Tuesday - June 18, 2024
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 31, 2024 ( 53 items )  

A Global Carbon Tax on Shipping is Coming, Says ABS Chairman and CEO
HOUSTON, Texas, March 26 (TNSres) -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release on March 25, 2024: A universal, global carbon tax on shipping is coming, as alternative blue fuels made with carbon capture emerge as a critical step in the energy transition at sea. That was the message from Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman and CEO, during an appearance at the CERAWeek energy conference. "We need to recognize that there is an intermediate step in the energy transition,  more

AARC Celebrates Introduction of the SOAR Act in the House of Representatives Bill Passage Key to Supplemental Oxygen Access and Adequate Reimbursement
IRVING, Texas, March 27 -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news: The Supplemental Oxygen Access Reform Act (SOAR) of 2024 is introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives David Valadao (R-CA), Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Julia Brownley (D-CA). The legislation is identical to the S.3821 introduced by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to ease access to supplemental oxygen for Medicare ben  more

AARC Members In The News - Advocating for Vaccinations, Developing Educational Innovations, and More
IRVING, Texas, March 27 -- The American Association for Respiratory Care issued the following news wrapup entitled "AARC Members In The News": AARC member Jerry O'Ryan, MPH, RRT, authored an article in the Dayton Daily News about the importance of developing herd immunity via vaccinations, with special emphasis on the measles vaccine. Read it Here (https://www.daytondailynews.com/ideas-voices/voices-we-all-benefit-from-herd-immunity/KKRO7NBKG5HO5BUWU7PFWC53EE/). AARC members Jennifer Harding,   more

ABA Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reconsider Texas Capital Case Involving Deficient DNA Evidence
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 28 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release on March 27, 2024: The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court for the second time to take up a Texas death penalty case in which defendant Areli Escobar was convicted on DNA evidence and testimony from a police laboratory that was later deemed unreliable by the state. In 2022, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied relief to Escobar, even  more

AMA Announces New Academic Council Members for the 2024-2027 Term
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 27 (TNSres) -- The American Marketing Association issued the following news release: The AMA is pleased to announce that four new members will join the Academic Council in July 2024: Linda Alkire, Kelly Hewett, Girish Malapragada, and Adam Rapp. In addition, present member Kay Peters will join the Executive Committee for the term 2024-2028. Linda Alkire Linda Alkire (nee Nasr) is Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, at Texas State University. She earned her P  more

American Veterinary Medical Association: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Texas, Kansas Dairy Cattle
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, March 25 -- The American Veterinary Medical Association issued the following news release: Continuing their investigation into a disease event affecting primarily older dairy cows in Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico, today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in laboratory samples obtained from some affected c  more

Anesthesiologist, Emergency Physician and Radiologist Groups Maintain Support for Texas Medical Association Challenge to Flawed No Surprises Act Implementation
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 26 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following news release: The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American College of Radiology(R) (ACR(R)) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) submitted their fifth amicus brief (https://www.emergencyphysicians.org/siteassets/emphysicians/all-pdfs/tma-amicus-briefmotion-for-leave-to-file-amici-curiae-brief.pdf) in support of the Texas Medical Association's (TMA) suit challenging the fe  more

Anesthesiologist, Emergency Physician and Radiologist Groups Maintain Support for Texas Medical Association Challenge to Flawed No Surprises Act Implementation
RESTON, Virginia, March 26 -- The American College of Radiology issued the following news release: The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American College of Radiology(R) (ACR(R)) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) submitted their fifth amicus brief (https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Advocacy/TMA-Amicus-BriefMotion-for-Leave-to-file-Amici-Curiae-Brief.pdf) in support of the Texas Medical Association's (TMA) suit challenging the federal government's improper implem  more

ATASCOSA COUNTY TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION AGENT RECOGNIZED BY TEXAS & SOUTHWESTERN CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 26 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association announced Dale Rankin, an Atascosa County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent, as the 2024 Outstanding County Extension Agent - Beef at the 2024 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo held in Fort Worth March 22-24. The award was created to recognize Texas' most dedicated and effective local educators in cattle production. Texas & Sou  more

ATR Supports the Safeguarding Investment Options for Retirement Act
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- Americans for Tax Reform issued the following commentary: Americans for Tax Reform supports Rep. Greg Murphy's (R-N.C.) Safeguarding Investment Options for Retirement Act (H.R. 7780) to prohibit tax-advantaged retirement plan trustees from considering factors other than financial risk and return when making investment decisions on behalf of beneficiaries. The legislation currently has 3 Republican cosponsors, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), and R  more

Biofuel And Ag Groups Call On EPA To Issue E15 Emergency Waiver
LUBBOCK, Texas, March 27 -- The National Sorghum Producers issued the following news release: Today, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, and National Sorghum Producers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on Administrator Michael Regan to act swiftly on an emergency waiver for E15 sales: "New and ongoing conflicts across the globe continue to pose risks to the Unite  more

Broad Institute: #WhyIScience Q&A - A Cell Biologist Now Helps Recent College Graduates Launch Their Scientific Careers
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, March 25 (TNSres) -- The Broad Institute issued the following Q&A with Alex Navarro, senior coordinator for the Biomedical Post-baccalaureate Scholars Program: * * * Alex Navarro draws from her scientific and personal experiences to guide young researchers toward their professional goals in the Broad's post-baccalaureate program. * * * By Leah Eisenstadt Alex Navarro didn't always aspire to a career in science. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, as the daughter of Mexic  more

CAIR-Texas Condemns Gov. Abbott's Anti-Palestinian Executive Order as 'Blatantly Unconstitutional' Attack on Free Speech
WASHINGTON, March 28 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) vehemently condemns Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order GA44, branding it as an unconstitutional overreach and a direct affront to the principles of free speech and academic freedom. This executive order, under the guise of combating antisemitism, dangerously encroaches upon the rights of students and university commu  more

Chronic Disease Coalition: Reflections From the Chronic Care Policy Alliance 2024 Forecast
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 28 -- The Chronic Disease Coalition issued the following news: The Chronic Disease Coalition recently had the privilege of participating in the annual Chronic Care Policy Alliance Forecast -- this year, hosted in Dallas, Texas. The day started with a fascinating and important story about how patient advocacy led to breakthroughs in sickle cell advocacy. We heard firsthand accounts of the barriers that patients face in participating in research studies and finding treatm  more

Combat Antisemitism Movement: 'Antisemitism Is Never Acceptable in Texas' - Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order to Fight Rising Antisemitism at State's Colleges, Universities
MOUNDRIDGE, Kansas, March 28 -- The Combat Antisemitism Movement issued the following statement on March 27, 2024: * * * The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) released the following statement on Wednesday following Texas Governor Greg Abbott's issuance of an executive order to fight the rise of antisemitic incidents at institutions of higher education in his state: "CAM commends Governor Abbott's decision today to issue Executive Order No. GA-44, aimed at combating antisemitism on college ca  more

David Winston Receives ABC's 2024 Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award
AUSTIN, Texas, March 28 -- The American Botanical Council issued the following news release: The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has awarded its 2024 Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award to David Winston, RH (AHG), founder and president of B Corp(TM)-certified herb product manufacturer Herbalist & Alchemist (H&A), and dean of David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies. The ABC Mark Blumenthal Herbal Community Builder Award is named for ABC's Founder and Executive Director M  more

Emprendedores de impacto social de Nueva York: fondos destinados a soluciones locales para lograr equidad en la salud
DALLAS, Texas, March 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: NUEVA YORK, 25 de marzo de 2024 - Los cierres de empresas debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 han reducido los servicios de apoyo disponibles para los residentes de Nueva York en relacion con las consecuencias para la salud publica, incluida la inseguridad alimentaria, la inestabilidad de vivienda y el estres financiero[1]. Las condiciones en las que vivimos explican, en parte, por   more

ERLC's Psalm 139 Project Partners With SBTC to Dedicate Ultrasound Machine at The Life Center in Big Spring, Texas
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 29 -- The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission issued the following news release on March 27, 2024: The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has donated an ultrasound machine to The Life Center in Big Spring, Texas, funded by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. A dedication ceremony will be held April 2 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST at The Life Center  more

ERLC's Psalm 139 Project Partners With Texas Baptists to Dedicate Ultrasound Machine at Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center in Hobbs, New Mexico
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 29 -- The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission issued the following news release: The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, in partnership with Texas Baptists, has donated an ultrasound machine to Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, a city on the TX/NM border of the country that has become a popular destination for abortion tourism. A  more

Former Army Maj. Gen. John B. Richardson IV Joins USAA To Lead Military Affairs
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 29 -- The United Services Automobile Association issued the following news release: USAA has welcomed retired Army Maj. Gen. John B. Richardson IV as senior vice president and head of the company's Military Affairs team. Johnny retired from the Army after a distinguished 33-year military career and brings a wealth of experience, a fervent passion for caring for military families and a forward-thinking approach to leadership. His family has had continuous membership in   more

GenieMD Awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2024 Company of the Year Award for Pioneering Virtual Chronic Disease Management Solutions Through Its Unified Virtual Care Platform
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26 -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: Frost & Sullivan recently researched the North American virtual chronic disease management industry and, based on its findings, recognizes GenieMD with the 2024 Company of the Year Award. GenieMD is an American global provider of virtual care solutions that leverages cutting-edge   more

HACU accepting applications for Southwest Airlines Lanzate Travel Award Program for college students
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 25 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU accepting applications for Southwest Airlines Lanzate Travel Award Program for college students The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Airlines have announced the 2024 !Lanzate! Travel Award Program. Online applications will be accepted from college student through April 26, 2024. For complete eligibility  more

HACU accepting Kia America Accelerate the Good Scholarship applications
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is partnering with Kia America, Inc. to offer Kia America Accelerate the Good Scholarships to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Students at HACU-member institutions can apply for the Kia America Accelerate the Good Scholarships, varying between $10,000 - $15,000 for the 2024-2025 ac  more

HACU announces speakers of its 14th International Conference
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association and Colleges and Universities has announced the speakers of its 14th International Conference "Innovation and Technology for an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce," taking place on June 3-5, 2024, at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. The International Conference begins with an Opening Ceremony on June 3, follo  more

HACU Webinar: Empowering First-Gen Latinx Students to Increase Their Social Capital
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is hosting a HACU-member webinar titled, "Empowering First-Gen Latinx Students to Increase Their Social Capital," on May 15, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. CT. The webinar will focus on the I am First Program at California State University Fullerton, which is designed to teach first-generation college stu  more

HFTP Academy Debuts New Club Finances Certificate Program
AUSTIN, Texas, March 28 (TNSres) -- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals issued the following news release: HFTP(R) has introduced a new professional certificate series within its Academy educational offerings focused on club finances designed to improve the skills and understanding of accounting for varying skill levels and audiences within the club environment. The Club Finances program includes three certificates that are individually comprehensive courses available to all with  more

IDRA Names Youth Advisory Board Members
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 -- The Intercultural Development Research Association issued the following news release: Five Texas high school students will provide their insights about equity in education and advocacy. Since our founding 51 years ago, IDRA has remained committed to prioritizing students in our decision-making. We selected these five student leaders who now form IDRA's 2024 Youth Advisory Board. Our Youth Advisory Board provides a more focused way to engage with students to cent  more

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: SB 4, Texas' State Deportation Law, Remains on Hold
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 28 -- The Immigrant Legal Resource Center issued the following news release: The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is pleased a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has ruled that SB 4, Texas' state deportation law, will remain on hold as litigation regarding this unconstitutional, unprecedented, radical law is ongoing. The ILRC, along with many partners in Texas and around the country, have campaigned for this law to never be allowed to go into effect due to the de  more

JOINT DAIRY ORGANIZATION STATEMENT ON HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA IN COWS
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 26 -- The National Milk Producers Federation issued the following joint statement on March 25, 2024, with three organizations: * * * Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two dairy cattle herds in Texas and two herds in Kansas. Importantly, USDA confirmed that there is no threat to human health and milk and dairy products remain safe to consume. Pasteurization (high heat treatment) kills harmful micr  more

Joint Dairy Organization Statement on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Cows
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following joint statement on March 25, 2024, with three organizations: The organizations are the National Milk Producers Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council and Dairy Management Inc. * * * Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in two dairy cattle herds in Texas and two herds in Kansas. Importantly, USDA confirmed that there is no threat to human healt  more

Komen Closes Gaps With High-Quality Breast Support Every Step of the Way
DALLAS, Texas, March 28 -- 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: For many, the path to high-quality breast health care is complex and challenging even in the best circumstances. People from underresourced communities, especially women of color, encounter even more barriers to care as they make their way through a fragmented health care system. S  more

More exposure to artificial, bright, outdoor nighttime light linked to higher stroke risk
DALLAS, Texas, March 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: A large study of residents in Ningbo, China, a major city of more than 8.2 million residents, found that exposure to more artificial, outdoor, nighttime light was associated with a higher risk of conditions that affect brain health. Excessive exposure to air pollution and artificial, bright light at night were both independently linked to a higher risk of d  more

National Association of Counties: County Leaders Visit U.S. Border to Examine Best Practices for Local Governments
WASHINGTON, March 27 -- The National Association of Counties issued the following news release: Representatives from the National Association of Counties (NACo) Immigration Reform Task Force joined other county leaders, including county recipients of FEMA Shelter and Services Program funds, in a visit to border sites in El Paso County, Texas. Over two days, the group is set to tour facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), El Paso County and nonprofit organizations,  more

National Taxpayers Union: Texas Taxpayers Have New Concerns Over ESG Decision
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 26 -- The National Taxpayers Union issued the following statement on March 25, 2024: * * * Reports that the Texas State Board of Education is going to be financially divesting from a fund purportedly because of a law reacting to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies should concern taxpayers everywhere, and particularly Texas taxpayers. In reaction to this news, National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp released the following statement: "NTU agrees  more

NAWG's 2024 Spring Intern
WASHINGTON, March 29 -- The National Association of Wheat Growers issued the following news release: Texas A&M student Lee Thornton joined the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) as the spring policy intern. Lee Thornton grew up in Winnie, Texas on a calf-cattle ranch where he first became invested in the agricultural industry. This background led him to pursue an Agribusiness major with a minor in Economics. At Texas A&M, he is heavily involved in volunteering and giving back to the c  more

New IHEP Case Studies of Minority-Serving Institutions Offer Actionable Strategies for Increasing Value in Postsecondary Education
WASHINGTON, March 28 (TNSres) -- The Institute for Higher Education Policy issued the following news release: Institutional policies and practices shape which students have access to college, who persists and completes, who borrows, and who experiences economic and social mobility. In two new case studies, IHEP spotlights how two Minority-Serving Institutions - University of North Texas and LaGuardia Community College - employ innovative strategies that help more students receive measurable ret  more

New IHEP Case Studies of Minority-Serving Institutions Offer Actionable Strategies for Increasing Value in Postsecondary Education
WASHINGTON, March 29 (TNSres) -- The Institute for Higher Education Policy issued the following news release: Institutional policies and practices shape which students have access to college, who persists and completes, who borrows, and who experiences economic and social mobility. In two new case studies, IHEP spotlights how two Minority-Serving Institutions - University of North Texas and LaGuardia Community College - employ innovative strategies that help more students receive measurable ret  more

New York social impact entrepreneurs: funding available for local health equity solutions
DALLAS, Texas, March 25 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: NEW YORK, March 25, 2024 - Business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have reduced support services available to New Yorkers in relation to public health consequences including food insecurity, housing instability and financial stress[1]. The conditions in which we live explain in part why some people are healthier than others[2]. The American Heart Association, which is mar  more

PETA: Houston Interactive Aquarium Under Fire From Feds After Dozens of Birds Escape
HOUSTON, Texas, March 29 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: PETA has just obtained a newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection report (https://www.peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/2024-02-12-usda-ir-houston-interactive-aquarium-and-animal-preserve-74-c-1129-nci-critical-focused-002.pdf) dated February 12 revealing that Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve received a critical citation after 40 parakeets escaped thr  more

PFLAG: Victory - Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against Texas Attorney General's Latest Attack on Texas Families With Transgender Youth
AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 -- PFLAG, an organization that says it is dedicated to supporting, educating and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families, issued the following news on March 25, 2024: Today, the Travis County District Court granted a temporary injunction blocking the Texas Attorney General's Office's latest effort targeting transgender Texans--its demand that PFLAG National turn over information and documents about its support of families in Texas seeking gender-affirming medical  more

SC&RA 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SLATED FOR APRIL 15-19 IN AUSTIN
CENTREVILLE, Virginia, March 27 (TNSres) -- The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association issued the following news release (TNSres): The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) 2024 Annual Conference will be held April 15-19 at the Omni Barton Creek in Austin, Texas. This premier event for the Association represents the place to be for industry leaders - where business gets done. Held each year in April, the Annual Conference attracts owners, CEOs, top managers and leaders thr  more

Singtel Awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2023 Singapore Company of the Year Award for Its Strong Industry Leadership Position in Cybersecurity Services
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 30 -- Frost and Sullivan, a provider of market research and analysis, growth strategy consulting and corporate training services across multiple industries, issued the following news release: Frost & Sullivan recently researched the cybersecurity services industry and, based on its findings, recognizes Singtel with the 2023 Singapore Company of the Year Award. Singtel is Singapore's major telecommunications provider that delivers comprehensive network-centric security   more

Social, environmental factors may raise risk of developing heart disease and stroke
DALLAS, Texas, March 27 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: People living in neighborhoods with more environmental adversities, including pollution, toxic sites, high traffic and few parks, had higher rates of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors. This association remained after adjusting for social vulnerabilities, such as high levels of unemployment, low income and low education. Researc  more

Support our mission of Hispanic higher education success
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * Support our mission of Hispanic higher education success Since 1986, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has touched the lives of generations of students. Gifts from friends, alumni and supporters to La HACHE de HACU, the Hispanic Alliance to Champion Higher Education, help support our mission to champion Hispanic success  more

Susan G. Komen and Walgreens Mark 5 Years of Impact, Surpassing 37 Million in Cancer Support
DALLAS, Texas, March 26 -- 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 25, 2024: Susan G. Komen(R), the world's leading breast cancer organization and Walgreens announced today another milestone in the transformative five-year collaboration that has not only propelled groundbreaking research in breast cancer but has also significantly expanded   more

Susan G. Komen: Bill Introduced in Minnesota Would Increase Access To Genetic Testing
ST. PAUL, Texas, March 29 -- 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, applauds Representative Patty Acomb (D-Minnetonka) for introducing legislation that would eliminate financial barriers to clinically appropriate genetic testing, as well as the recommended screenings based on the resu  more

SwRI DEVELOPS MORE EFFECTIVE PARTICLE CONVERSION SURFACES FOR SPACE INSTRUMENTS
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 26 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute is investing internal funding to develop more effective conversion surfaces to allow future spacecraft instruments to collect and analyze low-energy particles. Conversion surfaces are ultra-smooth, ultra-thin surfaces covering a silicon wafer that convert neutral atoms into ions to more effectively detect particles from outer space. Changing the charge of particles simpl  more

SwRI'S DR. ROHINI GILES RECEIVES NASA EARLY CAREER ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 27 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute Senior Research Scientist Dr. Rohini Giles has received the NASA Early Career Achievement Medal. The medal recognizes unusual and significant performance supporting NASA's mission during the first 10 years of their career. Giles was cited for "significant early career achievements in the analysis of Juno data to study Jovian Transient Luminous Events and the distribution   more

TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION: PONTOTOC COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING CATTLE FROM OKLAHOMA SALE BARN
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: Roff, Oklahoma, native, Jason Don Price, also known as "Bacon," was arrested and charged with 44 felony counts of larceny of livestock for allegedly stealing cattle from the Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction in Ada, Oklahoma. The arrest comes after an investigation led by Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Cody Hyde. Hyde initiated an investigati  more

Texas Association of Business Chambers of Commerce Foundation Names David Emerick as Chairman
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- TThe Texas Association of Business Chambers of Commerce Foundation issued the following news release: The Texas Association of Business (TAB) announced that David Emerick, Executive Director of State and Local Government Relations for J.P. Morgan Chase, has been named Chairman of the Texas Association of Business Chambers of Commerce Foundation (TABCCF). TAB's current Executive Vice President, Stephanie Matthews, will become Executive Director of the Foundation while   more

Texas Farm Bureau: Diagnostics Continue in Dairy Industry
WACO, Texas, March 27 -- Texas Farm Bureau issued the following agency statement on March 26, 2024: * * * On Monday, March 25, USDA officials announced that samples from infected dairies in Texas and Kansas tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The HPAI virus detections in Texas may have been introduced by wild birds. Federal and state agencies are conducting additional tests for HPAI, as well as viral genome sequencing, so the emerging situation can be better understo  more

Transgender Law Center: Victory - Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against Texas Attorney General's Latest Attack on Texas Families With Transgender Youth
AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 -- Transgender Law Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression, issued the following news release on March 25, 2024: * * * By K Richardson Today, the Travis County District Court granted a temporary injunction blocking the Texas Attorney General's Office's latest effort targeting transgender Texans--its deman  more

Young adults with migraine, other nontraditional risk factors may have higher stroke risk
DALLAS, Texas, March 26 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Nontraditional risk factors for stroke were significantly associated with the development of strokes in adults younger than ages 35 to 45. Migraine was the most important nontraditional risk factor for stroke among both men and women, according to the study of adults in Colorado. Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/5 a.m. ET Tuesday, March 26, 2024 DALLAS, March 26  more