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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday April 07, 2024 ( 64 items )  

'The Writing Is on the Wall': Bird Flu Outbreak in Texas Panhandle Prompts Warning From PETA
AMARILLO, Texas, April 5 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Following the news that Cal-Maine Foods Inc. killed almost 2 million chickens at an egg factory in Parmer County due to a bird flu outbreak, PETA plans to place a sky-high warning near the plant, reminding everyone that slaughterhouses and filthy, severely crowded sheds where chickens are confined in the egg industry are breeding grounds for a host of deadly pathogens that can easily mutat  more

2024 AANP Election Results
AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners(R) (AANP) is pleased to announce the official results of the 2024 AANP Election. Selected by members during the March 8-31 voting period, these exemplary nurse practitioner (NP) leaders will set the strategic direction for the association and play an instrumental role in guiding the profession forward. The ballots have now been certified by Survey   more

AAHOA Welcomes Miraj S. Patel as Newest, Youngest Chairman of AAHOA
ORLANDO, Florida, April 6 -- The Asian American Hotel Owners Association issued the following news release on April 5, 2024: Texas hotelier Miraj S. Patel, MBA, CHO, CHIA, is the newest Chairman of the AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) 2024-25 Board of Directors, and the youngest serving in this position in AAHOA's 35-year history. Patel became Chairman at the conclusion of the 2024 AAHOA Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, FL, which set a record level of exhibiting vendors and we  more

ACEP Statement on a Diverse Emergency Physician Workforce
DALLAS, Texas, April 2 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following statement on April 1, 2024: * * * In light of recent legislative efforts to eliminate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that impact medical education, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reaffirms our unwavering commitment to ensuring a diverse and representative emergency physician workforce and opposes any legislation that runs counter to this goal. ACEP policy is resolute   more

ACLU of Texas Court Watching Data Raises Concerns About Travis County First Appearance Hearings Where People Lack Counsel
HOUSTON, Texas, April 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release on April 5, 2024: The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the ACLU published today an analysis of Travis County first appearance hearings in criminal court. The report shows numerous issues with Travis County's practice of making people face a judge without legal counsel at their first appearance hearings. The ACLU of Texas established a court watching program where law student volu  more

ACLU-Texas: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Blocks Texas' Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law From Going Into Effect
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today denied Texas' request to allow Senate Bill 4 (88-4) to go into effect while the court considers its legality. The ruling is a major win for immigrants' rights and will prevent the law from being enforced until the court rules whether the law is unconstitutional. The Fifth Circuit will hear arguments in New Orleans on April 3 on whether to up  more

ACLU-Texas: Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against Texas Attorney General's Latest Attack on Texas Families With Transgender Youth
AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release: A Travis County District Court granted today 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 care for their transgender youth. "PFLAG families in Texas gained further protection today whe  more

ACLU-Texas: Texas Appeals Court Upholds Rulings Blocking State From Investigating Trans Youth and Their Families
AUSTIN, Texas, March 29 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release: The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, today upheld injunctions in two related cases against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and former Commissioner Jaime Masters, barring them from implementing the agency's rule expanding the definition of child abuse to presumptively treat the provision of gender-affirming care as child abuse. The injunction bars DFPS f  more

ACLU-Texas: Texas Second Court of Appeals Reverses Crystal Mason's Conviction in Major Voting Rights Victory
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 28 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release: The Texas Second Court of Appeals reversed (https://www.aclutx.org/sites/default/files/02-18-00138-cr_18138crremand_opinion.pdf) Crystal Mason's conviction Thursday evening, resulting in an acquittal. She had faced five years in prison for submitting a provisional ballot in 2016 that was never counted as a vote. This is a victory for Mason, a Black mother of three from Fort Worth, whos  more

Administration continues to delay ending sale of menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: April 1, 2024 -- In December 2023, the White House announced a delay in the release of final rules to eliminate menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and all characterizing flavors (other than tobacco) in cigars. At the time, the administration set March 2024 as a new deadline for an announcement. Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association, the world  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: Court Affirms Pharmacies Free to Operate According to Religious Beliefs
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, April 6 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following statement on April 5, 2024: * * * The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Bowman, director of regulatory practice, regarding a federal district court ruling issued Friday in State of Texas and Mayo Pharmacy v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in which the court affirmed that HHS's pharmacy abortion guidance can't require pharmacies to dispense abortio  more

America First Legal, Texas, Coalition of 20 State Attorneys General Take Urgent New Legal Action to Stop President Biden From Flying Hundreds of Thousands of Illegal Aliens Into U.S.
WASHINGTON, April 5 -- America First Legal, a civil rights organization, issued the following news release on April 4, 2024: Today, America First Legal (AFL), Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and a coalition of twenty state Attorneys General took new legal action to stop President Biden from continuing to fly hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from crime-plagued nations directly into cities across the United States. The underlying lawsuit aims to stop the Biden Administration's "parole"  more

American Association of Nurse Practitioners: 2024 National Leadership Award Recipients Announced
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners issued the following news: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is pleased to announce Kahlil Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN as the recipient of the 2024 Towers Pinnacle Award , and Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, FOMA, as the recipient of the 2024 AANP Sharp Cutting Edge Award. Both nurse practitioners (NPs) are exemplary leaders who have made significant contributions to advanc  more

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION: ECLIPSE SCIENCE NEXT WEEK AT THE 2024 TRIENNIAL EARTH-SUN SUMMIT
WASHINGTON, April 5 (TNSres) -- The American Geophysical Union issued the following news release: Next week, the world's solar physics community will meet in Dallas, Texas to witness the 8 April total solar eclipse and talk Sun science at the 2024 Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS24) sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and American Astronomical Society (AAS). Space weather impacts satellites, communications, GPS and power grids. TESS unites the community dedicated to the study of   more

American Jewish Committee Names Rachel Schneider As Houston Regional Director
HOUSTON, Texas, April 5 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: American Jewish Committee (AJC) has named Rachel Schneider the director of its Houston regional office. Schneider has been assistant director of the Houston office since March 2022 and in her new role, will continue to further AJC's mission as the global Jewish advocacy organization that stands up for Israel's right to exist in peace and security; confronts antisemitism, and upholds the democratic value  more

Americans for Tax Reform Issues Commentary: BlackRock Divestment Tracker
WASHINGTON, April 6 -- Americans for Tax Reform issued the following commentary on April 5, 2024: * * * BlackRock Divestment Tracker By Bryan Bashur Below is the ATR "BlackRock Tracker." This map will track which states are actively withdrawing funds from BlackRock and will be continuously updated at ATR.org/ESGRadar State financial officers and pension fund boards have a strict fiduciary duty to retirees and constituents to make investment decisions based solely in the interest of plan par  more

Americans for Tax Reform: Craig Goldman Makes "No New Taxes" Promise to Voters in TX-12 Race
WASHINGTON, April 2 -- Americans for Tax Reform issued the following commentary on April 1, 2024: Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) State Representative Craig Goldman for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to the voters of Texas to oppose and vote against income tax hikes. Candidates often make campaign promises not to raise taxes, only to abandon taxpayers once elected. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge requires candidates to put their commitment in writing - making it ha  more

ARTBA CEO Dave Bauer's Statement on Courts Overturning Federal Greenhouse Gas Performance Standard
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- The American Road and Transportation Builders Association issued the following statement on April 2, 2024: * * * Federal Courts in both Texas and Kentucky have now ruled that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) lacks the statutory authority to impose a Biden administration greenhouse gas (GHG) performance mandate on state transportation departments. The rulings invalidate the FHWA regulation, affirming that states have the autonomy to pursue their own environmental  more

ASHS Recognizes Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as a Horticultural Landmark
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- The American Society for Horticultural Science issued the following news release: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was named an American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Horticultural Landmark in a ceremony held April 5, 2024 at the center's grounds in Austin, Texas. This important award is designed to commemorate sites of horticultural excellence, based on historical, scientific, environmental, and aesthetic value. ASHS Horticultural Landmarks are sites  more

Avian Flu Outbreak, Mass Chicken Killings Prompt Nationwide Vegan Push From PETA
NORFOLK, Virginia, April 6 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Following news that yet another bird flu outbreak is sweeping the nation and nearly 2 million chickens have been killed by Texas-based egg seller Cal-Maine Foods Inc., PETA is hitting cities across the country with a multipronged campaign warning of the dangers of continuing to eat meat, eggs, and dairy from animals confined to filthy, severely crowded sheds or feedlots and encouraging p  more

Books on Medicinal Plant Nomenclature and the History of Psychedelic Use Receive 2024 ABC James A. Duke Award
AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 -- The American Botanical Council issued the following news release: The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has presented its 2024 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award in both the reference/technical and consumer/popular categories. The recipient of the reference/technical award is American Herbal Products Association's Herbs of Commerce, 3rd edition (American Herbal Products Association [AHPA]) by Merle Zimmermann, PhD; Holly E. Johnson, PhD  more

CAIR-TX Joins ACLU, Emgage, Muslim Bar Association Release Open Letter to Universities Calling for Free Speech Protections
WASHINGTON, April 6 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on April 5, 2024: The Houston office of the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX) today announced the publication of an open letter to the Presidents and Chairs of the Board of Regents at Public Universities across Texas. This letter is in response to Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order 44 concerning antisemitism on campus. The letter, a collaborative effort, bea  more

CAREER EDUCATION COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: 5TH CIRCUIT RULES IN FAVOR OF CCST IN BORROWER DEFENSE CASE
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 5 -- Career Education Colleges and Universities issued the following statement on April 4, 2024, by President and CEO Jason Altmire: * * * Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Career Colleges and Schools of Texas in its appeal of the lower court's denial of CCST's request for a preliminary injunction to delay the implementation of the Biden administration's Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) regulations. The Circuit Court had previously issued a  more

CFA Statement in Response to Preliminary Injunction Blocking Enforcement of CRA Update
WASHINGTON, April 3 -- The Consumer Federation of America issued the following statement on April 2, 2024: * * * The Consumer Federation of America released the following statement in response to the preliminary injunction granted by US District Court for the Northern District of Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, blocking enforcement of the recently-issued final rule updating the Community Reinvestment Act (Regulation BB). The rule was scheduled to be implemented on April 1st, 2024. "To protect   more

CFG Action Commits Six Figures Into TX-SD-30 Runoff
WASHINGTON, April 6 -- Club for Growth, an advocacy organization, issued the following news release: Club for Growth Action announced it is committing six figures to support Brent Hagenbuch in Texas' State Senate District 30 runoff election. President Donald Trump, Governor Greg Abbott, and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick have all endorsed Hagenbuch in the race. "For too long, too many self-proclaimed 'republicans' have been elected to the Texas State Legislature with zero interest in supporti  more

El seminario web sobre planificacion patrimonial ofrece un recurso de iniciacion para la comunidad hispana
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, 1 de abril de 2024 -- La American Heart Association (la Asociacion Americana del Corazon), invita a los hispanohablantes interesados en la planificacion patrimonial a participar en un seminario web gratuito. El seminario web se transmitira en espanol el miercoles 10 de abril a las 10:30 a.m. CDT. Los participantes aprenderan a crear planes financieros en el presente para p  more

FIRST Announces Growing List of STEM Industry Leaders as Sponsors for 2024 FIRST Championship Event
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, April 4 -- FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) issued the following news release on April 3, 2024: FIRST(R), a robotics community that prepares young people for the future, today announced a growing list of STEM industry leaders as sponsors for the 2024 FIRST Championship, the world's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for students, happening in Houston, Texas (April 17-20, 2024) this spring. "Our s  more

Flight Safety Foundation to Honor Richard Meikle, Earl Weener at BASS 2024
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 6 -- The Flight Safety Foundation issued the following news release on April 5, 2024: Flight Safety Foundation will honor Richard Meikle and former U.S. National Transportation Safety Board member Dr. Earl Weener during the Foundation's 69th Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) on April 30-May 1 in Austin, Texas. Meikle, who is executive vice president, operations and safety, at FlightSafety International, will receive the Foundation's Business Aviation Meritoriou  more

Food & Water Watch: Bird Flu Outbreak Highlights Factory Farm Threats to Health, Consumer Costs
WASHINGTON, April 4 (TNSres) -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: * * * 75% of U.S. egg-laying hens are raised on just 347 factory farms, ideal breeding grounds for disease * * * The most recent bird flu outbreak at a Cal-Maine factory egg farm in Texas highlights rising concern for public health, as well as consumer cost impacts. Cal-Maine, the nation's largest egg producer, culled 1.6 million laying hens (3.6% of its total flock). This follows reports of bird flu   more

Frost & Sullivan: Are You Optimizing Your Growth Strategy to Leverage Key Opportunities in the Machines Industry?
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 2 -- 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: The industrial landscape is undergoing a profound transformation -from predictive maintenance to autonomous functions, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way machines operate. Furthermore, the growing use of renewable energy is also playing a critical role in shaping the   more

Frost & Sullivan: Burgeoning Freight and Logistics Demands to Fuel Recovery of China's Commercial Truck Industry
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 2 -- 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: By Chan Ming Lih Truck electrification emerges as a major trend with electric powertrains set to reach 1 million units in 2030 on the back of technological improvements and government support. Commercial truck sales in China plunged from 3.7 million units in 2021 to 2.4 million u  more

HACU Webinar: Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enriching, Learning, Programs, and Student Experiences Solicitation (NSF 24-551)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 2 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * HACU Webinar: Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enriching, Learning, Programs, and Student Experiences Solicitation (NSF 24-551) The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is hosting a HACU-member webinar titled, "Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enriching, Learning, Programs, and Student Experiences Solicitation (NSF 24-551)," on April 18,   more

HAR PAST CHAIR SHAD BOGANY HONORED AS A NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING CHAMPION
HOUSTON, Texas, April 4 (TNSres) -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release: As we observe Fair Housing Month, the Houston Association of REALTORS(R) (HAR) announces HAR Past Chair Shad Bogany has received the National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR) 2024 Fair Housing Champion Award. Bogany was one of three national recipients of this prestigious award which honors real estate professionals who go above and beyond to promote fair housing practices and expand homeo  more

Hellen Oketch-Rabah Receives 2024 ABC Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women's Health Award
AUSTIN, Texas, April 5 -- The American Botanical Council issued the following news release: The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) has presented its 2024 Fredi Kronenberg Excellence in Research and Education in Botanicals for Women's Health Award to Hellen Oketch-Rabah, PhD. Oketch-Rabah is a pharmacognosist, educator, and science administrator and the deputy director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP) at the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Center for Food Saf  more

HFTP's New HITEC Technology Investment Conference Takes Shape, Co-Located With HITEC 2024
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4 -- Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals issued the following news release: The niche investment conference will connect technology company executives, investors, and M&A consultants for the opportunity to discuss potential partnerships. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP(R)) is inviting 200+ participants to its new HITEC Technology Investment Conference, an event designed to provide investors with a comprehensive understanding of the h  more

Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Elects Texas A&M University's Toyosi Timilehin George to Board of Directors
CHICAGO, Illinois, April 4 -- The Institute of Food Technologists issued the following news release: The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA), a student-governed community of members of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), has elected Toyosi Timilehin George from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, to its Board of Directors. Timilehin George's term will start on September 1, 2024, and last for one year. IFTSA is a mission-driven organization that suppor  more

Investigadores cientificos: Ganen hasta $20,000 estudiando la eficacia del financiamiento de la investigacion de ataques o derrames cerebrales y enfermedades cardiovasculares
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, 1 de abril de 2024 -- El Foro Global de Financiadores de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares invita a investigadores cientificos a competir en un nuevo desafio de datos, que se realizara en la plataforma Precision Medicine de la American Heart Association (la Asociacion Americana del Corazon). El desafio busca mejorar la aceleracion de la ciencia a traves del financiamiento.   more

ISono Health Applauded by Frost & Sullivan for Ensuring Patient Comfort and Safety and Providing Quality Imaging and Diagnosis With Its ISono Health ATUSA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 4 -- 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: Recently, Frost & Sullivan assessed the breast ultrasound industry and, based on its findings, recognizes iSono Health with the 2023 United States New Product Innovation Award. The company is carving a new category for the automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) market. The iSono Health  more

La Administracion continua retrasando el fin de la venta de cigarrillos mentolados y puros de todos los sabores
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: 1 de abril 2024: En diciembre de 2023, la Casa Blanca anuncio un retraso en la publicacion de las normas definitivas para eliminar el mentol como sabor caracteristico de los cigarrillos y todos los sabores caracteristicos (excepto el tabaco) de los puros. En ese momento, el organismo fijo marzo de 2024 como nueva fecha limite para hacer un anuncio. Nancy Brown, directora ejecutiva  more

Leading Simulation Educator & Expert in Clinical Quality & Patient Safety to Deliver 2024 National League for Nursing Education Summit Debra L. Spunt Lecture
WASHINGTON, April 2 (TNSres) -- The National League for Nursing issued the following news: * * * Dr. Jared Kutzin Will Challenge Nurse Educators to Rethink Student Engagement, Learning & Assessment of Competency * * * An associate professor of emergency medicine and the senior director of the Simulation, Teaching, and Research Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the nation's leading teaching and research institutions, Dr. Jared Kutzin will present the annual Debra L. Spunt Memorial Lectur  more

LISC and The Allstate Foundation Launch Disaster Resiliency Program to Address Needs of Underserved Houston Communities
HOUSTON, Texas, April 3 -- The Local Initiatives Support Corp. issued the following news release: The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has teamed up with The Allstate Foundation on a pilot program to help six local nonprofit organizations better manage the impact of natural disasters on Houston communities--and help protect the regional economy in the process. The Allstate Foundation contributed $500,000 to launch LISC's new Community Resiliency and Disaster Response Initiative, wh  more

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Launches The MADD Network to Address Surge in Impaired Driving Fatalities
IRVING, Texas, April 3 -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued the following news release: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is officially launching The MADD Network, a first-of-its-kind campaign that aims to unite diverse, powerhouse MADD supporters who share one vital mission- eliminating impaired driving, one of the most persistent threats to public safety on our nation's roads. Rising rates of impaired driving across the country underscore the critical need for The MADD Network. Our cou  more

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: More Than 13,000 People Died in Alcohol-Related Crashes for Second Straight Year
IRVING, Texas, April 6 (TNSres) -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued the following news release on April 5, 2024: * * * MADD Calls on NHTSA to Meet November Deadline for New Impaired Driving Prevention Regulation * * * Drunk driving killed more than 13,000 people for the second year in a row, according to a new report (https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/813560) released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Alcohol-related crashe  more

National Sorghum Producers 2024 Yield Contest Open For Entry
LUBBOCK, Texas, April 4 -- The National Sorghum Producers issued the following news release: National Sorghum Producers will now accept entries for the 2024 National Sorghum Yield Contest. State and national winners are selected from contestants split into East and West regions for the Irrigated, Dryland No-Till and Dryland Tillage divisions, and one overall winner is selected for Food Grade. The entry deadline for the 2024 National Sorghum Yield Contest is November 26, 2024. A complete field   more

Ottopia Selected as the Global Market Leader of Automotive Teleoperation by Frost & Sullivan
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 5 -- 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 automotive teleoperations industry, and based on its findings, awarded Ottopia with the 2024 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. The company specializes in teleoperations technology for vehicles in serial production. With Ottopia so  more

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Doctors Offer 5 Nutritious Alternatives to Cow's Milk for Consumers Avoiding Dairy Over Concern About Bird Flu
WASHINGTON, April 5 [Category: Health Care] (TNSres) -- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine issued the following news release: * * * Researchers Say Bird Flu May Be Catalyst For Next Pandemic * * * The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a public health nonprofit of more than 17,000 doctors, is offering 5 Nutritious Alternatives to Cow's Milk for consumers concerned about bird flu among dairy cattle. A virulent strain of bird flu was identified for the first time in U.S.  more

Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration: 3 Higher Education and Immigrant Rights Organizations Host Inaugural SUCCESS Awards Ceremony
HOUSTON, Texas, April 4 -- The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration issued the following news release: On Friday, March 29, TheDream.US, the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, and Immigrants Rising hosted their inaugural SUCCESS awards ceremony to recognize committed institutions, student advocates, and higher education leaders who are supporting undocumented students' access and success on their campuses and beyond. Gaby Pacheco, President and CEO o  more

Project on Predatory Student Lending: Statement Regarding 5th Circuit Ruling on Borrower Defense
BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 6 -- The Project on Predatory Student Lending issued the following statement on April 5, 2024: * * * The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an order maintaining the injunction of the borrower defense rule in the case Career Colleges and Schools of Texas vs Cardona. The case attempts to stop the Department of Education's 2022 Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule, a critical safeguard allowing student borrowers cheated by their schools to nullify their   more

Public Interest Law Firm Condemns City of Navasota's Criminal Conviction of Mother for Some Late Library Books
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 5 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release on April 4, 2024: Today, the Institute for Justice (IJ) condemns the city of Navasota and its municipal court for its grossly inappropriate and unconstitutional actions toward a Texas mother. Navasota's issuance of a fine and arrest warrant stemming from some unreturned library books violates the U.S. Constitution and caused a well-meaning woman to be convicted of a misdemeanor crime. "The constitution  more

Scientific researchers: Win up to $20K studying effectiveness of cardiovascular, stroke research funding
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 1, 2024 -- The Global Cardiovascular Research Funders Forum invite scientific researchers to compete in a new data challenge, hosted on the American Heart Association's Precision Medicine Platform. The challenge is designed to better understand how to improve acceleration of science through funding. The winning project is eligible to receive a $20,000 USD cash prize.  more

Sierra Club: 5th Circuit Decision on Sea Port Oil Terminal Could Harm Communities and Climate
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, April 6 -- The Sierra Club issued the following on April 5, 2024: Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the unsound approval of a massive deepwater oil export facility off the Gulf Coast near Brazoria County, Texas. If built, the Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT) will: * Emit massive quantities of air pollutants, exacerbating the region's already impaired air quality. It will also release carbon emissions equivalent to operating nearly 90 new coal-fired power plan  more

SMALL BUSINESS MAJORITY: POLL - TEXAS SMALL BUSINESSES SUPPORT EXPANDING ACCESS TO LICENSING FOR JUSTICE-IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4 (TNSres) -- Small Business Majority issued the following news release on April 3, 2024: * * * New poll finds strong support for licensing reform measures that would help to expand the candidate pool and boost opportunities for entrepreneurship * * * Today, Small Business Majority released new research that reveals strong support for licensing reforms that could expand the Texas small business workforce. A majority (67%) of Texas small business owners support solutions   more

Susan G. Komen: Introduction of Legislation to Expand Access to Breast Cancer Treatment for Missourians
DALLAS, Texas, April 4 -- 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, commends Representative Chantelle Nickson-Clark (D-Florissant) for working with Komen to expand eligibility for the MO HealthNet Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment (BCCT) program, providing increased access to vital br  more

SwRI AWARDED $6.4 MILLION TO ADVANCE COGNITIVE ELECTRONIC WARFARE
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 3 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: The United States Air Force is tapping into the extensive expertise of Southwest Research Institute's Advanced Electronic Warfare team with a $6.4 million contract to explore cognitive electronic warfare (EW) algorithms, which accurately detect and respond to unknown enemy radar threats in real time. SwRI engineers are conducting research to develop a reliable algorithm that will advance the Air Force  more

SwRI TO BUILD THE SPACECRAFT BUS FOR IN-SPACE REFUELER SERVICER PROGRAM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 2 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will build, integrate and test a small demonstration spacecraft as part of a $25.5 million Space Mobility and Logistics (SML) prototyping project funded by the U.S. Space Force and led by prime contractor Astroscale U.S. The spacecraft, called the Astroscale Prototype Servicer for Refueling (APS-R), will refuel other compatible vehicles while in geostationary orbit.  more

TAB Applauds Speaker Phelan on Creation of House Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology
AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 (TNSres) -- The Texas Association of Business issued the following statement on April 2, 2024: * * * Today, Texas Association of Business (TAB) President and CEO Glenn Hamer issued the following statement after Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan announced the creation of a new House Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies: "Texas is leading the nation in Artificial Intelligence and technology policy, and today's announcement is yet another tes  more

Take steps towards a longer, healthier life on National Walking Day
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 1, 2024 -- Physical activity is one of the best ways to improve overall health and manage stress. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. are sedentary for more than eight hours each day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). This can have negative consequences on physical and mental health. The American Heart Association, the world's  more

Technologies to Improve Carbon Intensity and the Cost of Compliance Lead the Debate at the ABS Italy National Committee
HOUSTON, Texas, April 5 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release on April 4, 2024: Italian, Swiss and Monaco-based charterers, owners, brokers, designers and shipbuilders joined ABS at the annual Italy National Committee to hear industry-leading analysis of shipping's dynamic regulatory environment, including the impact of market-based measures and the cost of compliance along with the potential of carbon intensity reduction technologies. John McDonald, ABS Presiden  more

Texas Association of School Boards: Northside ISD Trustee Bobby Blount Named 2024 James B. Crow Recipient
AUSTIN, Texas, April 3 -- The Texas Association of School Boards issued the following news release: Bobby Blount, a longtime Northside ISD school board member and president of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members, has been named the 2024 recipient of TASB's James B. Crow Innovation in Governance Award. The James B. Crow Innovation in Governance Award was established in 2022 in honor of its namesake, who retired as TASB executive director in August 2021, after 40 years of service to   more

Texas Homebuyers Remain Satisfied With the Real Estate Process
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4 (TNSres) -- The Texas Association of Realtors issued the following news release: While mortgage rates and home prices have risen over the last several years, the vast majority of Texas homebuyers and sellers show continued confidence in the homebuying and selling process as well as a high level of satisfaction with the real estate agents who assist them. The 2024 Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report from Texas REALTORS(R) also shows homebuyers consider their home purchase   more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Releases Research on Autonomous Vehicles
AUSTIN, Texas, April 2 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on April 1, 2024: Today, The Texas Public Policy Foundation published a new research paper on autonomous vehicles. After extensive research, the paper concludes that autonomous vehicle technology has progressed extensively in recent years despite technological hurdles. It also concludes that states like Texas should take it upon themselves to advance legislation that protects driver autonomy and priva  more

The NFL's Rams continue support of the chain of survival in Los Angeles
DALLAS, Texas, April 1 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, April 1, 2024 -- The American Heart Association and the Los Angeles Rams brought lifesaving education to 200 youth football participants, coaches and educators at a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training event that took place Saturday, March 30 at Verbum Dei Jesuit High School. According to American Heart Association data, n  more

TheDream.US: Three Higher Education & Immigrant Rights Organizations Host Inaugural Success Awards Ceremony
HOUSTON, Texas, April 3 -- TheDream.US, a college and career success program for immigrant youth, issued the following news release on April 2, 2024: On Friday, March 29, TheDream.US, the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, and Immigrants Rising hosted their inaugural SUCCESS awards ceremony to recognize committed institutions, student advocates, and higher education leaders who are supporting undocumented students' access and success on their campuses and beyond. Gaby P  more

Unfavorable social factors may raise heart disease risk factors in Asian American adults
DALLAS, Texas, April 3 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Research Highlights: Asian American adults with more unfavorable factors related to income level, education, housing, access to health care and other social variables had a greater likelihood of having risk factors for cardiovascular disease in this study. The relationship between social determinants of health and cardiovascular disease risk factors varied widely among some Asia  more