive and informative podcasts, with partner iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, announced that "The Laverne Cox Show" (working title), a weekly podcast series hosted by the Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-winning producer, and equal rights activist Laverne Cox will debut in February 2021. Each week, The Laverne Cox Show (wt) will feat  more

Tarleton Names Del Carmen Director of Criminal Justice Institute
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Dec. 22 (TNSPer) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release on Dec. 21: Tarleton State professor Dr. Alex del Carmen has been appointed director of the newly established Institute for Predictive Analytics in Criminal Justice. IPAC was approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents at its November meeting. Dr. del Carmen, who is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and heads its School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and   more

Texas A&M Team Competes in Final Phase of GoFly Challenge
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Over the past two years, a Texas A&M University team in the Department of Aerospace Engineering has been working to make personal flying vehicles a reality as part of the GoFly Prize competition sponsored by Boeing. The GoFly Prize, a two-year, $2-million international competition to create a personal flying device, launched in September 2017 and had almost 3,000 innovators across 110 co  more

Texas A&M University's Bystander Intervention Program Receives State Recognition
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Texas A&M University's Green Dot program has been awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program for 2019 by the Central Texas Crime Prevention Association. Green Dot is a nationally recognized, evidence-based prevention program that provides individuals with the skills and knowledge to identify when acts of power-based personal violence are occurring and intervene appropriately and safely during high-  more

Texas A&M: Henderson Named Nuclear Engineering Distinguished Former Student
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Texas A&M university alumni David Henderson was recently named the Department of Nuclear Engineering's Distinguished Former Student, an award given annually to alumni who embody Texas A&M's core values in their research and career. Henderson received the award for his exceptional years of service with the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy. Henderson chose to study nuclear en  more

Texas A&M: Kaihatu Addresses Risk of Flood-Induced Chemical Spills at Coastal Facilities
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 19 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season was one for the record books. There were 30 named storms, and 12 hit the United States coastline. Dr. James Kaihatu, professor and associate department head of research in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, joins a team of researchers to examine and address the vulnerability of petrochemical fa  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation for Tahoka
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Dec. 22: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Tahoka, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission, which helps to grow local jobs and local economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video game pr  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Cagle to Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons Who are Elderly and Persons With Disabilities
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed R. Jack Cagle to the Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons Who Are Elderly and Persons Who Are Disabled for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. The Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons Who Are Elderly and Persons Who Are Disabled will study methods to more effectively accommodate persons who are elderly and persons with disabilities before, duri  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Farris to First Court of Appeals
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed April Farris to the First Court of Appeals, effective January 1, 2021, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. The First Court of Appeals in Houston serves Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller and Washington counties. April Farris of Houston is an appellate lit  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Holup to Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jill Holup to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for a term set to expire on January 31, 2025. The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy protects the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants (CPAs) possess the necessary education, skills and capabilities and that they perform competently in the profession of public accou  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three and Names Chair of Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jamie Becker, Ph.D., Jeanette Deas Calhoun, Ph.D., and Sangeeta Singg, Ph.D. to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for terms set to expire on October 31, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named John Bielamowicz chair of the board. The board regulates the practice of psychology in the state of Texas. Jamie Becker, Ph.D. of Plano is a Clinical Psychologist at  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Two and Names Chair of Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Asia Rodgers and Dolores Saenz-Davila to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor named Brian Brumley chair of the board. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of social work in Texas. Asia Rodgers of Fort Worth is the Managing Partner of Asia Rodgers Consulting, LLC, a managemen  more

Texas Gov. Abbott to Appoint Wilson to Fourteenth Court of Appeals
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott will appoint Randy Wilson to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, effective January 2021, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston serves Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller and Washington counties. Randy Wilson of Houston is a Partner   more

Texas Gov. Abbott: Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces GRACE's Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Dec. 22: Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced that the Governor's Response Against Child Exploitation (GRACE) initiative will host a statewide interfaith Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking on January 11 through January 17, 2021. The week of prayer coincides with Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the state of Texas and serves as a call to action to the faith-based community to unite in p  more

Trinity University: Balancing the Equation
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 19 (TNSRes) -- Trinity University issued the following news on Dec. 17: At Trinity, faculty don't have to choose between working closely with undergraduates and conducting top-notch research, says chemistry professor Christina Cooley. Now, armed with a $403,322 National Science Foundation grant--containing funding both for her existing research projects and for curricular priorities--Cooley has the proof. "Trinity was my dream job because I wanted to do great research  more

U.S. Congress Provides Funding to Establish the U.S. Uranium Reserve and a Legislative Backstop for Recently Extended Russian Uranium Import Limits
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 23 -- Uranium Energy, a uranium mining and exploration company, issued the following news release: Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC; "UEC" or the "Company") is pleased to report the U.S. Federal Government omnibus spending bill passed by Congress includes $75 million for initial funding of the 10-year U.S. Uranium Reserve. The language is contained in the Energy & Water appropriations provisions related to Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Admin  more

University of Houston Law Center to Launch Course on the Transformation of the Legal Profession
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 22 -- The University of Houston Law Center issued the following news release: In spring 2021, the University of Houston Law Center will offer its first-ever course on legal innovation, currently a hot topic in legal education. Designed to prepare students for the rapidly evolving legal industry, the course will survey and explore emerging legal business models,the rise of alternative legal service providers, increasing emphasis on legal entrepreneurship, ongoing regulatory   more

University of Texas Arlington Study Helps Older Adults Lead More Active Lifestyles
ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 22 (TNSGra) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: Thanks to support from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), a University of Texas at Arlington multidisciplinary research team is developing a study aimed at helping older adults lead more active lifestyles. Kate Hyun, assistant professor of civil engineering, is leading the $535,000 project. She said she and her research team are grateful to the C  more

University of Texas Austin's 2020 Research Highlights
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 24 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: From leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic to providing a deeper understanding of the environment and universe we live in, scientific research at UT Austin made a lasting impact in 2020. These research breakthroughs affirm UT's mission as a public research university of the first class. Here are some highlights: UT research enables the development of major COVID-19 vaccines Researchers from the Col  more

University of Texas Medical Branch: Helping the Helpers - New Program Will Provide Counseling to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Workers
GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 22 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Medical Branch issued the following news release: In times of calamity and uncertainty, we are often told to look for the helpers. But what happens when no one is looking out for them? Domestic violence and sexual assault has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and, with it, the demands on those who provide services and support to survivors. But while the demands are up for domestic violence and sexual assault workforce, the reso  more

University of Texas System Regents Appoint Kirk Calhoun President of Unified Tyler Institution
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release on Dec. 21: The University of Texas System Board of Regents formalized the leadership of a unified UT Tyler today, voting unanimously to name Kirk A. Calhoun, M.D., president. Calhoun will officially become president of UT Tyler on Jan. 4, 2021. UT Tyler and the UT Health Science Center at Tyler are merging to create a single, integrated university that will more comprehensively serve the educational, he  more

University of Texas: Testosterone Nasal Spray to Treat Anxiety Disorders
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 19 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: A testosterone-containing nasal spray received its second U.S. patent and its first patent in Europe, making it the first testosterone therapy licensed to treat anxiety disorders. Although testosterone therapy is most often marketed and prescribed to men suffering from "low T" -- testosterone deficiency or hypogonadism -- researchers with The University of Texas at Austin and MedCara Pharmaceuticals d  more

Washington Health Dept. Welcomes New Secretary of Health, Dr. Umair A. Shah
OLYMPIA, Washington, Dec. 22 -- The Washington State Department of Health issued the following news release on Dec. 21: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to welcome Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, as our new secretary of health. Secretary Shah comes to Washington from Harris County Public Health (HCPH) in Texas, where he served as the executive director and local health authority. Harris County is the third largest county in the nation, with nearly five million people. His app  more

West Texas Scholars Recognized for Analytics Skills
CANYON, Texas, Dec. 22 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: West Texas A&M University students, faculty, staff and alumni recently competed to learn a key 21st-century workplace skill. The Buff Analytics Learning Competition stretched throughout the month of November, attracting 166 contestants who learned analytical skills beyond what is taught in the classroom. It was co-sponsored by Buff Analytics, a faculty-led initiative that seeks to provide knowledge and resources to   more