Tuesday - June 18, 2024
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 24, 2024 ( 86 items )  

8-hour time-restricted eating linked to a 91% higher risk of cardiovascular death
DALLAS, Texas, March 18 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: A study of over 20,000 adults found that those who followed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule, a type of intermittent fasting, had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. People with heart disease or cancer also had an increased risk of cardiovascular death. Compared with a standard schedule of eating across 12-16 hours per day, lim  more

AAC&U Announces New Members of the Editorial Advisory Board for Liberal Education Magazine
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The American Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release on March 20, 2024: The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) today announced new members of the editorial advisory board of its award-winning magazine, Liberal Education. The editorial advisory board provides advice and counsel, including suggesting potential authors and article topics, as the magazine is planned and produced. Following are the new editorial advis  more

AARC Advocates for Removal of Menthol Cigarettes
IRVING, Texas, March 22 -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news on March 21, 2024: Today, AARC joined with 123 leading civil rights, public health, medical, faith, youth-serving, and other organizations urging the Biden Administration to issue final rules prohibiting menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. This coalition also placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post highlighting the importance of this issue. AARC has long been a staunch advocate for public  more

ACLU OF NEW MEXICO SAYS TEXAS ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW WILL HURT NEW MEXICANS
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, March 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: A U.S. Supreme Court ruling today allows Texas Senate Bill 4 (88-4), one of the most extreme anti-immigrant laws ever passed by any state legislature in the country, to go into effect immediately. The legislation creates a new state crime for unauthorized entry or re-entry into Texas from a foreign country. It puts tremendous power in the hands of local an  more

ACLU: Supreme Court Allows Anti-Immigrant Texas Law to Go Into Effect
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- 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 19, 2024: The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled to leave in place an appeals court administrative stay on a preliminary injunction blocking Texas Senate Bill 4 (88-4), an extreme anti-immigrant law. Justices Barrett and Kavanaugh emphasized that they were n  more

Adults younger than 40 with ideal heart health had lower heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease risk
DALLAS, Texas, March 21 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: A study of nearly 4 million young adults under age 40 in South Korea found that those who had ideal cardiovascular health were nearly two-thirds less likely to develop heart disease, stroke and/or kidney disease during a 12-year follow-up period. Adults who had low heart health scores at study baseline in 2009-2010 but improved their cardiovascular health t  more

AIAA Announces Recipients of 2024 Roger W. Kahn Scholarship
RESTON, Virginia, March 21 -- The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics issued the following news release: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Roger W. Kahn Scholarship. The four $10,000 scholarships have been awarded to the following high school seniors. Read their full profiles on the AIAA website. Alexis Andrulonis from Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, Currently attending Upper Dublin High School Daisy Li fro  more

Alianza Americas: American Immigrant Network Says Supreme Court Allows Texas To 'Lynch' Federal Laws
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 20 -- Alianza Americas issued the following news release: "The Supreme Court decision that will allow the racist and xenophobic Texas Governor to impose his own immigration laws and policing force is essentially "lynching" federal immigration laws and torching US foreign policy." said Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of Alianza Americas. "The High Court is sowing chaos by allowing any extremist state Governor to decide which federal laws he or she can ignore.If this sta  more

American Association for Respiratory Care: Notice of Change in Leadership at the American Respiratory Care Foundation
IRVING, Texas, March 23 -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news on March 22, 2024: The American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) has installed a new ARCF Board of Directors to align the work of the Foundation with the strategic plan of the Association and to grow and enhance the impact of respiratory care research, education and philanthropy. This alignment will build upon ARCF's secure financial position to ensure a solid future and advance the awards,   more

American Association of Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners Share Their Experiences With National Workforce Survey
AUSTIN, Texas, March 21 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news on March 20, 2024: The latest national workforce survey has just been launched by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners(R) (AANP) to provide greater insights into nurse practitioner (NP) compensation and practice. The 2024 workforce survey was launched today, with an email inviting more than 200,000 NPs to contribute to the body of research about the NP role by completing a confidentia  more

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas: Supreme Court Allows Texas' Anti-Immigrant Law to Go Into Effect
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release: The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled to leave in place an appeals court administrative stay on a preliminary injunction blocking Texas Senate Bill 4 (88-4), an extreme anti-immigrant law. The court has not ruled on whether the law is constitutional, but will permit Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal's administrative stay to remain in effect while the lawsuit unfolds. The ruling will allow the law   more

American Feed Industry Association: Animal Food Industry Gathers at PISC for Networking, Education
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 21 -- The American Feed Industry Association issued the following news release: The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) last week, March 12-14, in San Antonio, Texas. The conference brought together nearly 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers, including over 100 first-time attendees. During the three-day conference, attendees conducted business meetings, attended educational sessions and p  more

American Immigration Council: Texas SB4 Law Sets Damaging Precedent for Similar Bills That Endanger Immigrant Families
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The American Immigration Council issued the following statement on March 19, 2024: * * * On March 19, the Supreme Court issued a contorted procedural maneuver that will allow Texas's Senate Bill 4 (SB4) to temporarily go into effect. Signed into law last November and facing heated litigation since then, SB4 allows local law enforcement to detain and jail people suspected of entering the United States without authorization. It also empowers state judges to issue deporta  more

Announcing AAJA's 2024 U.S. Executive Leadership Program Cohort
SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 20 -- The Asian American Journalists Association issued the following news release: The Asian American Journalists Association is excited to introduce the 2024 U.S. Executive Leadership Program (ELP) cohort. This year, 15 leaders will meet over the course of several months in a combination of online and in-person training sessions to improve their managerial and leadership skills. The final session will take place at the #AAJA24 convention in Austin, Texas. Our  more

Baylor Scott & White Health: Clinical Trial Results Published in Nature Medicine Show Immunotherapy's Potential in Resectable Esophageal, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers
DALLAS, Texas, March 20 (TNSres) -- Baylor Scott and White Health issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: The results of a study published today in Nature Medicine show exciting immune responses in patients with operable esophageal or gastroesophageal cancers given neoadjuvant immunotherapy. The study results also show the potential for monitoring circulating tumor DNA as a predictor for future intervention. The article, titled "Neoadjuvant nivolumab or nivolumab plus LAG-3 inhibi  more

CafA(c) Bustelo El CafA(c) del Futuro Scholarship to award $125,000 in scholarships
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 19 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * Cafe Bustelo El Cafe del Futuro Scholarship to award $125,000 in scholarships The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with Cafe Bustelo(r) to award twenty-five $5,000 El Cafe del Futuro Scholarships. Since 2014, $805,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded to more than 100 Hispanic students nationwide through the pa  more

Cardiac arrest survivors, families urge approval of HEARTS Act
DALLAS, Texas, March 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: The U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee today is considering the Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Research and Training in Schools (HEARTS) Act, which would help ensure students and school staff are prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency. The American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain   more

Center for a Humane Economy: Statement on Texas Cockfighting Bust With Nearly 100 Birds Seized
GALVESTON, Texas, March 20 (TNSres) -- The Center for a Humane Economy issued the following news release: Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action and the Center for a Humane Economy, applauded the Galveston Police for a cockfighting bust where nearly 100 birds were seized in what appears to have been a large-scale cockfighting operation. Details are in this police report (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=812069700965553&set=a.302142018624993). "Cockfighting is cruel and barbaric  more

Construction Employment Rises In 39 States Between February 2023 And Last Month, While 31 States Add Employees From January To February
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 22 [Category: Construction] -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: Texas and Alaska Register the Largest Yearly and One-Month Gains; New York and North Dakota Experience the Worst Declines over 12 Months, While California and Minnesota Have the Largest Decreases in the Latest Month Construction employment increased in 39 states in February from a year earlier, while 31 states added construction jobs from January to February, a  more

Consumer Energy Alliance: EPA's Tailpipe Emission Standards Practically Bans Gas Powered Vehicles, Unnecessarily Harming Consumers
HOUSTON, Texas, March 21 (TNSres) -- Consumer Energy Alliance issued the following statement on March 20, 2024: * * * * New EPA tailpipe emission standards will force electric vehicles onto consumers * Families, businesses will suffer from higher prices and inadequate EV infrastructure * * * Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its pass  more

Earthworks: Funeral March Staged in Front of Houston Energy Conference
HOUSTON, Texas, March 21 -- Earthworks issued the following news release: Community members affected by industrial pollution and environmental injustices staged a powerful "die-in" outside of CERAWeek, one of the world's largest energy conferences featuring high-level government officials and industry executives. This demonstration underscored the urgent need for accountability and justice to the ongoing harm caused by the fossil fuel industry. Outside of CERAWeek, 50 people gathered for a "gr  more

Emergency Physicians Call on Congress to Help Stop Violence in Health Care
DALLAS, Texas, March 23 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following news release: Leaders from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) joined forces Friday on Capitol Hill to emphasize the need for passage of legislation designed to mitigate the frequency and severity of workplace violence in health care. During a briefing for congressional staffers, the representatives of the thr  more

Experimental Aircraft Association Ford Tri-Motor Tour Brings Historic Flight Opportunities Across the Nation in 2024
OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, March 21 -- The Experimental Aircraft Association issued the following news release: The excitement of the roaring '20s returns to the sky as EAA's Ford Tri-Motor tour kicks off the 2024 season in April. The first stop on the schedule is at Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from April 4-7. Stops already confirmed for 2024 include: * Albuquerque, New Mexico - April 4-7 * Alamogordo, New Mexico - April 11-14 * San Angelo, Texas - April 18-21 * Midland, T  more

Expert in Competency-Based Education to Headline National Faculty Meeting at 2024 National League for Nursing Education Summit
WASHINGTON, March 19 (TNSres) -- The National League for Nursing issued the following news on March 18, 2024: Dr. Gerry Altmiller, professor emeritus at TCNJ, The College of New Jersey, will deliver the featured address during the National Faculty Meeting at the 2024 NLN Education Summit on Friday, September 20, in San Antonio, Texas, the final day of the National League for Nursing's annual conference. This year's Summit theme, A Daring Proposition: Competency-Based Education--which joins wit  more

Exposure to tobacco before birth significantly increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults
DALLAS, Texas, March 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Exposure to tobacco before birth and beginning smoking during childhood or adolescence were significantly associated with the development of Type 2 diabetes in adulthood, according to a study of nearly half a million adults in the UK Biobank. Among those exposed to tobacco before birth or who began smoking during childhood or adolescence, participants who h  more

Free, weekly fresh produce improved diet, physical activity and reduced CVD risk factors
DALLAS, Texas, March 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: After 16 weeks of free, weekly home delivery of fresh produce, study participants boosted their fruit and vegetable consumption by almost 1/2 of a serving per day and added 42 minutes to their weekly level of physical activity. One year later, participants had better blood sugar control and lower bad cholesterol levels compared to adults who did not receiv  more

Gov. Abbott, CFG Action, and AFC Victory Fund Jointly Raise 8-Figures For Texas Republican State House Runoffs Over School Choice
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- Club for Growth, an advocacy organization, issued the following news release: Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Club for Growth Action, and AFC Victory Fund have announced that they are ready to go all in to ensure all Texas parents have access to school freedom and the quality education their children deserve. To make sure that the voices of parents are heard in the halls of the State Capitol, these groups have collectively raised 8-figures to defeat the remaining anti-school  more

Governors Highway Safety Association: Roadway Safety Groups Provide Funding for Safe Youth Mobility in Underserved Areas
WASHINGTON, March 22 (TNSres) -- The Governors Highway Safety Association issued the following news release on March 21, 2024: * * * $125,000 in grants to Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Oregon and Texas will provide safer walking, biking and scooting options for youth in underrepresented communities * * * The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has awarded a total of $125,000 from the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) to five states to partner with community-based groups to implement   more

Growth Energy CEO Spotlights Bioethanol's Potential in Panel at CERAWeek
HOUSTON, Texas, March 20 -- Growth Energy, a trade association that represents ethanol producers, issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: Yesterday, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor joined global biofuel industry leaders on a panel at S&P Global's CERAWeek to discuss the changing biofuels supply chain and the central role that American bioethanol will have in further decarbonizing the transportation sector. S&P Global Senior Vice President and Head of Agribusiness Consulting Juan Saco  more

HACU accepting applications for Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program for college students
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 18 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * March 18, 2024 HACU accepting applications for Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program for college students The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Thurgood Marshall College Fund have partnered with Capital One to offer the Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program. As part of the program 50 college students  more

HACU accepting applications for Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program for college students
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 18 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU accepting applications for Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program for college students The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Thurgood Marshall College Fund have partnered with Capital One to offer the Capital One Launchpad: Legacy & Leadership Program. As part of the program 50 college students from HACU-membe  more

HACU accepting applications for Emerging Leaders' Summit at San Jose State University, May. 3
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 22 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU accepting applications for Emerging Leaders' Summit at San Jose State University, May. 3 The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students to participate in an in-person Emerging Leaders' Summit on May 3, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The event is being presented in pa  more

HACU announces agenda, workshops for 14th International Conference in Salamanca, Spain
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 21 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU announces agenda, workshops for 14th International Conference in Salamanca, Spain The Hispanic Association and Colleges and Universities will host its 14th International Conference "Innovation and Technology for an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce," on June 3-5, 2024, at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. The International Conf  more

HACU is accepting applications for the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 21 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU is accepting applications for the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships¬† The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with The Coca-Cola Foundation to offer five scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Students can apply for one of the five ($5,000) First Generation Scholarships to be awarded. Students mus  more

HACU, SiteOne Landscape Supply accepting scholarship applications
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 22 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU, SiteOne Landscape Supply accepting scholarship applications The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with SiteOne to award scholarships to eligible undergraduate students at HACU-member institutions. A total of 5 ($1,000) SiteOne Landscape Supply Scholarships will be awarded. The SiteOne Landscape Supply Scholars  more

HARC Releases Equity Informed Climate Resilience Plan for Port Arthur
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 20 (TNSres) -- Houston Advanced Research Center issued the following news release: HARC, in partnership with Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), is pleased to announce the release of the Equity Informed Climate Resilience Plan in Port Arthur, Texas (EQUIPA PA). Supported by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under award number 2000013193, EQUIP PA uses an equity-centered approach in the develo  more

Heat exposure may increase inflammation and impair the immune system
DALLAS, Texas, March 19 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Exposure to high heat may impair the cells of the immune system that remember specific viruses and germs and over-produce signaling molecules that can lead to inflammation. Previous research testing participants' blood on hot summer days largely only examined the effects of air temperature; they have not included analysis of the levels of immune-signaling m  more

Heritage Action: Texas' BlackRock Divestment Is a Monumental Step in Fight Against ESG
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Heritage Action for America issued the following statement on March 19, 2024: * * * Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million activists nationwide, including thousands of Texans, released the following statement from Executive Vice President Ryan Walker commending Texas for combating the dangerous environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement by terminating its $8.5 billion BlackRock investment. "ESG investing fails Americans by ig  more

Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the nation total 600
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 20 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released an analysis of the 2022-23 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment data, which shows an increase in the number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). In 2022-23, there were 600 institutions that met the definition of an HSI compared to 572 in 2021-22. T  more

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: HOUSTON RENTAL MARKET SEES ROBUST GROWTH IN FEBRUARY
HOUSTON, Texas, March 21 (TNSres) -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The Greater Houston rental market showed significant growth in February amid evolving economic conditions. There is sustained demand for single-family rental homes as well as townhome and condominiums. According to the Houston Association of Realtors' February 2024 Rental Market Update, single-family home rentals rose 5.5 percent year-over-year, with the average rent up 2.7 percent to $2  more

ICYMI: SBE Council Supports the Bipartisan CREATE Act
VIENNA, Virginia, March 23 -- The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council issued the following news release on March 22, 2024: Earlier this year, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act. The bipartisan legislation will support artists and small businesses in creative industries by increasing access to federal resources to help them grow. "Local artists, writers  more

IFMA Releases 2nd Report on Women in FM
HOUSTON, Texas, March 19 (TNSres) -- The International Facility Management Association issued the following news: On March 5, IFMA released a white paper on factors impacting retention and advancement of women in facility management. The report brings to light the underrepresentation of women in senior FM roles and emphasizes the need to address the high turnover rate among women in the industry. By uncovering the barriers women face in FM, the report aims to assist in the recruitment and reten  more

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Supreme Court Allows SB 4, Texas's State Deportation Law, to Go Into Effect
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The Immigrant Legal Resource Center issued the following news release: The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is outraged the Supreme Court will allow SB 4, Texas' deportation law, to go into effect. "While we are outraged over this decision, we will continue to work with our partners to have SB 4 struck down," said Policy Attorney & Strategist Jennefer Canales-Pelaez. "The horrific and clearly unconstitutional impacts of this law on communities in Texas is terrify  more

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Supreme Court Extends Stay on Texas' Deportation Bill, Keeping SB 4 From Going Into Effect
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The Immigrant Legal Resource Center issued the following news release: The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) advises all Texas partners that the Supreme Court has extended the stay of SB 4, Texas's deportation bill, keeping the law from going into effect until further notice. While this is temporary, it offers hope to immigrant communities and Texans who have engaged in weeks of community pressure and grassroots efforts to educate all Texans on the dangers of SB 4.   more

Immigration Reform Law Institute: Fifth Circuit to Rule on Texas's Border Law
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The Immigration Reform Law Institute issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: Yesterday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a brief (https://irli.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/gov.uscourts.ca5_.218049.107.0.pdf) in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting Texas's new law protecting its border in cases brought by the Biden Administration and activists to strike down the law. The consolidated cases put front and center a constitutional prov  more

Improving & maintaining heart health after pregnancy may reduce the risk of future CVD
DALLAS, Texas, March 21 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: An analysis of health records for almost 110,000 women in the U.K. found that women with poor cardiovascular health after pregnancy or who experienced adverse pregnancy outcomes, including high blood pressure, gestational diabetes and/or pre-term birth, had a significantly higher long-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Among women with adverse   more

In victory for public health, federal appeals court upholds FDA's graphic cigarette warnings
DALLAS, Texas, March 22 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: March 22, 2024 - In a major victory for public health, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has unanimously upheld graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising required under a 2020 FDA rule. This decision reverses a ruling by a lower court judge that blocked the warnings. Rejecting tobacco industry arguments, the appellate court   more

Intercultural Development Research Association: Student Research Team Calls for Expansion of Mexican American Studies
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 20 (TNSres) -- The Intercultural Development Research Association issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: Mexican American Studies enriches students' learning of U.S. history, promotes students' exploration of self-identity and fosters community. These are among the findings of a youth-led research study supported by IDRA. IDRA released today the students' report, MAS for Our Schools - A Youth Participatory Action Research Project on the Status of Mexican   more

JAC - With Decision on Texas Law, Supreme Court Opens the Door to Racial Discrimination
HOUSTON, Texas, March 20 -- Justice Action Center issued the following news release: In a reversal of a lower court decision, the Supreme Court allowed SB 4 (https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/sb4-supreme-court-ruling-text-19265380.php), Texas's discriminatory "show me your papers" law, to take effect. The law, which is the latest ploy in Texas's anti-immigrant agenda, was modeled after Arizona's notorious SB 1070. Below is a statement from Justice Action Center Legal Direc  more

Kids in Need of Defense: SCOTUS Ruling on Abbott Immigration Bill Puts Children in Harm's Way
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- Kids in Need of Defense, a non-governmental organization that says it is devoted to protection of unaccompanied and separated children, issued the following statement on March 19, 2024: * * * Following the Supreme Court of the United States' decision to green light the enforcement of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's controversial immigration bill that allows Texas police officers to arrest migrants Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) President Wendy Young issued the following st  more

Lackland ISD Superintendent Burnie Roper Elected to NAFIS Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools issued the following news release: The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Burnie Roper, Superintendent of Lackland Independent School District (Texas), has been elected to the NAFIS Board of Directors. The election took place at the 2024 NAFIS Spring Conference in Washington, DC. As a member of the NAFIS Board, Roper assumes a key leadership role in championing  more

Laredo Monkey Hit by Car Starts New Life at Born Free USA's South Texas Primate Sanctuary
SACRAMENTO, California, March 20 -- Born Free USA issued the following news release: Leading animal welfare and conservation non-profit, Born Free USA, has welcomed a new monkey resident to its primate sanctuary in South Texas. The monkey, a rhesus macaque, was found running loose in Laredo, TX on Valentine's Day and was hit by a car, suffering serious head injuries. He was rushed to a local vet clinic, Critter Care, where staff took quick action to save his life. Keeping a primate without a pe  more

Las bebidas azucaradas y los jugos de frutas estan relacionados con un mayor riesgo de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2 entre los ninos
DALLAS, Texas, March 19 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Puntos destacados de la investigacion: Los hallazgos preliminares de un estudio a largo plazo realizado en ninos de Massachusetts han relacionado potencialmente que el consumo regular de bebidas azucaradas y jugos de frutas (8 onzas o mas al dia) durante la ninez y la adolescencia puede causar un mayor riesgo de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2, segun los marcadores glucemicos, entre  more

LatinoJustice Condemns SCOTUS Decision to Allow Texas Anti-Immigrant Bill
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- LatinoJustice PRLDEF issued the following statement on March 19, 2024: * * * Rejecting decades of its own precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Texas' anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 4, to go into effect. Although a district court in Texas found SB 4 to be unconstitutional because it interferes with federal authority to regulate immigration and foreign policy, the Fifth Circuit stayed the injunction. The Department of Justice's appeal to the Supreme Court to r  more

Medications for Type 2 diabetes, weight loss & kidney health not always provided as needed
DALLAS, Texas, March 19 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Three independent, preliminary research studies have found that new Type 2 diabetes and weight-loss medications are often not prescribed or provided to patients as needed. One study of adults who had insurance covering the cost of obesity medications found that their likelihood of being prescribed the medications differed based on racial, demographic and me  more

NAM Poll Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose LNG Export Pause; Support All-of-the-Above Energy Approach
HOUSTON, Texas, March 20 -- The National Association of Manufacturers issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: The National Association of Manufacturers released the results of a new poll today showing bipartisan opposition to the Department of Energy's freeze on export permits for new liquified natural gas projects. Respondents also strongly believe that the United States should pursue an all-of-the-above energy strategy, which includes supporting our global allies by providing cle  more

NAPFM, MFA, and AIMA File Lawsuit Against SEC to Vacate Dealer Rule
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The Managed Funds Association issued the following news release on March 18, 2024: The National Association of Private Fund Managers (NAPFM), MFA, and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) today filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Fort Worth to vacate a rule recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that dramatically expands the definitions of "dealer" and "government securities de  more

National Minority Supplier Development Council: Webinar Recap - A Briefing on the Recent MBDA Ruling: Implications and Standing in Solidarity
NEW YORK, March 22 -- The National Minority Supplier Development Council issued the following news release: To help the NMSDC network better understand the ruling of the Federal District Court in Texas on the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and some of its implications, we invited three distinguished experts to join NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire in dialogue: * Alphonso David, president and CEO, Global Black Economic Forum. * Damon Hewitt, president and executive director, L  more

NATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION: SECOND PROPOSED GULF OF MEXICO WIND LEASE SALE UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF ONGOING LEASE SALES
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The National Ocean Industries Association issued the following statement on March 20, 2024: * * * National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito issued the following statement after the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it is issuing the Proposed Notice of Sale (PNS) for the next Gulf of Mexico wind lease sale (https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-proposes-second-offshore-wind-sale-gulf-mexico). The proposed lease s  more

National Press Club: Mexican Journalist Wins Asylum in El Paso Court After Epic 15-Year Case
EL PASO, Texas, March 19 -- The National Press Club issued the following statement on March 18, 2024: * * * Following is a statement from Emily Wilkins, president of the National Press Club, and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the news today that Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto has been granted asylum in an El Paso courtroom after an epic 15- year struggle filled with appeals, detention, and the constant threat of deportation. "Our hearts are   more

National Right to Life Reaffirms Endorsement of Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales in Runoff Election
WASHINGTON, March 23 -- The National Right to Life Committee issued the following news release: In recognition of his strong pro-life voting record and commitment to building a culture of life, Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales received the endorsement of National Right to Life, the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization. As the Republican Primary in Texas's 23rd Congressional District heads to a runoff election on May 28th, National Right to Life reaffirms its support for Gonzales as   more

NIJC Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Allow Texas' Senate Bill 4 to Go Into Effect
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 20 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following statement on March 19, 2024: * * * Azadeh Erfani, senior policy analyst at NIJC, responded to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to allow Texas Senate Bill 4 (S.B. 4) to go into effect while the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers its constitutionality: "With this decision, the U.S. Supreme Court opens the doors for one of the most extremist and anti-immigrant policies in U.S. history to go int  more

Right On Crime Applauds Virginia Lawmakers for Passage of Probation Reform
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- 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, conservative criminal justice organization, applauds lawmakers in the Virginia House and Senate for passing H.B.457 and S.B.80, state-level probation reform that rewards compliance and encourages education, emp  more

Right On Crime Supports The D.C. CRIMES Act to Combat Violent Crime in Our Nation's Capital
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- 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 criminal justice campaign, supports H.R. 7530, legislation to address consistent crime occurring in our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. H.R. 7530, the D.C. Criminal Reforms to Immediately Make Everyone Safer   more

Robin Marles Receives ABC Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- The American Botanical Council issued the following news release: ABC presents this annual award, named in honor of the internationally respected professor Norman R. Farnsworth, PhD (1930-2011), to an individual who has made significant research contributions in the fields of pharmacognosy (the study of drugs of natural origin, usually from plants), ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, or other scientific disciplines related to medicinal plants. Professor Farnsworth was a   more

ROC Supports the Policy of the DC Crimes Act
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22 -- 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 criminal justice campaign, supports the policy of H.R. 7530, legislation to address consistent crime occurring in our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. H.R. 7530, the D.C. Criminal Reforms to Immediately Make E  more

SC&RA ANNOUNCES 2024 TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AWARD WINNERS
CENTREVILLE, Virginia, March 19 -- The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association issued the following news release: The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announces its 2024 Transportation Safety Award winners. The recipients will be recognized at the Association's 2024 Annual Conference, April 15-19, at the Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas. SC&RA Transportation Safety Awards are based on an Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) less than or equal to 0.45. Applications are then broke  more

SC&RA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ITS 2024 CRANE & RIGGING SAFETY AWARDS
CENTREVILLE, Virginia, March 19 -- The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association issued the following news release: The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has announced their full slate of companies and individuals who have earned 2024 Crane & Rigging Safety Awards. The winners will be recognized at the Association's 2024 Annual Conference, April 15-19, at the Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas. This year, 12 SC&RA member companies received a Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Awar  more

SC&RA RECOGNIZES 59 COMPANIES FOR CONTINUOUS MEMBERSHIP
CENTREVILLE, Virginia, March 21 -- The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association issued the following news release: Fifty-nine members companies of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) are being recognized this year with 2024 Longevity Awards. The companies will be honored at the 2024 SC&RA Annual Conference, April 15-19, at the Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas. Each year, member companies are recognized for their ongoing support and years of continuous membership at each f  more

Sugary drinks, fruit juices linked to higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among boys
DALLAS, Texas, March 19 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Preliminary findings from a long-term study of children in Massachusetts have potentially linked regularly drinking sugary drinks and fruit juices (8 ounces or more daily) during childhood and adolescence to a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, based on glycemic markers, among boys but not girls. The researchers also found that eating fresh fruit in  more

Susan G. Komen Strengthens Leadership With Strategic Appointments to Board of Directors
DALLAS, Texas, March 21 -- 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: Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization, today announced four new global leaders to serve on its Board of Directors. These appointments mark a significant milestone in the organization's continued commitment to advancing breast cancer research, awareness and s  more

Susan G. Komen Urges U.S. House, Senate to Pass Critical Breast Health Legislation After House Committee Vote
DALLAS, Texas, March 21 -- 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 20, 2024: Following unanimous passage of the SCREENS for Cancer Act by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Susan G. Komen, the world's leading breast cancer organization, is urging the full U.S. House and Senate to pass the legislation without delay. SCREENS for  more

TASBO and the Center for School Finance Publish New Resources
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- Texas Association of School Business Officials issued the following agency statement on March 19, 2024: By Kristi Clark Budget and Tax Rate Adoption FAQ answers the most frequently asked questions on these topics. Since 2019, when House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 2 made significant changes to tax rate calculations and the process of tax rate adoption, many of us have had questions about implementing those laws and subsequent changes made in later legislative sessions. Th  more

TCPB Chairman's Term Comes to a Close
LUBBOCK, Texas, March 21 -- Texas Corn Producers issued the following news release: With January marking the conclusion of his tenure as Texas Corn Producers Board chairman, Robert Gordon reflects on the achievements during his years of leadership, while also looking ahead to what the future holds for the checkoff board. "It was truly an honor to serve these guys as their chairman," Gordon says. "I had the opportunity to meet a lot of good people and do a lot of good things." Multiple success  more

Texas Association of School Business Officials Issue Commentary: Districts Face Textbook Costs for Low-Income Students in Dual Credit Courses
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 -- Texas Association of School Business Officials issued the following commentary on March 22, 2024: * * * Districts Face Textbook Costs for Low-Income Students in Dual Credit Courses By Amanda Brownson, Ph.D. This article was submitted by Sarah Bidwell, Assistant Director, Content Marketing at OpenStax, Rice University and Scott Hochberg, Policy Research Scholar at OpenStax, Rice University. Yet another new cost is looming for districts and charter schools in Texas.  more

Texas Association of School Business Officials: Meet The 2024 RISE Recipients
AUSTIN, Texas, March 21 -- Texas Association of School Business Officials issued the following news: By Justin Ables TASBO has honored 13 exceptional members with its prestigious RISE Award, a recognition that highlights the outstanding contributions made by individuals in their early years with TASBO. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and First Public, this award program aims to spotlight emerging leaders within the profession. "This group epitomizes the future of sc  more

Texas Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond to Shooting of Diamond Brigman, a Transgender Woman in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas, March 22 -- Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statements on March 21, 2024: * * * The Texas chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots network, released the following statements in response to the March 16 shooting of 36-year-old Diamond Brigman, a Black trans woman who was shot and killed in southwest Houston early Saturday morning. The shooter has not yet been identif  more

Texas Plastics Company Fails to Accurately Monitor Toxicity of Discharge in Lavaca Bay
AUSTIN, Texas, March 21 (TNSres) -- Earthworks issued the following news release: * * * 65+ groups urge TCEQ to change how Formosa Plastic is allowed to monitor toxicity in their discharge * * * Today, more than 65 organizations called on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to update how Formosa Plastics monitors the toxicity of their discharge into Lavaca Bay, in accordance with recommendations from a study by the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Chri  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Announces Border Security and Immigration Priorities for the 89th Legislative Session
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release: The Texas Public Policy Foundation's Secure and Sovereign Texas campaign announced its border security and immigration policy priorities for the 2025 89th Texas Legislative Session. The SST campaign focuses on protecting Texas communities, ensuring Texas has the resources for a strong southern border, and defending state sovereignty and authority. "Texas is ground zero for the immigration and borde  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Announces Texas Policy Summit Border Security Panel
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: Today, Texas Public Policy Foundation announced the Frontier Fight: A Roadmap for Border Security Policy in 2025 panel, focused on the future of border security following the Biden Administration's border crisis. Featuring former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan, Texas Border Czar Mike Banks, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, and Chairman Ryan Guillen, the panel will discuss h  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Launches National Center for Energy Analytics
AUSTIN, Texas, March 21 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on March 20, 2024: Today, The Texas Public Policy Foundation launched the National Center for Energy Analytics (NCEA), a new national energy think tank led by distinguished fellow Mark P. Mills and comprised of a team of world-class scholars dedicated to reality-driven energy analyses. The NCEA will produce credible, unbiased research on energy issues, both proactively and reacting to and correcting   more

Texas Sierra Club Criticizes Paxton Lawsuit Against LNG Approval Pause
AUSTIN, Texas, March 23 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Yesterday, 16 attorneys general, including Texas AG Ken Paxton, filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration over the recently announced pause on approvals of new gas exports, known as LNG. The temporary pause gives the Department of Energy time to update the old studies it uses to determine the impacts of increasing LNG exports, something the agency is required to do under the Natural Gas Act. The pause only appl  more

Treating anxiety, depression in people with heart disease reduced ER visits, hospitalizations
DALLAS, Texas, March 20 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Treating anxiety and depression significantly reduced hospital readmission and emergency room visits in people with heart disease. This may be the first study to show that treating anxiety and depression with medication or psychotherapy has a significant impact on heart disease outcomes. People with heart disease who are also diagnosed with anxiety or depr  more

UnidosUS: Our Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Texas' SB 4
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- UnidosUS issued the following statement on March 19, 2024: * * * Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Biden administration's emergency request to rule on the constitutionality of Texas Senate Bill 4, the state's new immigration law being challenged by the Department of Justice and civil rights organizations American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights Project. In response, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguia released the follo  more

VFW National Commander Addresses South by Southwest Boycott Over U.S. Army Sponsorship
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, March 20 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: VFW National Commander Duane Sarmiento issued the following statement in response to 80 artists -- many from international locations -- pulling out of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, because the U.S. Army was a "Super Sponsor" of the event. "The VFW fully supports free speech but seems the artists who pulled out of this year's South by Southwest festival due to th  more

YMCA of the USA Announces Partnership With Bezos Family Foundation, Increasing Student Access to Youth Civic Engagement Opportunities
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 20 -- The YMCA issued the following news release on March 19, 2024: YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office for the 2,600+ YMCAs across the country, is pleased to announce the launch of a $2.8 million multi-year national partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation. This partnership will support increasing access to YMCA Youth and Government programs in Florida, Kentucky and Texas, offering more students, schools and local Ys the opportunity to participate  more