News Affecting Texans

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan rules out raising the minimum age to buy a firearm

At the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival, the Texas House speaker also signaled willingness to consider exceptions to the state's abortion ban. ...

USDA to Provide up to $20 Million for Construction of On-Farm Grain Storage Facilities in Areas Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2022 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $20 million in cost-share assistance to help agricultural producers in Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota and surrounding areas to rebuild storage facilities damaged by devastating natural disaster events in 2021 and 2022. This assistance will help producers who were hard-hit by disasters and are currently struggling with a lack of available grain storage have the resources they need as they head into the 2022 crop harvest. ...

Doctors Hail New Era for Cancer Screening as Single Blood Test Spots Multiple Cancers in Early Stages

A new cancer blood test is being described by British physicians as a “game changer” and “a new era” as a trial has turned up dozens of early-stage, undiagnosed cases. It’s called the Galleri test, and it looks for multiple different kinds of cancer DNA in the blood, which can not only identify cases in
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FBI Whistleblower, Others Were Listed on Arrest Warrants of Jan. 6 Defendants They ‘Never Investigated’

In this episode of Try to Control Your Shock and Amazement… As we continue to learn more about the mistreatment of Jan. 6 defendants, many of whom have been held… ...

Elisa “Beth” McNeill co-chairs prestigious national group that developed National Health Education Standards

Elisa “Beth” McNeill, PhD, professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, co-chaired the National Consensus for School Health Education. This prestigious group of leading health organizations and educators developed the third edition of the National Health Education Standards, which were released in August. These updated standards offer model guidance for health curriculum,
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Republican Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw takes aim at his own party’s “woke right” for stoking division

In an interview at The Texas Tribune Festival, Crenshaw harshly criticized extremists at both ends of the political spectrum. ...

Dog Owner Shocked to Discover Her Pet is the Brother of One of The Queen’s Corgis

A dog owner recalled her shock after finding out that her beloved pet is the brother of one of the Queen’s corgi dogs. Nadia Smith got her corgi puppy, Wilbur, in February of 2021—and learned later that he had a special connection to Queen Elizabeth II. She spotted a post on a Facebook group about
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World’s Largest Corn Maze Immortalizes James Bond Movies with 10-Mile Masterpiece in Illinois -LOOK

Even super spy James Bond might need British Intelligence help to escape this Quantum of corn. An incredibly-detailed maze was planted on an Illinois farm to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic agent’s first film, Dr. No—and it’s quite the SPECTRE. Hailed as the world’s largest corn maze, the trail stretches 10 miles and
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Kari Lake Drops the Hammer on Liz Cheney After Pathetic Attack

Despite proclamations from the media that Liz Cheney’s platform would be larger than ever after she got blasted in Wyoming’s Republican primary, that hasn’t really materialized. Instead, Cheney has been… ...

Boy With Crippling ‘Suicide Disease’ Takes First Steps in a Year After Traveling to US for Pioneering Treatment

A young boy with a crippling condition that is so painful it’s dubbed the ‘suicide disease’ has taken his first steps in almost a year after traveling across the pond for pioneering treatment in the USA. Dillon Wilford was in so much pain from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that he even begged his mother
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Transgender Guidance Agency Endorses Castration, Promotes ‘Eunuchs’

Gender identity is all the rage, and a new one’s in store. Curiously, it’s also an old one. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health is considered the gold standard… ...

Watch the Mesmerizing Video of Thousands of Birds Swerving in Murmurations Over the Sea

A photographer has captured the mesmerizing sight of thousands of birds flying in Britain. Photographer and guide Paul Goldstein says he has visited Snettisham Nature Reserve literally hundreds of times, yet is always intoxicated by the spectacle. The Wimbledon-based cameraman says several times a year “vast murmurations of waders, particularly knots,” perform magical formations and
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Iran’s Violent Government Crackdown Is a Good Reminder of Why We Have the 2nd Amendment

Social media is ablaze with images and videos of, and outrage over, the government crackdown on the protests that have broken out in recent days in Iran. Iranian authorities have… ...

FBI Agents Raid Home of Pro-Life Author With Guns Drawn in Front of His Screaming Kids

It’s getting to be a thing now — the questionable FBI raid with political overtones — under the Biden Administration. That’s a frightening thing to say. How quickly we have… ...

Texas AG says counties can spend COVID relief funds on extra pay for elected officials without public notice

The nonbinding legal opinion states local elected and appointed officials can receive up to $25,000 for work done during the COVID-19 pandemic on top of their regular salaries. Unlike other pay raises, these "premium pay" bonuses don't need to be declared to the public ahead of time. ...

Texas’ second-largest solar farm being built outside of Houston

Solar farms are becoming more and more attractive because of the rising cost of natural gas. HOUSTON — A new farm is being built west of Houston in East Bernard.… ...

Mayorkas Delusionally Declares Biden Is ‘Doing So Much’ to ‘Enforce the Law’ at the Border

It almost reads like a headline from the satire site, The Babylon Bee, huh? With nearly 2.5 million — and counting — Border Patrol encounters with illegal aliens since Joe… ...

Beautiful City of Savannah Wins Survey of Top 5 Most Underrated Places to Visit in USA – LOOK

Three in four Americans are usually stuck in their ways and always go on vacation to the same places, according to a new poll—but these suggestions might encourage them to step outside of their vacation comfort zones. The survey of 2,000 adults found many who are willing to change up their vacation pattern, however, with
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New Scoliosis Brace that Grows With Patients Wins Dyson Award For Grad Student Who Wants to Make a Difference

A University of Cincinnati grad student has invented an adjustable brace for young patients who need to reposition their curved spines—winning a prestigious award for her design genius. Impacting 7 million Americans every year, scoliosis is a curvature in the spine that often occurs before puberty. Despite the large number affected, advancements in braces that
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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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Dow Closes at Lowest Level in Almost Two Years

Grim news on the markets as they closed out the week sharply lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended Friday at 29,665, though it dipped down to 29,250 earlier in… ...

EPA may try to block what could be the first seawater desalination plant built in Texas

Citing water quality concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency may refuse to recognize a permit that Texas approved Thursday for a marine desalination plant at the Port of Corpus Christi. ...

New York Mayor Eric Adams slams Greg Abbott for refusing to coordinate migrant busing effort

In an interview for The Texas Tribune Festival, Adams called the Texas governor's program shipping migrants to his city "inhumane" and "un-American." ...

Energy costs expected to rise 17% this winter, low-income households will be hit hardest, report finds

SAN ANTONIO – A new report from the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA) says home heating costs for the upcoming winter season are expected to be 17% higher than… ...

Check Out the Winners of the Stone-Stacking Championship in Europe – LOOK

Every year, a wonderful event celebrating the beauty of component nature and humanity’s connection with it takes place over a weekend in Scotland. The European “Land Art” Festival and Stone Stacking Championships were held for the fifth time in Dunbar on the shores of Scotland, and the photos are something to behold. Organized originally as
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Mom Says Her Baby Boy’s Sight Was Saved by Message from a Stranger Who Spotted Abnormality on TikTok

New mother Lily Fleet posted a cleverly-edited video dressing her son Ari that happened to be spotted by optometrist Laura Brown. Noticing Ari’s left eye had a cloudy appearance and an outward squint during a short few seconds of the video, she messaged Fleet suggesting she get the eight-week-old checked out. The tests revealed he
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Volvo Launches 3 New Massive Electric Truck Models for Heavy Duty Uses, Representing 2/3 of Company’s Sales

Imagine a truck that only emits water vapor, produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 600 miles. Volvo have made it possible with fuel cells powered by hydrogen, and during this summer they started to test a new line of trucks using this technology. Volvo Trucks is beginning series production
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Review of More Than 100 Studies Shows Cold Water and Air Increase “Good” Body Fats

  Cold water immersion has long been known to the northern Europeans as a fortifying activity, but the science behind this bizarre cultural/medicinal practice is actually way cooler. In a recent review of more than 100 studies, scientists determined that one of the most significant changes that occurs in the body during exposure to cold
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Report: Christian University Hosts ‘White Accountability Groups’ to ‘Interrupt Internalized Dominance’

In Christianity, accountability is a common concept. But one faith-based school is employing it in a curious way. For Fall 2022, Roman Catholic college Dominican University is giving justice a… ...

Density of Harmful Chemicals that Damage Ozone Layer Slashed by 50% Since 1980s Levels

Scientists have estimated that at current rates, the hole in the ozone layer will close around 2070. Levels of chemical emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning have fallen and continue to fall, leading the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who measure the ozone hole every year to conclude its days are numbered.
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Former Debt Collectors Have Wiped Away $6.7 Billion of Medical Debt for Millions of Americans

A dynamic duo from Wall Street has just passed a huge milestone in charitable history, completely paying off the medical debt for some 3.6 million Americans—a do-good revolution from two guys who used to be debt collectors themselves. It was the Occupy Wall Street movement that first stirred the hearts of Jerry Ashton and Craig
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New Webb Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings, Revealing the Ice Giant in Whole New Light

The James Webb Space Telescope is showing off its capabilities closer to home with its first image of Neptune, revealed on Wednesday. Most striking about the new image is the crisp view of the planet’s dynamic rings—some of which haven’t been seen with this clarity, since the Voyager 2 flyby in 1989. Webb’s extremely stable
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WaPo Attacks Libs of TikTok Again, This Time for Not Policing Their Most Ridiculous Reporter

The drama between the Wasington Post and Libs of TikTok (LoTT) never ceases. It’s clear that the leftist rag has it out for the Twitter user. The Bezo’s owned “news”… ...

A free medical clinic opened in rural East Texas. Thousands poured in for help.

Texas ranks last among states in access to health care and has the highest rate of uninsured people in the country. Two longtime doctors in rural Henderson County created a homegrown safety net to fill the gap. ...

Sustainable 3D-Printed Ranch House Wins Award and Takes Just Two Weeks to Construct (Watch Time Lapse)

A team consisting of architects and engineers are cleaning up on the homebuilding award circuit with House Zero, a 3D-printed house that seamlessly blends traditional and futuristic design. A demonstration project found in Austin, the 2,045-square-foot, midcentury modern, three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths ranch house was designed with natural wood, plentiful daylighting and views to
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Stacey Abrams Drops Insanely Conspiratorial Take, and I Think I Know Why

Things are not going well for Stacey Abrams in Georgia. That’s a sharp turnaround for the one-time gubernatorial loser over the last few years. This is a woman who was… ...

‘The Bitter End’ to democracy? Hindsight is 20/20.

Political scientist and author Lynn Vavreck's new book explores the long-term trends and short-term shocks that shaped the dramatic 2020 election and what these changes could mean for the future. ...

Ospreys Hunted to Extinction Are Now Breeding Across England for First Time in 200 Years: ‘A Tremendous Success’

In North Yorkshire, England, young nesting ospreys recently-produced two chicks. In America this would not make news headlines, but for Yorkshire they were the first ospreys born in the county in over 200 years. It’s a sign of changing winds, as the osprey is recovering across several areas of England, having been hunted to extirpation
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These Road Lines In Australia Glow in the Dark –A TRON Style That Went Viral

A trio of Australian companies have produced glow-in-the-dark road paint to better illuminate highway lanes at night, and their teal-green hue has reminded social media of TRON. Currently being trialed in Victoria, Australia, the lane markings use photoluminescence which is the same technology used in glow sticks and other glow-in-the-dark products that absorb the Sun’s
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Czech Village is at the Heart of Vinyl Record Revival, Survives Communism, Streaming, and the Pandemic

The heart of vinyl record making on Earth isn’t found in Tokyo or Los Angeles, but rather belongs to a small Czech Republic village. From the small town of Loděnice, population 2,008, GZ Media, or “Gramofonové Závody,” produces 60% of the world’s vinyl records, and has continually operated since 1951 despite challenges from communism, the
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Setback for Trump Legal Team as Appeals Court Rules DOJ Can Comb Through Classified Docs

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta just dealt former President Donald Trump and his legal team a serious setback as they authorized the DOJ to continue combing through… ...

Sea Turtle Boom Astonished Volunteers in Florida With Best Nesting Season on Record

Turtle counting teams have recorded the biggest nesting season on the Southwest Florida beaches of Bonita, Vanderbilt, and Naples, as well as Marco and Keewaydin Islands. Green and Loggerhead sea turtles nest all over the beaches of Southwest Florida, and volunteers counting the nests have been left ‘astonished’ and ‘ecstatic,’ and the reptiles’ fecundity this
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Biden Team Considering New ‘Plan’ for Border, but WH Can’t Even Give a Straight Answer

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre went on MSNBC to sell some more malarkey about the border crisis and to answer questions about how they are dealing with it all.… ...

Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records in Trump documents probe

The ruling is a victory for the Justice Department, clearing the way for it to resume its use of the documents as it evaluates whether to bring criminal charges. WASHINGTON… ...

USDA Seeks Input on New Grant Program to Strengthen Food Supply Chain, Reduce Irregular Migration, and Improve Labor Protections for Farmworkers

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is gathering input to help shape a recently announced planned grant program focused on improving the resiliency of our food and agricultural supply chain by addressing labor shortages in agriculture, reducing irregular migration through increased use of legal pathways, and improving labor protections for farmworkers. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) will hold three virtual listening sessions on Sept. 28-29 for the new farm labor stabilization and protection pilot grant program, which the Biden-Harris administration announced earlier this year as part of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection. ...

Southwest Airlines Workers Looked After a Passenger’s Pet Fish for 4 Months After it was Banned From Flight

A pair of Southwest Airline employees volunteered to become mom and dad to a passenger’s fish after the passenger was told she could not embark with the animal. Kira was returning home from her Freshman year at college with her beta fish Theo when she was told it was not allowed on her flight. That’s
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Judge tosses Texas bar disciplinary suit against Paxton aide

AUSTIN -- A Texas district judge has dismissed the state bar's push to sanction Attorney General Ken Paxton's top aide, clouding prospects for a similar effort to discipline Paxton for trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election. ...

Video shows 18-wheeler catch fire, fly off Texas highway overpass in deadly crash

ALLEN, Texas – One person has died following a crash on U.S. 75 in Allen, approximately an hour north of Dallas. Police said the 18-wheeler flew off an overpass after… ...

NBA Star Kyrie Irving Torpedoes NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Continued COVID Vaccine Mandates

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving took to Twitter Tuesday to blast the COVID vaccine mandates which cost him almost a third of the season last year–and a reported 11.4 million… ...

Petulant White House Is Really Upset With Fox News Reporter Bill Melugin

As RedState reported on Tuesday, the United States has now had more than two million apprehensions of illegal aliens at the Souther border in the current fiscal year. That’s the… ...

Biden Pressed on Border Crisis, Snarks at DeSantis in Response

For the first time since Joe Biden was inaugurated, it really feels like the issue of illegal immigration is reaching critical mass. Per my colleague, Mike Miller, fiscal year apprehensions… ...

Voter registration deadline 3 weeks away

San Antonio – The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 general election is just three weeks away, on Oct. 11. Are you ready to cast your ballot? Tuesday was… ...

He Invented a $2 Paper Microscope For Remote Lab Work So Scientists Don’t Have to Haul Heavy Equipment

A young scientist who worked in the jungles of Thailand has been awarded a national prize for his invention of a $2 paper microscope that can be taken on field expeditions. If a scientist wants to study something at the microscopic level, they need a microscope, which if they are deep in the Amazon Rainforest
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Japan Breaks Another Record For Having Even More Centenarians –And There are Several Reasons

Japan recently broke its own record for the number of centenarians in its population. At 90,000, not only do the Japanese enjoy humanity’s longest lifespans, but also the largest percentage of the population (0.06%) living over 100. Work ethic, a seafood-rich diet, deep family ties, and now improving medical technology are elongating the lives of
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Nebraska Man Makes World’s Longest Journey by Pumpkin Boat on 60th Birthday

On the morning of August the 27th, a Nebraska man woke up on his 60th birthday with a single goal—to raft the mighty Missouri in a giant pumpkin. This is not the start to a collaborative work between Roald Dahl and Mark Twain, but rather the Guinness World Record-breaking stunt by giant pumpkin enthusiast Duane
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Trump records review can be done in a month in DOJ plan

Records seized by the FBI from Donald Trump's Florida home can be reviewed by a neutral third party at a rate of about 500 documents each business day, the Justice Department said in a court filing, as the former president's... ...

Texas sheriff will investigate Florida flying Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Authorities in Texas have opened a criminal investigation into Gov. Ron DeSantis' operation to fly roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard last week. ...