Tuesday - June 18, 2024
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday May 19, 2024 ( 52 items )  

26-year-old heart transplant and stroke survivor named national champion for women's health
DALLAS, Texas, May 13 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Fewer than half of all women are aware that heart disease is their leading cause of death. That is why the American Heart Association, celebrating one hundred years of lifesaving service, created its community-based Woman of Impact(tm) initiative as an outgrowth of its year-round Go Red for Women(r) activist movement. The movement spotlights the lack of awareness and the clinical c  more

3 Summer Interns Join American Hereford Association
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, May 16 -- The American Hereford Association issued the following news release on May 14, 2024: Three interns recently joined Team Hereford for the summer. The American Hereford Association (AHA) welcomed Denver Drake, Greenville, Texas; Hannah McElrath, Calhoun, Ga.; and Riley Greiten, Midlothian, Texas, to Kansas City on May 6. * * * Denver Drake - Youth Activities Intern Denver Drake is serving as one of two youth activities interns this summer. Drake is currently a  more

ABS Makes Significant Investments for the Digital Future of the Industry
HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: Complete with over 100 user requested features, streamlined vessel applications and enhanced user experience, ABS has launched Eagle Unified, an industry-leading structural design verification software tool. The launch is the latest in a series of investments in major new engineering capabilities which have been delivered by ABS in recent weeks. Eagle UnifiedTM is a single tool that can support multip  more

ACLU of Texas Statement on Texas Senate Subcommittee Hearings on Higher Education
HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following statement on May 15, 2024: * * * The Texas Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education held public hearings Tuesday to discuss free speech and antisemitism on college campuses, as well as public universities' compliance with Senate Bill 17, Texas' ban on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. The committee heard from Texans about how recently passed laws are being implemented. It cannot vote or implemen  more

America First Legal & Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton File Amended Complaint & Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against the Biden Administration's Radical Title IX Rules Endangering Girls
WASHINGTON, May 15 -- America First Legal, a civil rights organization, issued the following news release on May 14, 2024: Today, America First Legal (AFL) filed an amended complaint and a motion for a preliminary injunction with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against President Biden's Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, and others to stop the Biden Administration's radical Title IX rules from wreaking havoc on women, children, and schools across the country. The Amended Complaint: * A  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association: Insurers Ready to Respond to Houston's Deadly Severe Weather Damage
DALLAS, Texas, May 18 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following news release: Following the deadly and destructive severe weather event that resulted in significant wind-related damage and widespread power outages across the Houston area overnight, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) says insurers are ready to help impacted residents begin the recovery process and urges those who experienced damage to contact their insurer as soon as t  more

APA CEO Receives Humanitarian Award
AUSTIN, Texas, May 17 -- The American Psychological Association issued the following news release on May 16, 2024: Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, CEO of the American Psychological Association, has been honored with the Society of Biological Psychiatry's Humanitarian Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to advancing mental health care and advocating for those with mental illness. An organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of biological mechanisms and treatment of psych  more

APA Praises Congress for Approving FAA Reauthorization Act
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 16 -- The Allied Pilots Association issued the following statement on May 15, 2024: * * * The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing the 16,000 pilots of American Airlines, praised Congress for approving the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024. "This legislation will help ensure our nation's airlines can continue meeting unprecedented travel demand while upholding the highest standards of safety," said APA President Capt. Ed Sicher. "The U.S. airline industry isn't j  more

Application deadline extended for the 2024 Enlace Mid-Level Leadership Program
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 15 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced applications are being accepted for the Enlace Mid-Level Leadership Program. The program is a six-month development experience offered in a cohort format and consisting of webinars and two in person sessions. Academic leaders or non-academic support personnel serving around the mid-  more

CAIR Files Lawsuit Against Texas Governor on Behalf of DSA, Students for Justice in Palestine at University of Houston and University of Texas Dallas to Defend Free Speech of Anti-Genocide Protesters
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release on May 16, 2024: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Houston, Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Democratic Socialists of America challenging Texas Governor Greg Abbo  more

CAIR-TX Condemns Texas DPS for Shutting Down Capitol Grounds Ahead of Planned Anti-Genocide Protest
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-TX) strongly condemn the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for shutting down the Texas Capitol grounds just days ahead of a planned protest against Israel's genocide in Gaza. This action directly undermines the constitutional right to free speech and peaceful assembly. In a statement, CAIR-Dallas Fort Worth Executive Direc  more

Center for American Women & Politics: Maryland Primed to Send Three Women to Congress in 2025
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, May 17 -- The Center for American Women and Politics issued the following news release: Primary elections were held on Tuesday in three states: Maryland, Nebraska, and West Virginia. Runoff elections were also held in North Carolina (find those results incorporated into the complete North Carolina results here [https://cawp.rutgers.edu/blog/super-tuesday-results-march-5th-primaries-alabama-arkansas-california-north-carolina-and-texas]). Full context about women in the  more

CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SUPPORTS COTTON BILL REPEALING PUNATIVE GUN TAX
BELLEVUE, Washington, May 17 -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms issued the following news release: The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has energetically thrown its support behind the Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises (RIFLE) Act, introduced by Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton. The legislation would remove the federal tax imposed on firearms and accessories regulated under the 1934 National Firearms Act (NFA). Joining Cotton a  more

Construction Employment Increases In 39 States From April 2023 To April 2024, While 29 States Add Jobs Between March And April
ARLINGTON, Virginia, May 17 [Category: Construction] -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: Texas and Alaska Top Lists of Numerical and Percentage Year-over-Year Increases, While Ohio and Iowa Trail; Michigan Has Largest Number and Percent of Monthly Gains, While New York and Maryland Have Worst Losses Construction employment increased in 39 states in April from a year earlier, while 29 states added construction jobs between March and April, according t  more

Deadline extended for 2024-25 Leadership Academy / La Academia de Liderazgo
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 15 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: * * * The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is accepting applications for the sixth cohort of its Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo. The Leadership program prepares senior higher education administrators at colleges and universities nationwide for top leadership roles at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, emerging HSIs and other inst  more

Early diagnosis & treatment of peripheral artery disease essential to improve outcomes, reduce amputation risk
DALLAS, Texas, May 14 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Guideline Highlights: The new joint guideline from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology provides recommendations to guide clinicians in the treatment of patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) and supports broad implementation of the PAD National Action Plan - an outline of six strategic goals to improve awareness, detection a  more

Edison Chouest Feeder Fleet for U.S. Offshore Wind Market to Be Built to ABS Class
HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS Class. The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site, allowing the ABS-classed WTIV to remain on location, promising faster wind farm installations. Designed to serve the  more

El diagnostico y tratamiento tempranos de la enfermedad arterial periferica son esenciales para mejorar los resultados y reducir el riesgo de amputacion
DALLAS, Texas, May 14 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Aspectos destacados de la guia: La nueva guia conjunta de la American Heart Association (la Asociacion Americana del Corazon) y el American College of Cardiology ofrece recomendaciones para guiar a los medicos en el tratamiento de pacientes con enfermedad arterial periferica (PAD) de las extremidades inferiores y fomenta la implementacion general del Plan Nacional de Accion contra  more

Grand Prairie Student Wins NFTE's South Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
DALLAS, Texas, May 14 -- The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship issued the following news: Global entrepreneurship education nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has named five local student businesses as the winners of its annual South Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. The young entrepreneurs distinguished themselves on May 10 through innovative business ideas, which they will present at the national finals in New York on Oct. 10 to compete for the National Champi  more

Guy Bailey, President of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Receives CUPA-HR's Chief Executive HR Champion Award
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, May 17 -- The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources issued the following news release: Guy Bailey, president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2024 Chief Executive HR Champion Award. Recognizing that what makes an institution great are its people, this award honors a president or chancellor of a higher education institution or system who  more

HACU announces workshops of its premier national conference on Hispanic higher education in Colorado, Nov. 1-3, 2024
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 15 [Category: Education] -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced the workshops of its 38th Annual Conference, to be held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Nov. 1-3, 2024, along with pre-conference events. More than 50 workshops offered under seven tracks on the theme "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Reaching New Heights o  more

Have a heart - caregivers need care, too
DALLAS, Texas, May 14 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - Living with a chronic medical condition after surviving a heart attack or stroke may come with additional health and personal care needs. Often survivors must rely on a family member or close friend to help. However, there's a growing body of scientific research that shows people who serve as unpaid caregivers may not be getting the care they need to live longer, healthier lives,  more

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: APRIL DELIVERS A SEASON OF OPPORTUNITY FOR HOUSTON RENTERS AND LANDLORDS
HOUSTON, Texas, May 17 (TNSres) -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The Houston rental market continues to show solid growth with strong demand and a robust supply of rental properties. This springtime surge offers opportunities for both renters and landlords. Spring's warmth quickly heated up the single-family rental segment in April. According to the Houston Association of Realtors' (HAR) April 2024 Rental Market Update, the number of leased listings jum  more

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: RISING INTEREST RATES CREATE HURDLES FOR HOUSTON HOMEBUYERS
HOUSTON, Texas, May 15 (TNSres) -- The Houston Association of Realtors issued the following news release: Stubbornly high interest rates continue to keep the dream of homeownership out of reach for many households in the Greater Houston area, according to new data from the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR). HAR's Housing Affordability Index reveals that 40 percent of households in the Houston area could afford a median-priced home in the first quarter, down from 42 percent in 2023. The m  more

Immigration Reform Law Institute: Feds Move to Cut Texas's Wire
WASHINGTON, May 15 (TNSres) -- The Immigration Reform Law Institute issued the following news release on May 14, 2024: Yesterday, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a brief (https://irli.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/108-1.pdf) in a Texas federal district court opposing a motion by the Biden Administration to dismiss a lawsuit by Texas against Border Patrol's cutting the razor-wire the state has put on the border to block illegal entries. The administration made this motion in t  more

Intercultural Development Research Association: Texas School District Takes Action to Prevent Identity-Based Bullying in Schools
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 18 -- The Intercultural Development Research Association issued the following statement on May 17, 2024: * * * Last night, Round Rock ISD acted on its commitment to ensure a safe, welcoming school climate for all students by passing a comprehensive policy to prevent and respond to bullying and harassment in its schools. The policy explicitly provides protections for students targeted for identity-based bullying, sending a strong message to students, families, and educat  more

Knights Templar Eye Foundation: Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting - Pediatric Ophthalmology Grant Review 2024
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, May 14 -- Knights Templar Eye Foundation issued the following news: Annually the Knights Templar Eye Foundation holds a meeting mid-March, this year it was held in Grapevine, Texas with the officers and trustees of the Foundation along with thirteen doctors specializing in pediatric ophthalmology from many leading hospitals and research institutions throughout the country to review the applications and recommend which applications based on the merits of the proposal should   more

Methodist Ranked in Nation's Top 10 for Inclusion and Fairness
DALLAS, Texas, May 17 -- Methodist Health System issued the following news release: Methodist Health System has been named among the top 10 hospitals and health systems in the country for excellence in workplace fairness and inclusion. This recognition from Fair 360, formerly known as DiversityInc, ranks the organization alongside such well-known health systems as Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. Fair360 serves as the external validator for large employers that model fairness in their talent   more

Mexico Wildlife Federation: Richard Stump, Hunt Manager on Ranch Owned by Lawyer Who Fought Against 'Stream Access,' Elected Chair of NM State Game Commission
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, May 17 -- The New Mexico Wildlife Federation issued the following news: * * * By Ben Neary, NMWF Conservation Director Newly elected chairman of the New Mexico State Game Commission is hunt manager on a ranch owned by a lawyer with Texas roots who unsuccessfully petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the public's right to fish and recreate on New Mexico rivers and streams. The game commission on Thursday unanimously elected Richard Stump, hunt manager on the T  more

NAMA Show 2024 Brings the Future of Convenience Services to Dallas
DALLAS, Texas, May 15 -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association issued the following news release: The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) closed the doors on its record-breaking event in Dallas at The NAMA Show 2024 last week. NAMA's annual tradeshow - held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - was the largest event in the association's history, exceeding existing metrics in all categories. The show kicked off its general session by honoring its Industry Awa  more

National Safety Council: Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Safe System Approach to Roadway Safety
WASHINGTON, May 16 (TNSres) -- The National Safety Council issued the following news on May 15, 2024: * * * NSC releases findings at a press conference on Capitol Hill during Infrastructure Week. * * * New survey findings released today by the National Safety Council show it's not just the U.S. Department of Transportation and traffic safety advocates that support a Safe System Approach to roadway safety - the public does too. Conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute through a Ro  more

Natural Remedies Adopts Holy Basil Through ABC's Adopt-An-Herb Program
AUSTIN, Texas, May 15 (TNSres) -- The American Botanical Council issued the following news release dated May 11, 2024: The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) welcomes the adoption of holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) by Natural Remedies through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb botanical research and education program. Natural Remedies, located in Bangalore, India, is a supplier of extracts of Indian traditional medicinal plants. Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn. O. sanctum), commonly called holy basil, except  more

New campaign aims to empower Asian American communities with lifesaving CPR skills
DALLAS, Texas, May 15 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - Despite strides in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, consumer research from the American Heart Association reveals only 1 in 4 Asian American individuals are confident they could correctly perform Hands-Only CPR, compared with a comparable confidence rate of more 1/3 of the general population. The same survey showed nearly 70% of Asian American adults are hesitant to   more

New postpartum care recommendations target CVD risk
DALLAS, Texas, May 16 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - Pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. have risen 140% over the past three decades and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause.[1] Despite existing medical guidance on pregnancy and cardiovascular health, current trends in health outcomes suggest a significant opportunity for an improved system of care, particularly in the postpartum period. The American Heart Association, th  more

NFIB: Small Businesses Take Legal Action Against FTC Ban on Noncompete Agreements
WASHINGTON, May 16 -- The National Federation of Independent Business issued the following news release: NFIB filed an amicus brief (https://strgnfibcom.blob.core.windows.net/nfibcom/6644ab617f7cf-6644ab617f7d0Ryan-LLC-v.-FTC-amicus-brief-05-14-2024.pdf.pdf) in the case Ryan, LLC. v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, supporting a challenge to the FTC's final rule banning noncompete agreements. NFIB argues the FTC does not have authorit  more

NSSF BACKS SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION TO BLOCK BIDEN ADMINISTRATION 'ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS' RULE
WASHINGTON, May 17 -- NSSF-The Firearm Industry Trade Association, issued the following news release: NSSF(R), The Firearm Industry Trade Association, fully supports the Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) "Engaged in the Business" Final Rule. The CRA was introduced and led by U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and was co-sponsored by 43 additional senators. The joint resolution would b  more

RJC Announces Major Ad Campaign in Support of Rep. Tony Gonzales in TX-23
WASHINGTON, May 18 -- The Republican Jewish Coalition issued the following statement on May 17, 2024: * * * Republican Jewish Coalition National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and CEO Matt Brooks released the following statement announcing a $400,000 ad buy in the GOP primary in Texas' 23rd congressional district: The RJC is proud to stand with Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23), a 20-year Navy veteran, a family man and father of six. As a member of the powerful Appropriations committee, Rep.   more

Ross Buchmueller Appointed to the USAA Board of Directors
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 16 -- The United Services Automobile Association issued the following news release on May 15, 2024: USAA announced today that Ross Buchmueller has been appointed to serve on the USAA Board of Directors. Buchmueller brings deep expertise in the insurance industry and, as the son of an Air Force veteran, unique insight into the needs of the military community and their families. Appointed by the USAA Board of Directors, Buchmueller has more than 35 years of experience in   more

Silly Hasbro - Kids Don't Want to Eat Animals at Peppa Pig Theme Park! *Snort*
DALLAS, Texas, May 14 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release on May 13, 2024: Following reports that a new Peppa Pig Theme Park is scheduled to open in North Richland Hills later this year, PETA sent a letter today to Merlin Entertainments CEO Scott M. O'Neil and Hasbro Inc. CEO Chris Cocks asking them to honor Peppa's friends and family--and her young audience--by offering visitors healthy, humane vegan foods and keeping animal flesh, milk, and eggs of  more

State Farm Bureaus Honored for Excellence in Communications
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 16 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The American Farm Bureau Federation's 2024 Communications Award winners named at this year's Communications Conference in Waco, Texas, include 16 standout states. The competition recognizes state Farm Bureau professionals from across the country for their exceptional work in communications. Judged against states with similar membership sizes, Maryland, Montana, California and Illinois rose to  more

SwRI INVESTIGATING UNUSUAL SUBSTORM IN EARTH'S MAGNETOTAIL USING MMS DATA
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 15 (TNSres) -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute is investigating an unusual event in the Earth's magnetotail, the elongated portion of the planet's magnetosphere trailing away from the Sun. Using data from NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, SwRI scientists are examining the nature of substorms, fleeting disturbances in the magnetotail that release energy and often cause aurorae. Since their launch   more

SwRI Studies Boiling Processes in Partial Gravity Aboard Parabolic Flights
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 14 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute is studying the process of boiling liquids under partial gravity conditions in a series of parabolic flights. The internally funded project, conducted in collaboration with Texas A&M University, aims to better understand how liquids boil on different surfaces in partial gravity. Boiling liquids will likely be required during future extended space missions to the Moon or Mar  more

Tenga corazon: los cuidadores tambien necesitan de cuidados
DALLAS, Texas, May 14 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: DALLAS, 14 de mayo de 2024 -- Vivir con una afeccion medica cronica luego de sobrevivir a un ataque cardiaco o derrame cerebral puede acarrear muchas otras necesidades de cuidado personal y de salud, y con frecuencia los supervivientes deben recurrir a la ayuda de un familiar o amigo cercano. El cuidado entre distintas generaciones ha sido por mucho tiempo una parte importante de l  more

Tennessee teen uses national platform to advocate for CPR and heart health
DALLAS, Texas, May 15 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: The American Heart Association's National Teen of Impact title offers Gen Z changemakers an influential platform to fight against heart disease to improve health and well-being in communities across the country. This year, Aniston Barnette, a 16-year-old volunteer advocate from Bristol, Tenn., is the 2024 national winner. As a prominent student-athlete, Barnette is supporting the l  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation's Better Tech for Tomorrow Campaign Director Invited to Testify Before the Senate Water, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, May 16 -- The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release on May 15, 2024: Today, TPPF's David Dunmoyer, Campaign Director for the Better Tech for Tomorrow campaign, will provide invited testimony before the Texas Senate Water, Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee on the importance of modernizing cybersecurity for Texas' water infrastructure. "Rogue foreign actors from countries like Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran are specifically targeting the water   more

Texas Rising and Partners March to Texas Capitol Ahead of Hearing on Implementation of New Anti-DEI Law
AUSTIN, Texas, May 15 -- The Texas Freedom Network issued the following news release on May 14, 2024: Texas Rising, Texas Students for DEI (TXS4DEI), Texas American Federation of Teachers (Texas AFT), the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), students, and faculty groups today led a march that began at the University of Texas in Austin and ended at the Texas Capitol ahead of a Texas State Senate Higher Education Subcommittee hearing on Senate Bill 17 and its implementation. Enacted by the Texas Legislatur  more

TEXAS UPSTREAM EMPLOYMENT DIPS, OIL PRODUCTION GROWS AND ELECTRICITY DEMAND ACCELERATES AT UNPRECEDENTED PACE
AUSTIN, Texas, May 18 -- Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association issued the following news release on May 17, 2024: Citing the latest Current Employment Statistics (CES) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) today highlighted new employment figures showing a decline in upstream employment for the month of April 2024. According to TIPRO's analysis, direct Texas upstream employment for April  more

TFB Statement on House Ag Committee Farm Bill Text
WACO, Texas, May 18 -- Texas Farm Bureau issued the following statement on May 17, 2024: * * * The following statement may be attributed to Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening regarding today's release of "The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024" by U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman G.T. Thompson. "Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) commends Chairman G.T. Thompson and his superb team at the U.S. House Agriculture Committee for producing a farm bill that meets the needs of not o  more

The American Heart Association recognized by Fair360 for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
DALLAS, Texas, May 16 [Category: Health Care] -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: - The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all celebrating 100 years of lifesaving service, is recognized as an exemplary employer by Fair360 in two categories: Top Companies for Board of Directors and Noteworthy Companies. Fair360, formerly known as DiversityInc, leverages comparative data to help organizations develop fair and inclusive workplaces ut  more

United We Dream: Immigrants in Oklahoma are Here to Stay
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 14 -- United We Dream issued the following news release: Earlier this month, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 4156, an extreme, anti-immigrant bill that would increase policing in the state and allow state law enforcement to racially profile, target and criminalize whoever they choose. Specifically, House Bill 4156 and other deliberately racist copycat policies -including SB4 in Texas- would give police unchecked power to arrest, detain, and deport pe  more

USAA to Gift Vehicle to Military Family in the Chicago Area
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 14 -- The United Services Automobile Association issued the following news release: USAA, a leading provider of financial services to military members and their families, proudly announces the donation of four National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting veterans and their communities. USAA recognizes the importance of reliable transportation in the lives of veterans and their families. Through the NABC Recycled Rides   more

Yohna J. Chambers, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, CHRO at Texas Christian University, Receives CUPA-HR's National Distinguished Service Award
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, May 17 -- The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources issued the following news release: Yohna J. Chambers, vice chancellor for human resources and CHRO at Texas Christian University, has been selected to receive the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2024 Distinguished Service Award for outstanding leadership of CUPA-HR and higher education HR. CUPA-HR is pleased to make a $4,000 contribution to an ins  more