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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 17, 2024 ( 52 items )  

'He's HIM, Not HAM': PETA Pig Takes to Houston Skies With Vegan Easter Plea
HOUSTON, Texas, March 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: With Easter just around the corner, PETA has launched a sky-high appeal on busy U.S. Route 290--close to Golden Corral, IHOP, and other meat-centric restaurants--reminding viewers that pigs are thinking, feeling individuals who don't want to die for their holiday roasts. PETA is encouraging everyone to choose delicious vegan feasts--including a recipe for crowd-pleasing sham ham--this East  more

ABS Wavesight Nautical Systems Now Supports Fully Digital, Streamlined SIRE 2.0 Inspections
HOUSTON, Texas, March 15 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: Enhancements to the HSQE and Vetting Manager module enable owners to transition to SIRE 2.0's risk-based approach, which allows better management of areas of vulnerability, while also helping operators assess future vessel performance. The enhanced module now collects pre-inspection data, including areas of concern and risk assessment metrics that is compiled and digitized in one place and is easily   more

ACLU: Supreme Court Extends Pause on Anti-Immigrant Texas Legislation That Would Overstep Federal Law
AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on March 12, 2024: The U.S. Supreme Court today extended its stay of Texas Senate Bill 4 (88-4), an extreme anti-immigrant law. The ruling prevents the law from going into effect until March 18 at 5 p.m. EDT. The Supreme Court is considering an application to rev  more

Adams Brown Joins National Sorghum Producers Industry Partner Program
LUBBOCK, Texas, March 12 -- The National Sorghum Producers issued the following news release: National Sorghum Producers (NSP) is pleased to announce Adams Brown has joined the NSP Industry Partner program as a Contributor Level sponsor. "We are thrilled to partner with Adams Brown as they provide essential services to individuals like sorghum farmers," NSP Industry Relations Director Jamaca Battin said. "Their expertise in business advisory services, particularly in agriculture, aligns perfec  more

African American veterans with PTSD had higher risk of re-hospitalization after stroke
DALLAS, Texas, March 14 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: In a review of data for more than 90,000 veterans hospitalized with stroke, African American veterans who had been previously diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were significantly more likely to be re-hospitalized than African American veterans without PTSD. In contrast, white veterans with PTSD were not significantly more likely to be re-  more

AIAA Statement on Third SpaceX Starship Test Flight
RESTON, Virginia, March 15 -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics issued the following statement on March 14, 2024: * * * The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) issued the following statement from AIAA CEO Dan Dumbacher: "Congratulations to the SpaceX team on today's test flight of Starship from Starbase, Texas. We are excited to witness this new launch vehicle reaching orbit. The art and science of engineering requires testing. We can see how the tea  more

American Apparel & Footwear Association Presses for East Coast, Gulf Coast Port Resolution
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- The American Apparel and Footwear Association issued the following news release on March 12, 2024: The American Apparel & Footwear Association sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden today, urging the Administration to immediately engage with the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) to restart labor contract negotiations to prevent a disruption, or even the threat of disruption, to service in East and Gulf Coast  more

American Association for Respiratory Care: Members in the News - Securing Scholarships, Showcasing Research, and More
IRVING, Texas, March 12 (TNSres) -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news wrapup entitled "AARC Members In The News": AARC student member Joy Obilor-Okereafor was featured in an article on the Polk State College website about a scholarship she received from the Polk State College Foundation. Read it Here (https://www.polk.edu/news/two-polk-state-students-receive-scholarships-for-essays-on-unity/) AARC student members Larry Massobos and Isabel Basurto, along wi  more

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas: U.S. Supreme Court Extends Pause on Texas' Anti-Immigrant Legislation That Would Overstep Federal Law
AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release on March 12, 2024: The U.S. Supreme Court today extended its stay of Texas Senate Bill 4 (88-4), an extreme anti-immigrant law. The ruling prevents the law from going into effect until March 18 at 4 p.m. CDT / 5 p.m. EDT. The Supreme Court is considering an application to review a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that would have allowed S.B. 4 to go into effect while it conside  more

Arnold Ventures: 12 Million Vulnerable Seniors Could See Improved Access to Health Care With New Bipartisan Legislation
HOUSTON, Texas, March 15 -- Arnold Ventures (formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation) issued the following statement on March 14, 2024: * * * Statement from Mark E. Miller, Executive Vice President of Health Care at Arnold Ventures on the introduction of the Delivering Unified Access to Lifesaving Services (DUALS) Act. * * * "It is encouraging to see a bipartisan group of legislators come together to support solutions to improve care for the 12 million low-income older adults and peopl  more

Bill to improve cardiac emergency preparedness in schools advances
DALLAS, Texas, March 12 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Washington, D.C., March 12, 2024 -- The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today approved the Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Research and Training in Schools (HEARTS) Act, which would help ensure students and staff are prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency. The American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organ  more

Center for a Humane Economy: Republican Nancy Mace and Democrat Rosa DeLauro Center for a Humane Economy: Introduce National Legislation to Phase Out Highly Pathogenic, Inhumane U.S. Mink Farms
BETHESDA, Maryland, March 14 -- The Center for a Humane Economy issued the following news release on March 13, 2024: Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy applauded Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., for leading an effort in Congress to phase out mink farming in the United States because of documented zoonotic-disease threats and demonstrably inhumane treatment of animals. Evenly divided by political party, original cosponsors of the Minks in Narrowly Kep  more

Competitive Enterprise Institute: NLRB Should Let Stand District Court Ruling On Joint Employer Rulemaking
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The Competitive Enterprise Institute issued the following news release: Just days before the National Labor Relations Board's new joint employer rule was set to go into effect, a federal judge in Texas struck down the rule, classifying it as unlawfully broad and unconstitutional. CEI Research Fellow and labor policy expert Sean Higgins provides his analysis on the ruling: "The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas made the right call last week in tossing  more

Euromed Receives ABC Varro E. Tyler Award for Excellence in Phytomedicinal Research
AUSTIN, Texas, March 15 (TNSres) -- The American Botanical Council issued the following news release on March 14, 2024: The American Botanical Council (ABC) announces that the 2024 ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award has been presented to Euromed, a Spain-based manufacturer of standardized botanical extracts and other herbal ingredients for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, pet care, and cosmetics industries. The ABC Tyler Award was named in honor o  more

Federal Court Judge Rescinds NLRB's 2023 Joint Employer Rule
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The National Restaurant Association issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Last week, the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Texas handed down a summary judgement decision, vacating the National Labor Relations Board's 2023 Joint Employer Rule. The decision also denied the defendants' motion to transfer the case to the D.C. Circuit Court. The decision means the Joint Employer Standards reverts to the NLRB's 2020 Final Rule, which codif  more

Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Welcome 2024 Class of Fellows
AUSTIN, Texas, March 12 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners(R) (AANP) recognizes the outstanding achievements and exemplary service of 33 AANP members who have been accepted into the prestigious Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program. Practicing in 22 U.S. states, these nurse practitioner (NP) leaders will be inducted on June 27 at the 2024 AANP National Conference in Na  more

HACU Statement on Federal Study on HSI needs for Facility and Digital Infrastructure
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 14 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release on March 12, 2024: The Hispanic Association of Colleges (HACU) has issued the following statement on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report released on the Facility and Digital Infrastructure needs of Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The full report is available at the following link. "HACU applauds the Government Accountability Office for perfo  more

HACU statement on President Bidenas 2025 Department of Education budget
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 14 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released the following statement regarding President Biden's FY 2025 Budget Proposal, announced on March 11, 2024: "HACU appreciates President Biden's proposed funding increases for programs supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions within the Department of Education," said HACU President and CEO   more

HARC's Dr. Ebrahim Eslami Talks to Texas Tribune About Air Quality Monitoring
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 15 -- Houston Advanced Research Center issued the following news release: HARC's Air Quality Research Scientist, Dr. Ebrahim Eslami, was recently interviewed for an article on air quality monitoring in Houston which was co-published by the Texas Tribune, Environmental Health News, and palabra. Published in English and Spanish, the article, Neglected and exposed: Toxic air lingers in a Texas Latino community, revealing failures in state's air monitoring system, discu  more

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: HOUSTON HOME SALES GAIN MOMENTUM IN FEBRUARY
HOUSTON, Texas, March 15 -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release: With an uptick in home sales and expanding inventory, the Houston real estate market's positive momentum in February brings an optimistic outlook for the spring homebuying season. According to the Houston Association of Realtors' (HAR) February 2024 Market Update, single-family home sales across the Greater Houston area rose 7.6 percent. That is only the third increase in the past year. The first  more

Immigration Reform Law Institute: Victory Court Orders Biden to Build the Wall
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The Immigration Reform Law Institute issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: On Friday, a Texas federal district court ordered (https://irli.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Border-Wall-Injunction-Order.pdf) the Biden Administration to stop diverting funds from the construction of physical barriers at the border, but to spend that money as Congress directed--to build a wall. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) had filed a brief (https://irli.org/wp-con  more

In Texas, Immigrant Artists and Creatives Are Uniting to Build Cultural Power and Fight Back Against Rising Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Policies
AUSTIN, Texas, March 15 -- United We Dream issued the following statement on March 14, 2024, by Juanita Monsalve, senior marketing and creative director: * * * Today, a group of immigrant artists, visionaries, and creatives from United We Dream and Intelligent Mischief, co-hosted the first-of-its-kind Immigrant Creatives Kick-Back at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas. The event brought together dozens of immigrant, cultural strategists from Texas and across the country who are at the forefr  more

MADD Responds to Federal Regulators Call for Comment
IRVING, Texas, March 15 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued the following news release: * * * Urges Quick Action on Impaired Driving Prevention Technology * * * On behalf of millions of victims and survivors of drunk and impaired driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is urging federal regulators to take swift action to set a rule for impaired driving prevention technology on all new cars. MADD's call to action, which includes a detailed timeline of auto technology development t  more

MALDEF: IMMIGRANT TEXANS AND BORDER ORGANIZATION SUE TO BLOCK EXTREMIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT STATE LAW
AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 -- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following news release on March 12, 2024: Texas residents and a local nonprofit organization are challenging the state's new anti-immigrant law, known as S.B. 4, in federal court as unconstitutional. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of border-based nonprofit community organization La Union del   more

Manhattan Institute Issues Commentary to Wall Street Journal: The SAT's Comeback Is Good News for Minority Students
NEW YORK, March 14 -- The Manhattan Institute issued the following excerpts of a commentary on March 12, 2024, to the Wall Street Journal: * * * The SAT's Comeback Is Good News for Minority Students By Jason L. Riley Standardized admissions tests have proved especially good at predicting performance of black college applicants. The University of Texas at Austin's decision this week to follow Brown, Dartmouth, Georgetown and several other top schools in reinstating standardized tests as an a  more

Nancy Brown recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's 'Top Women Leaders'
DALLAS, Texas, March 12 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all and celebrating one hundred years of lifesaving service, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top Women Leaders for 2024. The publication's recognition program acknowledges and honors women executives from all sectors of the healt  more

National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research: Allibot: A New Artificial Intelligence Learning Tool for HS Students Earning the CISR Designation
AUSTIN, Texas, March 12 (TNSres) -- The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research issued the following news release: The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, a leader in risk management and insurance education, announces the release of Allibot, an advanced Artificial Intelligence educational tool developed for High School Students earning the CISR Designation. Supported by a generous grant from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Allibot represents a new approach t  more

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association: Fifth Circuit Ruling Continues to Undermine Minors' Access to Health Care in Texas
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association issued the following news release on March 13, 2024: Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling in Deanda v. Becerra, a challenge against the Title X family planning program's well-established statutory protection of minors' ability to seek contraceptive care without parental consent. Yesterday's ruling affirms in part a district court ruling that the Title X statute's confiden  more

National Health Law Program: Advocates File DOJ and OCR Complaints Against Medicaid Programs in DC and Texas, Citing Violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- The National Health Law Program issued the following news on March 12, 2024: Today, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), together with Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (DRDC) (https://www.linkedin.com/company/disability-rights-dc-at-university-legal-services/posts/?feedView=all&viewAsMember=true) and Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), filed two separate complaints with the Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office  more

National Immigration Law Center: Immigrant Texans and Border Organization Sue to Block Extremist Anti-Immigrant State Law
AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 -- The National Immigration Law Center issued the following news release: Texas residents and a local nonprofit organization are challenging the state's new anti-immigrant law, known as S.B. 4, in federal court as unconstitutional. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of border-based nonprofit community organization La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), its members a  more

National Space Society Cites Third Test of the SpaceX Starship as a Milestone Towards a Spacefaring Civilization
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- The National Space Society issued the following news release: Yesterday's Test Flight Brings Frequent and Affordable Spaceflight Closer Than Ever On the morning of March 14 SpaceX conducted a third test flight of its Starship/Super Heavy launch system from Boca Chica, Texas. The enormous launcher, which is intended to be fully reusable and to fly frequently with a fast turnaround, stands taller than the Space Launch System or the retired Saturn V and has more than twice  more

NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Marks Industry's Latest Blockbuster 2024 Event
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 15 -- The National Business Aviation Association issued the following news release: The business aviation community continued its ascent into the year, with a Texas-sized NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2024), featuring nearly 3,300 registered attendees from 54 countries and more than 450 exhibiting companies on hand to "engage and empower" an exceptional group of professionals toward a dynamic and promising future. "The passion that characterizes the sche  more

NBAA, Cutter Aviation Launch 'Fueling the Future' Program in Support of Industry Advocacy
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The National Business Aviation Association issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Today, in partnership with Cutter Aviation - a fixed-based operator with six locations in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona - the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the launch of the Fueling the Future program, which is designed to help the association in its advocacy initiatives to foster an environment that allows business aviation to thrive in the  more

New Lawsuit Challenges SEC's Public Shaming Rule
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 12 -- The Pacific Legal Foundation issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Today, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance filed suit to block the Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring publicly traded companies to make onerous disclosures about greenhouse gas emissions and other climate-related issues. "The SEC's mandate is to ensure that companies disclose important information so that inves  more

NMSDC Disappointed in Texas District Court Ruling, Reiterates Strong Support for Minority Business Development
NEW YORK, March 12 -- The National Minority Supplier Development Council issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Today, the leading organization for minority business enterprise (MBE) development, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), expressed its disappointment in the ruling made by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Judge, Mark T. Pittman earlier this week. Pittman held that the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)'s presumpti  more

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable's Together Outdoors Featured at South by Southwest
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Outdoor Recreation Roundtable issued the following news: The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable's (ORR) Together Outdoors (TO) and the Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office were featured at the South by Southwest Conference & Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, as part of Outdoor Day at Midwest House. The full day of programming showcased the outdoor recreation industry and featured global brands, thought leaders, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs. ORR Senior Prog  more

Planned Parenthood Federation: 5th Circuit Rules in Case Attempting to Block Young People in Texas From Confidentially Accessing Birth Control Under Title X
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following statement on March 13, 2024: * * * Yesterday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Deanda v. Becerra that the administration of Title X, which requires confidential access to birth control for minors, violated Deanda's right to consent to his minor daughters' medical treatment under Texas state law. However, the court held that, because the issue had not been properly raised, the Biden administration  more

Planned Parenthood Statement on Fifth Circuit Oral Arguments on Partial Appeal in Baseless Case Trying to Shut Down Planned Parenthood
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 14 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following statement on March 13, 2024: * * * Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) issued the following statement after a three-judge panel on the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments in PPFA's pre-trial appeal concerning the politically motivated and meritless False Claims Act case brought against PPFA and three Texas Planned Parenthood affiliates. The case is expected to go to trial la  more

Race, Racism, and Risk Prediction for Cardiovascular Disease
DALLAS, Texas, March 12 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: When clinicians are discussing long-term health with a patient, we often find ourselves struggling with how a patient's race may inform their risk for cardiovascular disease, which claims more than 2,500 lives per day in the U.S., and disproportionately affects minoritized groups. This has occurred for us and other health care professionals while using an important tool to estim  more

Right On Crime and TPPF Announce Public Safety Priorities for the 89th Legislative Session
AUSTIN, Texas, March 14 -- Right on Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation that supports conservative solutions for reducing crime, restoring victims, reforming offenders and lowering taxpayer costs, issued the following news release: Right On Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, announced its policy priorities for the 2025 89th Texas Legislative Session. The campaign focuses on public safety, protecting victims, and the efficient use of pu  more

SEAFOOD NUTRITION PARTNERSHIP: 'FALL IN LOVE WITH SEAFOOD' CAMPAIGN DRIVES DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH AT H-E-B
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 15 -- Seafood Nutrition Partnership issued the following news release: Seafood Nutrition Partnership's 'Fall in Love with Seafood' campaign improved seafood sales and increased demand with consumers at H-E-B's 420 stores throughout January 2024. SNP partnered with the Texas-based supermarket chain to target current seafood consumers that saw an increase in January sales v. the previous 12 weeks. The campaign, supported by nine H-E-B seafood suppliers and key media inf  more

Senator Laphonza Butler joins the U.S. Senate Hispanic-Serving Institutions Caucus
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 12 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce Senator Laphonza Butler (Calif.) has joined the Senate Hispanic-Serving Institution Caucus. The HSI Caucus is an important voice to ensuring that HSIs receive the funding support that are needed for these institutions to thrive.  This initiative aims to keep Members of   more

Sierra Club: Gulf Coast Residents Support LNG Export Pause & Urge DOE to Incorporate Local Concerns In Review
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Today, residents from around the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary Granholm to thank them for pausing the approval of new licenses for the export of liquefied methane gas (LNG). The letter also shares key priorities that local communities want to see incorporated into the Department of Energy's (DOE) review of criteria used to determine whether a gas export  more

Susan G. Komen: House Committee Advances SCREENS For Cancer Act That Will Make Breast Health Services More Accessible
DALLAS, Texas, March 13 -- Susan G. Komen, an organization that says it addresses breast cancer on fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives, issued the following news on March 12, 2024: Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization, today commended members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee for passing the Screening for Communities to Receive Early and Equitable Needed Services (SCREENS) for Cancer Act, an i  more

SwRI DEVELOPS OFF-ROAD AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TOOLS FOCUSED ON CAMERA VISION
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 13 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute has developed off-road autonomous driving tools with a focus on stealth for the military and agility for space and agriculture clients. The vision-based system pairs stereo cameras with novel algorithms, eliminating the need for lidar and active sensors. "We reflected on the toughest machine vision challenges and then focused on achieving dense, robust modeling for off-r  more

SwRI RECEIVES $2 MILLION NASA GRANT TO DEVELOP LUNAR-REGOLITH-MEASURING INSTRUMENT
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 14 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded a three-year, $2,041,000 grant from NASA's Development and Advancement of Lunar Instrumentation (DALI) program to further develop a novel ground-penetrating radar instrument. The Synthetic Pulse Artemis Radar for Crustal Imaging (SPARCI, pronounced "sparky") instrument is designed to characterize the depth of the regolith and upper megaregolith, th  more

SwRI USES ENABLE TOOL TO ASSESS INJURY RISK IN SOLDIERS
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 12 (TNSres) -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is using markerless motion capture to identify musculoskeletal injury risks in military service members during specialized training. A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology describes how the SwRI-developed Engine for Automatic Biomechanical Evaluation (ENABLE) analysis tool can help identify individuals at risk fo  more

Texas Association of Realtors: Texas Home Sales Dipped in 2023
AUSTIN, Texas, March 12 (TNSres) -- The Texas Association of Realtors issued the following news release: * * * Median Prices Were Mixed * * * While Texas home sales declined nearly 11% in 2023, median prices showed only modest movement up or down in most markets, according to the 2023 Texas Real Estate Year in Review report (https://www.texasrealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2023YearInReviewReport.pdf) released today by Texas REALTORS. Higher mortgage rates kept some buyers out of the marke  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Announces Health and Family Policy Priorities for the 89th Legislative Session
AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release: The Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center on Health and Families campaign announced its policy priorities for the 2025 89th Texas Legislative Session. The campaign focuses on improving systems and outcomes that affect patients, families, and children. CHF has worked on several successful reforms such as encouraging family formation, reforming child protective services, improving transparency in he  more

TPPF Announces Texas Policy Summit FBI Abuse of Power Panel
AUSTIN, Texas, March 15 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on March 14, 2024: Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced the Abuse of Power: The FBI and Weaponization of Justice panel, focused on the two-tiered nature of the U.S. justice system. During the Friday, March 22nd breakfast session of the Texas Policy Summit, TPPF's Executive Director Robert Henneke will host a discussion focusing on the FBI's weaponization of justice, creating different   more

VICTORY - AFL Secures Major Victory at the Fifth Circuit in Case Involving the Biden Administration's Attempt to Provide Drugs and Medical Treatment to Children Without Parental Consent
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- America First Legal, a civil rights organization, issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a unanimous opinion in Deanda v. Becerra, which rejected the Biden Administration's efforts to prevent parents from consenting to, or even learning about, medical care provided to their minor children, specifically, birth-control pills and other related services. Texas law gives parents the right to consent to the  more

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Finds Severe Non-Compliance Within Direct-to-Consumer Wine Market
WASHINGTON, March 12 -- The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America issued the following news release on March 11, 2024: Executive Director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Thomas Graham presented data at a gathering of the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) showcasing the significant issues Texas is encountering within its direct-to-consumer shipping marketplace. Texas' regulations surrounding the practice are standard among states allowing for wine t  more