News Affecting Texans

This Paint is So White it Reflects Heat So Humans Don’t Need as Much Cooling

A stunningly-white coat of paint could be used to reduce reliance on air conditioning, after it was demonstrated to reflect 98.7% of incoming sunlight. Just the paint alone was shown in a demonstrations to keep surfaces 19°F cooler than the surroundings by completely reflecting incoming solar radiation. It was in 2021 that Xiulin Ruan, a
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Website Lets You Listen to Cat Purrs Whenever You’re Stressed–And Can Calm Your Kitty, Too

A website has designed an artificial purr-engine that plays customizable cat purring sounds to calm you or your kitty during moments of turmoil. We can’t always have a purring lap cat with us, but Purrli.com is a good, dare we say, purrfect solution. “The internet has a cat” says Purrli.com. Visitors can start a purring
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Search continues for ‘Perla’ in connection with migrants lured onto plane from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard

SAN ANTONIO – The criminal investigation into who falsely promised free incentives to migrants in San Antonio who ended up at Martha’s Vineyard continues. In September, Bexar County Sheriff Javier… ...

What happens in Nevada…

This week: The Briefing, Vol. X, Issue 40 Biden isn’t out of the recessionary woods yet Wisconsin, Nevada show the overall trend Republicans on track to control the Senate Outlook Last quarter, when GDP data showed a second consecutive quarter of economic contraction, the Biden administration successfully talked the media out of describing the current
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NASA Invites Media to Discuss New Science, Commercial Study Today

NASA will hold a media teleconference today at 4:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 29, to discuss a new study exploring potential commercial space opportunities for NASA science missions. The agency… ...

NASA Updates Crew Assignments for First Starliner Crew Rotation Flight

NASA has added two astronauts to the agency’s Boeing Starliner-1 launch to the International Space Station, the spacecraft’s first mission following completion of its flight tests and certification. NASA has added… ...

History-making Fort Worth judge recalls legacy, continues to help law students ahead of 99th birthday

Retired Judge Clifford Davis turns 99 years old Wednesday and gives advice to future attorneys. FORT WORTH, Texas — Jaylon Wesley is close to having a big dream come true.… ...

Brian Kemp Tries for the Finishing Move as Stacey Abrams’ Campaign Continues Its Freefall

As we previously reported, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams’ campaign has been in a freefall for weeks now, with Abrams’ support dropping among core Democrat voting blocs at a… ...

FBI Agents Who Helped Scuttle Hunter Biden Story Exposed

Back in August, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a damning admission while appearing on Joe Rogan’s podcast. According to Zuckerberg, prior to the 2020 election, FBI agents had approached Facebook… ...

Biden Admin Quietly Begins To Treat Border Crisis Like Invasion

The Washington Examiner, citing reports from the Center Square, has a piece up today detailing that 20 states — including some very blue states like Oregon — have deployed military… ...

Jan. 6 Committee Admits Abject Defeat With Latest Action

In my opinion, the Jan. 6 Committee has had two main aims that have nothing to do with the riot, justice, or “threats to democracy.” It’s always been about trying… ...

Breakthrough: Polyethylene Bags and Jugs Can Finally be Upcycled to Solve Several Problems at Once

Notorious plastic bags and containers can finally be upcycled, thanks to a new technique for recycling polyethylene bags and food packaging into valuable starter materials for high-value plastics and chemicals. Polyethylene plastics are used to make plastic bags, shampoo bottles, and many products that are extremely difficult to recycle. In fact, only 14 percent of
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RealClearPolitics Makes Electrifying Prediction as to Who Will Win the Senate

There’s some terrific news just dropping about the race for the Senate. RealClearPolitics is predicting that the Republicans will win and Democrats will lose their majority in the Senate next… ...

Academy on Violence and Abuse honors nursing professor with namesake award

The Academy on Violence and Abuse is honoring the Texas A&M University School of Nursing’s Nora Montalvo-Liendo, PhD, RN, FAAN, by naming its top research and leadership award in her honor. The AVA Nora Montalvo-Liendo Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership recognizes a scholar who has made significant contributions to advance research on the
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Exquisite Mosaic Unearthed by Farmer Planting Olive Tree, ‘Perfectly Preserved’ From Byzantine Era

A tile-mosaic floor depicting birds and other animals has been found under a field in Gaza so well-preserved it could have been buried yesterday. Olive farmer Salman al-Nabahin was planting new trees in his grove in Bureij Refugee Camp when he and his son chanced upon the ancient relic which is believed to date from
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Operation Lone Star troops could owe feds tax money thanks to state’s payroll error

On Thursday, officials with the Texas Military Department acknowledged that the payroll system they used for the mission has withheld too little in federal taxes from service members' paychecks. ...

Multiple Russian Missile Strikes Against Ukrainian Civilian Targets Reported

The Russia-Ukraine war has reached a new ominous level, with multiple Russian missile and Iranian drone strikes against civilian targets in Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities being reported by… ...

Meet the GOP governor next door who’s (likely) running for president

We here at Y’all-itics aren’t gamblers. But if we were in Vegas, we would take the over on Governor Asa Hutchinson running for President. ARKANSAS, USA — We are still… ...

Mexico’s armed forces are becoming increasingly powerful under its president

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The role of the military in civilian life is growing in Mexico. Lawmakers just extended a law that allows the armed forces to patrol streets and perform… ...

‘Rational Ground’: Inside the World of People Fighting COVID Insanity

While many of our leaders spent the last two years crafting devastating lockdowns and freedom-killing edicts, a truly diverse group of people from all walks of life banded together to… ...

Jen Psaki Admits Mandela Barnes Is Disconnected From Wisconsin Voters

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” and one of the topics discussed was the midterm election. When talking about Friday’s Wisconsin Senate debate… ...

Tennessee songwriter honors World War II veteran in ‘Mama’s Bible’

Don Goodman, who’s 78, has been writing for Freedom Sings USA for about eight years now. SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Often, a song can capture a life better than a long… ...

USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Sugar Loan Rates, Allotment and Marketing Allocations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced sugar loan rates for crop year 2022 (fiscal year 2023). CCC also announced sugar beet and sugarcane allotments and processor marketing allocations for the fiscal year 2023 domestic sugar program. ...

USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Hurricane Fiona

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2022 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid recovery efforts for farmers, ranchers and residents affected by Hurricane Fiona. USDA staff in offices across the country are ready to respond with a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to producers and communities in need. ...

El USDA ayuda a los agricultores, ganaderos y comunidades afectadas por el hurac?n Fiona

WASHINGTON, 27 de septiembre de 2022 - El Secretario de Agricultura, Tom Vilsack, ha ordenado al Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) que ayude en los esfuerzos de recuperaci?n de los agricultores, ganaderos y residentes afectados por el hurac?n Fiona. El personal del USDA en las oficinas de todo el pa?s est? listo para responder con una variedad de flexibilidades en el programa y otros tipos de asistencia a los productores y las comunidades que lo necesiten. ...

USDA Announces 2023 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced that the marketing assistance loan rate for 2023-crop base quality upland cotton is 52.00 cents per pound. ...

USDA Announces October 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for October 2022, which are effective Oct. 3, 2022. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs. ...

Holy Mackerel! Fish Really Is Brain Food – Even if You Only Eat a Small Amount

Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring, or sardines keep your brain healthy and your thinking agile in middle age? This study says emphatically, YES. Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in middle age, according to new evidence from the University of Texas Health Science
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Politico Obtains Military Records of GOP Candidate Jennifer Ruth-Green, Releases Story of Her Sexual Assault

In what may be the most egregious example of gutter politics of the 2022 cycle, Politico obtained and wrote a story on the stolen military records of GOP House Candidate… ...

Kanye, We Hardly Knew ‘Ye’: Eccentric Billionaire Vows to ‘Go Death Con 3 on Jewish People’

In an article earlier this month, titled ‘Ye’ Declares Black Lives Matter ‘Over,’ Says What We’ve Known About the Controversial Group From the Start, I covered Kanye West — now… ...

America Embarrassed: You Know It’s Bad When the French Call You Out

We all love a baguette, some fromage, a sip of Cabernet Sauvignon crafted from the grapes of Bordeaux; possibly even an incomprehensible black and white, smoke-filled French cin?ma such as… ...

Exciting Movement for GOP in House Races, as Even ABC Admits Biden Is Albatross for Dems

I’ve been talking about the momentum in the midterm races moving toward the Republicans, both in the Senate and in the House. We see a pretty exciting House race in… ...

She Finally Met Her Long Lost Dad, Who Didn’t Know She Existed, Thanks to Stranger on Facebook

A woman finally met her long-lost dad, a man who didn’t even know she existed—thanks to an amateur sleuth she met on Facebook. Adrieanna Tyler thought she knew her father until the age of 13, when she overheard him referring to her as his stepdaughter. Since then, she wanted to know who her biological father
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Scottish Nightclub is Powered By the Heat From Dancers – Moving the Venue to Thermal Energy

A Scottish night club has found it can reduce its carbon footprint by 70 tons per year if it relies on the beat to make the heat. Glasgow arts venue SWG3 now has a dancefloor that absorbs body heat from the dancers and converts it to thermal energy, between 250 and 600 watts depending on
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Rare Baby Red Panda That ‘Gave Hope’ for Endangered Species Effort Gets its First Exam –WATCH

A rare red panda cub born this summer was seen as a hopeful sign for the future of this critically endangered species—and it passed its very first health check this week with flying colors. The baby was born to mother Tilly and father Nam Pang at Paradise wildlife park in Hertfordshire, England—and the zoo had
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Dems in Big Trouble in Senate Battleground States Because of Biden

We’ve been covering a lot of data points that are moving in the direction of the Republicans just about a month before the midterm election. We see a Republican likely… ...

Democrat Governor Accused of Sexual Assault, Her Opponent Drops Brutal Ad

Mark Ronchetti, who is running for Governor of New Mexico against incumbent Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, is taking the gloves off. He dropped an ad hitting Grisham for an alleged… ...

Media Spins Ridiculous Controversy to Smear Dr. Oz

John Fetterman has been having all kinds of issues in the race for the Senate seat in Pennsylvania against Dr. Mehmet Oz. As we’ve noted, he has horrible policies including… ...

Florida Contradicts the Cult, Tells Younger Men Not to Get the mRNA Vaccines

In a move sure to set hair aflame, Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, has recommended against men aged 18-39 getting the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. That decision was made… ...

Ted Cruz warns DHS secretary he could be impeached over rise in migrant crossings

Cruz and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas accusing him of "gross dereliction of duty." Mayorkas has been a consistent target of conservative ire over immigration. ...

Delaware Supreme Court Issues Critical Ruling on Mail-in Voting

On Friday, the Delaware Supreme Court issued a critical ruling regarding mail-in voting just ahead of November’s midterm elections. In an abbreviated Order, the Court held that the vote-by-mail statute,… ...

Over 75% of Brits Say They’re Greener Today Than They Were 10 Years Ago: Poll

A poll of 2,000 adults found three-quarters of respondents said they were greener today than they were a decade ago—with a large majority believing they have a responsibility to live a sustainable lifestyle. Making greener choices than ever before, 58 percent described being environmentally-conscious as a ‘badge of honor’. Collecting rainwater, turning off lights, and
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Youth Given 8 Months to Live Has Beaten Aggressive Blood Cancer, Now Inspires Others: ‘You can get through anything’

A young Florida man given just eight months to live has beaten a rare and aggressive blood cancer, after nearly dying multiple times during treatments. Now he is inspiring others who are going through health hardships. Michael Cramer went to see a doctor after suffering fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss—symptoms he thought were caused
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MSNBC ‘Uncovers’ Sinister Saudi Plot to Force High Gas Prices to Help GOP in Midterms or Something

Let’s first tick through Joe Biden‘s scapegoats for his intentionally created energy crisis which of course led to skyrocketing gas prices. First, Joe steadfastly blamed Vladimir Putin, then, oil companies’… ...

Your Inspired Weekly Horoscope From Rob Brezsny: A ‘Free Will Astrology’

Our partner Rob Brezsny provides his weekly wisdom to enlighten our thinking and motivate our mood. Rob’s Free Will Astrology, is a syndicated weekly column appearing in over a hundred publications. He is also the author of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How All of Creation Is Conspiring To Shower You with Blessings. (A free
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New Poll Indicates More Good Midterm News for GOP — in Deep-Blue Rhode Island

We’ve been prognosticating a lot regarding the upcoming midterms. The polls, in general, are looking good for the Republicans regarding the House and, as I’ve noted, the movement in the… ...

Yet Another Troubling Kamala Harris ‘Priorities’ Issue Arises

Stories of Vice President Kamala Harris’ warped priorities have become so common over the last 20 or so months since she was sworn into office that it almost seems redundant… ...

Biden Proves Math Is Hard and Then Some With Latest Remarks

Joe Biden was on the road on Friday to visit a Volvo powertrain plant in Hagerstown, Maryland to speak about the economy. As always with Biden, if he opens his… ...

Uvalde CISD suspends entire district police department; superintendent to retire

UCISD Superintendent Hal Harrell has announced that he will retire just as the district suspended “all activities of the Uvalde CISD Police Department for a period of time” amid criticism… ...

Undersea Cable to Funnel 3 Gigawatts of Solar Energy From Egypt to Power Millions of European Households

Taking advantage of the huge output of solar energy in places neighboring the Sahara Desert, a massive undersea power cable is coming to Europe from Egypt. Bringing 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy, the GREGY interconnection will run from northern Egypt to Attica, Greece. Expected to be in operation for around 8 years, one-third of the
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Henry Cuellar isn’t apologizing for being a moderate

Cuellar's status as one of the few remaining "moderate" Democrats may be helping his fundraising, as he took in almost $4.9 million as of the end of June, smashing his usual pace for previous years. ...

With rents rising fast, Texas homeless shelters see more families seeking help

Amid rising housing costs and relentless inflation, an increasing number of Texans are struggling to pay their rent and stay in their homes. ...

‘Don’t Say Trans’ Policy Passes in North Texas School District

The parking lot was packed Monday evening when I arrived at the administrative headquarters of the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District (GCISD), from which I graduated over a decade ago. Four… ...

Greg Abbott’s Foul Spectacle

Shortly after Governor Greg Abbott announced in April that he would bus asylum-seekers from Texas to Washington, D.C. in what critics called a knee-jerk stunt to pump poll numbers against… ...

Abbott and ERCOT Keep Texans in the Dark

In the one and a half years since the deadly winter power failures of 2021, Governor Greg Abbott has repeatedly promised that everything is copacetic regarding Texas’ shaky power grid.… ...

World class hospital executive returns to his roots and alma mater

Phillip D. Robinson, who is retiring from his position as the president of Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and will join the School of Public Health, is pictured above by the Deaver Wellness Farm he started on the hospital campus where fresh fruit and vegetables are grown to address food insecurity in patients. Farmers
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Huge Drug Bust Nets Largest Meth Seizure for DEA’s Los Angeles Division

As drug busts go, the latest announced by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles Division was mammoth — the largest meth seizure ever for the division. More than 3,550 pounds… ...

September Jobs Report Shows Cooling Labor Market Amid Recession Fears

Unemployment dipped slightly and wages grew, but a drop in job openings and labor force participation show that the job market is cooling off. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released… ...

Sharon Osbourne Defends Kanye, Wants the Thousands She Gave Black Lives Matter Back

Former “The Talk” hostess and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne is declaring herself to be a woman in Kanye West’s corner after his comments about Black Lives Matter being a… ...

Hubble Is Slowly Falling—and SpaceX Wants to Give It a Boost

The Hubble Space Telescope is falling, but amid always-tight NASA budgets, SpaceX is volunteering to help see if it’s possible to give it a push back into space. Hubble has been in orbit around the Earth for a very long time, and it experiences a constant slow-motion re-entry of the atmosphere. It has already been
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