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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday June 06, 2021 ( 68 items )  

A&M-Commerce Faculty Receives $30,000 Grant for Urban Agriculture Educational Development
COMMERCE, Texas, June 2 (TNSGra) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news on June 1, 2021: Dr. Robert "Bob" Williams, Professor of Agriculture, Food & Family at Texas A&M University-Commerce, is the recent recipient of a $30,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to assist in the development of education in the field of urban agriculture. A three-person research team of Williams, Dr. Doug LaVergne, associate professor and associate dean of the Col  more

A&M-Commerce Navarro Partnership Alumnae Receive Awards
COMMERCE, Texas, June 3 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: Two A&M-Commerce alumnae are setting the mark high in the Corsicana Independent School District. The Corsicana ISD Board of Trustees and Corsicana Education Foundation Executive Board named Casey Gordon as Elementary Teacher of the Year at Navarro Elementary School. She also received the Mark Culwell Award for outstanding elementary teacher of the year. Additionally, Raquel Espinoza-Rivera re  more

Angelo State University: History Instructor Publishes First Book on British Navalism
SAN ANGELO, Texas, June 3 (TNSBook) -- Angelo State University issued the following news: Dr. Bradley Cesario of the Angelo State University history faculty has published his first book, titled "New Crusade: The Royal Navy and British Navalism, 1884-1914," through De Gruyter, an international publishing house based in Berlin, Germany, that specializes in academic literature. Published as part of the De Gruyter "Studies in Military History" series, "New Crusade: The Royal Navy and British Naval  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Butterfly IQ Catches a Ride on the SpaceX Dragon to Space
HOUSTON, Texas, June 4 (TNSRes) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news on June 3, 2021: Headed for the International Space Station today, the 22nd SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply payload included a Butterfly iQ, the world's first handheld, single-probe whole-body ultrasound system using semiconductor technology. This tool was developed by Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE: BFLY), an innovative digital health company that is working to democratize medical imaging and contribute to   more

Baylor College of Medicine: What Can Adolescents Do After Receiving Their COVID-19 Vaccine?
HOUSTON, Texas, June 3 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news: There is no denying that adolescents and teens have sacrificed plenty in the last year due to COVID-19 - from switching to virtual classes to giving up after-school hobbies and hanging out with friends. Now that the Pfizer COVID vaccine is authorized for individuals 12 years of age and older, they can look forward to slowly returning to their normal activities. An expert at Baylor College of Medicine s  more

Baylor College of Medicine: What You Need to Know About Lymphedema
HOUSTON, Texas, June 4 (TNSRes) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news: The end of cancer treatment can be an exciting milestone in a patient's recovery process, so any lingering health issues can be frustrating. A Baylor College of Medicine plastic surgeon discusses lymphedema, a disruption to the lymphatic system often caused by cancer surgery or treatment that leads to swelling, heaviness, increased infection risk and discomfort in the limbs, and the options to treat it.  more

Baylor Researchers Introduce 6P Color Imaging System That Could Revolutionize T.V., Cinema Storytelling
WACO, Texas, June 4 (TNSRes) -- Baylor University issued the following news on June 3, 2020: Baylor University researchers unveiled a new color imaging Thursday with the capacity to dramatically increase the range of color a digital screen can display. The system - called 6P - has implications for television and cinema storytelling by transcending long-used color systems that compress color and limit it to fit the capacity of most screens. Baylor researchers Corey Carbonara, Ph.D., and Michael  more

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Researcher Uses Disease Modeling to Help Combat Global Infectious Outbreaks
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 2 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: When an area is struck by disease, chaos can often consume the community as they try to organize in the midst of fear and confusion. Dr. Martial Ndeffo, an assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), helps local officials make sense  more

Culpepper Takes Helm of Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus Department of Health and Human Performance
COMMERCE, Texas, June 5 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: The College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce recently named Dr. Dean Culpepper as interim head of the Department of Health and Human Performance. Culpepper has 17 years of higher education experience as a faculty member, including more than three years as chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Eastern New Mexico University where he served on the University A  more

DNC Chair Harrison Appears on MSNBC's Morning Joe
WASHINGTON, June 2 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following transcript of an interview by Chair Jaime Harrison on MSNBC's Morning Joe: * * * This morning, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison joined MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss Republican attacks on voting rights and the most blatant attempt yet from Texas Republicans to force a restrictive voting bill through over the holiday weekend. "I don't think about it as a threat to the Democratic Party, I think about it as a threat to our Amer  more

Fla. A.G. Moody Challenges President Biden's Keystone Cancellation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 3 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is fighting for Florida jobs and the nation's energy independence by challenging President Joe Biden's unlawful executive order that cancelled construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Attorney General Moody is joining attorneys general from 22 states in an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block Biden's unconstit  more

Hart and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Make Elections More Secure, Verifiable
AUSTIN, Texas, June 4 (TNSPar) -- Microsoft issued the following news release: On Thursday, Hart InterCivic and Microsoft Corp. announced a partnership to incorporate ElectionGuard software developed by Microsoft into Hart's Verity(R) voting systems. The partnership makes Hart the first major voting machine manufacturer in the United States to provide end-to-end verifiability to voters, giving individual voters the ability to confirm their ballots were counted in an election and not altered. En  more

Lamar University Deaf Studies, Deaf Education Student Chosen to Present Research at Language First Conference
BEAUMONT, Texas, June 5 (TNSOps) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Megan Wimberly '12, deaf studies and deaf education doctoral student, was chosen as one of three presenters for the 2021 virtual Language First Deaf Disabled Students Mini Conference. Set to take place on June 19, the primary focus of the conference is to provide information and resources for teachers of the deaf or professionals working with students who are deaf with additional disabilities. Wimberly, who is also  more

Lamar University Engineering Students Awarded Houston Gas Processors Association Scholarship
BEAUMONT, Texas, June 3 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: The Houston Gas Processors Association has awarded three students from the College of Engineering the Houston GPA scholarship. The LU recipients, mechanical engineering majors, Britney Sumayah and Christian Chavez '21 and electrical engineering major, Eduardo Reyes, were all awarded $4,000 each. In 2002, the Houston GPA established $25,000 endowed scholarships at six Texas universities, including Lamar University.  more

MD Anderson Cancer: Newly Approved Targeted Therapy Sotorasib Prolongs Survival in KRAS G12C-mutated Lung Cancer
HOUSTON, Texas, June 5 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on June 4, 2021: Results from the Phase II cohort of the CodeBreaK 100 study showed that treatment with the KRAS G12C inhibitor sotorasib achieved a 37.1% objective response rate and 12.5 months median overall survival in previously treated patients with KRAS G12C-mutated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Can  more

New Baylor University Police Chief Sworn In
WACO, Texas, June 2 (TNSPer) -- Baylor University issued the following news on June 1, 2021: John Kolinek, who has served as assistant chief of the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) since 2016, was sworn in today as chief of police during a ceremony at Pat Neff Hall. Kolinek succeeds Chief Brad Wigtil, who retired May 31 after leading the University's nationally accredited campus law enforcement agency for the past six years. "As the new police chief of the Baylor University Police De  more

Nexstar Variable Interest Entity, Mission Broadcasting, Closes New $300 Million Senior Secured Term Loan B Facility
IRVING, Texas, June 4 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on June 3, 2021: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) today announced that Mission Broadcasting, Inc. ("Mission"), a variable interest entity of wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Media, Inc. (formerly known as Nexstar Inc. or Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.) ("Nexstar"), has closed on a new $300 million Term Loan B Facility. Mission's new Term Loan B Facility has a seven-year maturit  more

Rice University: Bad Romance - Negative Relationships Linked to Worse Physical and Mental Health in Postpartum Women
HOUSTON, Texas, June 4 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Postpartum women in bad romantic relationships are not only more likely to suffer symptoms of depression, they are also at greater long-term risk of illness or death, according to new research from Rice University, Ohio State University and the University of California, Irvine. "Longitudinal changes in HRV across pregnancy and postpartum: Effect of negative partner relationship qualities" will appear in the J  more

Rice University: Hexagonal Boron Nitride's Remarkable Toughness Unmasked
HOUSTON, Texas, June 3 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: It's official: Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is the iron man of 2D materials, so resistant to cracking that it defies a century-old theoretical description engineers still use to measure toughness. "What we observed in this material is remarkable," said Rice University's Jun Lou, co-corresponding author of a Nature paper published this week. "Nobody expected to see this in 2D materials. That's why it's so ex  more

Rice University: Houston is Ready for the Green Energy Transition, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, June 2 (TNSRep) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Houston's "energy capital of the world" status is here to stay -- no matter the type of energy -- according to a new report from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "(Houston's nickname) has manifested from its dominant position in oil and gas, but the moniker is actually derived from the skill sets and expertise that make up the region's workforce," writes Ken Medlock, senior director of the  more

Rice University: NIH Supports Mathematical Optimization of Tumor Treatment
HOUSTON, Texas, June 3 (TNSGra) -- Rice University issued the following news release: A new strategy to reduce the side effects suffered by patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancers now has the support of the National Institutes of Health. Andrew Schaefer, the Noah Harding Chair and a professor of computational and applied mathematics and computer science at Rice's Brown School of Engineering, won a prestigious four-year R01 grant for $1.2 million to develop a personalized approa  more

Rice University: OpenStax Institutional Partner Program Expands for Next Academic Year
HOUSTON, Texas, June 4 (TNSPar) -- Rice University issued the following news release: OpenStax, Rice University's educational technology initiative, will welcome a dozen new colleges and universities serving diverse students across the United States to its Institutional Partner Program, This OpenStax program has helped over 70 colleges and universities expand the use of open educational resources on their campuses, saving their students money and putting more flexible course materials into the  more

Scathing Condemnation of S.B. 7 During Press Conference With Julian Castro, Colin Allred, Joaquin Castro, Beto O'Rourke, Carol Alvarado, Jessica Gonzalez, and Lina Hidalgo
AUSTIN, Texas, May 31 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on May 30, 2021: Sunday, Texas Democrats came together in a virtual press conference to condemn racist, ableist, anti-voter bill SB 7, which cleared the Texas Senate in the early hours of Sunday morning. Republicans have relied on shady dealings at every step to push this bill through the legislature in a flagrant assault on the voting rights of Black and Brown Texans, voters with disabilities, and working Texans -- d  more

SUNY-Potsdam College Foundation Names Two New Trustees
POTSDAM, New York, June 4 (TNSPer) -- The State University of New York Potsdam campus issued the following news: The Potsdam College Foundation Board of Trustees appointed two new members and honored another with emeriti status at the board's spring meeting. SUNY Potsdam alumni Adebisi Oje '12 and Justin Sipher '92 were both elected to serve on the Foundation Board, helping to foster giving in support of their alma mater. Adebisi Oje '12 of San Antonio, Texas, is a Director of Sales at WANdisc  more

Templeton Assumes Head of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce
COMMERCE, Texas, June 5 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: The College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce recently named Dr. Nate Templeton as interim head of the Department of Educational Leadership. Templeton is an associate professor and director of the Meadows Principal Leadership Institute in the department. Prior to joining the graduate faculty at A&M-Commerce, he served in Texas public schools as a teacher, program administrator an  more

Texas A&M International University Campus Organizations Grow, Progress Under All-Female Leadership
LAREDO, Texas, June 4 (TNSJou) (TNSPro) -- Texas A&M International University, a member of the Texas A and M University System, issued the following news release on June 3, 2021: A recently published article by UN Women, a United Nations entity that dedicates itself to gender equality and female empowerment, noted the global increase of women in positions of leadership. According to UN Women, these claimed spaces by female leaders include a record-breaking number of female CEOs among Fortune 5  more

Texas A&M System Tapped to Help Offshore Energy Industry
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 4 -- The Texas A&M University System issued the following news release: The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will collaborate with energy-sector stakeholders, several national labs and universities in 10 states as the manager of a new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). The goals of the new OESI include safer workplaces, improved environmental stewardship and greater U.S. energy security. Through advances in technology, monitoring equipment and wo  more

Texas A&M System Tapped to Help Offshore Energy Industry
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 4 -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news release: The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will collaborate with energy-sector stakeholders, several national labs and universities in 10 states as the manager of a new Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI). The goals of the new OESI include safer workplaces, improved environmental stewardship and greater U.S. energy security. Through advances in technology, m  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Researcher, Students to Study Coral Reefs in Hawaii
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 5 (TNSGra) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Changes in the chemistry of the ocean are devastating coral reefs around the world, diminishing their role as a safe haven for marine animals and as a protector of coastal areas from storms and erosion. To more fully understand what is happening to these critically important reefs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Assistant Professor of Marine Biology Keisha Bahr is launching an ex  more

Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 'Doc' Graham Center-Including VERO, TVMDL Buildings-Officially Opens In Texas Panhandle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 4 (TNSOps) -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release on June 3, 2021: Dignitaries, Texas A&M and West Texas A&M university administrators, and students alike today celebrated the grand opening of two buildings that greatly enhance veterinary medical, education, and research missions in the Texas Panhandle. The Charles W. "Doc" Graham '53 DVM, The Texas A&M University System Center officially o  more

Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus Alum Appointed to Leadership Role at Prairie View A&M University
COMMERCE, Texas, June 3 (TNSPer) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: Anthony Harris, Ed.D.., was recently named chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Prairie View A&M University, effective July 1, 2021. Harris earned his doctorate in counseling and secondary and higher education from East Texas State University (now A&M-Commerce). He served as assistant to the president at A&M-Commerce under the late Dr. Jerry D. Morris. He also s  more

Texas A&M: Elwany Receives 2021 John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 2 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Alleynah Veatch Cofas Dr. Alaa Elwany, associate professor of the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was chosen to receive the 2021 John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). This award is given to a recipient recognized for  more

Texas A&M: Green Energy Hub - Researchers Develop Floating Renewable Energy Station
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 2 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Hannah Conrad With questions about the short- and long-term reliability and sustainability of the power grid set forth by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, more commonly referred to as ERCOT, having alternate energy options is more vital than ever. And while many forms of renewable energy, such as solar and nuclear, call land their home, other methods -- such as offs  more

Texas A&M: Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 3 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Hannah Conrad Three students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University were recognized by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP). The prestigious and competitive GRFP supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing a research-based master's and/or doctoral degree in NSF-supported, STE  more

Texas A&M: Shryock Receives Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 4 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Felysha Walker Dr. Kristi Shryock from the Department of Aerospace Engineering is one of 10 Texas A&M University faculty to receive the 2021 Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. The award encourages, recognizes and rewards faculty who provide students with meaningful learning experiences, embrace effective teaching approaches and value student  more

Texas A&M: Taking Inspiration From Nature for Late-Stage Cancer Care
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 4 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Jennifer Reiley Dr. Isaac Adjei is using his background in drug delivery to engineer new ways to treat late-stage cancer patients. Adjei, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, develops treatments for patients with late-stage cancers to improve their quality of life and help them live longer. Typically, these patients have can  more

Texas A.G. Paxton: OAG Files Appellate Brief - Former Top Aides Say One Thing Under Oath, Another in Public
AUSTIN, Texas, June 3 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: Yesterday the Office of the Attorney General of Texas (OAG) filed an appellate brief with the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals fully debunking a group of former OAG political appointees who had gone rogue and lodged unfounded accusations against Attorney General Paxton. The appeal arises out of a Travis County District Court's erroneous denial of OAG's plea to the jurisdiction. OAG's appellate brief a  more

Texas Democratic Party Welcome New Dallas County Democratic Party Chair
AUSTIN, Texas, June 5 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement on June 4, 2021: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement welcoming the new Dallas County Democratic Party Chair: "Texas Democrats congratulate Kristy Noble on winning election Wednesday night as the new Chair for the Dallas County Democratic Party. "A precinct chair, a small business owner, and co-founder of the Funky East-Dallas Democrats, Chair Noble is an excellen  more

Texas Democratic Party: Abbott's Undemocratic Call for Special Legislative Session Is Exactly Why Texans Need Federal Action to Protect Voting Rights
AUSTIN, Texas, June 4 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Thursday, in a massive concession to extreme right forces within the Texas Republican Party, disgraced Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he will add a special legislative session to Texas' calendar this year -- a move which Abbott himself called "goofy" barely a week ago. A global pandemic has not once merited a special session in Abbott's view -- but apparently, his own party's failure to achieve its backwards goals d  more

Texas Democratic Party: Conference Committee's Frankenstein SB 7 Is Still Racist, Ableist, Blatant Voter Suppression
AUSTIN, Texas, May 31 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Saturday morning, after a months-long fight against SB 7, Texas Republicans' hallmark anti-voter legislation, the SB 7 conference committee filed their Frankenstein's monster version of the bill. Now, both legislative chambers will need to vote on the bill before the weekend is up in order for it to become law. SB 7 remains a racist, anti-democracy bill that will cement Texas's ranking as the hardest state in the cou  more

Texas Democratic Party: Scathing Condemnation of S.B. 7 During Press Conference With Julian Castro, Colin Allred, Joaquin Castro, Beto O'Rourke, Carol Alvarado, Jessica Gonzalez, and Lina Hidalgo
AUSTIN, Texas, June 1 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Sunday, Texas Democrats came together in a virtual press conference to condemn racist, ableist, anti-voter bill SB 7, which cleared the Texas Senate in the early hours of Sunday morning. Republicans have relied on shady dealings at every step to push this bill through the legislature in a flagrant assault on the voting rights of Black and Brown Texans, voters with disabilities, and working Texans -- drawing widesprea  more

Texas Democratic Party: Texas Democrats' Official Wrapup - The Good, Bad, and Ugly From Texas' 87th Legislative Session
AUSTIN, Texas, June 1 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: After last night's heroic eleventh hour walkout by Democrats to block anti-voter bill SB 7, sine die has finally arrived in Texas' 87th legislative session -- and with it, Texas Democrats' official wrapup of the good, the bad, and the ugly from the last five months in the Texas legislature. With horrific Republican attacks on just about every Texan, this session ushered in new lows from the Texas GOP. Faced with Rep  more

Texas Democrats Celebrate the Start of Pride
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Former State Representative and Texas Democratic Party Legislative Director Glen Maxey issued the following statement on the start of Pride Month: "Happy Pride, Texas! This month, we celebrate the beauty, brilliance, power, diversity, and strength of the LGBTQ+ community -- here in Texas, and beyond. "We would not be who we are today as a country without the vision, resilience, and contributions of LGBT  more

Texas Education Agency: Tax Rate Compression and Adoption of Tax Rate for Tax Year 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, June 4 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following document from Leo Lopez, associate commissioner for school finance\chief school finance officer: This letter is to inform you about preliminary maximum compressed tax rates (MCR) for school districts' maintenance and operations (M&O) tax rates required under House Bill (HB) 3 for tax year 2021 (2021-2022 school year). This notice does not apply to open-enrollment charter schools. Background In order to calculate and make  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces New Cacique, LLC Facility in Amarillo
AUSTIN, Texas, June 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on June 2, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Cacique, LLC ("Cacique") will open a new food processing operation in Amarillo, Texas. Cacique is a leading privately owned Hispanic foods company and has been touted as the #1 brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas and chorizos in the United States. The project will create 187 new jobs and $88 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterpris  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Wagners CFT, LLC Building First U.S. Manufacturing Plant in Parker County
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on June 1, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Wagners CFT, LLC ("Wagners") will establish a new manufacturing and assembly facility in Parker County, Texas. This will be the company's first U.S. manufacturing plant. Wagners, a subsidiary of Wagners Holding Limited Group, manufactures a range of structural fiberglass sections that are fabricated into beams for use in bridges, boardwalks, and marine  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Kim to State Board of Educator Certification
AUSTIN, Texas, June 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Andrew Kim 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. Andrew Kim of New Braunfels is the Superintendent of Schools at Comal Independent School District. He is a member of the Texas Association of School  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints University Student Regents and Student Representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms set to expire on May 31, 2022. Additionally, the Governor appointed the student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term set to expire on May 31, 2022. Midwestern State University Amanda Threlkeld of Wichita Falls is pursuing a double major in Accounting and Management   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration in Response to Border Crisis in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, June 1 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on June 1, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster declaration along Texas' southern border in response to the border crisis, providing more resources and strategies to combat the ongoing influx of unlawful immigrants. The Governor is authorizing the use of all necessary and available state and local resources to protect landowners in these counties from trespassers and the damage they cause to priv  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Aplin Chair and Appoints Galo to Parks and Wildlife Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Anna Benavides Galo to the Parks and Wildlife Commission for a term set to expire February 1, 2027. Additionally, the Governor has named Arch "Beaver" Aplin as chair. The commission manages and conserves the natural and cultural resources of Texas and provides hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generation. A  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Farias Chair and Williams Vice Chair of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
AUSTIN, Texas, June 4 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has named Fred Farias, III, O.D. as chair and Donna N. Williams vice chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for terms set to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Fred Farias, III, O.D. of McAllen is an optometrist and CEO of 20/20 Vision Care. He has served on The Texas Higher Educati  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Back the Blue Legislation
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on June 1, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today signed several pieces of legislation into law that will stop cities from defunding the police and enhance penalties for criminal activities that interfere with or harm law enforcement. The Governor was joined for the bill signing by members of the Texas Legislature, the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, the Texas Fraternal Order of Police, the Texas Mun  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Statement on 87th Legislative Session
AUSTIN, Texas, June 1 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement on May 31, 2021 on the conclusion of the 87th regular legislative session: * * * "From Day One of this session, our priorities were centered around hardworking Texans and building a state that is safer, freer, healthier, and more prosperous. We added to that the imperative that we secure the Texas power system to ensure it never fails again. We kept those promises while also delivering one of the most conservati  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Additional Food Benefits for Texas WIC Families This Summer
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on June 1, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced a temporary increase in food benefits for families participating in the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) through September 2021. This temporary increase specifically covers the purchase of fruits and vegetables. "This increase in benefits will help T  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for June
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on June 2, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing approximately $208 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Thank you to HHSC and USDA for continuing to support Texas families by ensuring they can put healt  more

Two More States Join Mont. A.G. Knudsen's Keystone XL Lawsuit Against Biden Administration
HELENA, Montana, June 4 -- Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen issued the following news release: Two more state attorneys general joined the lawsuit against President Joe Biden's unconstitutional cancelation of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced today. The lawsuit, led by Montana and Texas, seeks to have portions of Executive Order 13990 cancelling KXPL's cross-border permit declared unconstitutional and unlawful and seeks to prevent the Biden admin  more

University of Arizona and NASA Identify Methane Super-Emitters in the Nation's Largest Oil Field
TUCSON, Arizona, June 3 (TNSJou) -- The University of Arizona issued the following news release: A new University of Arizona and NASA study has identified more than 1,700 large sources of methane in an oil field that spans Texas and New Mexico, with about half of them likely being malfunctioning equipment. If even just the most persistent leaks - 123 of these sources - were repaired, emissions of the potent greenhouse gas could drop by 55 tons an hour, the researchers said. That's 5.5% of all   more

University of Houston: Elevating African Cichlid Fish as a Scientific Model of Social Disorders
HOUSTON, Texas, June 5 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Beau Alward, University of Houston assistant professor of psychology, who holds a joint appointment in biology and biochemistry and is director of the Social Neuroscience Lab, has received the Beckman Young Investigator Award by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. At Stanford, he was an Arnold Beckman post-doctoral fellow, making him a rare multiple awardee of the foundation. Then, and now, the  more

University of Houston: Powerhouse Future Is Flexoelectric
HOUSTON, Texas, June 2 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Researchers have demonstrated "giant flexoelectricity" in soft elastomers that could improve robot movement range and make self-powered pacemakers a real possibility. In a paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists from the University of Houston and Air Force Research Laboratory explain how to engineer ostensibly ordinary substances like silicone rub  more

University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing: Which Way Does the Solar Wind Blow?
AUSTIN, Texas, June 3 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center issued the following news release on June 3, 2021: The surface of the sun churns with energy and frequently ejects masses of highly-magnetized plasma towards Earth. Sometimes these ejections are strong enough to crash through the magnetosphere -- the natural magnetic shield that protects the Earth -- damaging satellites or electrical grids. Such space weather events can be catastrophic. Astron  more

University of Texas-Arlington Students Earn American Heart Association Fellowships
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 5 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: Two doctoral students in kinesiology have each recently received highly competitive American Heart Association (AHA) predoctoral fellowships to continue their cardiovascular research. Andrew Oneglia is researching cardiac dysfunction and is a member of the Applied Physiology and Advanced Imaging Laboratory, mentoring under Michael Nelson, lab director and associate professor of kine  more

University of Texas-Arlington: How Space Weather Affects Energy Infrastructure
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 2 (TNSMon) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release on June 1, 2021: A space physicist from The University of Texas at Arlington has received funding from a university in New Zealand to study the impact of space weather on that nation's energy infrastructure. The $997,432 award from the University of Otago will allow Daniel Welling to collaborate with an international team of researchers that aims to improve the forecasting and mitiga  more

University of Texas-Dallas: Professor to Expand Landscape of Research With NSF CAREER Award
RICHARDSON, Texas, June 5 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Texas Dallas campus issued the following news: As a boy, Dr. Anthony Cummings walked the forests of Guyana. Raised among indigenous peoples near the Venezuela border, he noticed the ways they approached the land and made their livelihoods. With a five-year, $523,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Cummings will return to his home country to study indigenous peoples' influenced landscapes, or landscapes within which indig  more

University of Texas-Dallas: Supporters Contribute $1.4 Million During Comets Giving Days
RICHARDSON, Texas, June 5 (TNSMon) -- The University of Texas Dallas campus issued the following news: Donors to The University of Texas at Dallas continued to break records during the fifth annual Comets Giving Days on May 26 and 27. Nearly $1.4 million was raised from more than 2,800 gifts to benefit over 100 campus groups. The single largest gift came from Marilyn and Jerry Comer MS'77. The couple contributed $500,000 to create a new endowment supporting the Jerry and Marilyn Comer Photogra  more

University of Texas-Dallas: Team Applies Power of AI to Forecast Energy Supply, Demand
RICHARDSON, Texas, June 3 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas Dallas campus issued the following news: The increasing use of renewable, fluctuating power sources, such as wind and solar energy, has made it more challenging than ever to forecast electricity prices. In partnership with Vistra, one of the largest competitive power generators in the U.S., University of Texas at Dallas researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to help the Irving-based company make more precise p  more

University of Texas-Tyler: Discovery Science Place Announces New Executive Director
TYLER, Texas, June 5 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas's Tyler Campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Tyler recently appointed Lacie Ballinger as the new executive director of the Discovery Science Place. Ballinger was most recently the director of collections and exhibits for the Tallahassee Museum in Florida. "We are pleased to have Lacie join the Discovery Science Place," said Laura Jackson, PhD, UT Tyler associate vice president for strategic initiatives and  more

University of Texas: Lillian Mills Appointed Dean of the McCombs School of Business
AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Austin has named Lillian Mills as the permanent dean of the McCombs School of Business. Mills has held the role of interim dean since April 2020 following the appointment of Jay Hartzell as president. Mills' permanent appointment as dean is effective immediately. Mills is the first woman to serve as permanent dean of McCombs in the school's nearly 100-year history. "I've see  more

With NIH Grant, University of Texas-Arlington Team to Examine Cardiovascular Disease
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 5 (TNSGra) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: The Integrative Vascular Physiology Laboratory at The University of Texas at Arlington recently received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the neural and vascular mechanisms of elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk in African American women. The research will explore contributing factors to hypertension and other cardiova  more