News Affecting Texans

Secretary Scott Announces New Poll Watcher Training Program

"Today, Texas Secretary of State John Scott announced a new poll watcher training program that allows interested Texans to become certified as poll watchers for the upcoming November 8, 2022 General Election." ...

Patient advocacy at the polls

On Sept. 20, the 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day, students from a coalition comprising the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), American Medical Association (AMA), and Women in Medicine (WiM) hosted tables with voter registration forms and educational resources for their classmates. As a result of these efforts, around 80 students across
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Renewables Met 100% of the Rise in Global Electricity This Year in 2022

  In a stunning piece of accounting, solar, wind, and hydroelectric power supply was found to have met 100% of new power installations globally during the first half of the 2022. This prevented a 4% increase in fossil-fuel generation, avoided $40 billion in fuel costs and 230 million tons of CO2 in emissions. This was
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Why Vicente Gonzalez may not be safe in his solidly Democratic district

The seasoned South Texas Democrat is running his most aggressive campaign operation since his first run for Congress. ...

Latino advocacy group offers $10,000 reward in push to arrest woman who lured migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

No criminal charges have been filed, but after the woman was identified in a news report, the League of United Latin American Citizens is increasing its efforts to see her criminally punished. ...

Candace Owens Announces Release of Searing New BLM Documentary, ‘The Greatest Lie Ever Sold’

Let the racist attacks against conservative influencer Candace Owens begin. Oh, wait — the attacks against Owens already began after she showed up at Paris Fashion Week with Kanye West… ...

Watch: Jerry Nadler Hands Republicans a Campaign Gift Ahead of November Elections

As Election Day approaches, the overall picture of what voters are most concerned about has come into sharp focus, with the economy and rising crime rates ranking right up there… ...

First Lawsuit Drops Against AB 2098, California’s Doctor-Muzzling, Anti-Free Speech Bill

The moment California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2098, which effectively tells the state’s doctors that they should self-censor their opinions on COVID, you knew that this would be challenged… ...

Brave Reporter Does the Unthinkable During Contentious Interview With Stacey Abrams

With one month to go before the midterm elections, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams’ chances of getting revenge on Gov. Brian Kemp for her 2018 loss are fading fast… ...

In Head-Scratching Move, Elon Musk Says Twitter Won’t Accept His Proposal (UPDATED)

This current news cycle just won’t stop, and another curve ball has been thrown. In a head-scratching moment, Twitter is now reportedly rejecting Elon Musk’s proposal to buy the company.… ...

Gov. Greg Abbott acknowledges New York City mayor’s office reached out about migrant busing efforts

Abbott previously said Eric Adams' office had not reached out to him about coordinating migrant arrivals in New York City and faced criticism that he was rebuffing efforts from the mayor to communicate. ...

Boy Struggling at School is Now a Math Genius After His Mom Taught Him to Use An ABACUS–May Help Today’s Kids

A British woman of Indian heritage thought a bit of ancient instruction might help her son tackle a modern problem. Growing up in India, a young Dr. Rashmi Mantri used an abacus to help her visually comprehend mathematics. After noticing her son Dhruv was struggling with math, she started employing that same ancient tool to
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President Biden Announces Pardons of Thousands for ‘Simple Possession’ of Marijuana

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted under federal law for “simple marijuana possession.” This move is seen as part of an overall… ...

North Korea Continues to Saber Rattle as the US Navy Moves Into the Sea of Japan

North Korea is continuing to launch missiles, as the US moves a carrier strike group into the neighborhood. On Tuesday, we reported on the launch over Japan, which prompted warnings… ...

Ukraine Girl Bereft Without Her Cat is Reunited Thanks to Kind Strangers in 5 Countries and 7,000 Miles–WATCH

A truly astonishing story of war-time goodwill to mend a 10-year-old’s broken heart will bring a tear to almost anyone’s eyes. Nearly a dozen people, most of whom never met little Agnessa, all took turns helping to get her cat Arsenii travel-ready, out of Ukraine, across Europe, across the Atlantic Ocean, and all the way
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Australia Sets Aside 30% of Land Mass to Protect its Unique Species

Joining the United States and a number of other countries, Australian officials have committed to preserve 30% of the continent’s landmass in a natural state for conservation. The news was announced Tuesday from Environment Minster Tanya Plibersek, as part of a program called the Threatened Species Action Plan: Towards Zero Extinctions. By prioritizing 110 species
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Gov. Greg Abbott appoints first school safety chief four months after Uvalde shooting

John P. Scott, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, is tasked with ensuring Texas schools implement statewide safety policies and safeguard against school shootings. ...

Lumber Company Grows Trees That Smile With Massive Grin for Oregon Drivers

Every autumn in Oregon, motorists traveling down the route 18 receive a “beaming” smile from the hills above the roadway. That’s because years ago, Hampton Lumber company logged the trees on that hill, and decided to replant early-changing larch in the shape of a smiley face. Surrounded by evergreens, it stands out like an emoji
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Watch: Joe Biden Arrives in Florida but One Moment With Ron DeSantis Stole the Show

A week after Hurricane Ian ravaged southwest Florida and beyond, and days after the MSM and Democrats started doing their thing by trying to make the Category 4 hurricane Gov.… ...

Nothing to See Here, Folks, It’s Just Milwaukee Partnering With a Democrat Activist Using Democrat Money in a Non-Partisan GOTV Program

When the magic words “vote fraud” are mentioned, what comes to mind for most people, no matter their party, is a Democrat city run by a Tamanny-Hall-like machine. Chicago, Philadelphia,… ...

New Florida Community Survived Hurricane Virtually Unscathed After Being Designed for Resilience

Even as two million Floridians lost power during the recent Hurricane Ian, one unique community survived intact. Despite being located around 20 miles from Fort Myers, the heart of the devastation, Babcock Ranch’s blend of solar power, native flora, and built-to-code construction has meant that apart from ripped up pool coverings, broken fence posts, and
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Rochelle Garza is the Democrats’ best chance of winning statewide office in Texas, but she still faces an uphill battle

Garza remains the underdog, battling her own low name recognition and a fundraising disadvantage in an expensive statewide race that is already demanding considerable resources for travel and TV ads. ...

Cryptocurrency miners line up to come to Texas, and rural counties are welcoming them

Eager to bring new jobs to their towns and boost their tax base, rural Texas counties are courting companies that produce cryptocurrencies. ...

‘Best New Skyscraper’ Mimics Nature: Looks Like 2 Mountains With a Valley, Water, and Greenery Between – LOOK

In the heart of Amsterdam’s business district, a lush green valley emerges from the rocky canyon walls of a new office building. The dramatic, geology-inspired, plant-covered “Valley” stands out in Amsterdam’s Zuidas neighborhood with its three towers of 219, 265, add 328 feet tall (67, 81, and 100 meters), and its spectacular cantilevered apartments. Named
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White House ‘Having a Spasm and Panicking’ Over OPEC Oil Cut

A looming OPEC cut in oil production has the White House hyperventilating, and for good reason. As RedState previously reported, the oil cartel, which will meet on Wednesday, is planning… ...

Liberal Media and CCP Freak Out Over Elon Musk Twitter Deal Going Through

Elon Musk has agreed to go ahead with the deal to buy Twitter at the original $44 billion that he offered, according to reports. From Fox News: Fox Business reported… ...

Ancient 3,000 Year-old Canoe Discovered Beneath Wisconsin Lake Carved From Single Piece of Oak

The smiling face in the middle on the right side of the raft in this picture belongs to a woman who has managed to find two ancient Native American canoes in the same lake, within 12 months of each other. In November of 2021 Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archeologist and member of the Wisconsin Historical
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Adopted Man Discovers Family After 20 Years When Brother Used His Unusual Name to Track Him Down

An adopted man discovered his biological family after 20 years when his brother tracked him down on Instagram thanks to his unusual first name. Iverson Poff, 20, was adopted from birth and raised by his adoptive parents—but always wondered who his biological family were. Iverson, who grew up in Portland, Oregon had a few baby
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The 11th Hour Attacks Against Herschel Walker Are a Manipulation Tactic

Sure is odd that as we see the neck-and-neck race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock for a senate seat in Georgia that all of this information about Walker starts… ...

Joe Biden Holds Shocking Abortion ‘Task Force’ Meeting, Trashes Press Corps

Has there ever been another administration as openly ghoulish as the Biden administration? You’d be hard-pressed to find a contender given how absolutely insane the president’s social policy has been.… ...

Maricopa County to Hold Public ‘Logic and Accuracy’ Test on Vote Tabulation Machines Ahead of Election Day

The Maricopa County (Arizona) Elections Department will be holding a “logic and accuracy” test on tabulation equipment publicly next week. County officials explained at a press conference on Tuesday that… ...

Exposure to More Foreign Accents Helps Children Grow Their Vocabulary Faster, Gamified Science Shows

When learning a language, the more foreign accents a child hears the faster they learn words. This was observed using some clever science and shows that it wasn’t bilingual children, but children in a language class with multiple accents who learned and remembered new words at an accelerated rate. Today more and more kids are
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Lost for 97 Years, Rediscovered Magnolia Tree Spurs Hope for its Restoration in Haiti

An expedition team in northern Haiti has rediscovered a magnolia tree that has been lost to science for 97 years. The team used the tree’s telltale features to find it: beautiful alabaster flowers and uniquely shaped glossy emerald leaves. In a country stricken with widespread habitat destruction, this rediscovery has given conservationists hope that Haiti’s
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Answers to your flu season questions

As always, the approach of flu season carries a number of important questions: When should I get my flu shot? What else should I be doing to protect myself? When does flu season start, anyway? To explain what you need to know as flu cases start to rise this fall, Texas A&M Today spoke with three experts: Martha Dannenbaum,
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BREAKING: Elon Musk Deal With Twitter Back on, Trading Halted

Big news on the social media front as Elon Musk’s deal to buy Twitter is reportedly back on. According to Rebel News, Musk sent a letter reaffirming his intent to… ...

Velma from Scooby-Doo Is Now a Lesbian, Exposing Massive Hypocrisy from LGBT Writers

The left is out to normalize LGBT stuff to your kid, and the entertainment industry is more than willing to help that along. More and more, children’s programming is introducing… ...

Texas can withhold list of people it thinks are noncitizens and can’t vote, appeals court rules

The appellate court reversed a previous ruling that found that Texas violated federal law by refusing to release the list. The suit was brought by five civil rights groups that sought to hold Texas accountable if it disenfranchised naturalized citizens. ...

Trump allies probe for election system weaknesses in Texas and other key states

Operation Eagles Wings, led by former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, is interviewing local election officials and compiling data that could be used to challenge or disrupt elections. ...

Zac Efron Bonds with 81-Year-Old Hero Who Inspired His New Film, The Greatest Beer Run Ever Movie: ‘I Was Honored’

When Zac Efron signed up to play a still-living person, he knew there would be challenges. What he didn’t know was underneath the heroism of that real-person, there was a kind man honored to have his story told, which made Efron all the more honored to portray him. The movie The Greatest Beer Run Ever,
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Galaxy Twinkling with Universe’s Oldest Stars Discovered by Astronomers

The James Webb Space Telescope recently made its debut with the “Deep Field” image, but as we are absorbed by the beautiful colors of near-infinity, scientists have used the data behind the shot to identify a very old and fascinating object in space. Named the “Sparkler,” it’s a “globular cluster” nine billion light years away.
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Cat Who Sneaks into School Gets His Class Photo Taken – And Portrait Packet is Sent Home to Mom

A cat performed the most head-scratching stunt in Wales recently on class picture day, leaving a group of proud moms “in floods of laughter.” 10 and 7-year-olds Meghan and Chloe Roberts were all dressed up and excited to have their picture taken at Drury Primary School, but their excitement couldn’t compare with that of Ziggy,
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CNN Polling Guru Drops More Bad News on Democrats Ahead of Midterm Elections

With each passing day, the media narrative of a “Democrat comeback” ahead of the midterm elections drifts further and further away from reality. This week has been no exception. As… ...

Politico Takes a Swing at DeSantis and Punches Itself in the Face

You know you are over the target when you are taking flak. Democrats are deathly afraid of Ron DeSantis. Democrats like Rebekah Jones claimed DeSantis’s COVID response was falsified although… ...

Free Life Jackets Loaned to Anyone in Need – Now Saving Lives in 1,000 Locations Across the US

What began in 2008 as a single life jacket loaner booth for boaters to borrow any size preserver before going on the water, has now turned into the world’s largest life jacket loaner program. And, they crossed a huge milestone last month, setting up location number 1,000 at the beach in Clearwater, Florida. The program
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Lonely 67-Year-Old Sets Up Woodworking ‘Shed’ to Combat Loneliness in Men, Following Global Trend

Across the English speaking world, men are learning that the easiest way to cure a bout of social isolation is not by talking face to face, but shoulder to shoulder. When Phillip Jackson moved back to England from Australia, he was 67, and immediately felt like a stray dog in his native town of Barnsley.
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India Deploys Super-Sniffer Dogs to Protect Newly-Introduced Cheetahs from Poachers

It’s been more than 70 years since Cheetahs sprinted across the hot plains of India, and now that they’re back, the Indian government is taking no chances on their safety. That’s why they’re hiring specialists—six German shepherds to patrol the grounds of the 80,000 acre Kuno National Park for signs of poachers. Asian News International
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Singapore Uses Bright Colored Signs to Created a Dementia-Friendly Neighborhood – LOOK

In keeping with the Singapore government’s initiative to enable ‘aging in place’, a dementia-friendly wayfinding solution was devised for Khatib Central and Chong Pang City, which were identified as residential estates with aging populations. The project’s objective was to create a system that assists seniors and those afflicted with dementia in navigating around their neighborhoods
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GOP Candidate Delivers the Best Debate One-Liner of the Cycle

Republicans have finally regained the momentum in the race to win the mid-terms, and some candidates are really beginning to hit their stride. You’ve probably seen Ron DeSantis taking ownership… ...

When Even Al Sharpton Warns Democrats They ‘Aren’t Connecting’ With Black Voters, There’s a Problem

Lemme repeat my headline: When even race-baiter extraordinaire Al Sharpton — grand high potentate of the race-hustling industry — warns Democrats they aren’t connecting with black and Latino voters, Democrats… ...

Lackluster employment numbers signal economic slowdown for Texas, Dallas Fed says

A new report shows the number of employed Texans remained virtually unchanged from July to August, while unemployment ticked up slightly. ...

Texas awards $307 million in contracts for 14 miles of new border wall

The two companies awarded contracts on Thursday will erect border barriers in Del Rio and the Rio Grande Valley. ...

Monday ‘Toon: Why Does Mitch McConnell Want to Be Sen. Minority ‘Leader’?

Cocaine Mitch is a curious guy. I do see why he’s concerned with the “quality” of some Republican Senate candidates. Some are not my choices, but they are the choices… ...

Report: China Opens ‘Overseas Police Stations’ in US and Canada to Monitor Its Citizens Living Abroad

Given the current political realities in the United States and Canada, this report should surprise no sane person paying a modicum of attention to the attack on personal freedom in… ...

‘Let’s Go Brandon!’ One Year Later

It’s been a year since NBC reporter Kelli Stavast was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown after his win at Talladega. The crowd was chanting: F*** Joe Biden! F*** Joe Biden!… ...

Deference to One Trans Athlete Reaches New Lows, as an Entire Girls’ HS Team Is Forced to Leave Locker Room

It’s one thing to make adjustments for trans athletes, then there’s altering common sense on their behalf. The latest trans athlete controversy is happening at a Vermont high school, with… ...

Thrilled Swimmers are Visited By Playful Penguins and Sea Lions at the Equator – WATCH

When most people think of penguins, they usually think of icy Antarctica, yet only 7 of the 17 known penguin species live there. This small Galapagos penguin actually lives and thrives near the hot equator—and these swimmers were delighted when they came to play. With their scuba fins, the humans were diving in the waters
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Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Mental Decline By 27% in Trial Hailed as ‘Most Encouraging to Date’

American biotech company Biogen announced the results of a phase 3 clinical trial that showed a new Alzheimer’s drug slowed the rate of cognitive decline for early onset patients by 27%. The Alzheimer’s Association (AA) called the robust study of lecanemab, which is a monoclonal antibody designed to clear clumps of amyloid protein from the
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CBS News Feigns Ignorance on Why Biden Dept. of Ed. Quietly Changed Terms of Illegal Student Loan Bailout

Once upon a time, back when “Saturday Night Live” was funny on a consistent basis in the late 1980s, one of cast member Dana Carvey’s best recurring characters was known… ...

Ron DeSantis Warns Looters, Mass Hysteria Follows

Florida is beginning its recovery after being slammed by Hurricane Ian, and Gov. Ron DeSantis has a message for would-be looters looking to take advantage of the situation: You might… ...