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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday April 25, 2021 ( 55 items )  

A&M-Commerce, Dallas College Partner to Bring New Undergraduate Pathways to Dallas Students
COMMERCE, Texas, April 17 (TNSPar) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: Texas A&M University-Commerce and Dallas College are joining forces in a partnership that will provide Dallas College students with convenient options to transition their associate degree studies to a bachelor's degree from A&M-Commerce. The institutions signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, April 13 at the Dallas College Richland Campus to mark the beginning of the partnership.   more

Alumna Gifts $1.47 Million to A&M-Commerce
COMMERCE, Texas, April 15 (TNSMon) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: Texas A&M University-Commerce students will benefit from a generous $1.47 million gift from the late Lanelle E. Southerland. The substantial gift will support A&M-Commerce students by providing two annual scholarships: The Lanelle E. Southerland and Joe E. Phillips Endowed Scholarship, and the Lanelle E. Southerland and Joe E. Phillips Education Scholarship. A dedicated teacher and counselo  more

City of Conroe Names New Street to Honor Former Sam Houston State University President
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 23 (TNSOps) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news on April 22, 2021: As the 13th and first female president of Sam Houston State University, President Emeritus Dana G. Hoyt, left a legacy as a trailblazer. Before her retirement in Aug. 2020, she was honored for the many ways she made a positive impact on the university. One of Hoyt's biggest contributions during her 10 years as president was her strong commitment in the establishment of the College o  more

GOP Lawmakers Retaliating Against Corporations Who Speak Out Against New Voter Suppression Laws
AUSTIN, Texas, April 14 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is looking to punish Major League Baseball after the league pulled their All-Star game from Georgia over the state's newly-passed voter suppression laws. Many multi-billion-dollar businesses are siding with voters and publicly protesting Jim Crow-era voter suppression bills popping up in Republican-controlled states from Georgia to Texas. As the GOP continues to hemorrhage support from key po  more

Lamar University Distinguished for Disability Services
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 23 (TNSPro) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University was recently named a "disability friendly school." More than 4% of LU's student population is registered with the school's disabilities center, which offers unique accommodation solutions and a unifying transition fair for all juniors and seniors in high school. LU's Disability Resource Center offers a host of accommodations, academic adjustments and assistive technology in compliance with the Am  more

Lamar University: 2021 Summerlee Book Prize Winners Announced
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 21 (TNSBook) -- Lamar University issued the following news: The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Summerlee Book Prize. With the goal of promoting scholarship and the creation of knowledge about our region, this award recognizes the best books written in or about Southeast Texas and the Gulf South. This year, the renewed generosity of the Summerlee Foundation allow  more

Lamar University: Johnson Publishes Second Children's Book
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 21 (TNSBook) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Cheryl Johnson, a professor of English and modern languages at Lamar University recently released the second book, "Benny Learns a Lesson," in her children's series, "Benny the Dachshund." Johnson's inspiration for the 'Benny' books came from her youngest daughter's love for a miniature dachshund. "When my youngest daughter was a teenager, she was dealing with anxiety and depression, said Johnson, who has served  more

Michigan State University's College of Social Science: Intersection of Race, Gender and Marital Loss in Predicting Dementia Risk
EAST LANSING, Michigan, April 17 (TNSJou) -- Michigan State University's College of Social Science issued the following news release: With symptoms such as cognitive decline and memory loss, dementia is an extremely difficult chronic condition that often targets older adults. While research has shown that biological factors play a role in determining the development of dementia, social scientists are identifying societal influences that factor in as well. New research from MSU sociologists Dr.  more

Multicultural Graduation Celebration Added to Lamar University Commencement Festivities
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 21 (TNSEve) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University's Office of Global Diversity and Inclusive Excellence will host the first Multicultural Graduation Celebration, Friday, May 7 at 4 p.m. in the Shelia Umphrey Recreational Sports Center. Students representing Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, McNair Scholars, LGBTQ+, Asian/Pacific Islander and International cultures will participate, each receiving a graduation stole/collar representative o  more

National Republican Senatorial Committee: Mark Kelly Sits Idly By As His Colleagues Work to Fix Border Crisis
WASHINGTON, April 24 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: There is a crisis along Arizona's Southern Border, but Mark Kelly doesn't seem to care. Instead, Mark Kelly sends platitudes back to Arizonans while using his Senate seat to fuel Biden's Border Crisis. As Mark Kelly sits idly by during this crisis, his fellow Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is putting in the hard work with Texas Senator John Cornyn to address the border crisis. Together, Senat  more

Prestwood Named Texas A&M 2021 Sustainability Champion
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 15 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Rachel Rose Jeanne Prestwood, administrative associate IV in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a 2021 Sustainability Champion by the Office of Sustainability within the Division of Finance and Operations for her efforts personally and within the department. The purpose of the Sustainability Champion Awards is to recogni  more

Rice University: Classical Music Delivered to Houston's Underserved Communities
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 (TNSPro) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University's Shepherd School of Music has joined forces with the Houston Symphony to bring classical music to children and adults from Houston's underserved communities. A new pilot program, The Shepherd School-Houston Symphony Brown Foundation Community-Embedded Musician Fellowship, will offer one Shepherd School graduate student the chance to work with children and other people in the area. Double ba  more

Rice University: Pedram Hassanzadeh Wins NSF CAREER Award
HOUSTON, Texas, April 22 (TNSAwa) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Remember Hurricane Harvey? Look west and there was an atmospheric block. Remember the Great Freeze of 2021? Look north and there was a block. Atmospheric blocking is known to cause or exacerbate extreme weather events, but much about them remains a mystery. Rice University fluid dynamicist Pedram Hassanzadeh has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study these events with an eye tow  more

Rice University: Silver Ions Hurry Up, Then Wait as They Disperse
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: There's gold in them thar nanoparticles, and there used to be a lot of silver, too. But much of the silver has leached away, and researchers want to know how. Gold-silver alloys are useful catalysts that degrade environmental pollutants, facilitate the production of plastics and chemicals and kill bacteria on surfaces, among other applications. In nanoparticle form, these alloys could be useful as optical s  more

Rice University: Survey of Houston Families Reveals Pandemic's Unequal Impact on Wages and Employment
HOUSTON, Texas, April 23 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: During the pandemic, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to experience lost wages or unemployment than whites, according to a new research brief from Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). "COVID-19 Pandemic in the Houston Region -- Wages and Employment" provides a snapshot of the early months of the pandemic. The brief details results of a survey conducted between March and Septe  more

Rice University: Touchless Temperature Made Simple
HOUSTON, Texas, April 22 (TNSOps) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Getting around during the pandemic often requires getting your temperature taken to check for COVID-19. A team of seniors at Rice's Brown School of Engineering wants to make that practice more practical for facilities around the world. The low-cost temperature-at-a-distance device designed at Rice's Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen uses infrared (IR) light to read a user's forehead without contact and give  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Researchers Secure $1.6 Million for Matagorda Bay Mitigation Projects
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 15 (TNSGra) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Four marine researchers from the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have received over $1.6 million in grants to restore the health and water quality of several local Texas bay ecosystems, and conduct research that will help stave off future environmental problems in these important coastal estuaries. The Matagorda Mitigation  more

Texas A&M University System: Research Center Trains COVID Vaccine Manufacturers
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 23 -- The Texas A&M University System issued the following news release: Finding effective COVID-19 vaccine formulas alone is not enough to put the global pandemic behind us. That's why The Texas A&M University System is collaborating with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas to train the workforce that is mass-producing two COVID-19 vaccine candidates for the federal government. For the past nine months, a dedicated team of Texas A&M University scientists at   more

Texas A&M University's Commerce's Ballenger Awarded Prestigious Willystine Goodsell Award
COMMERCE, Texas, April 13 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: Julia Ballenger, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce, is the recipient of the 2022 Willystine Goodsell Award, presented by the American Education Research Association's (AERA) Research on Women and Education special interest group. The highly coveted award recognizes educators who have served AERA on behalf of women, girls and education through scholar  more

Texas A&M University's Commerce: Distinguished Alumna Zenetta Drew Nominated for APAP Award
COMMERCE, Texas, April 16 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: A&M-Commerce alumna Zenetta S. Drew has been nominated for a 2021 Association of Performing Arts Professionals Award (APAP). According to an article in Broadway World, the awards celebrate individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a significant impact on the industry and communities they serve. Drew is among 53 performing arts professionals and organizations who were nominated by   more

Texas A&M: 2021 Professor Abraham Clearfield Materials Science Scholarship Recipients Named
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: In spring 2018, the Professor Abraham Clearfield Materials Science Scholarship was established, which honors Clearfield for his role in starting materials science and engineering education and his research efforts at Texas A&M. The 2021 Professor Abraham Clearfield Materials Science Scholarship has been presented to five students in the Department of Materials Science and Engin  more

Texas A&M: Alarcon Discusses How the Zachry Leadership Program Promotes Self-Awareness
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 13 (TNSOps) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Originally from Colombia, Valentina Alarcon, a student in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University and participant in the Zachry Leadership Program (ZLP), moved to Oklahoma during the first grade. Since then, she's lived in four countries, including Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, and her passion for traveling and helping others has only grown. Alarcon  more

Texas A&M: College of Engineering Staff Members Receive President's Meritorious Service Awards
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 17 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Deana Totzke Jaime Andres and Yolanda Veals from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering were selected to receive the 2020-21 President's Meritorious Service Award. They will receive their award during a virtual award ceremony Monday, April 19. The President's Meritorious Service Awards recognize and reward 25 individual staff members, two supervisors and two teams   more

Texas A&M: Heat-Inactivation Method Successfully Neutralizes Coronavirus in Sub-Second Time
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Rachel Rose COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2, has plagued our world over the last year. In just one year, we have lost over half a million Americans and an estimated 2.5 million worldwide to this virus. The uncertainties about its long-term effects as well as how and where it spreads, particularly indoors, continues to motivate researchers and scientists to find solutions   more

Texas A&M: New Dashboard Allows U.S.-Mexico Supply Chain Analytics of COVID-19
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife A new web-based dashboard designed to predict COVID-19 threats to supply chains, share data and foster analysis is now available from Texas A&M University's Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS) and Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Center of Excellence. CBTS' COVID-19 Binational Dashboard, a project sponsored   more

Texas A&M: Researchers Show Enhanced Electrode-Water Interactions in Metal-Free Aqueous Batteries
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Alyson Chapman Batteries are a part of everyday modern life, powering everything from laptops, phones and robot vacuums to hearing aids, pacemakers and even electric cars. But these batteries potentially pose safety and environmental risks. In a study recently published in Cell Reports Physical Science, researchers at Texas A&M University investigated the components of a di  more

Texas A&M: Summer Enrichment Experiences Give Students Hands-On Experience With Industry
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 24 (TNSPro) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Jennifer Reiley The Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE), hosted annually by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2020. The program provides undergraduates at Texas A&M University insight into practical applications of biomedical engineering in industry to enrich learning and explore career paths. Program highlights include: * "Day i  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Joins 20-State Coalition in Urging Biden, Congress to Reconsider Packing the Supreme Court
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on April 22, 2021: Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined a 20-state coalition in sending a letter to the Biden Administration and congressional leaders, voicing concerns of reports that Congress intends to pack the Supreme Court. The letter states that this action is a clear, coordinated attempt to justify a power grab by the leaders of Congress and the President. "This obvious attempted overre  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Sues Biden Administration for Disregarding COVID-19 Rules at Texas/Mexico Border
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued the Biden Administration again for encouraging the spread of COVID-19 at the border by allowing illegal aliens, potentially infected with COVID-19, to gather in a congregated care setting. This action departs from the administration's own rules for large numbers of illegal aliens and creates an undeniable crisis on our southern border. The Biden Administration  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Sues President Biden on Executive Order Expanding Environmental Regulatory Power
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a 10-state coalition suing the Biden Administration over a recent Executive Order in which the President established a "working group" of federal bureaucrats charged with calculating the "social costs" of certain emissions. The end goal of the Administration is to enact new environmental regulations based upon these "social costs." "The use of these values will   more

Texas A.G. Paxton's Law Enforcement Round Up
AUSTIN, Texas, April 20 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Bexar County, Paul Wayne Eakes was arrested on April 13 in San Antonio. Eakes had 5 outstanding warrants for Possession of Child Pornography out of Coryell County. The unit received this case as a NCMEC CyberTipline report in 2016 involving the upload of child pornography to an online video blogging service. In July 2017, CEU   more

Texas Democratic Party Statement on Tragic Mass Shooting in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, April 19 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the tragic mass shooting in Northwest Austin: "I am heartbroken and infuriated to learn that a mass shooting has claimed more Texas lives in Austin today. My heart goes out to everyone grieving a loved one, and everyone affected by these horrific events. As first responders continue to respond to the situation, I urge ever  more

Texas Democratic Party: Abbott Sent Top Aide to ERCOT Meeting That Spiked Energy Prices During Storm
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Gov. Greg Abbott is hiding information about his role in February's winter storm and historic power failure that left nearly 200 Texans dead and energy providers across the state with billions of dollars in losses. Abbott has consistently placed the blame for this massive deadly failure on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) even though he is the head of the regulatory organizational chart. In the af  more

Texas Democratic Party: After Dangling Carrot of Bipartisanship, Republicans Block One Million Texans From Getting Health Insurance
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: During today's Budget Day, after briefly indicating they would be supporting Democrats' efforts to help Texans get health care, Republicans returned to their classic stance of "we'd rather let uninsured Texans die," blocking budget amendments meant to expand Medicaid to nearly one million currently uninsured Texans. Medicaid expansion is not only common decency, it's common sense. Texas leads the nation in the num  more

Texas Democratic Party: On Budget Day in Texas House, Democrats' Message is Clear - We Are Fighting for Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: As Budget Day begins in the Texas House, Democratic legislators will be advocating for the issues that matter most to Texans. With Texas still grappling with economic uncertainty and ongoing struggles during the pandemic, Democrats are fighting for key funding for Texas communities, from schools to healthcare. Setting the state budget is one of the most important things legislators do each session, impacting every  more

Texas Democratic Party: Throwback Thursday #4, Budget Special - House Democrats' Greatest Hits This Session
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: With Budget Day under way in the Texas House, Democrats are fighting to tackle our state's most pressing issues -- from pushing to get more Texans healthcare, to fighting to get schools the funding they need. However, today's vital efforts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Democrats' work to protect Texas communities. Today, for a special Budget Day edition, we're taking a break from highlighting th  more

Texas Democratic Party: With Texas Early Voting Underway, Democrats Move to Protect Voting Rights As GOP Continues Attacks
AUSTIN, Texas, April 22 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Early voting for Texas' May 1 municipal elections began on Monday -- but even in the midst of local elections, Republicans are continuing to attack the right to vote, with a battery of voter suppression bills moving through the Texas legislature. Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress are fighting to pass the For the People Act to guard against these attacks and protect our constitutional right to vote. Texans smashed v  more

Texas Democrats Announce Second Round of Project LIFT Recognized Candidates For May Elections
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: The Texas Democratic Party is announcing the next round of candidates recognized through our Project LIFT (Local Investment in the Future of Texas) program for the May 1st elections, in addition to the 11 candidates previously announced. Texas Democrats' Project LIFT is designed to provide recognition and additional support for municipal candidates who identify as Democrats. While municipal offices are non-partisa  more

Texas Democrats' Statement on Guilty Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement on April 20, 2021: * * * Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair Dr. Carla Brailey issued the following statement on today's verdict of guilty on all three counts in the trial of Derek Chauvin: "After nearly a year of grief, pain, and outrage, in the wake of the senseless killing of George Floyd, we are left knowing that his killer will be held accountable. Nothing can bring back George Floyd, or erase the pain and  more

Texas Education Agency: Changes to Federal Grant Regulations
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following document on April 22, 2021, from Cory Green, Associate Commissioner and Chief Grants Officer of Department of Grant Compliance and Administration: In November 2020, the federal Office of Management and Budget issued revised Uniform Grant Guidance updates that are incorporated into the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) of the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The new grant regulation chang  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces 24 Participating Counties in Eighth Week of Save Our Seniors COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 20, 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 announced 24 counties participating in the eighth week of the Save Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine initiative. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi in March to provide va  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Five to Texas Physician Assistant Board
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott as appointed Lali Shipley to the Texas Physician Assistant Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor has reappointed Clay Bulls, Karrie Lynn Crosby, Victor Ho, M.D., and Andrew Sauer, D.M.Sc. The board issues physician assistant licenses to qualified individuals to practice in the State of Texas. Lali Shipley of Austin is a project manager and desig  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Hurley and Sias to Texas Southern University Board of Regents
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Caroline Baker Hurley and reappointed Mary Evans Sias, Ph.D. to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Caroline Baker Hurley of Houston served as a state district judge for over 21 years in Harris County, and continues to sit by assignment as a Senior Retired State District Judge. Prior to the bench, she was a partner o  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Johnson to Texas Board of Nursing
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ken Johnson to the Texas Board of Nursing for a term set to expire January 31, 2027. The board oversees the practice of professional nursing, examination of students, and standards of professional conduct for license holders. The board also prescribes and publishes the minimum requirements and standards for course studies in various nursing degree programs. Ken Johnson   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Seven to Texas Radiation Advisory Board
AUSTIN, Texas, April 20 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Roland Benke, Ph.D. and Lisa Masters, D.D.S. and reappointed Mark Harvey, Ph.D., Sanjay Narayan, Gerald Powell, and Simon Trubek, M.D. to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board for terms set to expire April 16, 2027. Additionally, he appointed Michael Britt for a term set to expire April 16, 2025. The board advises the state on radiation issues and reviews the rules, policies   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jacob Boggus, Sally Harris King, and Stephanie Johnston to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board licenses and regulates occupational therapy services in the state of Texas. Jacob Boggus of Harlingen is the General Manager of Boggus Ford Harlingen. He is a board member of Valley Automotive Dealers Associa  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
AUSTIN, Texas, April 22 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmelia "Lia" Amuna, Ph.D. to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor reappointed Loretta Bradley, Ph.D. and Brenda Compagnone for terms set to expire February 1, 2027 and February 1, 2025, respectively. The board has licensing, examination, and rulemaking responsibilities in th  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Paup Chair of Texas Water Development Board
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has named Brooke Paup as chairman of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The board provides leadership, planning, financial and technical assistance for the responsible development of water for the State of Texas. Paup is the first female to be named chairman of TWDB. Brooke Paup of Austin has served as a member of the Texas Wa  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Taylor to Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Christopher Taylor, Ph.D to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board has licensing, examination, and rulemaking responsibilities in the field of professional counseling. Christopher Taylor, Ph.D of Dallas is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and the owner of Taylor Counselin  more

University of Texas Tyler Professor Earns $380k Grant for Study on Bacterial Kinase
TYLER, Texas, April 23 (TNSGra) -- The University of Texas's Tyler Campus issued the following news release on April 22, 2021: The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that Dr. May Abdelaziz, BPharm, MS, PhD, has been awarded a $380,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine bacterial kinases and their role in antibiotic resistance. Abdelaziz, a Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and health outcomes, received a  more

University of Texas: Climate-Friendly Microbes Chomp Dead Plants Without Releasing Heat-Trapping Methane
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The tree of life just got a little bigger: A team of scientists from the U.S. and China has identified an entirely new group of microbes quietly living in hot springs, geothermal systems and hydrothermal sediments around the world. The microbes appear to be playing an important role in the global carbon cycle by helping break down decaying plants without producing the greenhouse gas methane. "Climate  more

University of Texas: Federal Water Rule Does Not Account for Pollution Across State Boundaries
AUSTIN, Texas, April 16 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: In a research analysis to be published Friday in Science, scholars contend that a new federal water rule enacted in 2020 does not adequately account for trans-boundary pollution across state lines. One of the government's rationales for enacting the new rule, which removed millions of acres of wetlands and millions of miles of streams from federal protection, was an assumption that states would fill   more

University of Texas: Landscape Architecture Professor Awarded Prestigious Rome Prize
AUSTIN, Texas, April 24 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Phoebe Lickwar, associate professor of landscape architecture in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2021-2022 Rome Prize, one of the most highly regarded awards in the arts and humanities. Awarded annually by the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is given to 30 emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. The h  more

University of Texas: Research Inside Hill Slopes Could Help Wildfire and Drought Prediction
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: A first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Texas at Austin has found that rock weathering and water storage appear to follow a similar pattern across undulating landscapes where hills rise and fall for miles. The findings are important because they suggest that these patterns could improve predictions of wildfire and landslide risk and how droughts will affect the landscape, since weathering   more

University of Texas: Why the Human Body Has Not Evolved to Make Childbirth Easier - or Has It?
AUSTIN, Texas, April 23 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Despite advances in medicine and technology, childbirth isn't likely to get much easier on women from a biological perspective. Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin and University of Vienna revealed in new research a series of evolutionary trade-offs that have created a near-perfect balance between supporting childbirth and keeping organs intact on a day-to-day basis. Human reproduction is   more