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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday January 24, 2021 ( 73 items )  

Austin Community College Honors Program Launches New Partnership With UT-Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 -- The Austin Community College District issued the following news: The Austin Community College District (ACC) Honors Program announces a new partnership with the University of Texas-Austin. UT's College of Education has designed two academic and experiential learning opportunities for up to 40 ACC Honors students. "It has long been a desire of the program to offer our students civic leadership training that will enhance both their transfer opportunities and their resum  more

Baylor College of Medicine: 3-D Print Biomesh Minimizes Hernia Repair Complications
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 23 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Hernias are one of the most common soft tissue injuries. Hernias form when intra-abdominal content, such as a loop of the intestine, squeezes through weak, defective or injured areas of the abdominal wall. The condition may develop serious complications, therefore hernia repair may be recommended. Repair consists of surgically implanting a prosthetic mesh to support and reinforce the damaged a  more

Baylor University Partners With My Labs Direct to Launch State-of-the-Art On-Site COVID-19 Testing Lab and Research Facility to Usher Students, Faculty Safely Back to Campus
WACO, Texas, Jan. 22 -- Baylor University issued the following news on Jan. 21: Baylor University announced today that it has opened its own on-site COVID-19 testing lab and research facility in partnership with My Labs Direct (MLD), a CLIA-certified, COLA-accredited diagnostic lab that offers an extensive menu of FDA-approved tests. The multi-million dollar lab is one of the largest testing labs of its kind owned by a university with no affiliated medical school and addresses the University's  more

Baylor University: Changing Diets - Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden - May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
WACO, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSJou) -- Baylor University issued the following news: Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet -- but not in total number of calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a study led by Baylor University that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic. "The importance of a poor diet versus low energy expenditure on the development of childhood obesity remains unclear,"  more

Beef Cattle Expert Joins Texas A&M VERO Team in Texas Panhandle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: Dr. Jenna Funk, the newest clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' (CVMBS) Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program, found her herd early in life. "I've wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I've never not wanted to be a veterinarian," she sai  more

Breaking: Texas Democrats on Governor Greg Abbott's Words Once Again Not Matching His Actions
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document on Jan. 21: Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced he was prioritizing efforts aimed at stealing money away from cities that reallocate law enforcement funding to enact police and social justice reforms that better protect communities of color. Abbott's pledge to "defund cities and counties" comes in the middle of the worst pandemic that our country has ever faced. Millions of Texas households have been inf  more

Cambridge Awarded Forward Operating Site Apiay Base Operations Support Services Recompete
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 15 -- Cambridge International Systems, a company that works on infrastructure, trafficking, border security, flight mission assurance, banking and threat finance and medical and health security, issued the following news: Cambridge has been awarded the recompete to continue providing Base Operations Support Services at Forward Operating Site (FOS) Apiay in Colombia. This new contract, which consists of an eleven-month base period and four option years, was awarded by t  more

COVID-19 Startup Curative Offers Testing Access for University of Houston
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 23 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: COVID-19 testing and public health service startup Curative today announced the deployment of a new walk-up kiosk in Houston with up to 360 tests per day available to approved patients. The site is located at University of Houston Student Center and will be available to UH staff, faculty and students only. "Curative is proud to be working with the University of Houston and a crucial resource for the communi  more

Dallas ISD: Roosevelt High School Expansion Will Help Train the Next Generation of Firefighters, EMTs, and Public Health Leaders
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: The Franklin D. Roosevelt High School Mustangs are celebrating 58 years of pride, respect, and responsibility with the completion of a 70,000-square foot renovation project to transform an antiquated Oak Cliff campus into a state-of-the-art learning complex that will support 21st-Century learners. Along with the transformation of the physical campus is a renewed commitment to the surrounding comm  more

Dallas ISD: Texas K-12 CTO Council Announces Michael Hinojosa is 2020-2021 Empowered Superintendent Award Winner
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 23 (TNSAwa) -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release on Jan. 22: The Texas K-12 CTO Council announced today, in recognition of his efforts championing the state-wide Operation Connectivity initiative, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, is the winner of the Empowered Superintendent Award. Each year, the Council selects a superintendent who has promoted and supported innovative uses of technology in their district. The award considers categori  more

Dr. Hassan Aziz Announced as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Jan. 23 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomes Dr. Hassan Aziz as Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Aziz will join the Island University on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Dr. Hassan Aziz is a tenured professor of medical laboratory science and serves as the Executive Associate Dean for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Ce  more

Dr. Poonam Kumar Named Lamar University Associate Provost, Academic Affairs and Digital Learning
BEAUMONT, Texas, Jan. 18 (TNSPer) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University is proud to announce that Dr. Poonam Kumar has joined the university as associate provost for Academic Affairs and Digital Learning. Kumar brings more than 22 years of experience in public higher education and digital learning as a member of faculty, a researcher and administrator. "We're thrilled to bring Dr. Kumar to Lamar University at this juncture when online learning is becoming the new no  more

High Demand Leads Dallas ISD to Launch a New Montessori School in North Dallas
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: Dallas ISD has seen a huge demand for Montessori schools, with there being three times as many applications as there are available seats. With that in mind, Dallas ISD is launching a new Montessori Dual Language school in North Dallas to provide additional choices to Dallas-area families. The school, which will be located at the current E.D. Walker Middle School campus, will open next school yea  more

How Penn State Online Learners are Using the Pandemic as a Learning Opportunity
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania, Jan. 19 -- Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg issued the following news: In Guam, a Penn State World Campus student is training newly hired nurses who are treating COVID-19 patients. In Seattle, a recent graduate is using her master's in public administration (MPA) to help with the finances of her county's metro system amid the pandemic. And in Texas, a recent nutritional sciences graduate helped develop protocols for front-line medical workers when they are f  more

Howard Payne University Receives $600,000 Challenge Grant From Mabee Foundation for Academy Renovation
BROWNWOOD, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSGra) -- Howard Payne University issued the following news: Howard Payne University was recently awarded a $600,000 challenge grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation to benefit the renovation of HPU's historic Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom facility. The Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom houses the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy, the university's multidisciplinary honors program. The Academy building is an important landmark in Brown County, incorporatin  more

IHeartMedia Celebrates Third Annual IHeartRadio Podcast Awards
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 23 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release: Last night, the third annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards brought together the most influential names in podcasting to honor the most entertaining and innovative podcasts of 2020, celebrating the incredible talent and wide variety of leaders across the booming podcasting industry. The virtual awards event was recorded from multiple locations and exclusively video streamed on iHeartRadio's YouTube and Facebook pages and   more

Junkins Answers the Call to Serve as Texas A&M President
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 23 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: In 1922, the tradition of the 12th Man was born when Coach Dana Bible called on E. King Gill to stand and be ready to play for the Aggies. This tradition of volunteered service lives on in the hearts of all Aggies and has few better examples than Dr. John Junkins, who answered that call to service on Nov. 24 when Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp asked Junkins to   more

Lamar University: Sophomore Receives the Visionary Leadership Scholarship
BEAUMONT, Texas, Jan. 23 -- Lamar University issued the following news on Jan. 22: Line Ydi Recinos was awarded the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Visionary Leader Scholarship at Lamar University's celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 21. The Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence sponsored the event and awarded the scholarship to Recinos for carrying on Dr. King's "virtues and dream forward for inclusiveness, global vision and service to the institution and  more

New VERO Instructor Happy to Be in 'Heart of the Beef Cattle Industry' at West Texas
CANYON, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSPer) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Dr. Jenna Funk, the newest clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' (CVMBS) Veterinary Education, Research, & Outreach (VERO) program, found her herd early in life. "I've wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. I've never not wanted to be a veterinarian," she said. "By the time I got to my first year of vet school, when I did my f  more

Nexstar Media Group and Feeding America Announce Partnership Valued at $2 Million to Combat Hunger and Food Insecurity
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 22 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Jan. 21: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), the country's largest local television broadcaster, and Feeding America(R), the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization, today announced a comprehensive multi-year partnership to fight hunger and food insecurity across the United States. Under terms of the agreement, Nexstar has committed to donating $2 million in   more

Nexstar Media's Cable Network, WGN America, Names Jonathan Killian Vice President, Creative Marketing and Brand Communications
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSPer) -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on Jan. 19: WGN America, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.'s wholly-owned cable network currently reaching 75 million U.S. television households, today announced that Jonathan Killian will join the network as Vice President, Creative Marketing and Brand Communications. Mr. Killian joins Nexstar from CNN International (CNNI), where he was Executive Director of Creative and Brand D  more

Paul M. Goldbart Named Stony Brook Provost
STONY BROOK, New York, Jan. 20 (TNSPer) -- The Stony Brook University issued the following news: Paul M. Goldbart, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and a distinguished theoretical physicist, will become Stony Brook University's next executive vice president and provost. Goldbart's appointment, effective March 22, 2021, was announced by Stony Brook President Maurie McInnis, who said that he "rose to the top of a very competitive pool of ca  more

Rice Expert Available to Discuss Biden Immigration Policy
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 21 -- Rice University issued the following news release on Jan. 20: Addressing immigration policy and its associated rhetoric is imperative in the post-Trump era, according to Tony Payan, director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "We have seen how the issue of immigration was used as a poisonous political platform for dividing the nation, stoking xenophobia and intolerance, and justifying absurd and crue  more

Rice University: A Little Friction Goes a Long Way Toward Stronger Nanotube Fibers
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Carbon nanotube fibers are not nearly as strong as the nanotubes they contain, but Rice University researchers are working to close the gap. A computational model by materials theorist Boris Yakobson and his team at Rice's Brown School of Engineering establishes a universal scaling relationship between nanotube length and friction between them in a bundle, parameters that can be used to fine-tune fiber prope  more

Rice University: Institute Blasts Leadership Development in Higher Education
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20 -- Rice University issued the following news release on Jan. 19: Colleges and universities claim to develop leaders, but according to Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders, the only evidence is found in recruiting materials and ad campaigns. The institute has published what it calls an intervention: "Leadership Reckoning," a book that provides an evidence-based blueprint for effective, measurable leader development. It is being sent to top colleges and unive  more

Rice University: Much of Earth's Nitrogen Was Locally Sourced
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Where did Earth's nitrogen come from? Rice University scientists show one primordial source of the indispensable building block for life was close to home. The isotopic signatures of nitrogen in iron meteorites reveal that Earth likely gathered its nitrogen not only from the region beyond Jupiter's orbit but also from the dust in the inner protoplanetary disk. Nitrogen is a volatile element that, like carbo  more

Rice University: Research Finds Tiny Bubbles Tell Tales of Big Volcanic Eruptions
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Microscopic bubbles can tell stories about Earth's biggest volcanic eruptions and geoscientists from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered some of those stories are written in nanoparticles. In an open-access study published online in Nature Communications, Rice's Sahand Hajimirza and Helge Gonnermann and UT Austin's James Gardner answered a longstanding question about explosi  more

Rice University: Rocks Show Mars Once Felt Like Iceland
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 21 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release on Jan. 20: Once upon a time, seasons in Gale Crater probably felt something like those in Iceland. But nobody was there to bundle up more than 3 billion years ago. The ancient Martian crater is the focus of a study by Rice University scientists comparing data from the Curiosity rover to places on Earth where similar geologic formations have experienced weathering in different climates. Iceland's basaltic te  more

Roundup: Texas Democrats Applaud President Joe Biden's First Series of Presidential Executive Orders
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: President Joe Biden said he will waste no time implementing a plan to restore the soul of our nation and build back our country better. On day one of his presidency, he is keeping that promise. Today, President Biden immediately put into action 17 executive orders. They include: * Calling for a nationwide 100-day face mask and social distancing mandate in federal buildings, on federal lands and by feder  more

Sam Houston State University Medical Students Launch Homeless Outreach Initiative
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 23 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Sam Houston State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine takes a holistic approach to teaching healthcare and addressing the shortage of primary care physicians in Texas by seeking out underserved populations in need. In keeping with that mission, SHSU created a monthly community medical outreach day in partnership with the Montgomery County homeless coalition and the Conroe Salvation Army. During the s  more

Sam Houston State University: COHS Welcomes New School of Nursing Director
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSPer) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: The School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences at Sam Houston State University has named Devon Berry as the new director. Berry comes to SHSU from Oregon Health & Science University's School of Nursing in Portland where he concurrently served as the executive associate dean, clinical associate professor, and the interim senior academic officer for DNP Programs. "Dr. Devon Berry, an experien  more

Stony Brook University Names Paul Goldbart as Executive Vice President and Provost
STONY BROOK, New York, Jan. 20 (TNSPer) -- The State University of New York's Stony Brook Campus issued the following news release: Paul Goldbart, PhD, has been appointed the new Executive Vice President and Provost, effective March 22, 2021, announced Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis. Goldbart is currently Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Robert E. Boyer Chair and Mary Ann Rankin Leadership Chair at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). As the chief academic of  more

Texas A&M University's Commerce: Harold Murphy Counseling Center Expands Services to Collin County
COMMERCE, Texas, Jan. 23 -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news release: The Harold Murphy Counseling Center (HMCC) in McKinney, Texas, invites residents of Collin County and surrounding areas to elevate their mental health and empower their lives. As a partnership between the Department of Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce and McKinney ISD, the center provides low-cost, quality mental health services for adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups.   more

Texas A&M University: Engineering a Safer, Less Flammable Battery
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSRes) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: Lithium-ion batteries have enabled the use of numerous technologies from smartphones and tablets to electric vehicles, but their convenience and versatility come at a cost -- the potential for flammability. Dr. Olivier Mathieu, research associate professor in the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Engineering at Texas A&M University, is working with his team to allevia  more

Texas A&M University: Optimizing Traffic Signals to Reduce Wait Times at Intersections
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 23 (TNSJou) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news on Jan. 22: Traffic lights at intersections are managed by simple computers that assign the right of way to the nonconflicting direction. However, studies looking at travel times in urban areas have shown that delays caused by intersections make up 12-55% of daily commute travel, which could be reduced if the operation of these controllers can be made more efficient to  more

Texas A&M University: Tiny Wireless Device Sheds Light on Combating Obesity
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSJou) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station 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 descr  more

Texas A&M: Abedi Receives NSF CAREER Award to Investigate Rock and Fluid Interactions
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 23 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Sara Abedi, assistant professor and Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Overseen by the Faculty Early Career Development Program, CAREER awards are one of the NSF's most prestigious form of r  more

Texas A&M: Briaud Recognized for Service to National Geotechnical Council
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud has been honored with the 2021 Distinguished Service Award from the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER). Briaud is a distinguished professor, Spencer J. Buchanan Chair Professor and Regent's Fellow in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University and program manager at the  more

Texas A&M: Engineering a Safer, Less Flammable Battery
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 21 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Lithium-ion batteries have enabled the use of numerous technologies from smartphones and tablets to electric vehicles, but their convenience and versatility come at a cost -- the potential for flammability. Dr. Olivier Mathieu, research associate professor in the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Engineering at Texas A&M University, is working with his team to alleviate these concerns and  more

Texas A&M: Nuclear Engineering Professor Named Distinguished Alumnus by University of New Mexico
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 20 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news on Jan. 19: Nuclear engineering professor Dr. Jim Morel was recently named a 2020 distinguished alumnus of the University of New Mexico. Today, Morel is one of the world's leading experts on computational methods, especially for particle transport problems. Morel completed his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the university in 1980 and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a technica  more

Texas A&M: Projects Receive Recognition by Industry Professionals in 2020 Virtual Project Showcase
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 21 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: With the year coming to a close, the 2020 Virtual Project Showcase (VPS) was a cumulative experience for participants and judges alike, highlighting student accomplishments in a time unlike any other. Allowing students an opportunity to expand their creative and innovative potential, the Virtual Project Showcase offers a platform for students to share their projects with those in industr  more

Texas A&M: Yakovlev Receives Harold E. Edgerton Award in High-Speed Optics
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, received the 2021 Harold E. Edgerton Award in High-Speed Optics from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). "It is a major award by a large photonics society, and I am extremely fortunate to be recognized by this award," Yakovlev said. "In a sense, it is alm  more

Texas A.G. Paxton: OAG Recovered $1.2 Billion for Texas Taxpayers
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on Jan. 19: Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Texas Office of the Attorney General recovered $1.2 billion in civil litigation between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2020, an average of over $200 million for each year. This recovery total was gathered from collections in cases involving administrative law, consumer protection, antitrust, bankruptcy and collections, environmental pro  more

Texas Democratic Party Congratulates Executive Leadership on Tenure
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: The Texas Democratic Party congratulates executive leadership on their tenure and announced their transition. After a combined 12 and a half years at the Texas Democratic Party, Manny Garcia and Cliff Walker announced that they will be stepping down from their roles and exploring new opportunities in the progressive movement. Stay tuned for updates on new leadership. Under Garcia and Walker's leadership,  more

Texas Democratic Party Names New Senior Staff Leadership
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: After a combined 12 and a half years at the Texas Democratic Party, Manny Garcia and Cliff Walker announced today that they will be stepping down from their roles and exploring new opportunities in the progressive movement. As such, Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa has appointed Hannah Roe Beck to serve as Interim Executive Director of the Texas Democratic Party starting February 1st. Hannah  more

Texas Democratic Party's State Democratic Executive Committee Calls on 22 Texas Republicans to Resign for Attempting to Overthrow Will of People and Inciting Violence We Saw at US Capitol
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 19 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: In an emergency meeting of the Texas Democratic Party's State Democratic Executive Committee (SDEC), the committee passed two resolutions calling for the resignations of 22 Texas Republicans who echoed Trump's dangerous rhetoric and aided and abetted his attempts to overthrow the will of the people while inciting the violence we saw at the Capitol that killed a police officer injured thousands and terroriz  more

Texas Democratic Party: Greg Abbott and Texas Republicans Promise More Divisiveness Ahead Biden Inauguration
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Joe Biden has no plan to ease into his presidency. Biden will move on several initiatives in his first 100 days in office that benefit everyday Texans still recovering from the economic downturn by creating new energy sector jobs and financial relief for a generation sinking further and further into debt. Instead of even giving the appearance of working with the new government to end the coronavirus crisis  more

Texas Democratic Party: Indicted Texas AG Sues Biden Administration in Effort to Keep Trump-Era Immigration Policies
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document on Jan. 22: The Biden Administration's 100-day pause on deportations deemed low-risk was officially challenged by the State of Texas via a lawsuit filed by indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton's lawsuit stems from secret agreements that Trump Administration DHS officials made with several states and local counties regarding immigration enforcement. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a similar   more

Texas Democratic Party: Joe Manchin Says That Ted Cruz Should Be Expelled From Senate
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Over the weekend, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, the most moderate Senator in Congress, said that he believes Ted Cruz should be expelled from the Senate following Cruz's role in inciting domestic terrorists by objecting to the lawful election results on January 6th. Manchin joins the Texas Democratic Party, the State Democratic Executive Committee of the Texas Democratic Party, and several editorial   more

Texas Democratic Party: No Pardon for Paxton
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: On his final day as president, Donald Trump issued pardons to 73 people, but missing from that list was Trump-loyalist, Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton is being investigated by the FBI for fraud and abuse of power. Paxton led Trump's legal stand against the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election without a shred of evidence election fraud had occurred. Paxton also spoke a  more

Texas Democratic Party: Over 50 Texas Hospital ICUs Are Full or Beyond Capacity With Patients Suffering From COVID-19 Virus
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Across the Lone Star State, the rise in COVID-19 cases has led to a dismal 50 hospitals' intensive care units at, or over capacity for close to a month. While Republican Governor Greg Abbott boasts about distributing the vaccine to only 6% of Texans, hospitals and their staff across the state continue to be stretched thin. ICYMI: Texas Tribune: Facing a crush of COVID-19 patients, ICUs are completely ful  more

Texas Democratic Party: President Biden Announces Executive Orders That Will Positively Impact Latino Communities
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: On his first day on the job, President Biden signed 17 executive orders that lead America into a new era of hope, including two orders that have a great impact on the Latino community. Holding true to his promise to human rights groups, voters and border communities, President Biden signed two executive orders that end the national emergency at the border and stop all further construction of the border wa  more

Texas Democratic Party: Ted Cruz Once Again Putting Politics Over People
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Despite polling that shows an overwhelming number of Americans believe Ted Cruz should resign from office for his incitement of Republican insurrectionists' deadly attack on the US Capitol, he is still considering a 2024 reelection or presidential run. ICYMI: Dallas Morning News: Ted Cruz still eyeing 2024 despite blowback for riot, calls Trump impeachment 'petty' and 'vindictive': https://www.dallasnews.  more

Texas Democrats on Biden and Harris' Inauguration as President and Vice President of U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement: "Texas Democrats are ecstatic Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been inaugurated as the President and Vice President of the United States. But today is not simply a win for Democrats. Today we celebrate as Americans. After a difficult and dark four years, we have proven that our democracy has held, that the arc of justice bends   more

Texas Democrats on Martin Luther King Jr Day
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 19 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Gilberto Hinojosa and Vice Chair Carla Brailey: * * * "Today we celebrate not only Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life but the expectations he set for America. Dr. King dreamed of a society that respects the rights and affirms the dignity of all people, regardless of color or creed, gender or ethnicity. Today we celebrate the strides our society has made, with this country set to inaugurate the first wom  more

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation Launches New Open Records Request Portal
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 -- The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation issued the following news release: The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has launched a new online portal, the TDLR Open Records Center, for accepting and processing requests for records under the Texas Public Information Act. TDLR processes thousands of open records request per year, and the online portal should help speed up the fulfilment process when compared with emailing, faxing or mailing in open recor  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints DeLoach and Johnson to Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed James M. "Mike" DeLoach and appointed Della Johnson to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, known as GETAC for a terms set to expire on January 1, 2026. The council recommends changes to the EMS/Trauma System in order to ensure that the community receives comprehensive and efficient emergency care. James M. "Mike" DeLoach of Littlefield is owner of West T  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Surges State Resources to Support COVID-19 Response in Laredo
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 22: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have surged medical personnel, equipment, testing supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to Laredo to help combat COVID-19 and support hospitals in the region. DSHS has deployed a total of 470 staff to Laredo and delivered ventilators, inf  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, TDEM Expand COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program for Front Line Workers of Small Businesses
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Jan. 22: Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the expansion of the COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program for front line workers at Texas small businesses by dedicating 1 million BinaxNow Rapid Tests to the program. The COVID-19 Small Business Rapid Testing Program launched in December as a pilot program and has helped small businesses throughout the state cond  more

Texas Tech University: Economist Available to Discuss Ramifications of Keystone Pipeline Suspension
LUBBOCK, Texas, Jan. 22 -- Texas Tech University issued the following news release: Michael Noel is internationally known as an expert on competition in the oil and gas industry. Following his inauguration on Wednesday (Nov. 20), U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the proposed 1,200-mile Keystone XL pipeline, marking the second time in a decade the project has been halted. The $8 billion pipeline is designed to transport oil from Western Canada to refineries in the U.S. Midwest a  more

University of Houston: New Clues Help Explain Why PFAS Chemicals Resist Remediation
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The synthetic chemicals known as PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are found in soil and groundwater where they have accumulated, posing risks to human health ranging from respiratory problems to cancer. New research from the University of Houston and Oregon State University published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters suggests why these "forever chemicals"  more

University of North Texas Plant Science Discovery Advances Renewable Energy Research
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSJou) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: New discoveries in the University of North Texas College of Science laboratory of Richard Dixon, Distinguished Research Professor of biological sciences and associate director of UNT's BioDiscovery Institute, could help develop biomass crops better suited for processing into products such as aviation fuel, plastics and other industrial products. Dixon and researchers Xin Wang, a visiting scienti  more

University of North Texas Professor, Former Student Team Up to Study Health Care Worker Welfare During Pandemic
DENTON, Texas, Jan. 23 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: A University of North Texas professor and former doctoral student teamed up to study the welfare of health care workers during the pandemic and the correlation between caring for COVID-19 patients and provider levels of exhaustion. G. Brint Ryan College of Business Associate Professor Danielle Cooper and former UNT doctoral student Kathryn Ostermeier, now working at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode  more

University of St. Thomas: George Khalaf, BBA/MBA '15 Experiencing Solid Success as Business Lawyer
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The University of St. Thomas issued the following news release on Jan. 18: George Khalaf, BBA/MBA '15, spends his days as a trusted business lawyer working in the corporate practice group of Foley & Lardner LLP in its downtown Houston office. He counsels various client businesses on everything from general corporate matters and organizational structure to mergers and acquisitions. Khalaf says that his time at University of St. Thomas, including the year when he serve  more

University of St. Thomas: Lance Berkman Joins Athletic Program as Assistant Baseball Coach
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 21 (TNSPer) -- The University of St. Thomas issued the following news release: Baseball legend Lance Berkman has joined the University of St. Thomas - Houston Baseball Program as an Assistant Coach. "The obvious thing that will stick out to most people is that the name Lance Berkman is synonymous with Houston baseball, and this is another remarkable impact he's made in the long history of the sport in our city," Baseball Head Coach Clayton VanderLaan said. "While we're exc  more

University of Texas Medical Branch: Breast Milk Can Be Powerful, But Can It Stop the New Coronavirus?
GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas Medical Branch issued the following news release: There is a lot we do not know about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, including how it may interact with human milk. However, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch are trying to figure out if breast milk has any innate ability to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, or if an infected mother can pass antibodies to her breastfeeding child. Dr. Ro  more

University of Texas: New Computational Tool Reliably Differentiates Between Cancer and Normal Cells From Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing Data
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 19 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on Jan. 18: In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new computational technique to accurately differentiate between data from cancer cells and the variety of normal cells found within tumor samples. The work was published today in Na  more

University of Texas: Robin Roberts, Charles Barkley and TNT's Ernie Johnson Jr. Team Up to #EndCancer on Feb. 4
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 20 -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: An all-star lineup of basketball greats, several of whom are courageous cancer survivors, will share their stories Feb. 4 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's A Conversation with a Living Legend event. Robin Roberts, an anchor of "Good Morning America," will join Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr. for a virtual fireside chat with a special guest appe  more

University of Texas: Study Defines Small-Cell Lung Cancer Subtypes and Distinct Therapeutic Vulnerabilities for Each Type
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 22 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on Jan. 21: Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed the first comprehensive framework to classify small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) into four unique subtypes, based on gene expression, and have identified potential therapeutic targets for each type in a study published today in Cancer Cell. SCLC is known for rapid, aggressive growth and  more

University of Texas: Supercomputer Models Describe Chloride's Role in Corrosion
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center issued the following news release: Researchers have been studying chloride's corrosive effects on various materials for decades. Thanks to high performance computers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), detailed models have now been simulated to provide new insight on how chloride leads to corrosion. Conducted by a team from Oregon State  more

University of Wyoming Researcher Finds Abusive Bosses 'Fake Nice' Instead of 'Make Nice'
LARAMIE, Wyoming, Jan. 23 (TNSJou) -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: Abusive bosses may retain their positions by taking superficial steps to repair their social images following outbursts, without acting meaningfully to change their behaviors, according to research led by a University of Wyoming business management expert. Shawn McClean, an assistant professor in UW's College of Business, joined colleagues from the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska-L  more

Vistra: Statement on Biden Administration Executive Orders*
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 22 -- Vistra issued the following statement: * * * Following President Joe Biden's inauguration, Vistra Corp. issued the following statement: As the nation transitions under new leadership, Vistra Corp. congratulates President Joe Biden and looks forward to working with the Biden Administration in doing our part to achieve our common goals to tackle climate change and advance environmental justice and racial equity. Vistra supports the objectives of the Paris Agreement. A  more

West Texas A&M University: Beilue - Fanfare at the Inauguration
CANYON, Texas, Jan. 23 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: When Chris Buckley auditioned for one of the most prestigious bands in the country, it came with a bit of a catch for the 2002 West Texas A&M graduate. He also had to the join the United States Army. "You win the audition," Buckley said, "you join the Army. It's pretty simple." That was in 2010 -- a momentous time to be sure. That year he earned his doctorate from the University of North Texas, married wife Leah a  more