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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 28, 2021 ( 104 items )  

Alamo Colleges District Stands With Our Asian, Asian-American & Pacific Islander Communities
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 23 -- The Alamo Colleges District issued the following news release: The Alamo Colleges stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities after the horrific murders in Atlanta that claimed the lives of eight people, including six Asian women, and the anti-Asian hate speech and vandalism at the Noodle Tree restaurant in northwest San Antonio. These appalling acts are examples of the rise of pandemic-era hate crimes against Asians, Asia  more

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy Appoints Scott Jepsen to University of Alaska Board of Regents
JUNEAU, Alaska, March 25 -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, issued the following news release on March 24, 2021: Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today announced the appointment of Scott Jepsen to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Mr. Jepsen will serve the term of March 23, 2021 through February 6, 2023. Scott Jepsen received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has 31 years of experience in the Alaska oil and ga  more

Angelo State University: Accounting Prof Appointed to State Board of Public Accountancy
SAN ANGELO, Texas, March 23 (TNSPer) -- Angelo State University issued the following news release: Dr. Renee Foshee of the Angelo State University accounting faculty has been appointed to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) by Gov. Greg Abbott for a term that will run through January 2027. The role of the TSBPA is to protect the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants (CPAs) possess the necessary education, skills and capabilities, an  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Early Training Delays Symptom Onset in Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
HOUSTON, Texas, March 25 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: New scientific findings bring hope that early training during the presymptomatic phase could help individuals with Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder, retain specific motor and memory skills and delay the onset of the condition. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital reported in the journal Nat  more

Baylor University Releases Independent Report of Commission on Historic Campus Representations
WACO, Texas, March 24 (TNSRes) -- Baylor University issued the following news on March 23, 2021: Baylor University today released the full independent and unedited report of the 26-member Commission on Historic Campus Representations, which was charged by the Baylor Board of Regents with independently reviewing and evaluating the historical record and context of the University and its early leaders solely related to slavery and the Confederacy. The Commission's report outlines recommendations f  more

Baylor University: United States Ranks Lowest in Overall Policies Aimed at Helping Parents Support Children, Study of 20 Developed Nations Finds
WACO, Texas, March 23 (TNSJou) -- Baylor University issued the following news: National work-family policies that give lower-income families more time together while allowing them paid time off are more effective for children's psychological health than cash transfers, according to a study of developed nations led by Baylor University. The study, published in the journal Social Forces, supports the view of critics who say that the United States government does not do enough to mandate flexible  more

Dallas ISD: O.W. Holmes Student E-x-c-e-l-s at County Spelling Bee
DALLAS, Texas, March 26 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: On her journey toward getting second place in the Dallas ISD spelling bee and then fifth place in the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee, Tanaya Walker thought several times about giving up. The Oliver W. Holmes Humanities/Communications Academy eighth-grader spent countless hours with her mentor, Jessica Govan, studying page after page of hard-to-spell words. And when she learned that the county spe  more

Entergy Texas Pole Inspections Happening Across Beaumont
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 26 -- Entergy issued the following news release: To keep the power reliably flowing, Entergy Texas works year-round to maintain and upgrade its infrastructure to improve service reliability to customers across Southeast Texas. One way the company works to improve reliability is by annually inspecting its utility poles. This year alone, some 55,000 poles will be inspected across southeast Texas. Over the next few weeks, contract crews will be inspecting poles in Bea  more

Grants From WT's Center for the Study of the American West Available for Western Researchers
CANYON, Texas, March 25 (TNSGra) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Applications are due April 16 for research support grants from West Texas A&M University's Center for the Study of the American West. Jo Stewart Randel Research Grants of up to $2,000 are available for faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from outside institutions who wish to travel to and conduct research on the WT campus, including at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Cornette Library. Si  more

Houston Baptist University to Host May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies
HOUSTON, Texas, March 23 -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: Houston Baptist University will recognize May 2021 graduates in two commencement ceremonies at Husky Stadium/Dunham Football Field on HBU's campus on Saturday, May 15, 2021, based on the following schedule: Ceremony 1 will be held at 9 a.m. | Gates for guests will open at 8 a.m. * College of Education and Behavioral Sciences * School of Christian Thought * School of Fine Arts * School of Humanities C  more

Howard Payne University Announces Addition of New Program in Software Engineering
BROWNWOOD, Texas, March 26 (TNSpro) -- Howard Payne University issued the following news: Howard Payne University has announced a new four-year software engineering program that will begin in the 2021 fall semester. The addition was finalized following the HPU Board of Trustees meeting early in the spring semester. Graduates from the program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering. Students will develop skills in computer programming, embedded systems design, computer ar  more

Lamar University Announces New Dean of Reaud and TALH
BEAUMONT, Texas, March 23 (TNSPer) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University is pleased to announce that Dr. Tilisa Thibodeaux has been named the dean of the Reaud Honors College and Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities. Thibodeaux is an award-winning educator, celebrated teacher and distinguished researcher who joined the Lamar University faculty in 2015 as an assistant professor in the Digital Learning and Leading M.Ed. program in the Department of Educational   more

Lamar University Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept. Teams With Corps of Engineers to Teach 'Engineering With Nature'
BEAUMONT, Texas, March 26 (TNSpar) -- Lamar University issued the following news: The Lamar University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a series of graduate courses on "Engineering with Nature." The aim of the 3-course series is to introduce and explore the concept of engineering that takes advantage of natural environmental features, such as using oyster reefs for surge protection or marshes to protect from hurric  more

Lamar University: Evans Named President of Oklahoma City University
BEAUMONT, Texas, March 24 (TNSPer) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University President Ken Evans has been named president of Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Evans, LU's fifteenth president, announced his retirement earlier this year effective June 2021; however, the position at OCU allows Evans to return to familiar territory and to continue to have an impact on higher education. In July 2013, Evans joined LU after serving more than six years as Dean  more

Md. A.G. Frosh Urges Clients of Precious Metals Companies to File Claim Before Deadline
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 25 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on March 24, 2021: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, other state regulators, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently filed a joint civil enforcement action against Metals.com, Tower Equity, Chase Metals, Barrick Capital, and other associated parties. The defendants are accused of perpetrating a fraudulent precious metals investment scheme. The case allegedly involv  more

NASA Tests Water Survival Equipment Used by SpaceX at Texas A&M Facility
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 25 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: In 2020, the world watched as SpaceX launched a two-man crew in a commercially built and operated spacecraft to the International Space Station. They then watched as they safely splashed down two months later. Long before the actual liftoff, however, researchers with NASA worked with staff from Texas A&M University to ensure the crew would land safely under emergency conditions.  more

National Republican Senatorial Committee: Flashback - Democrats Were Quick to Condemn Conditions at the Border, Until Now
WASHINGTON, March 23 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: In 2019, Democrats were quick to condemn the conditions at border facilities housing migrants who crossed the border illegally. Many current Senate Democrats and other elected officials, some of whom are now in the Biden Administration, raced to the border and held press conferences to condemn these facilities. Now, as the crisis at the border worsens, Democrats are silent. Newly released pho  more

New WT Psychology Degree Aims to Meet Area Demand for Mental Health Services
CANYON, Texas, March 23 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: The widening gap between the number of people seeking mental health treatment and professionals available to provide that help in the Panhandle will be addressed by a new master's degree in psychology at West Texas A&M University. Beginning in Fall 2021, a 60-credit hour clinical psychology track will prepare students to become licensed psychological associates. Applications are now sought for the first cohort of s  more

Rice Business Expands Operations Management, Recruits Top Scholar
HOUSTON, Texas, March 23 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business is expanding its operations management program due to increased demand from students and industry. The school has also recruited Tolga Tezcan, a leading scholar in business analytics and operations management. Successful business operations strategies are the foundation for growing and distributing a company's products, services and profits in a post-pandemic world  more

Rice Sociologist Rachel Tolbert Kimbro Named Dean of School of Social Sciences
HOUSTON, Texas, March 25 (TNSPer) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, an award-winning educator and prolific researcher in the field of children's health, has been named the newest dean of Rice University's School of Social Sciences effective July 1. "It's an honor to be chosen to lead Rice's School of Social Sciences, a place that was instrumental in my own development as a scholar," Kimbro said. "It has been exciting to watch the school's progress ove  more

Rice University: Baker Institute Survey Highlights Impact of Illicit Medical Cannabis Use in Texas, Need to Change Law
HOUSTON, Texas, March 24 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: With the passage of the Compassionate Use Act in 2015, the state of Texas officially recognized cannabis as medicine. Still, most Texas patients are excluded from participating in the Compassionate Use Program (CUP) due to restrictions in state law. Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy conducted a recent survey (https://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/findings-survey-medical-cannabis-users-hi  more

Rice University: Corals May Need Their Predators' Poop
HOUSTON, Texas, March 24 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Fish that dine on corals may pay it forward with poop. It's an unexpected twist on coral reef symbiosis, said Rice University marine biologist Adrienne Correa, whose lab discovered coral predator feces are jam-packed with living symbiotic algae that corals depend on for survival. The discovery confirms that poop from coral-eating fish is an important environmental source of symbiotic dinoflagellate algae on  more

Rice University: Does Selfishness Evolve? Ask a Cannibal
HOUSTON, Texas, March 26 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: One of nature's most prolific cannibals could be hiding in your pantry, and biologists have used it to show how social structure affects the evolution of selfish behavior. Researchers revealed that less selfish behavior evolved under living conditions that forced individuals to interact more frequently with siblings. While the finding was verified with insect experiments, Rice University biologist Volker Ru  more

Rice University: Houston Refines Hunt for COVID in Wastewater
HOUSTON, Texas, March 23 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: There are many ways to test municipal wastewater for signs of the virus that causes COVID-19, but scientists in Houston have determined theirs is the best yet. A study led by environmental engineer Lauren Stadler of Rice University's Brown School of Engineering with the aid of the City of Houston Health Department and Baylor College of Medicine compared five processes used by labs around the country to conc  more

Robert Black Named AEP Texas Vice President of External Affairs
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 26 -- AEP Texas, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, issued the following news release: AEP Texas President and COO Judith Talavera has named Robert Black vice Robert Black president of External Affairs, effective April 1. He will be responsible for governmental affairs as well as community and customer activities for the company. He replaces Julio Reyes who will retire in July after 47 years of service. Black brings nearly 30 years of experience in governmen  more

Sam Houston State University: Alumni Association Welcomes New Board President
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, March 25 (TNSPer) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Scott McCarley is the 2021 president of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. McCarley has served two stints on the alumni board, the first from 2003 to 2008, and more recently since 2017. His one-year term as board president began on Jan. 1, 2021. A first-generation college student, McCarley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science and chemistry  more

Scripps Howard Foundation Awards $600,000 to Support Diversity in Journalism
CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 25 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: As part of its commitment to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within the journalism industry, the Scripps Howard Foundation has selected the University of North Texas and Elon University as the recipients of grants from its new program for emerging journalists. The Foundation, the philanthropic organization of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), has awarded a total of $600,000   more

Southwestern University: COVID Creativity and Communication
GEORGETOWN, Texas, March 24 -- Southwestern University issued the following news: In fall 2020, while Associate Professor of Biology Martin Gonzalez was teaching Fundamentals of Immunology and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Garey Endowed Chair in Chemistry Maha Zewail-Foote was teaching her Advanced Lab in Biochemistry, the two faculty members and their students decided to confront the COVID-19 pandemic by creating an opportunity to explore science, creativity, and service to the commu  more

Tarleton's Distinguished College Partnership Backs Transfer Students
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, March 26 (TNSpar) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: As part of efforts to boost educational opportunities for transfer students who graduate from two-year schools, Tarleton State University is offering top community colleges in Texas an opportunity to become Distinguished College Partners. The partnership provides annual scholarships, from $500 to $2,000, to transfer students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards will be divided between fall and spri  more

Tarleton, McLennan Ink Historic Transfer Partnership
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, March 25 -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: One of the fastest growing regional universities in the country and one of the top five community colleges in Texas cemented an agreement Tuesday as a national prototype to boost educational opportunities for transfer students who graduate from two-year schools. As part of its Distinguished College Partnership, Tarleton State University will provide annual scholarships, from $500 to $2,000, to McLenna  more

Tarrant County College Launches Bond Website
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 25 (TNSRes) -- Tarrant County College issued the following news release: Tarrant County College has launched a new website through which Tarrant County residents can follow the progress of the College's $825 million bond program that voters approved in November 2019. The purpose of the bond program is to enhance technology and facilities essential to educating and training the region's future workforce. The new website also is designed to help vendors interested in subm  more

TEGNA Promotes Kristie Gonzales to Vice President, Media Operations, Overseeing KYTX in Tyler, TX
TYSONS, Virginia, March 24 -- TEGNA, a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, issued the following news release on March 23, 2021: TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) announced today that it has promoted Kristie Gonzales to vice president, media operations. In addition to her current role as president and general manager of KVUE in Austin, Gonzales will now also oversee KYTX in Tyler, Texas, and help set the vision for recruiting across TEGNA's 11 Texas markets. Gonzales joined KVUE, TEG  more

Texas A&M International University Petroleum Engineering Professor Publishes Latest Research Findings
LAREDO, Texas, March 27 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M International University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, issued the following news release: Recently, the research efforts of Dr. Khaled Enab, assistant professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M International University, have made their way into two impressive academic journals for publication. The collaborative research papers were selected for publication in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Enab's first acade  more

Texas A&M Students Advance to Divisional Round of Programming Competition
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 25 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Twenty-seven students from Texas A&M University participated in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) South Central USA regional competition that was held March 6. The South Central USA region consists of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Typically held in the fall, the regional competition was delayed due to the global pandemic and held virtually. This year, 55 teams par  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi: Bell Library Debuts New Laptop Checkout Program Following 25K Grant
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 24 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Mary and Jeff Bell Library has launched a new digital resource - a laptop checkout program - for Islander students following $25,000 from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission CARES Grant. The grant's focus is to decrease gaps in digital equity. "The library is excited to offer this additional resource for students, especially during   more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi: Island University Researchers to Study Local Dolphin Population
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 23 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Dolphin sightings are a special part of visiting beaches, piers, and other locations around the Coastal Bend, but we know very little about our ocean-dwelling neighbors. A Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researcher and Islander students plan to fill in the gaps thanks to support from the Frazier Family Foundation and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Dr. Dara Orbach, assistant professo  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi: Red Snapper Count Discovers 'Great' Gulf Snapper Population
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 25 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: The U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico are home to 110 million red snapper, about three times more than previously estimated, according to an unprecedented new population assessment led by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Previous estimates put the population at about 36 million red snapper -- having an absolute abu  more

Texas A&M University System: Final Stop for 4141 Engine Marks Start of Bush Museum Expansion
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 23 -- The Texas A&M University System issued the following news release: The journey ending Monday started modestly 16 years ago, when a museum director asked a railroad executive to borrow an old caboose. Now the historic Union Pacific No. 4141 Engine, a locomotive painted to match Air Force One, is at its permanent home in front of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. There it will remain as the George & Barbara Bush Foundation starts planning   more

Texas A&M University: Dow-Like Index for Energy Prices Might Help Smooth Transition to Clean Power
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 27 (TNSJou) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: Since the early industrial revolution in the mid-1700s, fossil fuels have acquired an ever-growing footprint in energy production. But the environmental concerns of fossil fuels use and their inevitable depletion have led to a global shift toward renewable energy sources. These transitions, however, raise questions about the best choice of renewables and the impact o  more

Texas A&M University: NASA Tests Water Survival Equipment Used by SpaceX at Offshore Technology Research Center
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 27 (TNSRes) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: In 2020, the world watched as SpaceX launched a two-man crew in a commercially built and operated spacecraft to the International Space Station. They then watched as they safely splashed down two months later. Long before the actual liftoff, however, researchers with NASA worked with staff from Texas A&M University to ensure the crew would land safely under emergency  more

Texas A&M University: Study - Pollutant Levels After Hurricane Harvey Exceeded Lifetime Cancer Risk in Some Areas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 23 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news: The unprecedented rainfall from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 brought more than flood damage to southeast Texas. For people living in environmental justice communities such as the Manchester neighborhood near the Houston Ship Channel, heavy rainfall and flooding may have increased risks of exposure to harmful chemicals from nearby industry. To gain a better understanding of how flood  more

Texas A&M: Dow-Like Index for Energy Prices Might Help Smooth Transition to Clean Power
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 23 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Since the early industrial revolution in the mid-1700s, fossil fuels have acquired an ever-growing footprint in energy production. However, the environmental concerns of fossil fuels use and their inevitable depletion have led to a global shift toward renewable energy sources. These transitions, however, raise questions about the best choice of renewables and the impact of inves  more

Texas A&M: Engineering Genesis Awards Recognize Multidisciplinary Research
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 26 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: The Engineering Genesis Award for Multidisciplinary Research was presented to 26 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) researchers and their teams during a virtual award ceremony on Dec. 15. The award, which is presented to TEES researchers who have secured significant research grants of $1 million or more, were given to the following: PI: Roozbeh Jafari, biomedical   more

Texas A&M: Fellowship Recipient Discusses Passion for Research, Wave Energy
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 26 (TNSawa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: "I've always loved the ocean," said Ashley Mullen, a graduate student in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University at Galveston. "I've always been so intrigued by it, because it's just so massive and so vast, and there's so much we don't know about it." A recipient of the 2021 Engineering Graduate Merit Doctoral Fellowship, Mullen was introduced to ocean engin  more

Texas A&M: Five Engineering Faculty Receive 2021 Distinguished Achievement Awards
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 27 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Five faculty members from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering were selected to receive a 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award from Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students. They were among 24 outstanding members of the university's faculty and staff to be honored. The College of Engineering recipients recognized for their research were Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi  more

Texas A&M: Multiuniversity Team Works to Use Electric Pulses for Vaccine Efficiency
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 25 (TNSJou) -- 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, is part of a multiuniversity team researching how electrical and optical pulses can benefit cell absorption of materials, including vaccines. The team investigated the optical and electrical breakdown of materials. Those effects, which describe material modification in the pre  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Announces $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement With Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on March 23, 2021: Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston) regarding deceptive marketing of its surgical mesh products for women. The settlement requires Boston to pay $188.6 million to 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients. Texas w  more

Texas Charter Schools Association: 55,000 Students are on Texas Charter School Waitlists
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 (TNSRep) -- The Texas Charter Schools Association issued the following news release: More than 55,000 students are on waitlists to attend public charter schools in the state, according to figures released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). There are 552 charter campuses -- or 65% of all charter schools -- where the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats. The numbers show just how many families want more opportunities within the public education sy  more

Texas Democratic Party in Texas State Senate Fend Off Republicans' Latest Assault on Voting Rights
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on March 23, 2021: Thanks to a procedural move to delay Senate Bill 7, Democrats in Texas' State Senate have fended off the most recent Republican assault on the voting rights of Texans, for now. Early Monday morning, Democratic State Senators Royce West (SD-23), Jose Menendez (SD-26), Beverly Powell (SD-10), Sarah Eckhardt (SD-14), and Roland Gutierrez (SD-19) made a procedural move to delay a hearing planned for   more

Texas Democratic Party Statement on Mass Shooting in Boulder
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement on March 23, 2021: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on yesterday's mass shooting in Boulder: "My heart goes out to all those affected by yesterday's horrific events in Boulder. My thoughts are with all those grieving the loss of a loved one, and I send wishes for a full, fast recovery for those injured during this horrifying attack. "In a country still reeli  more

Texas Democratic Party' Statement on Rep. Filemon Vela's Retirement Announcement
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement following the announcement by Filemon Vela (TX-34) that he will be retiring from the House of Representatives at the end of this congressional term while continuing to serve as Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee: "We are enormously grateful for Congressman Vela's service to the people of South Texas and for his strong adv  more

Texas Democratic Party: Biden Administration Delivers 100 Million Relief Checks to American Families
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: The Biden-Harris administration announced that 100 million COVID-19 relief checks have been distributed to American families, including millions of Texans. The much-needed relief was made possible by Democrats' American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion plan to help struggling families and beat back the pandemic -- no thanks to Texas Republicans in Congress, who universally voted against this relief. After a year of su  more

Texas Democratic Party: On National Day of Action to Stop Anti-AAPI Hate, Texas Democrats Hosted Press Conference Condemning Violence
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: On the National Day of Action to Stop Anti-AAPI Hate, Texas Democrats hosted a press conference with legislators and advocates to address the spike in anti-Asian violence across the country, fueled in large part by hateful rhetoric used by former President Donald Trump, Texas Republicans like Senator John Cornyn, and far too many members of the GOP during the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilbert  more

Texas Democratic Party: Republicans Surge the Southern Border to Distract From the Real Problems Facing Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Republican leaders, including Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Trump supporters across the state surged the southern border Friday to sound the alarms of what they are calling a national crisis. Ironically, Texas is facing two major crises -- the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of a deadly winter storm last month -- that Republicans have not addressed with the same energy or importance that they are   more

Texas Democratic Party: Texas Republicans Face Outrage for Public Safety Failures As Winter Storm Death Count Grows to 111
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: The Texas Tribune broke the news that at least 111 people died from the February winter storm crisis -- nearly twice the number health officials reported last week, and a number that, as the Tribune reports, will likely continue to grow. Most of the 111 deaths were due to hypothermia, as Texans froze in their homes during days without power in sub-freezing temperatures. As many have reported, Texas Republicans, le  more

Texas Democratic Party: Texas Republicans' Involvement in Deadly Capitol Riot Coming to Light
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Republican State Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg), who last month filed a bill to have Texas secede from the Union and who once dressed up as "Gay Hitler", has been caught on film standing with the violent mob as they attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leaving five people dead and 140 people injured. KSAT-12 reports that Rep. Biedermann has been found on a video standing with rioters as they yel  more

Texas Democratic Party: With S.B. 29, Republicans Attack Children in New All-Time Low
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: In truly a new low, Republicans are trying to distract from their obscene incompetence by attacking a new target: children. Today, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee is set to hear Republicans' Senate Bill 29, a disgusting bill designed to stop trans kids from getting to simply be kids. SB29 would ban trans kids from playing sports on school teams that match their gender identities. This would exclude kids f  more

Texas Democrats and Voting Rights Advocates Host Citizens Hearing on House Bill 6 in Texas Capitol After Republicans Shut Out Texans' Testimony
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: After Rep. Briscoe Cain, Republican Chair of the House Elections Committee, adjourned a Texas House hearing on House Bill 6 without allowing Texans to give testimony as scheduled, a coalition of voting rights advocates held a citizens' hearing in the Capitol rotunda to help Texans make their voices heard. More than one hundred Texans came to testify at the Capitol, some driving up to ten hours to do so. However, w  more

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation Releases Latest List of Unlicensed Service Providers
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation issued the following news release: The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has released the newest list of people who are no longer authorized to perform or offer to perform licensed services in Texas. TDLR urges consumers not to hire unlicensed service providers. The list includes actions taken in December 2020 and January and February 2021 to safeguard consumers and protect public health and safety. Include  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation for the City of Glen Rose
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 25, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Glen Rose, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission, which for 50 years has helped to grow local jobs and economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Fourth Week of Save Our Seniors Initiative in 25 Counties
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 23, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have confirmed 25 participating counties for the fourth week of the Save Our Seniors initiative. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi in February to ensure more seniors are  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Outreach Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations Among Seniors
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 25, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new outreach partnership between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and several partners to enhance the state's Save Our Seniors program. The partnership includes the Texas Employee Retirement System, the Texas Teachers Retirement System, AARP, and Medicare health plans. Participating Medicare health plans include UnitedHealthcare,   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Five to OneStar National Service Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brenda Dees, Marcos Delgado, and Charles "Chuck" Wright and reappointed Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D. to the OneStar National Service Commission for terms set to expire on March 15, 2024. Additionally, Governor appointed Michelle Brewer for a term set to expire March 15, 2023. The commission serves as the state's liaison to the Corporation for National and Community Service, fulfi  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Keeney to Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jon Keeney to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports for a term set to expire on September 1, 2021. Jon Keeney of Taylor Lake Village is the Mayor of the City of Taylor Lake Village. He is a former member of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and former board chair of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Interfaith Caring Ministries, a  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Maghan Gautney and Ernest Worthington and reappointed Benda W. Lee to Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired serves as a special public school in which students who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, including those with additiona  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Directs TCEQ to Look Into New Unaccompanied Minor Facility in Pecos
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 21, 2021: Governor Abbott today issued a statement after the Biden Administration announced that it is opening a fourth holding facility, located in Pecos, for unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border into Texas. The Governor has asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to ensure that the water at the facility is safe for consumption. "The Biden Administration continues to show t  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Hosts Small Business Roundtable to Discuss COVID-19 Liability Legislation
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 22, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable discussion with employees of Bison Coolers in Fort Worth. During the roundtable, the Governor discussed the importance of fostering a strong business climate, supporting the small business community in Texas, and the need for COVID-19 liability protections for businesses that operated safely throughout the pandemic. The Governor was also joined   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Chair and Appoints Five to Texas Commission on Fire Protection
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Christopher G. Cantu, David Coatney, Michael Glynn, Clyde Loll, and Tim Smith to the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, Governor Abbott named J.P. Steelman as chair of the Commission. The Commission develops and enforces statewide fire service standards and provides education and assistance to the industry. Chris  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Three to Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons Who Are Elderly and Persons Who Are Disabled
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Captain John Spann, Barbara "Kay" Kizer, and Stephanie Duke to the Task Force on Disaster Issues Affecting Persons Who Are Elderly and Persons Who Are Disabled for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. 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 elde  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Three to Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Glenda Clausell, Liesl Olson, and Harvey Aikman to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. The Board licenses and regulates the practice of physical therapy. Glenda Clausell of Houston is a private practice attorney at Clausell Law Firm, PLLC. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Aggie Bar Association, State  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Sends Letter to President Biden Demanding Answers to Humanitarian Crisis
AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 23, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Joe Biden demanding answers to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. In his letter, the Governor urged President Biden and his administration to interview every unaccompanied minor coming across the border to determine if any child has been harmed, groomed, or victimized by human traffickers in any way. Governor Abbott also de  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, TDEM Request Extension of FEMA Community Vaccination Sites in DFW Metroplex, Houston
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have requested an extension of the Federally Supported Community Vaccination Centers in Arlington, Dallas, and Houston. Originally launched in February, these federal pilot sites are based at E Sports Stadium, Fair Park, and NRG Stadium, and are part of a joint effort to support vaccination efforts in underserved areas. The sites are  more

Texas Southern University's Center for Justice Research Congratulates Newly Appointed Chief Finner
HOUSTON, Texas, March 25 -- Texas Southern University's Center for Justice Research issued the following news release: The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University congratulates Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner for his appointment as the city of Houston's next Chief of Police. The Center for Justice Research welcomes the opportunity for future partnerships in reducing racial disparities and maintaining public safety across the Houston community. "Being located on the campu  more

Texas State Auditor: 'Audit Report on Agribusiness at Department of Criminal Justice'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The office of the Texas State Auditor issued the following audit report (No. 21-016) in March 2021 entitled "An Audit Report on Agribusiness at the Department of Criminal Justice". Here is the summary of the report: Texas Government Code, Section 497.112(b), requires the Department of Criminal Justice (Department) to develop and improve its agricultural operations using information from the annual Cost Statement prepared by its Agribusiness, Land and Minerals Divisio  more

Texas State Auditor: 'Report on State of Texas Compliance With Federal Requirements for Education Stabilization Fund'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The office of the Texas State Auditor issued the following audit report (No. 21-014) in February 2021 entitled "A Report on State of Texas Compliance with Federal Requirements for the Education Stabilization Fund (COVID-19 Relief) for the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2020". Here is the summary of the report: The State of Texas complied in all material respects with the federal requirements for the Educational Stabilization Fund in fiscal year 2020. That fund was esta  more

Texas State Auditor: 'Report on State of Texas Compliance With Federal Requirements for Student Financial Assistance Cluster'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The office of the Texas State Auditor issued the following audit report (No. 21-013) in February 2021 entitled "A Report on State of Texas Compliance with Federal Requirements for the Student Financial Assistance Cluster for the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2020". Here is the summary of the report: The State of Texas complied in all material respects with the federal requirements for the Student Financial Assistance Cluster in fiscal year 2020. As a condition of rec  more

Texas State Auditor: 'State of Texas Financial Portion of Statewide Single Audit Report for Year Ended Aug. 31, 2020'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The office of the Texas State Auditor issued the following audit report (No. 21-555) in February 2021 entitled "State of Texas Financial Portion of the Statewide Single Audit Report for the Year Ended August 31, 2020". Here is the summary of the report: This report contains the results of the financial portion of the statewide Single Audit for fiscal year 2020. In our audit opinion dated February 23, 2021, we concluded that the basic financial statements for the Sta  more

Texas State Auditor: 'Summary of Financial and Performance Reports Submitted by Regional Planning Commissions'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The office of the Texas State Auditor issued the following audit report (No. 21-012) in February 2021 entitled "A Summary of Financial and Performance Reports Submitted by Regional Planning Commissions". Here is the summary of the report: All 24 regional planning commissions (RPCs) in Texas submitted all statutorily required financial, asset disposal, productivity, performance, and salary reports to the State Auditor's Office. The 24 RPCs' audited annual financial r  more

Texas State Auditor: 'Summary Report on Full-Time Equivalent State Employees for Fiscal Year 2020'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The office of the Texas State Auditor issued the following audit report (No. 21-706) in February 2021 entitled "A Summary Report on Full-time Equivalent State Employees for Fiscal Year 2020". Here is the summary of the report: During fiscal year 2020, state agencies and higher education institutions employed an average of 333,072.1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. That was an increase of 4,674.3 FTEs (or 1.4 percent) compared with the average number of FTEs in f  more

Texas Wounded Warriors Support University of Texas Tyler Student Veterans
TYLER, Texas, March 24 -- The University of Texas's Tyler Campus issued the following news release on March 23, 2021: The University of Texas at Tyler announced today the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation has made a $20,000 gift to support the educational endeavors of student veterans. The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, in conjunction with the Eagles Bluff Country Club Dew Boys golf group, presented a gift for the Richard and Madeline Lewis Scholarship at UT Tyler. The two groups have given   more

Trinity Names New Dean of Students
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 27 (TNSPer) -- Trinity University issued the following news: Demitrius (Demi) Brown has been selected as Trinity's new Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students after a national search. His appointment is effective May 31, 2021. In his role, Brown will serve students as they manage academic, personal, social, and emotional issues and concerns. He will represent student needs to others, represent the University's interests to students, and work wit  more

Trinity University: Meet the Ventures Participating in the 2021 Stumberg Competition
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 27 (TNSEve) -- Trinity University issued the following news: This year, 10 teams have begun the process of competing for a chance to win mentorship and funding for their startup at the Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition. Teams will compete in the Seed Round virtually on Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. through Tiger Network. The Stumberg Competition honors the legacy of the late San Antonio businessman and civic leader Louis H. Stumberg. In this first stage, the top fiv  more

TXU Energy Launches New Plan With Automatic Savings for Electric Vehicle Owners
IRVING, Texas, March 24 -- TXU Energy, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, issued the following news release: TXU Energy, the leading provider of solutions designed to meet the needs of Texas electricity customers, today announced the launch of TXU Energy EV PassSM. The company's first plan designed specifically for electric vehicle owners gives customers 50% off all energy charges every weeknight and all weekend long - providing automatic bill credits at times when customers are normally charging t  more

University of California's Davis School of Law: Professor Lee Presents Paper at Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium
DAVIS, California, March 23 (TNSRes) -- The University of California's Davis School of Law issued the following news: Professor Peter Lee recently presented a piece titled "Autonomy, Copyright, and the Structure of Creative Production" at the Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium. The piece examines the role of copyright in promoting vertical disintegration and creative autonomy in the film, music, and publishing industries. The WIPIP was held virtually this year and was   more

University of Houston-Victoria: Book Club Covers Racial, Gender Equality With Next Book in Series
VICTORIA, Texas, March 25 -- The University of Houston Victoria campus issued the following news release: In an ongoing celebration of March's International Women's Month, members of the CommUNITY Book Club in April will read "Hidden Figures" to continue their conversation about the accomplishments of women and the challenges women still face. The CommUNITY Book Club will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday in April. The club welcomes new members at any point thro  more

University of Houston: Discoveries of Deep Brain Stimulation Put It on Par With Therapeutics
HOUSTON, Texas, March 26 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Despite having remarkable utility in treating movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has confounded researchers, with a general lack of understanding of why it works at some frequencies and does not at others. Now a University of Houston biomedical engineer is presenting evidence in Nature Communications Biology that electrical stimulation of the brain at hig  more

University of Houston: Focusing on the Unhealthy Brain to Speed Drug Discovery
HOUSTON, Texas, March 23 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Though 40 million concussions are recorded annually, no effective treatment exists for them or for many other brain-related illnesses. In collaboration with Dragan Maric of the National Institutes of Health, Badri Roysam, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team are working to speed up drug development to treat brain diseas  more

University of Houston: Texans React to Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions
HOUSTON, Texas, March 26 (TNSRep) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release on March 25, 2021: On March 10, Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order GA-34 went into effect across Texas, lifting the COVID-19 mask mandate and dramatically expanding business occupancy. In an effort to capture public opinion about the executive order, the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston conducted the first study, polling 1,500 Texans, 18 years and older. Among the finding  more

University of North Texas Libraries Associate Dean Recognized by American Library Association for Digital Work
DENTON, Texas, March 26 (TNSawa) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Mark Phillips, associate dean for digital libraries at the University of North Texas, has received a top award from the American Library Association for his work to make library content more accessible to the public and his prolific contributions to the library profession. The ALA's Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award is named in honor of Atkinson, a library automation innovator. The award recogniz  more

University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism and Scripps Howard Foundation Team Up to Train the Next Generation of Journalists
DENTON, Texas, March 25 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release on March 24, 2021: The Scripps Howard Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), today announced that the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism has been awarded $300,000 from its Emerging Journalists Program fund. The Mayborn School will use the funding to put in place a variety of active initiatives for high school students designed to help newsrooms bet  more

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Dramatic Increases Seen in Rates of Insomnia, Sleep Apnea Among U.S. Military
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea have increased dramatically among active-duty military members over a 14-year period, 2005 through 2019. Insomnia increased 45-fold and sleep apnea went up more than 30-fold, according to a study led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio). The study found that the most like  more

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Global Health Care Worker Burnout Is High and 'Unsustainable'
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 24 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: More than half of all health care workers worldwide are experiencing burnout that, if not addressed, could cause many to leave their fields in favor of less-stressful occupations or choose early retirement. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. That's the warning of a surgeon from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in a l  more

University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs: Economic Recovery Depends on the State's Investment in Urban Areas
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs issued the following news: As policymakers look to accelerate the Texas economy and manage growth challenges, state leaders must depend on investments in Texas cities. Researchers with the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University and the George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative in Dallas have is  more

University of Texas Medical Branch: All Encouraged to Sign-Up for COVID Vaccine Waitlist as State Expands Eligibility
GALVESTON, Texas, March 24 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch issued the following news release: The Galveston County vaccination partnership is encouraging anyone 16 and older, regardless of medical conditions, to sign up for the Galveston County COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. Galveston County, the Galveston County Health District and the University of Texas Medical Branch are encouraging additional signups to ensure they'll be ready to move quickly as state vaccine eligibility guidelines   more

University of Texas Medical Branch: Combination Therapy Protects Against Advanced Marburg Virus Disease
GALVESTON, Texas, March 27 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Medical Branch issued the following news release on March 26, 2021: A new study conducted at the Galveston National Laboratory at the The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has shown substantial benefit to combining monoclonal antibodies and the antiviral remdesivir against advanced Marburg virus. The study was published today in Nature Communications. "Marburg is a highly virulent disease in the same family as   more

University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer: New Sequencing Approach Finds Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Continue Accumulating Genetic Changes During Tumor Growth
HOUSTON, Texas, March 25 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on March 24, 2021: Overcoming previous technical challenges with single-cell DNA (scDNA) sequencing, a group led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has developed a novel method for scDNA sequencing at single-molecule resolution. This technique revealed for the first time that triple-negative breast cancers undergo continued genetic copy numb  more

University of Texas-Arlington: 'Design Playbook' for Historic Black Communities
ARLINGTON, Texas, March 26 (TNSmon) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: A team from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) is one of two nationwide to win a $40,000 SOM Foundation Research Prize to create a design playbook for Black settlements in North Texas. The University of Texas at Arlington team will collaborate with historically black communities to create maps that document Freedmen's Towns along the Trinity River and  more

University of Texas: Police Attitudes About Body Cameras Suggest Workers May See Benefits to Being Monitored
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The majority of U.S. law enforcement agencies have either committed to or already implemented body cameras for their police officers. But officers' concerns about a loss of on-the-job autonomy are balanced out when they can access their own body camera footage, according to research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. In the study forthcoming and online in advanc  more

University of Texas: Twin Study Shows Why Physical Punishment Leads to Child Behavior Problems
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Harsh parenting practices, not genetics, are linked to higher levels of behavior problems in children, according to a new study in the March 2021 volume of Psychological Science, which studied pairs of twins whose parents disciplined them differently. Among identical twins whose genes match perfectly but whose parents punished each twin differently, the children who were spanked or yelled at more wer  more

University of the Incarnate Word and OLLU Reach Historic Agreement
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 25 -- The University of the Incarnate Word issued the following news: The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and Our Lady of The Lake University (OLLU) have entered into a series of memorandums of understanding (MOU) that will allow for students at each institution to have the opportunity to further their educations by attending the other in the areas of health professions and graduate studies. Under the memorandums of understanding and as part of the UIW Health P  more

Uranium Energy Completes Financing to Expand Physical Uranium Initiative
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 23 -- Uranium Energy, a uranium mining and exploration company, issued the following news release: Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced offering of an aggregate of 10,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company (each, a "Share") at a purchase price of $3.05 per Share and for gross proceeds of $30,500,000 in a registered direct offering (the "Offering") The Company offered a  more

Uranium Energy Executive VP Scott Melbye Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 27 -- Uranium Energy, a uranium mining and exploration company, issued the following news release: Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to report our Executive Vice President Scott Melbye, and current President of the Uranium Producers of America, presented testimony at the Full Committee Hearing on Nuclear Energy for the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on March 25, 2021. A link to watch the video of Mr. Melbye'  more

Will Packer Media and IHeartMedia to Develop Slate of Original Podcasts for IHeartPodcast Network
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 25 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release on March 24, 2021: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Will Packer Media, a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company led by record-breaking Hollywood producer Will Packer, today announced a partnership to bring a slate of original scripted and unscripted podcasts to the iHeartPodcast Network. The podcasts will focus on a variety of topics that will appeal to dive  more

With George Floyd Act, Texas House Democrats Push for an End to Police Brutality in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: House Bill 88 -- known as the George Floyd Act -- by state Democratic Rep. Senfronia Thompson (HD-141) is scheduled for a hearing in the Texas House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. Led by the Texas Democratic Legislative Black Caucus, this Democratic bill is a key step forward to combat police brutality and keep Texans safe. Last year, Americans grieved the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, J  more