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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 103 items )  

7-Eleven Shakes Up Energy Drink Lineup With 'Quake' Private Brand Offering
IRVING, Texas, June 19 -- 7-Eleven, a convenience store chain, issued the following news release: From Slurpee(R) drinks to cold-pressed organic juices, 7 Eleven, Inc. has a long history of beverage innovation. Now the world's leading convenience retailer enters the fast-growing performance energy drink arena with its own private brand version - Quake(R). Quake energy drinks combine the best of energy, sports and performance drinks into one. Each 12-ounce can of Quake contains electrolytes, c  more

Airbnb Promotes Travel to Ghana for Year of the Return
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 -- Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, issued the following news release: This June 19, Airbnb is commemorating Juneteenth, which recognizes the end of slavery in the United States. In support of the NAACP Jamestown to Jamestown pilgrimage, Airbnb will sponsor several hosts from the US to travel to Ghana. This trip continues the collaboration between Airbnb and the NAACP and supports the company's commitment to cultural exchange and creating a world where anyo  more

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy Issues Proclamation on Juneteenth Day
JUNEAU, Alaska, June 15 -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the State of Alaska celebrates Juneteenth, a blending of "June" and "nineteenth," on the third Saturday in June, which is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States; and WHEREAS, this commemoration dates back to June 19, 1865 when Union Soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the civil war had ended and th  more

American Airlines Education Foundation Invests $975,000 in Team Members' Children Through Company Scholarship Program
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 21 -- American Airlines issued the following news release: The American Airlines Education Foundation awarded $975,000 in scholarships to 360 children of team members at a ceremony last night in Dallas. This fall, the scholarship recipients will be studying at 230 universities in nine countries, 41 states and Washington, D.C. "This year's students are some of the most impressive we've seen -- student athletes, licensed pilots, Eagle Scouts and more -- and they are the f  more

American Airlines Now Offers More Aircraft With High Speed Wi Fi Than Any Other Airline
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17 -- American Airlines issued the following news release: * * * - Entire Long-Term Mainline Fleet Now Equipped With Broadband Wi-Fi for Faster Surfing, Streaming and Downloading * * * American Airlines now offers customers access to high-speed satellite Wi-Fi and live TV on more aircraft than any other airline. The company recently completed installation of the fast, consistent and industry-leading connectivity on its entire long-term mainline narrowbody fleet of mo  more

American Electric Power Named One of America's Best-in-State Employers by Forbes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 17 -- American Electric Power Corp. issued the following news release: American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has been included on the inaugural list of Forbes magazine's America's Best-in-State Employers 2019. AEP was identified as an organization recommended by employees in Indiana, Ohio and Texas. The ranking is divided into 51 lists: one for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. AEP was selected based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 80,00  more

AT&T Enhances Spectrum Position Following FCC Auction 102
DALLAS, Texas, June 17 -- AT&T issued the following news release: * * * - Company Now Has More Than 630 MHz of Nationwide mmWave Spectrum as it Prepares to Further its Leadership Position in Mobile 5G * * * AT&T Inc.* is the winning bidder for spectrum licenses covering more than 98% of the U.S. population following the close of FCC Auction 102. The company won 24 GHz spectrum in 383 Partial Economic Areas (PEAs) for a nationwide average of 254 MHz. All of the licenses won were in the more   more

Austin-Bergstrom Reminds Travelers of 2020 REAL ID Changes
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport issued the following news release: * * * - Travelers who use their state-issued ID when flying will need to make sure that they are prepared to meet new REAL ID requirements by October 2020. * * * Travelers who use their state-issued ID or driver license when flying will need to make sure that they are prepared to meet the new REAL ID requirements before changes take effect later next year. Signed into law in 2005, the REAL ID  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Don't Sweat the Heat Rash
HOUSTON, Texas, June 19 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: The summer heat can bring a multitude of concerns, including uncomfortable heat rashes. A Baylor College of Medicine dermatology expert offers insight on what causes these rashes and advice on prevention and treatment. Most importantly, look to heat rash as the first indicator of a more serious issue. "When heat rash develops, your skin is giving you a warning that if this continue  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Grant From Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Support Growth of Human Cell Atlas
HOUSTON, Texas, June 22 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Dr. Rui Chen, professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, and his team of researchers have been awarded a grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support the Human Cell Atlas project. They are among 39 collaborative science teams that will be a part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Seed Networks for Human Cell Atlas projects, an international effort to map all cells in t  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Reanalysis of Molecular Data Yields New Genetic Diagnoses
HOUSTON, Texas, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: A genomic strategy implemented by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine can efficiently increase the molecular diagnostic rate of undiagnosed diseases. The researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine that reanalysis of preexisting molecular data, taking into consideration new disease-causing genes and other genetic knowledge that have been identified since the orig  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Study Reveals Elevated Cancer Risk in Children With Birth Defects
HOUSTON, Texas, June 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Childhood cancer is a rare occurrence in the overall population but may be more somewhat more frequent in children born with birth defects. To better understand the link between cancer risk and birth defects, a collaborative team of scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has assembled the largest study to date to evaluate cancer risk in children with birth defects. The study a  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Viswanathan Receives NIH Grant to Study Treatment for Cancer-Related Pain
HOUSTON, Texas, June 21 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Dr. Ashwin Viswanathan, associate professor of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) of more than $2 million by the National Institutes of Health. Viswanathan's research will focus on the efficacy of cordotomy, a highly specialized surgical procedure for the treatment of advanced cancer pain. It will also build on his work funded by the American Ca  more

Baylor University Selects Oracle Cloud Applications to Gain Competitive Advantage
REDWOOD SHORES, California, June 20 -- Oracle, a developer of hardware and software products, issued the following news release: * * * - Pioneering Texas university shifts business applications to the cloud to enhance user experience, gain real-time insights and improve organizational agility * * * To compete more aggressively at the pinnacle of higher education, Baylor University--the oldest continuously operating university in Texas--has adopted Oracle Cloud Applications. With cloud-based   more

BMC Customers Embrace BMC Helix to Transform Their Service Experience
HOUSTON, Texas, June 18 -- BMC Software issued the following news: BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced several of the world's most progressive organizations - including The George Washington University (GW), Advanced IT Services, and Quironsalud - are using the BMC Helix Cognitive Service Management offering to transform their service management and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. The George Washington University Delivers Next-G  more

Cherokee Nation Honors U.S. Army, Marine Veterans in June
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma, June 17 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Cherokee Nation honored four veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at the June Tribal Council meeting on Monday. Ashley Rutherford, 72, of Burleson, Texas; John Cochran, 69, of Claremore; Billy Cecil, 70, of Park Hill; and Marvin Winton, 83, of Amarillo, Texas, were recognized by Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Principal Chief Bill John Ba  more

Christian Elected Chairman of the Railroad Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas issued the following news release: At an open meeting of the Railroad Commission of Texas, Commissioner Wayne Christian was unanimously elected Chairman. Following the vote, Christian released the following statement: "It has been the honor of my life to serve on the Railroad Commission during this historic period of growth for our state's oil and gas industry," said Christian. "Largely because of Texas, America has become the largest  more

City of Dallas Awards University of North Texas Professor $2.2M for In-School Water Conservation Program
DENTON, Texas, June 20 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Ruthanne "Rudi" Thompson is no stranger to utility bills. In the past 13 years alone, the UNT College of Science associate professor has secured more than $7 million in funding from the City of Dallas to examine water usage data on thousands of homes with Dallas zip codes - allowing her to study and correlate the effects of education on changing behavior. A "bill collector," in her own right, each month  more

Consolidated Communications Presents Gift of $1,250 to Lufkin Community Partners Rainbow Room
LUFKIN, Texas, June 19 -- Consolidated Communications, a broadband and business communications provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Employees selected organization to receive special donation in recognition of Company's 125th anniversary * * * Today, Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, awarded a special donation of $1,250 to Lufkin Community Partners Rainbow Room, a Texas organization providing children's clot  more

Dallas Independent School District: Camp Works to Build, Enhance Life Skills for Visually Impaired Students
DALLAS, Texas, June 19 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: Students with visual impairments this summer received various tactile learning experiences during a two-week long summer enrichment to wrap up, Thursday, June 20 at Alex W. Spence Middle School. The Dallas ISD Special Education Department created the unique Vision Skills Camp, specifically for students with vision impairments. Throughout the course of the summer program, students have had the op  more

Dallas Independent School District: In Its First Year, On-time Bus Arrival Rate Climbed to 95% Over Previous Operator
DALLAS, Texas, June 18 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: The on-time bus arrival rate increased to 95 percent by the end of the school year, according to a report shared with Dallas ISD trustees on June 13. Dallas ISD started running its own transportation system for the first time this past school year after Dallas County residents voted to dissolve Dallas County Schools (DCS), the taxpayer-funded agency that Dallas ISD contracted with to bus student  more

Emerson's New Formation Evaluation Software Release Boosts Understanding of Reservoir Conditions
HOUSTON, Texas, June 17 -- Emerson Electric, an automation technology and software company, issued the following news: * * * - Geolog 19 delivers expanded functionality to petrophysicists, geologists and engineers throughout the entire well life cycle * * * Emerson announced today the release of Geolog(TM) 19, the latest version of its formation evaluation software suite. Geolog 19 will be unveiled at the 60th Annual Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) Symposium, to be   more

Entergy Texas Investing Today to Power Southeast Texas Economy
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, June 18 -- Entergy issued the following news release: Entergy Texas, Inc. is delivering on key investments as part of its Bright Future plan for Southeast Texas. This comprehensive investment in infrastructure will ensure reliability, create new jobs and spur economic development across Southeast Texas. As the region grows, Entergy is taking the necessary steps to ensure that residents and businesses have safe, reliable and low-cost energy. Since the start of 2019, Ente  more

Favorable Ruling Upholds CommScope Digital Distributed Antenna Systems Patents
HICKORY, North Carolina, June 20 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope received notification that it won a jury verdict upholding CommScope's patents relating to digital distributed antenna systems (DAS). The ruling against Dali Wireless confirms the value and strength of CommScope's digital DAS patent portfolio. The Northern District of Texas jury found that Dali willfully infringed each of the five asserted CommScope patents (U.S. patent No. 7,848,747; U.S. paten  more

Frost and Sullivan: How Well Positioned Is Your Organization to Impact Biopharma Innovation?
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 18 -- 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: One big issue that has negatively impacted the biopharma industry for several years is slow movement in taking the risk out of drug development and late-stage commercialization. The process will become more complicated as Biopharma sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs  more

Greenberg Traurig Expands Health Care Practice, Adds Powerhouse Regulatory Attorney Charles Dunham in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas, June 20 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP expanded its Health Care & FDA Practice with the addition of powerhouse health care regulatory lawyer Charles Dunham in the firm's Houston office as a shareholder. Dunham brings a depth of experience working with health care providers and health-related entities in matters involving regulatory and billing compliance, corporate formation and governance, and busines  more

Haynes and Boone: Emilie Cooper, Rebecca Landau and Carolyn E. Sullivan Featured Among 'Leading Ladies' in Real Estate
DALLAS, Texas, June 19 -- Haynes and Boone, a law firm, issued the following news release: Real Estate Weekly this week recognized three Haynes and Boone, LLP partners in New York as 2019 Leading Ladies: Emilie Cooper, Rebecca Landau and Carolyn E. Sullivan. The partners were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the real estate industry. They were profiled among 80 New York-area professionals - including brokers, developers, and senior corporate executives. Here are excerpts of t  more

Haynes and Boone: Houston Partners Ricardo Garcia-Moreno, George Y. Gonzalez Honored at International M&A Awards Ceremony
DALLAS, Texas, June 18 -- Haynes and Boone, a law firm, issued the following news release: The M&A Advisor this month honored two Houston partners - Ricardo Garcia-Moreno and George Y. Gonzalez - for their work on significant M&A matters. The partners were honored on June 5 during the 11th Annual International M&A Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club. "I congratulate Ricardo and George on being honored for their leadership of two important cross-border deals," said Jennifer Wisinski, chai  more

Haynes and Boone: Jennifer Reddien Listed Among Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2019
DALLAS, Texas, June 21 -- Haynes and Boone, a law firm, issued the following news release: Profiles in Diversity Journal has named Haynes and Boone, LLP's Jennifer Reddien to its list of Women Worth Watching for 2019. Reddien, the firm's director of Diversity and Inclusion, will be featured in the publication's 18th anniversary issue in August. The honorees will share their words of wisdom with other women in the publication. Reddien was nominated for being "a steadfast advocate for diversity  more

Haynes and Boone: Jennifer Wisinski Recognized Among Top U.S. Women Dealmakers
DALLAS, Texas, June 21 -- Haynes and Boone, a law firm, issued the following news release: Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jennifer Wisinski, chair of the Business Transactions Department, has been named a finalist for the 2019 Top USA Women Dealmaker Awards in the Legal Advisory category. Sponsored by the Global M&A Network, the Top USA Women Dealmaker Awards recognize the achievements of women in the private equity, lending, legal, financial advisory and restructuring industries. Honorees for   more

Health Science Center-San Antonio: Largest Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Finds It in 6% of Subjects
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and broadest, study conducted of the disease to date. The findings were published June 14 in the international journal Brain Pathology. "Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and  more

HID Global Brings High-Assurance Authentication to Broader Markets With New Cloud-Based Credential Management Solution
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, issued the following news release: HID Global(R), a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has added the HID Credential Management Service to its growing offering of cloud-based identity solutions. The service simplifies the issuance and management of trusted Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate-based credentials. The PKI credentials can be used by a broader range of organizations   more

HID Global Expands Commitment to Helping End Africa's Identity Gap
AUSTIN, Texas, June 17 -- HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, issued the following news release: Being able to verify people's identities is critical for a nation's growth and prosperity and yet nearly half of all African citizens can't prove who they are to vote, travel freely and receive government benefits and services. HID Global(R), a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, is launching an initiative to help close this identity gap and will be sharing details at t  more

HID Global Helps Put Identity Cards and Documents Into the Hands of Millions Throughout Africa
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 -- HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, issued the following news release: It is essential that governments be able to issue identification credentials so citizens can exercise their civic rights and duties, access programs and services, and travel freely to and from other countries. HID Global(R), a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has enabled numerous African countries to issue millions of these credentials as the company helps to propel   more

Hines to Develop Corner Ridge Crossing in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 20 -- Hines issued the following news release: Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that it will develop Corner Ridge Crossing, a master-planned, four-building, 576,800-square-foot light industrial business park in northeast San Antonio. The 45-acre property is located within Cornerstone Industrial Park and features direct access to Ackerman Road, less than one mile north of a full interchange on I-10. Corner Ridge Crossing will be Hines' first in  more

Hunton Andrews Kurth Advises on 2019 Renewable Energy Deal of the Year - Thailand
DALLAS, Texas, June 21 -- Hunton Andrews Kurth issued the following news: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Bangkok-based lawyers on the firm's corporate team advised on the 2019 Renewable Energy Deal of the Year - Thailand, recognized by The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards. The 2019 Asset Triple A Infrastructure Awards honor the institutions and the deals in Asia that made a difference during the 2018 calendar year. Corporate lawyers in the firm's Bangkok office   more

IHeartMedia: New Study Finds Millennials are the Biggest Audio Generation, Listening to More Content Than All Others - More Types, More Times, More Places
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 20 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release: The audio landscape is exploding and over the last two years there has been huge growth across various audio categories including a 2500 percent growth in smart speaker ownership and more than 48 percent increase in podcast listening, according to the Edison Infinite Dial 2019 study. And today Ipsos released a new research study commissioned by iHeartMedia -- "Day in the life Audio Journey" -- demonstrating that cons  more

Indiana Senate Republicans: Zay to Attend Educator/Center of Influence Tour
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 19 -- The Indiana Senate Republicans issued the following news release on behalf of Indiana State Sen. Andy Zay, R-Huntington: State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) will attend a tour of U.S. Army facilities today, June 19, through June 20 in San Antonio, Texas. The Educator/Center of Influence Tour brings together top educators from across Indiana and Illinois to facilitate positive relationships between educators and the U.S. Army. This tour serves as a way to stren  more

Indiana University-Media School: Professor Kilgo Article - Race-Related Protests Receive More Critical News Coverage
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, June 22 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Indiana University's Media School issued the following news: Protests related to racial issues receive more critical news coverage than other protests, according to a study published by assistant professor Danielle Kilgo. "Protests, Media Coverage, and a Hierarchy of Social Struggle," (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1940161219853517) by Kilgo and Summer Harlow of the University of Houston, appears in the latest issue of The Inte  more

INVISTA Victoria Site Earns Top Occupational Health and Safety Administration's Safety Designation
WICHITA, Kansas, June 20 -- Invista, a producer of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications, issued the following news release: INVISTA's nylon intermediates manufacturing facility in Victoria, Texas, has once again earned STAR status, the highest designation under the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). First certified in 2007, this is the third STAR recertification for the site. "I'm very proud of  more

Japan National Police Agency Places World's First Order for Subaru Bell 412EPX
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 -- Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, issued the following news release: * * * - BELL and SUBARU have been working together for nearly 60 years in Japan. * * * At a ceremony held today, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and SUBARU CORPORATION, announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JPNA) has placed the first order for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. "We thank the National Police Agency for its trust. These aircraft will contribute to the   more

Javelin Strategy & Research Announces 2019 Mobile and Online Banking Award Winners
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 -- Javelin Strategy and Research, a subsidiary of Greenwich Associates, issued the following news release: * * * - Bank of America Ranked "Best in Class" for 3rd consecutive year * * * Javelin Strategy & Research announced its 2019 Mobile and Online Banking Award winners today at Digital Banking 2019. The rankings are based on the results of Javelin's 2019 Mobile Banking Scorecard and 2019 Online Banking Scorecard. Javelin evaluated the digital offerings of the nation'  more

Kinetic Concepts Expands Surgical Portfolio in Europe
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 18 -- Kinetic Concepts, an Acelity company, issued the following news release: * * * - Announcing the Availability of ABTHERA ADVANCE(TM) Open Abdomen Dressing, the Next-generation Temporary Abdominal Closure * * * KCI, an Acelity Company, today announced the availability of the ABTHERA ADVANCE(TM) Open Abdomen Dressing in Europe. ABTHERA ADVANCE(TM) Dressing is the next generation temporary abdominal closure device leveraging the technology and success of ABTHERA(TM  more

Libertarian Party Celebrates Juneteenth, Self-Ownership
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- The Libertarian Party issued the following news release: On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, General Gordon Granger issued the following order: "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employe  more

Lower Colorado River Authority, Bandera Electric Co-op Award $25,000 Grant to Renovate Comfort Park Pavilion
COMFORT, Texas, June 17 -- The Lower Colorado River Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Roof and ceiling repairs, electrical upgrades and new lighting in store for the aging facility * * * The Comfort Park pavilion hasn't had major updates since the 1980s, but that will change soon thanks to a $25,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bandera Electric Cooperative. The grant will help the Comfort Chamber of Commerce address long-needed r  more

Lower Colorado River Authority, Bandera Electric Co-op Award Bandera Fire and Rescue $17,118 Rrant
BANDERA, Texas, June 17 -- The Lower Colorado River Authority issued the following news release: * * * - New life-saving equipment, fire station upgrades will help department better serve community * * * Bandera Fire and Rescue will purchase much-needed life-saving equipment and make upgrades to its fire station, thanks to a $17,118 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bandera Electric Cooperative. The community development grant, along with $4,400 in matching contributions, wi  more

Lower Colorado River Authority, Bluebonnet Co-Op Award $18,880 Grant for McMahan Community Center Upgrades
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 -- The Lower Colorado River Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Renovations will help improve safety and aesthetics * * * The McMahan Community Center will undergo a major renovation thanks to an $18,880 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $4,720 in matching contributions, will allow the McMahan Community Women's Club, which maintains the com  more

Lower Colorado River Authority, Wholesale Electric Customers Award More Than $470,000 in Grants to Local Communities
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 -- The Lower Colorado River Authority issued the following news release: * * * - Applications for next round of grants available July 1 * * * The Lower Colorado River Authority and its wholesale electric customers recently awarded $470,630 in grants for community projects in the LCRA wholesale electric and water service areas. The Community Development Partnership Program grants helped fund 22 projects, ranging from building a live-fire training tower in Burnet to con  more

MD Anderson Cancer Center: Darrow Zeidenstein, Ph.D., Named Chief Development Officer
HOUSTON, Texas, June 18 -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today named Darrow Zeidenstein, Ph.D., as chief development officer. With more than 25 years of development experience, Zeidenstein will begin his new duties overseeing fundraising strategy and execution on July 22. Zeidenstein comes from Rice University where he has served first as associate vice president for development and then   more

Metro Health Issues Heat Advisory Level II
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 19 -- The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District issued the following news release: The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is alerting the community of a level II heat advisory. A Level II heat advisory is issued when the heat index is expected to be equal to or higher than 108 degrees Fahrenheit or the temperature reaches 103 degrees or higher. "With the heat and humidity forecast for today and later this week, it is important for the community   more

New Mexico Department of Economic Development: The New Mexico Film Office Announces USA Network's 'Briarpatch' to Film in New Mexico
SANTA FE, New Mexico, June 17 -- The New Mexico Department of Economic Development issued the following news release: The New Mexico State Film Office today announced that the USA Network television series, "Briarpatch" produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) and Paramount Television will begin principal photography mid-June through the end of September in Albuquerque. Starring Rosario Dawson, who will also serve as a producer, the production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico cr  more

Newmark Knight Frank Signed as Exclusive Leasing Agent for Austin's First Ground-Up Opportunity Zone Office Development
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has been appointed the exclusive listing agent for the 64,000-square-foot creative office development to be built at 1141 Shady Lane, located in the East Austin opportunity zone. NKF represented Summit, NJ-based Saxum Real Estate and Austin-based PlaceMKR in the land purchase, and Senior Managing Director Jesse Weber and Director Joshua LaFico will exclusivel  more

Nexstar Broadcasting Names Ron Romines Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
IRVING, Texas, June 20 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: * * * - Proven Industry Executive Promoted to Newly-Created Position Overseeing Nexstar's Television and Digital Media Operations in Select Markets * * * Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) announced today that Ron Romines has been named Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and business development of the Company's   more

Nexstar Media Group Announces $1,120 Million Offering of Senior Notes
IRVING, Texas, June 18 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) ("Nexstar" or the "Company") announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Escrow, Inc. (the "Escrow Issuer"), intends to offer, subject to market and other customary conditions, up to $1,120 million in aggregate principal amount of new senior notes due 2027 (the "Notes") in a private offering. The Escrow Issuer, which  more

Nexstar Media Group Announces Pricing of $1,120 Million Offering Of Senior Notes
IRVING, Texas, June 19 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) ("Nexstar" or the "Company") announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Escrow, Inc. (the "Escrow Issuer"), has priced an offering of $1,120 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.625% new senior notes due 2027 (the "Notes"). The sale of the notes is expected to be completed on or about July 3, 2019, subject to   more

Nexstar Media Group Prices $3,065 Million Term Loan B and $675 Million Term Loan a Facilities
IRVING, Texas, June 20 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: * * * - Terms Loans Mark Nexstar's Completion of Primary Financing for Tribune Media Transaction at Attractive Rates and Terms * * * Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) ("Nexstar" or the "Company") announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has priced a $3,065 million term loan B facility and $675 million term loan A facility. T  more

Nexstar Media Group Receives Two National Edward R. Murrow Awards for Outstanding Journalism
IRVING, Texas, June 21 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: Earlier this week, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the national winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards with the local news operations of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NXST: Nasdaq) garnering awards in the small market television category for Excellence in Social Media and Excellence in Writing. Nexstar's winning entries will be honored at the RTDNA Ed  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving IH3 Property
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WRN-45): In the Matter of Application by IH3 Property North Carolina, LP, 1717 Main Street, Suite 2000, Dallas, Texas 75201, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and/or Sewer Service and for Approval of Administrative Fee for Its Single-Family Dwellings in North Carolina Order Granting Certificate of Authority and Approving Administrative Fee BY THE COMMISSION: On May  more

Railroad Commission of Texas Commissioners Assess Nearly $1 Million in Penalties
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 -- The Railroad Commission of Texas issued the following news release: The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $939,780 in fines involving 288 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state's oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety. Thirty-six dockets involved $514,280 in penalties after operators failed to appear at Commission enforcement pr  more

Republican Governors Association Releases New 'Simply Stated' Video Highlighting Governor Greg Abbott's Success With School Finance Reform
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: Today, the Republican Governor's Association released the latest installment of its "Simply Stated" digital video series profiling GOP governors' work to transform their states through pro-growth reforms and innovative policy solutions that improve the lives of working families. The latest video highlights Governor Greg Abbott's successful push to keep more money in the hands of hard-working Texans w  more

Rice University: 'Hot Spots' Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination
HOUSTON, Texas, June 19 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Rice University issued the following news release: * * * - Rice University engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50% * * * Rice University's solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed. Researchers in Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) this week showed they could boost the efficiency of their solar-powered desalination system by  more

Rice University: Labor Rights, Environment Protections Strengthened Under North American Trade Deal, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, June 20 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Improved labor and environmental provisions are among the most significant changes in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) compared to its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a report from the Mexico Center at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Labor Rights and Environmental Protection," authored by David Gantz, t  more

Rice University: Texas and Its Largest County Face Persistent Drug Treatment Shortages, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, June 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Rice University issued the following news release: A wealth of evidence shows that medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence can work, but most Americans can't get access to it, according to a drug policy expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. In Texas, legislators did little to address this issue in the session that ended May 27, said Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy at   more

Rice University: US Interests Would Be 'Deeply Undermined' By War With Iran, Baker Institute Expert Says
HOUSTON, Texas, June 18 -- Rice University issued the following news release: As tensions between the United States and Iran rise, an expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is warning that U.S. interests would be "deeply undermined" by a war with the Persian Gulf country. "Even a cursory appraisal of the handy list drawn up by the Commission on U.S. National Interests demonstrates how far off course the Trump administration's extreme hostility toward Iran is, in terms of  more

Rice University: Whites' Racial Prejudice Can Lessen Over Time, Research Shows
HOUSTON, Texas, June 20 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Rice University issued the following news release: Prejudice among white people can lessen over time, according to new research from Rice University. "'Who Cares?': Investigating Consistency in Expressions of Racial Apathy among Whites," appears in the journal Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. The study examines how some white people express racial prejudice - in the form of racial apathy - over time. The researchers also devel  more

Rural Entrepreneurship in Texas Gets Boost From University of Texas Austin Research Projects
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: To help support entrepreneurs and small-business owners -- key drivers of prosperity in rural Texas -- the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin is funding new research on entrepreneurship in rural and small city environments. UT Austin researchers funded by the institute will look at a range of ways to promote economic development including tracking regional entrepreneurship, promoting rural inno  more

Sabre and Cheetah Digital Join Forces to Drive Powerful, Next-Generation Customer Loyalty Programs for Airlines
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, June 20 -- Sabre, a travel technology company, issued the following news release: Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today announced its alliance with Cheetah Digital, the world's foremost independent, enterprise cross-channel marketing technology company. Through the collaboration, Sabre has incorporated the cloud-based Cheetah Loyalty solution into the Sabre Commercial Platform, adding loyalty management capabilit  more

Sam Houston State University: Provost Eglsaer Awarded Nationally for Leadership
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, June 18 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Sam Houston State University Provost Richard Eglsaer is well known for his friendly demeanor and service to others around the university and now that recognition has gone to a national level. Recently, Eglsaer was honored with the William M. Plater Award by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The Plater Award is the first national award established specifically to honor and recognize c  more

Shin-Nihon Helicopters Orders Two Bell 407GXI Helicopters for Utility Missions in Japan
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19 -- Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, issued the following news release: * * * - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Shin-Nihon Helicopters has placed an order for two Bell 407GXi helicopters. * * * Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Shin-Nihon Helicopters has placed an order for two Bell 407GXi helicopters, which upon delivery, will make Shin-Nihon Helicopters the first in Japan to operate the  more

Texas A&M University-College of Engineering: Civil Engineering Doctoral Student Investigates Post-Disaster Structural Resiliency
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 22 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Hannah Conrad When a natural disaster strikes, not all buildings will weather the storm. Even the smallest crack can cause the structural integrity and resiliency of a building to suffer, making it unsafe for people to live and take shelter in. Basing his work on hurricane scenarios, Samuel Leach, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tex  more

Texas A&M University-College of Engineering: NSF CAREER Awarded Researcher Pursues Better Treatment For Neurodegenerative Diseases
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 22 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: By Steve Kuhlmann A deeply personal motivation is helping to drive a Texas A&M University researcher in her pursuit of better therapeutic technologies that could provide earlier diagnosis and more detailed progression tracking for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Dr. Ya Wang, associate professor and Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow II in the J. Mike Walker   more

Texas A&M University-Engineering Experiment Station Researchers Study Super-Repellent Surfaces for Safer Fruits, Vegetables
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: By Laura Muntean Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study and develop super-repellent and anti-fouling surfaces for foods. The grant will be used in their collaboration to help ensure the s  more

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Reduce Energy Consumption to Help Keep Air Clean
AUSTIN, Texas, June 17 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued the following news release: * * * - Take Care of Texas encourages Texans to maintain AC units * * * Keeping electricity use to a minimum is difficult during hot Texas summers, since so much of a household's energy usage--up to 18 percent--is dedicated to cooling, higher than the national average of 12 percent. Texas generates more electricity than any other state, and because approximately 64 percent of the stat  more

Texas Education Agency: Discontinuing Use of Substitute Assessments in Future Accountability Cycles
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following document from Commissioner of Education Mike Morath: The purpose of this communication is to provide a final decision regarding the use of substitute assessments for purposes of accountability. This letter follows the March 21, 2019 To the Administrator Addressed letter concerning the U.S. Department of Education's (USDE) response to its performance review of Texas and the state's use of substitute assessments in academic  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Beeson to Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jeff Beeson, D.O. for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. The committee coordinates the development of statewide policies for the delivery of correctional health care within the criminal justice system. Jeff Beeson, D.O. of Crowley is the Chief Medical Officer of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. He is the Medical Director of Texas Task Force 1   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Denny to Manufactured Housing Board
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jason Denny to the Manufactured Housing Board for a term set to expire on January 31, 2025. The Board regulates the manufactured housing industry in Texas. Jason Denny of Austin is a Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Realtors, and the Austin Board of Realtors. Additionally, he is the chairman of the Au  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Jerry Romero to Texas Workforce Investment Council
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jerry Romero to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. The Council engages in a collaborative, systematic view of workforce development programs throughout the state and provides for planning, evaluation, research, and other functions related to 19 workforce programs. Jerry Romero of El Paso is a Vice President of Community   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to State Independent Living Council
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Eva Storey, Jim Batchelor, and Garry Simmons, Jr. to the State Independent Living Council for terms set to expire on June 20, 2022. The council develops the State Plan for Independent Living and serves as a resource to state and local organizations on Independent Living and related issues for persons with disabilities. Eva Storey of Houston is president and CEO of Sign Sha  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Williamson to Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jennifer Kurth Williamson to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee for a term set to expire on September 1, 2021. The committee assists in the state's economic development efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments in Texas. Jennifer Kurth Williamson of Southlake is deputy general counsel for Bell. She is a member of the Colorado Ba  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Proclamation on General Appropriations Act
AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation on General Appropriations Act: House Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act, addresses the priorities of Texans. It dedicates $5 billion to rein in skyrocketing property taxes and provides for lasting property tax reforms for homeowners, renters, and businesses. The budget prioritizes our school classrooms by paying our teachers more and focusing on the needs of students. It also makes our schools safer by h  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Legislation Allowing Beer-to-Go Sales in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law House Bill 1545 (Paddie, Birdwell), which allows beer-to-go sales for craft breweries in the state of Texas. The bill also extends the operations of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and reduces burdensome regulations on the beer and wine industry. The Governor hosted the bill signing at Austin Beerworks and took part in a brewery tour following the signing ce  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs Three Measures Authored by Texas State Rep. Leach
ALLEN, Texas, June 19 -- The Texas House of Representatives issued the following news release on the behalf of Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach: * * * - Governor Abbott Signs Three Measures Authored by Representative Jeff Leach Landmark Reforms Strengthen Judiciary; Collin County to Gain Two District Courts * * * In a bi-partisan showing of support, Governor Abbott recently signed three bills authored by State Representative Jeff Leach, which work collectively to promote a stronger judiciary in C  more

Texas Gov. Abbott to Deploy More Texas National Guard to Address Crisis at Southern Border
AUSTIN, Texas, June 21 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott today announced the deployment of 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with the escalating humanitarian crisis at the southern border. In the past three weeks alone, more than 45,000 individuals from 52 different countries have been apprehended illegally crossing the border into Texas. "The crisis at ou  more

Texas House of Representatives: New Law Provides Better Access to Care for Intellectually Disabled
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- The Texas House of Representatives issued the following news release on the behalf of Texas State Rep. Matt Schaefer: Steven Campbell had the facilities to care for individuals with intellectual disabilities - he just didn't have permission. As Executive Director of Breckenridge Village in Tyler (BVT), Texas, a faith-based community for adults with mild to moderate intellectual and developmental disabilities, Campbell grew weary of telling many families that they woul  more

Texas' Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 18 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * -Discovery Education's Digital STEM Curriculum Resources and Professional Learning Set to Help Educators at Four More District Schools Create Dynamic STEM Learning Experiences * * * Texas' Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (HCISD) today announced the expansion of its multi-year partnership with Discovery Education, the global leader in sta  more

The Clouded Leopards at the Toronto Zoo are Now Airbnb Hosts
AUSTIN, Texas, June 20 -- Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, issued the following news release: The clouded leopards at the Toronto Zoo are heading on vacation this summer and have decided to become Airbnb hosts to earn while they burn on their trip (sunscreen please!), since a host in the City of Toronto can earn an average of $2308 per month*. When the lemurs cried out they were also in need of a vacay, Airbnb swooped in to connect the family with the clouded leopards to book the  more

Thomson Reuters Launches Checkpoint Edge, a Breakthrough New AI-Powered Tax and Accounting Research Platform
DALLAS, Texas, June 19 -- Thomson Reuters, an international multimedia news provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Powerful Artificial Intelligence Paired with Award-Winning Research and Editorial Insights Help Tax and Accounting Professionals Tackle Growing Tax Complexity with Speed and Accuracy * * * Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Edge, a breakthrough new AI-powered tax research platform that provides the fastest answers to the most c  more

Top Litigator Ann Al-Bahish Returns to Haynes and Boone
DALLAS, Texas, June 21 -- Haynes and Boone, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ann Al-Bahish, a litigator with deep, nationwide experience in environmental, commercial, and tort matters, has returned to Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the Houston office. "Ann's tenacity, intelligence, and meticulous attention to detail have served her well throughout her career and are of tremendous benefit to her clients," said Haynes and Boone Partner Michael J. Mazzone, co-chair of the Lit  more

Toyota Supports Team USA Athletes in North Texas Wheelchair Basketball Games
PLANO, Texas, June 17 -- Toyota Motor Sales USA issued the following news release: In the first event of its kind to come to the area, thirty-six wheelchair basketball players from Japan, Spain, and the United States will face off at the 2019 Toyota USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Showdown from June 20-25. Fans will have the chance to attend two of the games at Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas, on Saturday, June 22, with USA vs. Japan at 10 a.m. CDT, followed by Spain vs. USA at 1 p.m. CDT  more

University of Houston: Pushing the Bounds of Memory
HOUSTON, Texas, June 19 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: * * * - By Unraveling Secret Conversations, Via Signaling, in Cells * * * A University of Houston researcher is examining the reaction in the brain at the precise moment when certain memories are seared into our minds. Moores Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Chemistry, Margaret Cheung, predicts that understanding the molecular structure of that moment inside a single neuron   more

University of Houston: Researchers Report New Understanding of Thermoelectric Materials
HOUSTON, Texas, June 22 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: * * * - Discovery Leads to Promising New Materials for Converting Waste Heat to Power * * * The promise of thermoelectric materials as a source of clean energy has driven the search for materials that can efficiently produce substantial amounts of power from waste heat. Researchers reported a major step forward Friday, publishing in Science Advances the discovery of a new explanation  more

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Scientists Discover Powerful Antibody That Inhibits Multiple Strains of Norovirus
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, June 18 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill Campus issued the following news: * * * - This breakthrough brings researchers closer than ever to a norovirus vaccine * * * Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center have discovered an antibody that broadly  more

University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston Program Earns Accreditation From Adult Congenital Heart Association
HOUSTON, Texas, June 21 -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston issued the following news release: Congenital heart disease, which used to be considered a death sentence, is now a managed disease for adults thanks to advances in medicine and specialized programs such as the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In recognition of its expertise in serving adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), the U  more

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston: New McGovern Medical School Emergency Medicine Chair Aims to Enhance Care, Save Lives Statewide
HOUSTON, Texas, June 21 -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston issued the following news release: Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, who has focused his career on improving outcomes for emergency public health initiatives aimed at saving thousands of lives, has joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) as chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGovern Medical School. "Our Department of Emergency Medicine has an essential and expanding missio  more

University of Texas-Arlington Researcher Studying Flood-Control Solutions for Southeast Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 20 -- The University of Texas's Arlington Campus issued the following news release: A University of Texas at Arlington researcher who has done extensive research on Texas watersheds received a $499,981 grant to analyze regional drainage and propose recommendations for future flood prevention in nine counties in southeast Texas. The project will focus on organizing regional oversight and coordination of drainage infrastructure in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange,  more

University of Texas-Arlington Working to Develop Longwave Infrared Photonic Device Technology
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 22 -- The University of Texas's Arlington Campus issued the following news release: A research team from The University of Texas at Arlington is working with the Army Research Laboratory to develop nanophotonic devices that could have applications in thermal imaging and resonant filtering. Robert Magnusson, an electrical engineering professor and the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, is the principal investigator for a $1.2 million coll  more

University of Texas-Arlington: Jingsong Zhou Receives $2.88M for Novel Research on Lou Gehrig's Disease
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 21 -- The University of Texas's Arlington Campus issued the following news release: There are 15 new cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, diagnosed in the U.S. each day. The disease causes patients to slowly lose the ability to speak, eat, move and breathe, and comes with an average life expectancy of two to five years after diagnosis. Jingsong Zhou, professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, believes this debilitating disease requires a  more

University of Texas-Dallas: Graduate Students Receive National Institutes of Health Fellowships
RICHARDSON, Texas, June 18 -- The University of Texas's Dallas Campus issued the following news release: Two University of Texas at Dallas graduate students have received fellowships from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support their training as they transition into careers as independent research scientists. Sara Benham, a communication sciences and disorders doctoral student in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Alexandra Arteaga, a biomedical engineering graduate st  more

University of Texas-Tyler Earns NSF Grant to Advance Biological Sciences, Enrich Biosafety
TYLER, Texas, June 19 -- The University of Texas's Tyler Campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that the Department of Biology received a three-year National Science Foundation grant to conduct advanced research in the biological sciences. The nearly $442,000 award will provide UT Tyler the resources to develop and examine genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and how they can potentially enhance both biosafety and environmental protection.   more

University of Texas//Texas Tribune Poll: Texas Voters Split Evenly on Reelecting Trump in 2020; Biden and O'Rourke Lead Democratic Pack
AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Given the choice of reelecting President Donald Trump or voting for someone else, Texas voters are equally divided, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Among Democrats vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the crowded pack. When asked their likelihood of reelecting Trump in 2020, 39% and 11% of Texas voters said they would definitely  more

University of Texas: New E-Tattoo Enables Accurate, Uninterrupted Heart Monitoring for Days
AUSTIN, Texas, June 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The leading cause of death in Texas is heart disease, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, accounting for more than 45,000 deaths statewide in 2017. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines -- a technology that has changed little in almost a cent  more

Weaver Promotes 14 Professionals to Partner, Making the Largest New Partner Class in Firm History
HOUSTON, Texas, June 19 -- Weaver, a provider of an assurance, tax and advisory services, issued the following news release: National accounting firm Weaver, one of the 40 largest Certified Public Accounting firms in the United States, announced today 14 employees became new partners as of June 1, 2019 -- the largest class of new partners in Weaver's history. Weaver CEO and Managing Partner John Mackel, CPA, said, "We're proud to present the largest new partner group in Weaver history. Each of  more

Willis Towers Watson: North America Life Insurers Embrace Predictive Analytics to Elevate Their Business
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 17 -- Willis Towers Watson, a risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company, issued the following news release: * * * - Willis Towers Watson Survey Reveals Life Insurers Commitment to Invest in Predictive Analytics to Grow Earnings, Profitability * * * North America's life insurance industry will increase its investment in predictive analytics capabilities over the coming years, according to Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, b  more