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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday January 10, 2021 ( 71 items )  

100 Texas A&M Projects Receive $3 Million From President's Excellence Fund
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Texas A&M Triads for Transformation (T3) has closed its fourth round, providing $3 million in seed funding for 100 innovative and interdisciplinary research projects, each led by a three-member team of Texas A&M University faculty members, the Division of Research announced today. Funded projects include investigations or improvements in a wide range of areas, including automobile technology, COVID-19 and  more

Alumna's Estate Gifts $975,000 to A&M-Commerce Planetarium and Chemistry Program
COMMERCE, Texas, Jan. 6 -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news release: The late Georgia Mae Waters Dorrough gifted $975,000, through her estate, to the College of Science and Engineering at A&M-Commerce. The Georgia M. Dorrough Planetarium Endowment, the Georgia M. Dorrough Planetarium Maintenance Endowment, and the Georgia M. Dorrough Endowed Chair in Chemistry will significantly impact the university's Department of Chemistry and Planetarium. According to Dr. T  more

Austin Community College and Chancellor Rhodes Recognized With Friend of Manufacturing Award
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 (TNSAwa) -- The Austin Community College District issued the following news: Austin Community College District (ACC) and ACC chancellor, Dr. Richard Rhodes, were awarded the 2020 Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Friend of Manufacturing Award. ARMA recognized the college for its work to create the new Advanced Manufacturing High School Academy and IMPACT Lab - a business incubator set to open in 2021 for aspiring manufacturers and entrepreneurs. "ACC and D  more

Award-Winning Journalist Ashleigh Banfield to Join Nexstar Media Group's Cable Network, WGN America
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSAwa) -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Jan. 5: WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.'s wholly-owned cable network currently reaching 75 million U.S. television households, today announced that award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield will join the network as host of "Banfield." The new hour-long news and talk show will air weeknights at 10 p.m. ET beginning March 1, and will feature Banfield inter  more

Baylor College of Medicine: New Study to Shed Light on Microbiome's Relationship to Pancreatic Cancer
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSRes) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: A $2.4 million, five-year grant renewal of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will enable researchers at Baylor College of Medicine to study the role the microbiome could play in diagnosing these diseases at an earlier stage. The Consortiu  more

Baylor Researchers Earn Department of Energy Grant to Study Impact of Urban Pollution on Thunderstorm Activity
WACO, Texas, Jan. 8 (TNSGra) -- Baylor University issued the following news: Baylor University researchers Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professors of environmental science, have been awarded an $890,000 grant by the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR) to examine the impact of urban pollution on thunderstorm activity. The grant, TRACER-MAP: Mapping Aerosol Processes across Houston during convective cell events, enables researchers to conduct mea  more

CenterPoint Energy Announces Two Senior Finance Leadership Appointments
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 9 (TNSPer) -- CenterPoint Energy issued the following news release on Jan. 8: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced two senior Finance leadership appointments that will further strengthen its management team and position the company for execution of its new long-term growth strategy. "As we position ourselves to become a premium valued utility while supporting a transition to a cleaner energy future, central to our company's future growth will be a proven, e  more

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health: Noncognitive Skills-Distinct From Cognitive Abilities-Important to Success Across the Life Course
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (TNSJou) -- Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health issued the following news: Noncognitive skills and cognitive abilities are both important contributors to educational attainment--the number of years of formal schooling that a person completes--and lead to success across the life course, according to a new study from an international team led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the University of Texas at Austin, and Vrije Unive  more

Cranking Up the Savings Through Energy Efficiency
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Jan. 9 -- Entergy issued the following news release: While winter weather is in the forecast for parts of southeast Texas, it doesn't have to add a chill to your bill. Instead of cranking up the thermostat during the cold weather months, take some free or low-cost steps to make your home more energy-efficient to help save money on your utility bill. With many customers still working or taking on other activities from home due to the pandemic, managing and conserving you  more

Democratic Governors Association: As Congressional Republicans Move to Reverse Election Results, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Silence Speaks Volumes
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Do Republicans In Texas Support Efforts to Undermine the Results of Our Free and Fair Election? Nearly a quarter of Senate Republicans and close to 140 House Republicans have announced they plan to object to the certification of electors in Congress today in an extraordinary attempt to undermine American democracy. The move comes at the behest of President Trump and his allies, who have failed to provide any  more

Details Announced for Howard Payne University 2021 Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon
BROWNWOOD, Texas, Jan. 9 -- Howard Payne University issued the following news: The Howard Payne University Women's Club will host its annual Yellow Rose Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, April 15, with area businesses and individuals serving as sponsors. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in HPU's Mabee University Center. This year, the luncheon will host three guest speakers to serve on a panel. Sarah Ramos '20, executive assistant to the associate vice president of enrollment management, wil  more

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 144-MWac Pflugerville Solar Project in Texas From Canadian Solar
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Jan. 8 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 144-megawatt (MWac) Pflugerville Solar project from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ). The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas, and is expected to achieve commercial operation in mid-2021. The energy generated from the Pfluger  more

Greg Abbott Continues to Ignore His Office's Responsibility When Comes to Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Texans eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine cannot get any clear answers from Governor Greg Abbott about where or how to receive the vaccine. In Mid-December Abbott boosted the State would be able to provide the vaccine to one million health care workers and vulnerable Texans but that has yet to occur. Abbott has taken to shirking his responsibilities and shifting blame to local hospitals on the front  more

Lake Granbury Medical Shares COVID Vaccine With Tarleton's Frontline Staff
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Jan. 9 -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release on Jan. 8: Sixteen Tarleton State University healthcare professionals and law enforcement officers received COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday thanks to Lake Granbury Medical Center. Those who received the vaccine are part of the CDC's first priority group, designated as essential workers, and some are high risk. "Providing vaccinations to Tarleton's frontline staff makes perfect sense," said David Orcutt, t  more

More Than 20 Georgetown Alumni Serving in the 117th Congress
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy issued the following news: More than two dozen Georgetown alumni will be sworn into the 117th U.S. Congress the first week in January, continuing the university's long legacy of alumni serving the public. With two alumni retiring - Rep. Francis Rooney (C'75, L'78) (R-Florida) and Rep. Peter Visclosky (L'82) (D-Indiana), 27 alumni will be part of the new Congress ahead of Georgia's historic Jan. 5 runoff election. Au  more

New COVID-19 Relief Bill Offers Help for Tarleton Students
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Jan. 8 -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release on Jan. 7: Included in the federal coronavirus relief package passed in December is more than $22 billion for higher education. For Tarleton State University, that means extra help for students financially impacted by COVID-19 and assistance with institutional expenses incurred because of the pandemic. The new relief package -- the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act -  more

Nexstar Media Group and NBC Television Network Renew Long-Term Affiliation Agreements
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 5 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Jan. 4: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) ("Nexstar") announced today that Nexstar Inc. and its operating partners have reached agreements to renew the existing NBC Television Network affiliations in 33 markets (29 Nexstar and 4 partner owned) across the country. Commenting on the agreement, Tom Carter, Nexstar President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Offi  more

Public Utility Commission of Texas: 945 Area Code Numbers Coming January 15, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9 -- The Public Utility Commission of Texas issued the following news release: Responding to high demand for new telephone numbers in the greater Dallas area, the Public Utility Commission of Texas has approved an additional area code for the region currently utilizing area codes 214, 469 and 972. The new 945 area code will encompass the metropolitan area of Dallas and surrounding communities such as Allen, Blue Ridge, Crandall, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Rockwall, Royse City, V  more

Rice University: Simple Bioreactor Makes 'Gut Check' More Practical
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 8 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found a way to mimic conditions in intestines, giving them a mechanical model for the real-time growth of bacterial infections. In a new study, they demonstrate a lab tool that simplifies simulations of the human intestine, making it more practical to find treatments for diseases like infectious diarrhea. The team led by bioengineer Jane Grande-  more

Rice's Baker Institute Among Finalists Selected for $10M Lone Star Prize to Improve Texans' Quality of Life
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 8 -- Rice University issued the following news release on Jan. 7: An innovative project proposed by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is among the five finalist teams announced today that advance to the next stage of eligibility for the $10 million Lone Star Prize. The Texas-based, statewide competition was launched in early 2020 by Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Lever for Change to improve the lives of Texans and their communities. The Baker Institute proj  more

Rice's Glasscock School Partners With Chase for Business to Help Small Businesses
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Chase for Business is partnering with Rice University's Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies to help clients who are struggling or just getting started with a series of free, online short courses offered through the Small Business Series. "Chase for Business is committed to our small-business partners and their ongoing success," said James Connolly, Houston market manager for Chase Business Banking. "We'r  more

Sam Houston State University: Faculty Administrative Fellows Announced
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 9 (TNSPer) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: The Sam Houston State University Office of the Provost has announced the selection of the two 2021 Faculty Administrative Fellows, Aneika Simmons and Danielle Boisvert. The Faculty Administrative Fellows program provides an annual opportunity for tenured faculty to obtain administrative and leadership experience at the university level. Assisting the Office of the Provost with current or emerging issu  more

Sam Houston State University: Grant Awards Expand Research in Arts and Media
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 8 (TNSGra) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Sam Houston State University College of Arts and Media recently made headway in research development with several departments receiving grant awards for expanding academic and community engagement projects. In conjunction with the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Art received a grant from The Powell Foundation, an organization that prioritizes encouragement and financial support fo  more

Stephen F. Austin Names New Vice President for Student Affairs
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSPer) -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University has named a new vice president for student affairs. Dr. Brandon Frye, who currently serves as associate vice president for academic engagement and student affairs at the University of West Florida, will join the SFA staff on Feb. 4 and will lead the student affairs division, which comprises student programs and services, including housing, student enga  more

Tarleton Receives $1.5 Million for Nursing Scholarships
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release on Jan. 6: Retired Air Force Col. Charles Leigon decided years ago that he wanted his legacy to include helping Tarleton State University nursing students. In fact, he gifted the third-largest cash donation in university history. Final steps were taken in early December when Tarleton received $1.5 million from Col. Leigon's estate to make that legacy a reality. This is in addition to property donations,   more

Tarrant County College Receives $112,500 Grant to Help Displaced Workers
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSGra) -- Tarrant County College issued the following news release: Tarrant County College has been awarded $112,500 through the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program to help Texas workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recently awarded $18.1 million to Texas higher education institutions as part of the first round of awards under the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program. Through a competitive pro  more

Texas A&M: Jimenez Elevated to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Daniel A. Jimenez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to neural branch prediction in microprocessor research and design. Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE and is bestowed upon a very limited   more

Texas A&M: Mortari Joins the International Academy of Astronautics
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a Member for Engineering Sciences of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The IAA is a leading organization of the world's foremost experts in astronautics. Their mission is to foster and promote international cooperation in the development and advanceme  more

Texas A&M: Tiny Wireless Device Sheds Light on Combating Obesity
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 9 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Gastric bypass surgery is sometimes the last resort for those who struggle with obesity or have serious health-related issues due to their weight. Since this procedure involves making a small stomach pouch and rerouting the digestive tract, it is very invasive and prolongs the recovery period for patients. In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described a medica  more

Texas Democratic Party Applauds Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez, Al Green, and Lloyd Doggett for Joining Resolutions to Impeach Trump
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: The Texas Democratic Party applauded Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and Congressmen Vicente Gonzalez, Lloyd Doggett, and Al Green for signing resolutions to impeach Donald Trump. Additionally, the Texas Democratic Party applauds Texas Congresspeople Sheila Jackson Lee, Joaquin Castro, Marc Veasey, and Sylvia Garcia for calling for Trump's removal via the 25th Amendment. Texas Democratic Party Chair   more

Texas Democratic Party Congratulates Senators-Elect Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock on Their Victory in Georgia
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: The Texas Democratic Party applauds Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock. During these runoff elections, Georgians voted for jobs, healthcare, and justice for all and in doing so, voted for a Democratic majority in the U.S Senate. Thanks to the decades of organizing work in predominantly black and brown communities, the Democratic Party of Georgia, and progressive organizations across the  more

Texas Democratic Party: Texas Republican Sen. Cruz and Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton Are Snivelling Cowards
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Ted Cruz continued his embarrassing, dangerous attempt to overthrow the will of the people despite the fact that Joe Biden won the election handily. Meanwhile, Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke at a rally of traitors where he incited violence and enabled right-wing terrorists to storm the Capitol building. Cruz and Paxton are part of a long line of Texas Republicans who refuse to   more

Texas Democrats Applaud Congress Certifying Electoral College Votes Recognizing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' 2020 Presidential and Vice-Presidential Win
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Despite failed challenges, false narratives and violent riots incited by Donald Trump and Texas Republicans Ted Cruz and Ken Paxton, Congress has certified the electoral college votes and confirmed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the legitimate winners of the 2020 presidential and vice-presidential election. Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: "The American peop  more

Texas Democrats Call on Ted Cruz to Resign From U.S. Senate, Justice Department to Investigate Cruz for Inciting Sedition and Treason
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: During the counting of the electoral college votes today, the Capitol was stormed in a desperate and half-baked play to overturn the election results. Our democracy will overcome the forces attempting to undermine it. Despite this effort, Joe Biden is the next president of the United States. Today, the Texas Democratic Party is calling on Ted Cruz to resign from the U.S. Senate for acting in bad faith and   more

Texas Education Agency Issues Statement on School Year 2020-21 Enrollment in Texas Public Schools
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following statement: * * * "In October 2020, the Texas Education Agency conducted an intermediary data collection to better understand enrollment trends in Texas public schools year-over-year. "While overall, three percent fewer students are enrolled in public education in Texas so far this school year (SY 2020-21), the majority of that reduction is represented by early education, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten, which are opt  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appointments Suelzer as Deputy Adjutant General for Air
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott appointed Brigadier General Thomas M. Suelzer to serve as the Deputy Adjutant General for Air for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The Deputy Adjutant General for Air shall coordinate activities of the Texas Military Forces with the National Guard Bureau to ensure funding and compliance occurs with other federal, state, and local jurisdictions in matters relating to mis  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Bourland to Judicial Compensation Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cindy Olson Bourland to the Judicial Compensation Commission for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. The commission recommends the proper salaries to be paid by the state for all justices and judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of Appeals, and state district courts. Cindy Olson Bourland of Round Rock is the owner of Bourland Law Firm, P.C.  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Meuth to Nueces River Authority Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Stacy Meuth to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. The board has authority to administer the control, employment, and conservation of the waters of the Nueces River Basin, forestation and reforestation, groundwater, storm water floodwater, water quality control, solid waste, and parks and recreational facilities. Sta  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Nuss to Texas Commission on the Arts
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Patty Nuss to the Texas Commission on the Arts for a term set to expire on August 31, 2023. The commission fosters the development of a receptive climate for the arts that will culturally enrich and benefit state citizens in their daily lives and attract outstanding artist to become state residents. Patty Nuss of Corpus Christi is self-employed in commercial real estate.   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Sanders to Trinity River Authority Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kathy Sanders to the Trinity River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on March 15, 2025. The board is charged to effectuate flood control and the conservation and use, for all beneficial purposes, of storm and flood waters in the Trinity River watershed and to promote beneficial use of public waters. Kathy Sanders of Athens is a retired teacher of 27 ye  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Thompson to Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed LaFawn Thompson to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. The board may set reasonable and necessary fees to be charged applicants and license holders, including fees for application, examination, licensure, and renewal of a license. In addition, the board shall base a fee for examination in a discipline of geoscience on  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Wil Faubel and Rick Mora, M.D. and reappointed Kaaren Cambio to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on October 16, 2025. The San Jacinto River Authority is a government agency whose mission is to develop, conserve, and protect the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. Wil Faubel of Montgomery is President of Borets US Inc. He  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Weatherford to Commission on Jail Standards
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Bryan Weatherford to the Commission on Jail Standards for a term set to expire January 31, 2021. The commission establishes standards for the care and treatment of county prisoners, and the construction, maintenance and operation of county jails. Bryan Weatherford of Woodville serves as the Tyler County Sheriff. He has served as a police officer for the City of Woodville an  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Proclaims January 2021 Human Trafficking Prevention Month
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation: Since the birth of our nation, we have aspired to the highest ideals of freedom, justice, and the pursuit of happiness. A critical part of preserving these values is understanding that we live in a world where people are still deprived of these rights, and a world where people are trafficked for labor or bought and sold in the sex trade. Even more importantly, we must recognize the fact that the heinous crime  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Moody to Veterans Land Board
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Grant Moody to the Veterans Land Board (VLB) for a term set to expire on December 29, 2024. The VLB is an organization within the Texas General Land Office, which oversees six programs that provide benefits and services for Texas veterans, military members and their families. Grant Moody of San Antonio is a Director of Strategy, Policy, and Innovation at Valero Energy. He  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Renews Hurricane Harvey Disaster Declaration for January 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Sa  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Rosters State Resources Ahead of Winter Weather Impacts Across Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 8: Governor Greg Abbott today placed numerous resources on standby ahead of a winter weather event that is expected to impact the state of Texas this weekend. A winter storm system will move across the state Saturday evening through early Monday morning. This storm system is threatening to bring snowfall to much of the northern half of the state, with areas of the Panhandle, South Plains, Big Country,   more

Texas Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for January 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 4: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $204 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of January as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients will also see an additional 15 percent increase in their total benefits in January due to re  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, TDEM Launch COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center In Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 4: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division Of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established a COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Austin to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19. The infusion center, which will begin accepting patients on Wednesday, has been provided with Regeneron to treat patients, who meet certain criteria, with a referral from a hospital or doctor. This infu  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, TDEM Launch COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center in Laredo
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 9 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 8: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has launched a therapeutic infusion center in Laredo to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19. The infusion center will begin accepting patients on Monday and has been provided with bamlanivimab to treat patients who meet certain criteria and who have a referral from a hospital or doctor. This infusion center   more

Texas Gov. Abbott: Governor's Committee on People With Disabilities Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Barbara Jordan Media Awards
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), in partnership with the Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media (JPRN) program, are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Barbara Jordan Media Awards (BJMA). These awards seek to spotlight journalists who portray people with disabilities through a positive, person-centered lens. We are accepting no  more

Texas Gov. Abbott: Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott Announces GRACE's Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott has 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 prayer, learn m  more

Texas Longhorns Name Steve Sarkisian Head Football Coach
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release on Jan. 2: The University of Texas at Austin has named Steve Sarkisian, currently offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide, head coach of the Longhorn football team. He replaces Tom Herman, who was released earlier today. Sarkisian has a strong track record as both an offensive coordinator and head coach in both Division I college football and the NFL. He also brings to the Longhorn football p  more

Texas Lutheran University: Physics Students Selected for NASA MINDS Artemis Technology Competition
SEGUIN, Texas, Jan. 9 -- Texas Lutheran University issued the following news: A team of Physics majors have been selected to compete in the NASA MINDS Artemis Technology Design project as part of current work toward establishing a lunar outpost within the next decade. NASA Minds will provide $1,500 to the team to complete their project, "Development of an autonomous location system for water exploration using ground penetrating radar and triangulation methods." The Artemis mission is the return  more

UC-San Diego: Supercomputer Models Describe Chloride's Role in Corrosion
LA JOLLA, California, Jan. 6 (TNSJou) -- The University of California San Diego campus issued the following news: Researchers have been studying chloride's corrosive effects on various materials for decades. Now thanks to high-performance computers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), detailed models have been simulated to provide new insight on how chloride leads to corrosion on structrual metals, resulting in economic and  more

University of Connecticut: Meet New Faculty Member Adeleye Adaralegbe
STORRS, Connecticut, Jan. 9 (TNSPer) -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news: In August 2020, Adeleye Adaralegbe joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences (AHS) as a lecturer and academic advisor. While working on his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in health services research, Adaralegbe focused his dissertation research on a study assessing the mental health of older Americans. He also found that he enjoyed teaching and course development. "I think I always lik  more

University of Houston: Hotels That Promote Women Perceived as Fairer, Less Discriminatory
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Hotel managers have something in common beyond their reputations for charming dispositions and excellent listening skills - they're predominantly men, despite women making up the majority of the accommodations workforce. New research led by the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management suggests hotel companies that promote a woman over an equally qualified man   more

University of North Texas Engineer Receives NIH Grant to Use Protein and Cellular Engineering Methods to Monitor Diseases
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSGra) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: University of North Texas's Clement Chan's research group is working on a new, more affordable method to test and diagnose if a person has a disease or has accidentally consumed harmful toxins that can be present in contaminated food and water. Chan is a protein and cellular engineer and plans to explore the development of cellular devices for tracking physiological changes in the digestive syste  more

University of North Texas Professor Honored With Award for Work With Graduate Students
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 7 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business professor Bob Heere has been honored with the 2020 Stotlar award by the Sport Marketing Association. The award recognizes a sport marketing educator who excels in the promotion and advancement of graduate students by having an established record of mentoring graduate students; serving as an advocate at an institutional, national and/or internatio  more

University of North Texas: Professor Seeks Asymmetrical Structure in Polymer-Based Materials
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 6 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Xiao Li, an assistant professor in the University of North Texas Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is researching a new way to develop and improve material performance and reliability while also decreasing the cost of future Army systems. Funded with a $59,864 grant from the Army Research Office, an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development's Army Research Laboratory, Li and   more

University of Texas Arlington Launches Certificate in Gerontology Health Care
ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 9 -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: To address the unique medical and care needs of the rapidly growing geriatric population, The University of Texas at Arlington recently launched a new graduate-level gerontology health care certificate program. Offered through UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI), the Graduate Gerontology Health Care Certificate is for nurses and health care professionals who have hands-on   more

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Frequently Asked Questions - Novavax Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 8 -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: Our South Texas community will be contributing to an investigational vaccine clinical trial that may help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Barbara Taylor, the principal investigator for the local study site, answers questions about the importance of the program and how it will be conducted. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor of infectious diseases at UT Health San Anton  more

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Journal Article Reviews Century of Data Showing COVID-19 Likely to Impact the Brain
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 6 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: An article published Jan. 5 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association cites decades of published scientific evidence to make a compelling case for SARS-CoV-2's expected long-term effects on the brain and nervous system. Dementia researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are   more

University of Texas-Arlington: 10 Mavericks Land Coveted Transportation Fellowships
ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 8 -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: Ten students from The University of Texas at Arlington have received coveted Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The students come from three UTA colleges: * College of Engineering * College of Liberal Arts (COLA) * College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) "Over the last four years, more than 40 highly competi  more

University of Texas: Immunology Study Finds Protein Critical to T Cell Metabolism and Anti-Tumor Immune Response
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on Jan. 4: Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a protein called NF-kappa B-inducing kinase (NIK) is essential for the shift in metabolic activity that occurs with T cell activation, making it a critical factor in regulating the anti-tumor immune response. The preclinical research, published today in Nature Immunology, suggest  more

University of Texas: Researchers Measure, Model Desalination Membranes to Maximize Flow, Clean More Water
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center issued the following news release: Biological membranes let the right stuff into cells while keeping the wrong stuff out. And, as researchers noted in a paper just published by the journal Science, they are remarkable and ideal for their job. But they're not necessarily ideal for high-volume, industrial jobs such as pushing saltwater through a membrane to remove salt and make fresh water for d  more

University of Texas: Single-Cell Analysis of Metastatic Gastric Cancer Finds Diverse Tumor Cell Populations Associated With Patient Outcomes
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 5 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on Jan. 4: Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who profiled more than 45,000 individual cells from patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), a specific form of metastatic gastric cancer, defined the extensive cellular heterogeneity and identified two distinct subtypes correlated with patient survival. Based on their findings, published toda  more

University of the Incarnate Word Biochemistry Program Receives Major Accreditation
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 9 -- The University of the Incarnate Word issued the following news: The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that its Biochemistry program in the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering has received full accreditation from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Founded in 1906, ASBMB is an international nonprofit scientific and educational organization and one of the largest molecular life science societies in  more

West Texas Assistant Vice President Earns International Endorsement
CANYON, Texas, Jan. 8 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: A West Texas A&M University administrator is one of 43 people internationally to earn a prestigious endorsement. Tana Miller, assistant vice president for student enrollment, engagement and success, earned the Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers. She is only the fifth Texan to earn the endorsement. Her name will soon appear in the   more

West Texas Communication Disorders Instructor Scores Third National Award
CANYON, Texas, Jan. 8 (TNSAwa) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: A West Texas A&M University communication disorders instructor has won his third national award. Zeth Collom, a speech-language pathologist who has taught at WT since 2017, recently was given American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Award for Continuing Education. He previously was awarded the prize in February and November 2019. The award is "a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrate  more

West Texas Graduate School Offers Flexibility for Students Around the Country and at Home
CANYON, Texas, Jan. 6 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: For one graduate student, West Texas A&M University's Graduate School offers a world-class experience from half a world away. For another, it offers a chance for a new career right here at home. As applications are still being accepted for the Spring 2021 semester, examples like these show how WT is ready to serve as a student-centered institution providing a variety of resources to help working professionals continu  more