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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday December 03, 2023 ( 34 items )  

A LULAC LEADER IS HONORED UPON HIS PASSING FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY AND COMMUNITY
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 -- LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, issued the following news release: In the quiet town of Midwest City, Oklahoma, a beacon of service and inspiration was dimmed as Reymundo Madrid, a LULAC leader, passed away at 76. His departure on November 24th left a void not only in the lives of his family but also in the hearts of the countless individuals he touched through a lifetime devoted to service in the league. Reymundo's journey began in Presidio, Texas.   more

ALA Appoints New Membership Director
DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 1 -- The American Lighting Association issued the following news release: After reviewing hundreds of applicants from various industries, the American Lighting Association (ALA) has named Carrie Kolles as its new Director of Membership, as of Nov. 27. Carrie, who most recently served as Director of Philanthropy/Major Gift Officer for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, brings a proven track record for successful fundraising and relationship building in industries as di  more

ALA Engineering Committee Meeting Covers Key Association Work
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 30 -- The American Lighting Association issued the following news release: This November, during the ALA Engineering Committee's virtual monthly meeting, attendees received updates on two important, far-reaching actions that ALA directly influenced to the benefit of the decorative lighting industry. These include the revival of the ENERGY STAR program for lighting products, to some degree; and a fundamental change to the wording of a proposed standard that would have negativ  more

American Heart Association: Recent scientific studies offer insight into heart and stroke health
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 28 [Category: Health Care] (TNSres) -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: More than 4,000 abstracts were presented during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023 and Resuscitation Science Symposium 2023, held earlier this month in Philadelphia. Here are some of the important scientific findings that could impact your heart and stroke health. Next wave of AI prediction models aims to predict risk of heart attack and stroke, as  more

CCIA Files Supreme Court Briefs Demonstrating That Florida, Texas Social Media Laws Violate the First Amendment
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The Computer and Communications Industry Association issued the following news: The Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice filed their briefs (Florida [https://ccianet.org/library/merits-brief-in-moody-u-s-supreme-court/[ and Texas [https://ccianet.org/library/paxton-merits-brief-u-s-supreme-court/]) with the Supreme Court of the United States setting forth the many reasons that Florida S.B. 7072 and Texas H.B. 20 violate the First Amendment. The brie  more

Civil Rights Groups Ask Supreme Court to Step in as Court of Appeals Delays Relief for Black, Latino Galveston County Voters
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Dec. 1 -- The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued the following news release: Southern Coalition for Social Justice, the Texas Civil Rights Project, and their partners are calling for the U.S. Supreme Court to bring relief to Galveston County voters still living under a racially gerrymandered map, while the Court of Appeals approves an unnecessarily lengthy review of the case's claims. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has granted an en banc revie  more

Construction Employment Increases In 226 Of 358 Metro Areas Between October 2022 & 2023 As Labor Shortages Keep Firms From Hiring More
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 29 [Category: Construction]-- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: New York City and Baton Rouge, La. Register the Largest Number and Percent of Job Gains over 12 Months; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Kankakee, Ill. Experience Worst Year-over-Year Losses Construction employment increased in 226, or 63 percent, of 358 metro areas between October 2022 and October 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated Gener  more

Coronary heart disease before age 45 may increase risk of dementia later in life
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 29 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: People diagnosed with coronary heart disease had a significantly increased risk of developing dementia later in life, according to an analysis of data for more than 430,000 people from the UK Biobank. Participants who had coronary heart disease before age 45 had a 36% increased risk of developing dementia, a 13% increased risk of developing Alzheimer's and a 78% greater risk of d  more

Critical care of patients after cardiac arrest is crucial, needs more research
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 28 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Statement Highlights: Intensive care management of cardiac arrest survivors is important and influences survival and neurological outcomes. This collaborative statement from a diverse group with expertise in post-cardiac arrest care identifies current knowledge gaps and provides guidance about care in topics where research and existing guidelines were not able to provide solid e  more

Early Rhythm Control, Lifestyle Modification and More Tailored Stroke Risk Assessment Are Top Goals in Managing Atrial Fibrillation
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 30 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS and WASHINGTON (Nov. 30, 2023) -- The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several other leading medical associations, have issued a new guideline for preventing and optimally managing atrial fibrillation (AFib). The guideline was jointly published today in Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology  more

Environmental Integrity Project: Houston's Communities of Color Hit Hardest by Increase in Smog Over Last Decade
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- The Environmental Integrity Project issued the following news release: Air monitoring data show that communities of color and lower-income neighborhoods were the hardest hit as the Houston region in 2023 suffered its worst year for smog in more than a decade, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project. Scorching temperatures combined with air pollution--including from an expanding oil and gas industry-- to trigger an increase in ozone ac  more

Eurofase to Host ALA Women in Lighting Reception During Lightovation in Dallas
DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 1 -- The American Lighting Association issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023: On the heels of celebrating its fifth anniversary, the ALA Women in Lighting (WIL) Committee will host its popular networking reception at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, during Lightovation in Dallas. The event is sponsored by Eurofase and will take place in the company's newly renovated Trade Mart showroom (TM 4002). Attendance at the WIL event is open to everyone, regardless of gender o  more

First Liberty Institute: Approaching Hannukah, Small Jewish Synagogue Seeks Restraining Order After Houston Officials Cut Power
HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 1 -- The First Liberty Institute issued the following news release: First Liberty Institute and the Burke Law Group PLLC filed for a temporary restraining order against Houston city officials who refuse to restore power to a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue, Heimish of Houston. In 2020, the city attempted to shut down Heimish's use of the synagogue through the selective enforcement of a deed restriction. You can read the complaint here (https://firstliberty.org/wp-content/u  more

Greenpeace USA: Impacted Communities and Enviro Advocates React to New Report Showing Cryptomining's Massive Water Consumption
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- Greenpeace USA, an organization that says it uses protest and confrontation to expose environmental problems and promote solutions, issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023: On Thursday, environmental advocates from across the country held a press conference following a groundbreaking report outlining the astounding volume of water used to mine Bitcoin. Published by Alex de Vries in the peer-reviewed Cell Reports Sustainability journal, the report is the  more

HACU announces sixty-eight Deloitte Foundation HACU Scholars
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 30 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: HACU announces sixty-eight Deloitte Foundation HACU Scholars The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the 68 students from HACU-member institutions to receive a Deloitte Foundation scholarship of $2,500 for fall 2023 and $2,500 for spring 2024 semesters. The scholarships, which are funded by the Deloitte Foundation, were mad  more

HACU, Chime Scholars Foundation announce scholarship recipients
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 30 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: HACU, Chime Scholars Foundation announce scholarship recipients The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Chime Scholars Foundation are proud to announce 25 Chime Scholars from HACU-member institutions. Chime Scholars receive a $3,000 scholarship and funding to attend the !Adelante! Leadership Institute at HACU's Annual Conference.   more

HACU, Miller Lite award Brewed to Be Bright Scholarships
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 30 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: HACU, Miller Lite award Brewed to Be Bright Scholarships The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Miller Lite has selected 35 students from HACU-member institutions to receive a Miller Lite Brewed to Be Bright Scholarships. Over $107,000 in college scholarships were awarded as well as leadership development opportunities through HACU's   more

Human Rights Watch: 'So Much Blood on the Ground'
NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (TNSres) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following report on Nov. 27, 2023: Summary Ruben Villegas died on Friday, September 3, 2021, from severe injuries he sustained one week earlier in a car crash. According to local media reports, on the night of the crash DPS officers saw five men run into the brush after getting out of Villegas' silver Chevrolet Malibu when it was parked at a rest stop. Texas Department of Safety (DPS) officers, or "Texas state troopers," attempted to   more

Human Rights Watch: US - Texas Troopers' Deadly Vehicle Pursuits
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 (TNSres) -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: * * * Fatalities More Frequent Under Operation Lone Star Than Previously Reported * * * Dangerous chases of vehicles thought to contain migrants under the Texas government's Operation Lone Star program led to crashes that killed at least 74 people and injured at least another 189 in a 29-month period, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The findings indicate the monthly death rate is at l  more

Katherine Hopkins of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2023 "40 Under 40" Selected as One of ABI's 2023 "40 Under 40"
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 28 -- The American Bankruptcy Institute issued the following news release: ABI announces that Katherine Hopkins of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP (Fort Worth, Texas) has been selected as one of ABI's "40 Under 40," ABI's award program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Dec. 1 at ABI's 2023 Winter Leadership Conference at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale,   more

Miss America's Scholarship Foundation joins Go Red for Women to champion women's health and well-being at every age
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 28 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims more lives than all forms of cancer, yet many women, particularly younger women, remain unaware.[1] Through its Go Red for Women(r) movement, the American Heart Association, which is devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, is being supported by Miss America's Scholarship Foundation to empower the next generation of women to take charge of  more

MRES Member Recognized by APPA as Smart Energy Provider
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Nov. 28 -- Missouri River Energy Services issued the following news release: Earlier this month, a member of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) was honored with the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation by the American Public Power Association (APPA) at the Customer Connections Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Moorhead Public Service (MPS) was awarded the designation for a second time, following the same recognition in 2021. MPS joins Detroit Lakes Public Utilit  more

NSC Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Expand Employer Roadway Safety Program in Three States
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news: The National Safety Council secured three significant federal pass-through grants totaling over $900,000 to expand its employer traffic safety program, Our Driving Concern. ODC works to increase awareness of the impact of traffic crashes on employers, equip companies with tools to keep their employees safe on the road and improve transportation safety outcomes. The three grants have been awarded to NSC from the Texas  more

Orthodox Union: Amid Rising Antisemitism, Jewish Student Union a Lifeline in Public Schools
NEW YORK, Dec. 2 -- The Orthodox Union, also known as Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, issued the following news release: In the Houston suburb of Dickinson, Texas, 14-year-old Talya H. was expecting to begin her regular English lesson when she entered her public school classroom. Instead, Talya was accosted by her teacher, who had scrawled "No Justice, No Peace" and "Justice 4 Palestine" on the whiteboard. "The teacher asked, 'Oh, you still have family in Israel?' I said, 'Y  more

PEN America Joins Seven Other Groups to Support Lawsuit to Overturn Texas Book Ban Law as Unconstitutional
NEW YORK, Dec. 1 -- PEN America issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023: PEN America today joins Children's Defense Fund, Students Engaged in Advancing Texas (SEAT), ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, EveryLibrary, Texas Freedom to Read Project, and the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) in supporting Texas students defending the freedom to read in response to HB 900. This controversial Texas law requires book vendors to rate books for sexual content prior to se  more

Red Angus Association: JRA Directors Attend Fall Retreat
COMMERCE CITY, Missouri, Dec. 1 -- The Red Angus Association of America issued the following news release: * * * Plan for 2024 activities * * * The Junior Red Angus board of directors attended their fall retreat Nov. 17-19 in Oklahoma City. Junior board members in attendance were Cameron Ison, Paducah, Kentucky; Kenedy DeVoe, Justin, Texas; Gracie Rogers, Princeton, Missouri; and Zachary Griffeth, Marietta, Oklahoma. On Friday, Nov. 17, the group traveled to Chickasha, Oklahoma, to visit th  more

SwRI Selected for $4.5 Million Contract to Update C-5 Aircraft
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 29 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute has been selected for a five-year, $4.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE) to install Loads/Environment Spectra Survey (L/ESS) systems onto C-5 aircraft to monitor usage. C-5 aircraft, first introduced in 1969, are large military cargo carriers designed to transport sizeable freight, including other ai  more

SwRI'S HERRON NAMED SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 28 (TNSres) -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute Lead Safety Engineer Matthew Herron, M.S., P.E., CSP, CPE, has been named the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Council on Practices and Standards' 2023 Safety Professional of the Year. The award recognizes Herron's outstanding achievements and contributions to ASSP's practice specialty and common interest group communities. "I feel very fortunate a  more

SwRI-LED PUNCH MISSION ADVANCES TOWARD 2025 LAUNCH
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 29 (TNSres) -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: On November 17, 2023, the Polarimeter to UNify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission achieved an important milestone, passing its internal system integration review and clearing the mission to start integrating its four observatories. Southwest Research Institute leads PUNCH, a NASA Small Explorer (SMEX) mission that will integrate understanding of the Sun's corona, the outer atmosphere   more

TEXAS & SOUTHWESTERN CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION TO BRING RESOURCES AND A VOICE TO SOUTH TEXAS LANDOWNERS
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 1 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association presents three upcoming informational events discussing how landowners can leverage property assistance programs and resources throughout the state. Attendees will hear from attorneys, law enforcement and program experts on how to leverage existing programs for assistance, while also providing a platform for landowners to share th  more

TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION: HORSE TRAINER ARRESTED IN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WITH HELP OF SPECIAL RANGERS
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 1 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: Landen James, a horse trainer of Tioga, Texas, was arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands on felony charges for theft after an investigation by Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Brad Oliver and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office. James is accused of crafting an intricate scheme stealing horses and money from victims throughout the United States. James  more

Texas Association of School Business Officials International Welcomes New Executive Director
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 1 -- Texas Association of School Business Officials issued the following news: By Tom Greer, CAE Here's a message from the ASBO International Board of Directors: The ASBO International Board of Directors is pleased to announce that James M. Rowan, CAE, SFO, has been selected as the association's new executive director. He will join the headquarters team on January 2, 2024. Jim brings to the position an extensive background in association management and membership developm  more

Texas Corn Producers: Outstanding Agent Award
LUBBOCK, Texas, Nov. 28 -- Texas Corn Producers issued the following news release: Texas Corn Producers (TCP) is proud to announce the 2023 Outstanding Agent Award winner: Vidal Saenz from Hidalgo County. Each year, TCP recognizes a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agent who shows exceptional commitment to serving corn growers. These outstanding Agents demonstrate community outreach, attend field days, communicate with growers, and coordinate efforts with TCP. Saenz checks all of these boxes and   more

Texas Upstream Employment Increases With Record Permian Basin Production
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 -- Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association issued the following news release: Citing the latest Current Employment Statistics (CES) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today highlighted new employment figures showing an increase in upstream employment for the month of October. According to TIPRO's analysis, direct Texas upstream employment for October 2023 totaled   more