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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday May 02, 2021 ( 86 items )  

$1.4M NIH Grant Helps FSU Researchers Clean Carcinogens From Groundwater
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, April 27 (TNSGra) -- Florida State University issued the following news: By Trisha Radulovich A Florida State University researcher will lead a study into how bacteria can be used to remove carcinogens from groundwater thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will collaborate with Texas Tech University to investigate a bioremediation method that could remove health ha  more

2 University of Texas Austin Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Chemist Jonathan L. Sessler and anthropologist Anthony Di Fiore of The University of Texas at Austin have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The academy is the country's most prestigious scientific organization, and election to it is one of the highest honors for American researchers. The two are among 120 new national inductees announced this week in recognition of distinguished and c  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Biological E. Limited to Begin Phase III Clinical Trials With Baylor and Texas Children's Vaccine
HOUSTON, Texas, April 27 (TNSOps) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news: Biological E. Limited (BE), an Indian vaccine and pharmaceutical company, announced that it has completed the Phase I/II clinical trial of its COVID-19 subunit vaccine candidate in India and received the approval to start the Phase III clinical trial from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization - Subject Expert Committee (SEC). The candidate includes an antigen developed by the Texas Children'  more

Buffalo State College: Speech Clinic to Offer New Therapy to Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
BUFFALO, New York, April 27 (TNSPro) -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: Students in Buffalo State College's speech-language pathology (SLP) graduate program will soon have the opportunity to learn about and apply new therapies to treat Parkinson's disease in the campus's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, thanks to a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project. Roughly 90 percent of individuals living with the degenerative disease are at risk of developing a weakened voice tha  more

CVMBS Professor Helps Develop WHO Tricycle Protocol to Monitor Antibiotic Resistance
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 27 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: Through an international, multi-institutional effort coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. H. Morgan Scott, a professor of veterinary pathobiology in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), helped developed the Tricycle protocol for global One Health surveillance of antimicrobial resist  more

Despite National Trend of Declining Student Enrollment, University of Texas Institutions Report Continued Increases
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: Preliminary data shows overall enrollment at University of Texas institutions are up this semester compared to last year's spring semester, bucking a national trend of declining enrollment associated with COVID-19. Enrollment at the eight UT academic institutions totaled 213,848 this spring, compared to 209,703 in Spring 2020. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research C  more

Director of the Air National Guard Promotes Colorado Air National Guard Commander to Major General
CENTENNIAL, Colorado, May 1 -- The Colorado National Guard issued the following news release: Director of the Air National Guard U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, a Colorado Guardsman, will promote Colorado Air National Guard Maj. Gen. (select) Floyd W. Dunstan in a formal ceremony at Hangar 909, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, May 1, at 3 p.m. Dunstan has been selected to serve as the next Air National Guard assistant to the commander, Air Education and Training Command, based at Join  more

Do Fish Feel Pain? University of Texas Arlington Team Says It's Likely
ARLINGTON, Texas, April 27 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: An international, multidisciplinary team that includes faculty members from The University of Texas at Arlington has published a paper in the journal Philosophical Psychology that wades into the debate about whether fish feel pain. Their conclusion: while fish lack certain regions of the brain typically associated in humans with processing the unpleasantness of pain, this does not  more

Downs Joins Texas Folklore Society at Tarleton
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 30 (TNSPer) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: Folklorist Dr. Kristina Downs has joined the Texas Folklore Society (TFS) at Tarleton State University as secretary-editor/executive director. She also is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Languages. In addition to teaching classes in folklore, she will coordinate and work at expanding the partnership between TFS and the Tarleton College of Liberal and Fine Arts. "I am   more

During This Annual Month of the Military Child, Texas Education Agency Expresses Its Gratitude to Texas's Military-connected Students and Their Families
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following news release: The Texas Education Agency recognizes the many sacrifices our military-connected students and their families make for each of our freedoms. As April comes to a close, TEA wishes to extend a special thank you for your service and commitment. More than 144,000 military-connected students attended Texas schools during the 2020 fall semester. Military-connected students attend school systems in every region of   more

Georgia Southern Clay Target Team Wins ACUI National Championship
STATESBORO, Georgia, April 28 (TNSOps) -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release: Twelve Georgia Southern students who make up the University's competitive Clay Target Team won the first national championship contest they have ever competed in as a team during the 2021 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Targets Championships in March. Nearly 50 college teams and more than 550 student athletes made the trip to the National Shooting Complex i  more

Lamar University: O.U.R. Names 2021 Faculty Mentor of the Year
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 30 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: The Office of Undergraduate Research has awarded Dr. Ozge Guyandin-Sen its 2021 Faculty Mentor of the Year. Since 2015, the Office of Undergraduate Research has bestowed the Faculty Mentor Award, a lifetime achievement award for excellence in leading undergraduate research projects and creative activity and for mentoring undergraduates in various programs at Lamar University. This year eight faculty members were  more

Lamar University: White House Recognizes Honors Student Association
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 27 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: The White House and AmeriCorps have recognized Lamar University's Honors Student Association with the "President's Volunteer Service Award" and Bronze medallion for their dedicated community service, most notably at the Southeast Texas Food Bank. In a letter from the White House, HSA service leaders and volunteers were recognized. The letter congratulated HSA on receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award,  more

Northwest Missouri State University: U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Bearcat Basketball Title
MARYVILLE, Missouri, April 28 (TNSPol) -- Northwest Missouri State University issued the following news: The U.S. Senate on Monday bestowed yet another honor on the Northwest Missouri State University men's basketball team by unanimously passing a resolution commending the Bearcats on their 2021 NCAA Division II national championship. The basketball team beat West Texas A&M University, 80-54, on March 27 to cap a 28-2 season and win its third national title in last four full seasons. The Bearc  more

Northwestern: 2020 Census Indicates 'Republicans Could Take Back the House in 2022'
EVANSTON, Illinois, April 28 (TNSPol) -- Northwestern University issued the following news release on April 27, 2021: Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 data on state population, revealing declines in Illinois and other rust belt states and increases in sun belt states like Texas and Florida. Northwestern University political science professors are available to comment on how shifts in congressional seats may shape state and national politics for the foreseeable future. Alvin B.   more

Oklahoma State University: NIFA Grant Research Targets Noxious Rescuegrass Weed
STILLWATER, Oklahoma, April 29 (TNSGra) -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news: Oklahoma State University agriculture scientists have received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study treatment methods for the infestation of rescuegrass, a weed that can reduce yields by up to 70%. The two-year grant of $275,496, will support research at three experimental stations and grower sites near Tipton, Marshall and Lahoma, as well as a research plot in Vernon  more

Oklahoma Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Receives Donation From DetectaChem
STILLWATER, Oklahoma, April 29 (TNSMon) -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news: The Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL) at Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Medicine recently received a $20,000 donation from DetectaChem. Based in Texas, DetectaChem is a privately held company and manufacturer of rapidly deployable, handheld, intelligent, and easy-to-operate detection systems. Specifically, OADDL worked with DetectaChem last year in the developm  more

Rice Names Architect for New Engineering and Science Building
HOUSTON, Texas, April 28 (TNSEco) -- Rice University issued the following news release: With the imminent demolition of Rice University's Abercrombie Engineering Laboratory, the space will soon be cleared for a new engineering and science building, according to Rice administrators. International architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has been selected as lead architect for the new building. Houston's Scientia Architects will consult on laboratory design. Construction is expected t  more

Rice to Release 40th Annual Kinder Houston Area Survey
HOUSTON, Texas, April 27 (TNSEve) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Houstonians' views on the pandemic, the economy, racial justice and the city's demographic transformation will be revealed in the 2021 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which will be released at an online event on May 11. For the second year in a row, the annual luncheon will be presented as a virtual "Lunch-Out," due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event spotlighting the 2021 Kinder Houston Area Survey results is   more

Rice University Expert Available to Discuss President Biden's First Joint Session Addres
HOUSTON, Texas, April 29 (TNSPol) -- Rice University issued the following news release: President Joe Biden will make his first address to a joint session of Congress this evening, and Rice University political scientist Paul Brace is available to discuss what to expect. "President Biden's address to Congress tonight follows recent traditions for newly inaugurated presidents," Brace said. "While it is not technically a conventional State of the Union address, it comes at the invitation of Spea  more

Rice University: Brain Drain Could Give Patients Peace of Mind
HOUSTON, Texas, April 27 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Pressure from excess cerebrospinal fluid on the brain is often relieved by surgically installing a shunt that carries the fluid to a reservoir. But when pressure in the reservoir itself is too high, the shunt needs a little help. Seniors at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering are working on a solution: an implantable shunt pump that senses elevated intracranial pressures and pulls fluid away from   more

Rice University: Help May Be at Hand for Hair-Pulling
HOUSTON, Texas, May 1 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: People who compulsively pull their hair - suffering from an affliction known as trichotillomania - could find relief with a device created by Rice University students. Seniors at Rice's Brown School of Engineering are developing a glove-based sensor that tracks hand motion and flexing, combined with a smartphone app that tracks behavior over time. The glove incorporates a flex and other sensors along with a gy  more

Rice University: Neural Nets Used to Rethink Material Design
HOUSTON, Texas, May 1 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: The microscopic structures and properties of materials are intimately linked, and customizing them is a challenge. Rice University engineers are determined to simplify the process through machine learning. To that end, the Rice lab of materials scientist Ming Tang, in collaboration with physicist Fei Zhou at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, introduced a technique to predict the evolution of microstructu  more

Rice University: Wearable Glucose Monitors Shed Light on Progression of Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanic/Latino Adults
HOUSTON, Texas, April 30 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults. The findings by researchers from Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) and Rice University are available online this week in EClinicalMedicine, an open-access clini  more

Southeastern Channel Football Broadcast Named National Finalist
HAMMOND, Louisiana, April 27 (TNSOps) -- Southeastern Louisiana University issued the following news release: A Southeastern Channel student-produced football broadcast has once again won national honors. * The channel broadcast of the 2019 Southeastern vs. Incarnate Word football game live streamed on ESPN+ was named a national finalist for the College Sports Media Awards. The production was honored in the "Collegiate Student" division for "Outstanding Live Game Production." It is the fourth   more

Student Startups Awarded $65,000 at 2021 Napier Rice Launch Challenge
HOUSTON, Texas, May 1 (TNSMon) -- Rice University issued the following news release: A mobile app to help prevent veteran suicide is one of the products created by three student startups that claimed the top prizes at this year's edition of Rice University's H. Albert Napier Rice Launch Challenge (NRLC). The first-place winner, rutd: resources united. technology driven., created a platform to deliver mental health resources to veterans - with more than 14,000 resources available. It includes s  more

Tarleton Sophomore Accepted for A&M DRUMR Research
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 28 (TNSOps) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: Sophomore Ashley Plasencia has been accepted into the Texas A&M College of Medicine DRUMR program. The Developing and Readying Underrepresented Minority Researchers Summer Research Program has received a National Institute of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) grant to provide exposure, training and mentoring for under-represented minority students  more

Texas A&M Engineering and Lockheed Martin Sign Master Research Agreement
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 30 (TNSPar) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news on April 29, 2021: The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Lockheed Martin Corporation signed a master research agreement (MRA) on April 29 to further cement their longstanding research collaboration. Bridget Lauderdale, vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program at Lockheed Martin, and Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor of engineeri  more

Texas A&M Engineering, Lockheed Martin Sign Master Research Agreement
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 30 (TNSPar) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news release on April 29, 2021: The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Lockheed Martin Corporation signed a master research agreement (MRA) on April 29 to further cement their longstanding research collaboration. Bridget Lauderdale, vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program at Lockheed Martin, and Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice cha  more

Texas A&M University's Health Science: Supporting Latino Fathers in Preventing Childhood Obesity
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 29 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news on April 28, 2021: Childhood obesity is a growing problem around the world and can lead to poorer health outcomes into adulthood. Because of this, researchers and health care professionals have worked to build different interventions meant to reduce childhood obesity. This includes research on interventions targeting fathers and their roles in promoting healthy eating and physical  more

Texas A&M: Amani Receives Women's Progress Award for Contributions to Women in Engineering
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 29 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Michelle Revels Women are leaving footprints throughout the world of science and engineering. Examples range from Katherine Johnson -- an influential African American scientist at NASA, to Rear Admiral Grace Hopper -- a computer scientist who created the first programming language to use English words. Despite their contributions, women are rarely provided the same resource  more

Texas A&M: Following Nature's Cue, Researchers Build Successful, Sustainable Industrial Networks
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 27 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By translating the pattern of interconnections between nature's food chains to industrial networks, researchers at Texas A&M University have delineated guidelines for setting up successful industrial communities. The researchers said this guidance can facilitate economic growth, lower emissions and reduce waste while simultaneously ensure that partnering industries can recover f  more

Texas A&M: New Research Looks to Hybrid Nanomaterials to Improve Armor Resiliency
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 27 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Felysha Walker A Texas A&M University research team will receive annual funding support over the next three years from the U.S. Army Research Office to explore the protective potential of hybrid nanomaterials for armor applications and provide answers to unknowns about their mechanical performance in relation to their microstructure. A class of hybrid 1D and 2D nanomaterial  more

Texas A&M: Nuclear Engineering Assistant Professor Receives Grant for Fuel Fragmentation Research
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 27 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Laura Simmons Dr. Karim Ahmed, assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas &M University, will collaborate with Dr. Anders David Ragnar Andersson at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to conduct research to better understand the breakdown of nuclear fuel. In order to extend the nuclear fuel cycle, the heavy metals that compose the fuel must have  more

Texas A&M: Rajendran Working With Intel to Design Custom Processors With Bolstered Security
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 30 (TNSOps) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news on April 29, 2021: Dr. Jeyavijayan "JV" Rajendran, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, is partnering with Intel Corporation for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) project. The three-year partnership enables the design of c  more

Texas A&M: Research Advances Human/Artificial Intelligence Synergy for Combat Vehicles
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 28 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Alleynah Veatch Cofas Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to be a growing part of our everyday lives. As we become more accustomed to seeing autonomy replacing even the most mundane tasks, the military is no exception as they continue to prioritize the safety of soldiers in combat. Dr. Thomas Ferris, associate professor in the Wm Michael Barnes Department of Industrial a  more

Texas A&M: Researchers Develop New Protocols to Validate Integrity of Machine-Learning Models
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 28 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Stephanie Jones Machine learning is widely used in various applications such as image recognition, autonomous vehicles and email filtering. Despite its success, concerns about the integrity and security of a model's predictions and accuracy are on the rise. To address these issues, Dr. Yupeng Zhang, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&  more

Texas A&M: Student's Enthusiasm for Space Helps Land Perseverance Rover on Mars
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, May 1 (TNSOps) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Samalis Santini De Leon, a doctoral student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, joined space exploration history when NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the cold planet on Feb. 18, 2021. Santini De Leon is a NASA Science and Technology Research Fellow and has spent the last year running countless week-long entry, descent and   more

Texas A.G. Paxton Defends Border and Fights Human Trafficking as Biden Administration's Policies Fail Americans
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: As the Biden Administration's failing policies worsen the border crisis, violent crimes like human trafficking surge. In stark contrast to President Biden's lawlessness, Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking broad strides toward remedying the hostile criminal and humanitarian disaster at the southern border. After visiting migrant centers in San Antonio, Midland, and Donna and filing several lawsuit   more

Texas A.G. Paxton's Law Enforcement Round Up
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Jefferson County, Alan Wayne Kay, 52, was arrested for five counts of Promotion of Child Pornography. This case was referred as a NCMEC CyberTipline Report involving the upload of files of child pornography to a social media account. Investigators executed a search warrant at Kay's residence, and numerous devices were seized   more

Texas Democratic Party: 100 Days In, President Biden is Set to Create Landmark Change for Texans - From Health Care to Child Care
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: As Democrats everywhere celebrate 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration, President Biden is set to achieve historic change for families in Texas and beyond -- from health care to child care. Announced yesterday, President Biden's American Families Plan will usher in a new era of progress for families across our country. This groundbreaking plan will provide free preschool for all three and four year olds, lo  more

Texas Democratic Party: Biden Taps Harris County Sheriff to Lead ICE
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement regarding the decision by President Biden to tap Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): "As a fellow Texan, I am very proud that our president has chosen Ed Gonzalez to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ed is beyond qualified as a veteran law enforcement of  more

Texas Democratic Party: Here's What President Biden Has Gotten Done for Texas in Just 100 Days
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: On President Biden's 100th day in office, Texas Democrats are celebrating the major strides our country has made thanks to President Biden's leadership. President Biden has gotten help to families, gotten vaccines to folks across the country, and launched ambitious plans to create jobs, expand healthcare, and help kids and families get ahead. Thanks to President Biden, Texas -- and the rest of the country -- is ba  more

Texas Democratic Party: President Biden is Leading in Job Creation
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Last month, the Biden administration announced the American Jobs Plan, a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure to make America more competitive while creating millions of good-paying jobs. With the success of the president's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Biden is leading the nation's recovery effort and is reaching new milestones with getting Americans back to work. Within his first 100 days in office, Bi  more

Texas Democratic Party: Thanks to Democrats' Efforts and Public Outcry, Abbott and Patrick Finally Stop Holding Schools' Funding Hostage
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: After months of sitting on federal funding earmarked for schools, Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are finally releasing this funding to the Texas schools that need it. Thanks to President Biden's American Rescue Plan, the federal government has provided $11.2 billion in COVID relief funding to help Texas schools cope with and recover from the pandemic. However, in a classic display of Republican incompet  more

Texas Democratic Party: Throwback Thursday - A Non Exhaustive Recap of Times Texas Republicans Voted Against Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: This week, in yet another landmark move, President Biden unveiled his American Families Plan, which will create groundbreaking progress on education, child care access, and health care. This is a historic step, and an eminently sensible one. It's our leaders' duty to act in our interest -- like helping us afford care for our kids or pay for our education -- and protect our rights -- like our right to health care, o  more

Texas Democratic Party: Turning Peril Into Possibility, Biden is Building America Back Better
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress: "As President Biden embarks on his 100th day in office, we are seeing hope return to the American people. The Biden-Harris administration is making it possible for millions of Americans to see their loved ones in person and return to school   more

Texas Democratic Party: Turning Peril Into Possibility, Biden is Building America Back Better
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress: "As President Biden embarks on his 100th day in office, we are seeing hope return to the American people. The Biden-Harris administration is making it possible for millions of Americans to see their loved ones in person and return to school   more

Texas Democratic Party: Vote-Suppressing Texas Republican Briscoe Cain Just Muscled S.B. 7 Through Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: On Thursday, Texas Republicans on the House Elections Committee ducked transparency norms in order to greenlight a shadowy version of voter suppression bill Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) -- clearing a path to move the bill through the legislature and strip away Texans' voting rights behind closed doors. In a blatant attempt to force the voter suppression bill through the House, Committee Chair Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park)   more

Texas Democratic Party: With 100th Day in Office Around the Corner, Texas Is Back on Track Thanks to President Biden
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: On Thursday, President Biden will mark his 100th day in office -- traditionally a key milestone during which presidential achievements are held up to extra scrutiny. However, this year, the outlook is clear: in less than 100 days in office, President Biden has gotten our state and our country back on track. Because of President Biden's strong leadership to get money in families' pockets, get Americans vaccinated,   more

Texas Democratic Party: With Release of Initial Census Data, Republican Incompetence Shorts Texas By Congressional Seat and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: After today's release of census data showed Texas will gain only two new congressional seats, Democrats are decrying the inadequate representation caused by Republicans' refusal to do their jobs. Based on the pre-release estimates, Texas was expected to receive three new congressional seats to represent our growing population. However, the incompetence of former President Trump's administration and the refusal of G  more

Texas Democrats Congratulate Gina Ortiz Jones on Nomination as Under Secretary of the Air Force
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on President Biden's decision to nominate Gina Ortiz Jones as Under Secretary of the Air Force: "I am delighted that President Biden has chosen Gina Ortiz Jones to serve as Under Secretary of the Air Force. A veteran, an experienced intelligence officer, and a Democrat committed to making life better for Texans, Gina Ortiz Jo  more

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation Permanently Revokes Cosmetology School License, Numerous Other Licenses Across the State
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation issued the following news release: The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has permanently revoked a Dallas cosmetology school's license and assessed an administrative penalty of $365,000. The penalty has been suspended, but if the former licensees violate the order, TDLR will pursue payment of the entire penalty. The Texan Beauty Academy LLC of Dallas and the owner, Thanh Truc Pham, failed to properly   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Dripping Springs Designated as Music Friendly Community
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 28, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Dripping Springs, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO). The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities. "With support from the Texas Music Office, in 2019 the Texas mu  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Andrade to Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Katie Andrade to the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of social work in Texas. Katie Andrade of Mt. Pleasant is a Licensed Master's Social Worker at Titus Regional Medical Center. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Soci  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Buick to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Stacey Buick to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on October 16, 2021. The San Jacinto River Authority is a government agency whose mission is to develop, conserve, and protect the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. Stacey Buick of Montgomery is co-owner of Sundance Aviation and former team owner of Buick Racing, In  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Galvan to State Board of Educator Certification
AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Veronica E. Galvan, Ed.D. to the State Board of Educator Certification for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers. Veronica E. Galvan, Ed.D. of Harlingen is Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Excellence in Teaching (EiT). She previously taught  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Holt and Manning to Texas Public Finance Authority
AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Larry Holt and reappointed Ramon Manning to the Texas Public Finance Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The authority issues and sells bonds for designated state agencies in order to finance the acquisition or construction of buildings. Larry Holt of College Station is an attorney in private practice. He is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation and Brazos   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Holt to Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Erin Holt to the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The committee coordinates the development of statewide policies for the delivery of correctional health care within the criminal justice system. Erin Holt of Bonham is the owner of Erin Holt, M.Ed., LPC. She volunteers with the Fannin County Children's Advocacy Cente  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Hopkins to Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, April 28 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Abbott has appointed Eddie Hopkins for a term set to expire September 5, 2023 to the Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors. The board constructs, maintains and operates in the valleys of the Neches River and its tributaries. Eddie Hopkins of Jasper is the Executive Director of the Jasper Economic Development Corporation. He is the board chair of the Texas Forest Country Partnershi  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Olivier to State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Raquel Olivier to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for a term set to expire on August 26, 2023. The mission of the Board is to establish and enforce policies to ensure the best possible quality of veterinary and equine dental provider services for the people of Texas. Raquel Olivier of Houston is the President and CEO of Olivier, Inc., a consulting firm, and i  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sarah Abraham and reappointed Nicholas "Nick" Baucum, D.C. and Mark R. Bronson, D.C. to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for terms set to expire February 1, 2027. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic. Sarah Abraham of Sugar Land is the Vice President of Transtar A/C Supply. She is a member of the Child Advocates of Fort Bend and pr  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Ximenes to Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott appointed Rey Ximenes, M.D. to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners for a term set to expire on January 31, 2027. The board has licensing, examination, and rulemaking responsibilities in the field of acupuncture. Rey Ximenes, M.D. of Spicewood is a consultant at Balcones Pain Consultants. He is past president and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Asks Counties for Financial Impact of Border Crisis
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 26, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to county judges across the state asking them to send to the Governor's office a full and accurate estimate of the fiscal impact of the current border crisis on their respective counties. The State of Texas will use this information to formally request that the federal government pay in full for these costs borne by state and local governments. Th  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Asks State Agencies for Financial Impact of Border Crisis
AUSTIN, Texas, April 28 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 27, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to state agency directors asking them to send to the Governor's office a full and accurate estimate of the fiscal impact of the current border crisis on their respective organizations. The State of Texas will use this information to formally request that the federal government pay in full for these costs borne by the state government. Yesterday, G  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Statement on Senator Tim Scott's Response to President Biden's Joint Address to Congress
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement: * * * Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued a statement on Senator Tim Scott's response to President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress: "Senator Tim Scott perfectly delivered an uplifting conservative message for a freer, safer, and more prosperous America. "While President Biden listed plan after plan that would destroy jobs, grow the role of government in our lives, and threaten Texas' economic might,   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Chair and Appoints Three to Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shaila D. Parkers and reappointed Nicholas Beckmann, M.D. and Scott Morren to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology for terms set to expire February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor named Faraz Khan, M.D. as chair of the board. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of radiologic technology. Shaila D. Parker of Dallas is a professional organize  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Chair and Appoints Two to Texas Funeral Service Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tim Brown and reappointed Larry Allen to the Texas Funeral Service Commission for terms to expire February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor named Allen as chair of the commission. The commission establishes standards to license funeral directors and embalmers. Tim Brown of McAllen is the manager of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home and is a member of the Texas Funeral Dire  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Bailey to Texas Facilities Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Brian A. Bailey to the Texas Facilities Commission for the term set to expire on January 31, 2027. The commission controls state buildings, grounds, or property and responsibility for maintenance, repair and construction of state buildings for the state. Brian A. Bailey of Austin is currently serving as the Vice Chairman on the Texas Facilities Commission as a guberna  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Rose to Texas Southern University Board of Regents
AUSTIN, Texas, April 28 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Marilyn Rose to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027. Marilyn Rose of Houston is a certified public accountant, and works the Harris County Sheriff's Office in the Finance Office as the Accounting Administrator. She has over five years of audit experience in the public accountant firm of Price Waterhouse and Deloitt  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Responds to President Biden's Joint Address to Congress
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement: * * * Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued a statement in response to President Biden's joint address to Congress: "During his joint address to Congress, President Biden listed plan after plan that would destroy jobs, grow the role of government in our lives, and threaten Texas' economic might. "Texans can rest assured that the Lone Star State will continue to combat overreach by the Biden Administration to  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Phelan Announce $11.2 Billion in New Funding for Texas Public Schools
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan today announced the release of $11.2 billion in new federal funds to help public schools address student learning loss and costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These one-time funds are intended to support a comprehensive learning recovery effort in Texas over the next three years. Due to federal requirements, two-  more

Texas Gov. Abbott: Texas Named Best State for Business By CEO Magazine for a Record-Smashing 17th Year in a Row
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: For the 17th year in a row, Texas has again been named the Best State for Business by the nation's leading CEOs in an annual survey conducted by Chief Executive Magazine. The rankings are determined by the CEO's assessments of each state's business climate, workforce, and quality of life. Texas has secured the top spot each year since the ranking's inception. "Texas continues to dominate as the Best Stat  more

University of North Texas Denton, HSC College of Pharmacy Partner to Offer Accelerated Program for Pharmacy, Biology Degrees
DENTON, Texas, April 29 (TNSPar) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: The University of North Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, College of Pharmacy have partnered to offer a faster, cheaper option for students earning a bachelor's degree while attending pharmacy college. The agreement would allow students in the HSC pharmacy program to earn dual credit for classes from their first year in the pharmacy college, which also  more

University of North Texas: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed Joins the Ford School Faculty as Towsley Policymaker in Residence
DENTON, Texas, April 27 (TNSPer) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Clayton Gibson, a licensed Certified Public Accountant with a demonstrated history of driving transformation through the engagement of teams and technology, was selected to oversee finance and administration at the University of North Texas. Gibson, whose appointment is effective June 7, will oversee the development and execution of UNT's budget, while also supporting its academic and research   more

University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory: You Can Help Decode the Universe
FORT DAVIS, Texas, May 1 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory issued the following news release: Would you like to help astronomers understand more about the universe? McDonald Observatory astronomers are trying to learn more about dark energy -- the mysterious force causing the universe to expand faster and faster over time. And now there is a fun and easy way anyone can help them, by playing a game on your smartphone or computer. Launched in February, Dark Ene  more

University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center: Targeting Tumors With Nanoworms
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center issued the following news release: Drugs and vaccines circulate through our vascular system reacting according to their chemical and structural nature. In some cases, their destination is diffuse. In other cases, like cancer treatments, the intended target is highly localized. The effectiveness of a medicine --and how much is needed and the amount of side-effects it causes --are a function of  more

University of Texas System Research Expenditures Hit Record $3.4 Billion
AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: Research expenditures across the University of Texas System hit a record $3.4 billion in fiscal year 2020, indicating the significant role UT institutions have in improving Texans' quality of life, advancing treatments for deadly and debilitating diseases, and attracting new industry and jobs to the Lone Star State. "It's impossible to overstate the impact of the research conducted at UT institutions,"  more

University of Texas's Southwestern Medical Center: Researchers Identify Protein Produced After Stroke That Triggers Neurodegeneration
DALLAS, Texas, April 29 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's Southwestern Medical Center issued the following news release: Researchers with the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern have identified a new protein implicated in cell death that provides a potential therapeutic target that could prevent or delay the progress of neurodegenerative diseases following a stroke. Scientists from the departments of pathology, neurology, biochemistry, and pharmacology at UTSW have ident  more

University of Texas-Arlington Receives More Than $1M to Benefit UTA Students, Faculty
ARLINGTON, Texas, April 30 (TNSMon) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: An alumna has committed more than $1 million to benefit students and faculty at The University of Texas at Arlington. Abbe D. Patton ('75 BS, Political Science) has created a $1 million bequest to benefit UTA's College of Liberal Arts. The funds will support faculty fellowships and scholarships for first-generation students. Additionally, Patton has established a $100,000 endowed  more

University of Texas: 2021 Carnegie Fellow to Study Long-Term Consequences of Epidemics
AUSTIN, Texas, April 29 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Before COVID-19, Ebola ripped through West Africa, then touched down in the United States in 2014. Now, one newly named Carnegie fellow hopes his ongoing research on U.S. and West African survivors of the Ebola epidemic will offer both insight and warning into what a future after COVID-19 might hold. Each year, the Carnegie Corporation of New York awards fellows $200,000 for scholarly research and wr  more

University of Texas: Exoplanet Is Gobbling Up Gas and Dust as It Continues to Build Mass
AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers from The University of Texas at Austin to get a rare look at a young, Jupiter-sized planet that is growing by feeding off material surrounding a young star 370 light-years from Earth. "We just don't know very much about how giant planets grow," said Brendan Bowler, an assistant professor of astronomy at UT Austin. "This planetary system gives us the   more

University of Texas: Hepatitis C Drugs Boost Remdesivir's Antiviral Activity Against COVID-19
AUSTIN, Texas, April 28 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Remdesivir is currently the only antiviral drug approved in the U.S. for treating COVID-19 patients. In a paper published this week in Cell Reports, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai showed that four drugs used to treat hepatitis C render remdesivir 10 times better at inhibiting the coronavirus in   more

University of Texas: Improving Health Outcomes for People Experiencing Homelessness Is Focus of New Study
AUSTIN, Texas, May 1 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Combining mobile health technology, or mHealth, and community outreach to improve the health outcomes of people experiencing homelessness is the target of a new study by pharmacy researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, thanks to a five-year research grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. People experiencing homelessness are at hi  more

Va. Gov. Northam Announces Valve Manufacturer to Expand Operation in Norfolk, Creating 40 New Jobs
RICHMOND, Virginia, May 1 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release on April 30, 2021: Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dante Valve Company, a family-owned, international manufacturer and distributor of valves and related products, will invest $1.9 million to expand its operation in the City of Norfolk. The company will add 10,000 square feet to its facility at 1324 Ballentine Boulevard to increase production and better serve its East Coast customers. Vi  more

West Texas Cornette Library Wins Statewide Award for Pandemic Response
CANYON, Texas, April 27 (TNSAwa) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: West Texas A&M University's Cornette Library won a Texas Library Association award for its efforts to save two popular outreach programs during the height of the global pandemic. Cornette Library was awarded a Branding Iron Award for special events at TLA's recent conference. The library was cited for "successfully transform(ing) their Kickback and Movie Night programs into virtual ones, continuing this t  more