News Affecting Texans

DeSantis Drops the Mic in Response to Criminal Investigation Over His Martha’s Vineyard Flights

As RedState reported on Monday evening, Ron DeSantis is now the target of a criminal investigation in Bexar County, Texas. According to the local sheriff, who is a Democrat, he… ...

New York Times Attempts Portraying Linda Sarsour as a Victim of Russian Disinformation

Trump Derangement Syndrome may have reached a new high — more accurately, low — on September 18th, 2022, when the New York Times printed an article blasting Russian trolls and… ...

How the Texas GOP tried to get Libertarian candidates removed from your November ballot

The chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas claims Republicans started targeting them once their brand started growing and more voters began recognizing the party. DALLAS — After several Republicans… ...

How Texas’ abortion laws turned a heartbreaking fetal diagnosis into a cross-country journey

"It was just a matter of time before the baby died, or maybe I'd have to go through the trauma of carrying to term knowing I wasn't bringing a baby home," said 27-year-old Lauren Hall. "I couldn't do that." ...

House Democrats to vote on changes to the Electoral Count Act

Lawmakers want to change the Electoral Count Act after Trump and his allies tried to exploit the law after the election to try to keep Biden out of office. WASHINGTON… ...

Beekeeper Shocked When Neighbor Gives Up Farmland to Host Hives: “I’ve never experienced anything like that.”

Near Austria’s border with Germany, an agriculturalist let one-fifth of his farming estate return to wild meadows in order to support his neighbor’s beekeeping operation. The hyper-cultivation around Franz Nigl’s property in Leiten, Austria, was never really “his thing,” and wanting to hear the meadows “buzzing” again, he let his good neighbor Josef Krenn, a
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Australia’s Ocean Kelp Forest is Growing at Light Speed–Rivaling the Mighty Amazon for Absorbing CO2

  Great forests of ocean kelp were found in a recent study to be between 4 and 11-times more productive than the most productive crops grown today like wheat, corn, and rice. On land, the fastest growth rates occur in the tropics, but in the ocean the most productive ecosystems are found in the temperate
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Insurance giant Centene to pay Texas $166 million in Medicaid drug pricing settlement

Texas is at least the 12th state to settle with St. Louis-based Centene Corp. over allegations that it overcharged Medicaid prescription drug programs. ...

NASA Mars lander captures strikes by 4 incoming space rocks

Mars InSight’s seismometer felt the vibrations and sounds of four meteoroids striking the planet’s surface, according to NASA. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA lander on Mars has captured the… ...

HOT TAKES: People on Left Are Furious at Joe Biden for Declaring Pandemic Over

Joe Biden announced that the “pandemic is over” during his “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday night. It’s been “over” for most of us for some time. But as… ...

United Airlines Pre-Orders 200 Flying Taxis With Vertical Takeoff for 4 Passengers

Working to revolutionize commuting in cities world-wide, United recently-announced a $15 million investment and a purchase agreement for 200 four-seater electric flying taxis. These taxis have been in development for sometime. Known as “eVTOLs” (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle), United believe they have the potential to really work in the transportation market. Signed with
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Patagonia Gives Away Its Entire $3 Billion Worth To Fight Climate Change

Practicing what he preaches, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard donates the entire $3 billion of his apparel company’s valuation to fight climate change. As staunch an activist as you could find, Chouinard was “really pissed off” to see himself in a business news article as being valued as a billionaire, so his response was to announce
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Joe Biden says the COVID-19 pandemic is over. This is what the data tells us

President Joe Biden said in a 60 Minutes interview Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic is a thing of the past. “The pandemic is over,” he said. “We still have a… ...

Texas has banned more books than any other state, new report shows

Across the country, more books have been challenged and removed as religious and conservative groups target LGBTQ and race issues. ...

At one last reunion, veterans of La Raza Unida political movement pass along their torch

Born from the Chicano movement of the 1960s, La Raza Unida helped coalesce Texas Latino power and briefly formed the state's third political party. Although the organization is long gone, its imprint on the state is unmistakable. ...

Biden, other VIPs lie low as spotlight stays on late Queen

The queen ruled for more than seven decades, throughout much of England’s modern history. Thousands gathered Monday to pay their last respects. LONDON, UK — Britain and the world are… ...

Joe Biden Delivers an Acid Bath of a 60 Minutes Interview, Leaves His Handlers Scrambling

Joe Biden appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, and it was an absolute acid bath of an interview. As I type this, stories are already coming out about how… ...

Puerto Rico is without electricity as Hurricane Fiona pummels the island

Updated September 18, 2022 at 9:54 PM ET Hurricane Fiona made landfall in southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon, as the entire island continues to reel from the knockout of… ...

For the Kids: 850 More NYC Teachers Fired for Refusing COVID Vax

It’s like a headline out of the past: more than 850 teachers and classroom aides have been given their walking papers for failing to get the COVID vaccines in New… ...

Doctor Ditches Car Stuck in Traffic to Run 45 Minutes and Perform Critical Surgery

Stuck in total gridlock, an Indian doctor ditched his car and ran 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) to the hospital where one of his patients was awaiting him for gallbladder surgery. Traffic in the 8-million-man metropolis of Bengaluru can be so bad, it’s “meme-triggering” according to the Times of India. Heavy rains had, on August the
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Astronauts Could 3D-Print Tools on Mars Made From Martian Dust, Says Exciting New Study

We could 3D-print tools on Mars made from the planet itself—and the exciting experiment could change the future of space travel, according to engineers. The breakthrough means that future missions will be able to print essentials for repairs such as spare parts for rockets. It’s a significant discovery because researchers say they can’t carry everything
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Safari Park Worker is Best Friends With Lion That He’s Cuddled and Pampered For Years – WATCH

Meet the South African animal expert who has been best friends with a 550-pound lion named George for over ten years. The pair first met when George was born at the Lion and Safari Park in Gauteng, South Africa, where Shandor Larenty works as the head of animal husbandry. Since then, Shandor has groomed the
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Toddler Given Cancer Prognosis of 6-12 Months Defies the Odds to be Declared Cancer-Free in 8 Months

A toddler given a prognosis of six to 12 months to live after doctors found a tumor has defied the odds and been declared cancer-free. In April of 2021, Leanne Waite and her husband, Chris, were dressing their three-year-old son when they noticed his left arm was in severe pain after it got caught in
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A London park blooms with flowers, stuffed animals and handwritten notes to the queen

It’s hard to see the grass at London’s Green Park these days, both because the grounds are piled high with flowers for Queen Elizabeth and chock full of visitors who… ...

All of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren hold a silent vigil by her coffin

Updated September 18, 2022 at 12:09 PM ET LONDON — All eight of Queen Elizabeth II‘s grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another huge day in… ...

Woman Hailed as Hero For Using Drone to Locate Over 200 Lost Pups For Free

A dog lover has been hailed a ‘real-life superhero’ for using her drone to reunite families with their lost pups—most recently, just in time before a ‘deadly’ storm hit. September 9th was a normal Friday for Erica Hart, as she abandoned her shopping trip to rush home and launch a drone search for a schnauzer
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San Antonio doctors warn of increase in respiratory viruses as we enter an early flu season

SAN ANTONIO – Flu season this year is unlike any we’ve seen before. Last year’s season lasted deep into the summer and experts said the next one is already here.… ...

Ted Cruz Suggests 3 Locations for Abbott and DeSantis to Deposit Illegal Aliens

As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis send busloads of illegal aliens to strategically-selected Democrat strongholds, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is climbing aboard the Abbott-DeSantis Express. Cruz… ...

Biden Warns Putin Against Use of Nukes: ‘Don’t. Don’t. Don’t.’

Excerpts from a CBS 60 Minutes episode set to air Sunday show President Joe Biden issuing a stark warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin, claiming there will be serious consequences… ...

HCSO: Man charged with murder after shooting man found in young girl’s bedroom

The woman found the victim in her daughter’s room before her nephew allegedly shot him multiple times in the driveway, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. SPRING, Texas — A man is… ...

New Poll Reveals The Secret to Happiness is Practicing Gratitude

The secret to maximum happiness may be expressing gratitude, a new poll suggests. The random double-opt-in survey of 2,000 Americans looked at the potential connection between gratitude and happiness — revealing that 65% of respondents who report that they’re “very happy” on a daily basis were more likely to “always” give thanks. While looking at
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Court rules in favor of Texas law allowing lawsuits against social media companies

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court Friday ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who… ...

Puerto Rico is under a hurricane warning as Tropical Storm Fiona approaches

Updated September 17, 2022 at 11:54 AM ET HAVANA — Tropical Storm Fiona was expected to become a hurricane as it neared Puerto Rico on Saturday, threatening to dump up… ...

Biden heads to UK for queen’s funeral amid major changes

The United Kingdom has a new prime minister and a new monarch. How will relations with the U.S. change? WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden headed to the United Kingdom on… ...

Saturn’s Rings Could Have Been Formed By a Missing Moon That Smashed Into Planet 160 Million Years Ago

Saturn’s rings and tilt could be the product of an ancient, missing moon, a new study suggests—and a “grazing encounter” may have smashed the moon to bits to form Saturn’s rings. Jennifer Chu MIT News Swirling around the planet’s equator, the rings of Saturn are a dead giveaway that the planet is spinning at
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Passengers Flying to Hawaii Surprised with Free Ukuleles and a Lesson Aboard World’s Happiest Flight –WATCH

Known for their inflight mischief designed to make passengers smile, Southwest Airlines outdid themselves this week on a flight to Honolulu. After boarding the plane in Long Beach, California, flyers were delighted on Friday to find a ukulele waiting for them in their seat. They would soon learn that Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical
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Court upholds controversial Texas social media law

The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is likely to set up a Supreme Court fight that could shape how tech companies regulate content. AUSTIN, Texas —… ...

Scandalous: Biden Reportedly Pressuring FBI Agents to ‘Find’ Cases That Push ‘Domestic Extremism’ Talking Points

A new report is confirming what many have suspected for years: The Biden administration is allegedly pressuring FBI agents via top officials to “find” crimes that support the president’s “domestic… ...

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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Turns Out the Illegals Sent to Martha’s Vineyard Weren’t Deceived About Their Destination

Surprise, surprise. It turns out the activist media lied got it wrong again. Remember when leftists, in their full-on meltdown over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis transporting illegal aliens to Martha’s… ...

New Orleans Steals the Title From St. Louis, Is Now America’s Murder Capital

You thought Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago were bad, but it’s actually the “Big Easy” that is the most dangerous, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis released Friday.… ...

Yikes: NBC Deletes Horrible Analogy About Illegal Aliens Meant to Attack DeSantis

We’ve seen a lot of liberal bad takes about illegal aliens being shipped to Martha’s Vineyard. Everything from claiming that sending people to the liberal vacation enclave was “deeply sick… ...

Texas social media “censorship” law goes into effect after federal court lifts block

The ruling Friday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals likely means the case, which could have wide implications for online speech, will go before the U.S. Supreme Court again. ...

‘Un-American’ Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee calls for investigation into Republican governors transporting migrants out of state

The congresswoman wants investigators to look into whether transporting those migrants broke civil or criminal law. HOUSTON — Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston on Friday asked for a federal… ...

Daily Multivitamins Could Help Keep Seniors Mentally Sharp—and May Protect Against Dementia

A daily multivitamin helps keep people over the age of 65 mentally sharp, and may also protect against dementia. Researchers estimated supplementation for three years roughly translated to a 60% slowing of cognitive decline, equating to nearly two years of normal mental capacity. There are currently around 5.6 million people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia
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Latest Response from Martha’s Vineyard Lays Bare Liberal Hypocrisy

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent 50 illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard and that caused a meltdown of massive proportions on Thursday from the left. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes claimed that giving… ...

E. coli outbreak in 6 states linked to ground beef from HelloFresh meal kit

The ground beef linked to the E. coli outbreak was included in select HelloFresh meal kits shipped during July. WASHINGTON — At least seven people have fallen ill with E.… ...

Judge Cannon’s Delivers the Money Shot in Her Special Master Ruling

As RedState reported, Judge Aileen Cannon delivered a body blow to the Department of Justice, denying their request for a stay and appointing a special master in the case surrounding… ...

The Guam Kingfisher Could Soon Return to the Wild After a 30-Year Absence Thanks to Ambitious Scientists

A long shot rescue plan for the Critically-Endangered Guam kingfisher is set to take place on the wilds of an island nowhere near Guam. Having been extirpated from Guam via invasive brown tree snakes, captive breeding centers have kept the species treading water until now. A scientific mission born of a partnership between the Nature
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Innovative Paint Cools Down the School Playground By 12 Degrees: ‘I don’t feel like I’m in an oven’

A solar-reflective paint has been used to coat the asphalt playground of a school outside Atlanta, relieving the children from baking in the “urban heat island effect.” Despite mid-September weather sitting around a perfect 75°F for sports, surface air temp of the SAE School playground blacktop routinely tops 120°F. Recently however, teams of volunteers and
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Hispanic Texans may now be the state’s largest demographic group, new census data shows

For years, the state’s Hispanic population has grown significantly faster than the white population. THE TEXAS TRIBUNE – A closely watched estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday indicates that… ...

College Professor Steps Away From Teaching After His Mandarin Sounds Like the N-Word

A California college professor has vacated his position after speaking what sounded like a wicked word. Per his University of Southern California faculty page, Greg Patton is an expert: Greg… ...

In Biden’s America, the Trains Always Run on Time

As RedState reported on Thursday, the Biden administration has reached a tentative deal with national railroad workers and their union, following threats of a railroad strike. Such a strike could… ...

“It needs to stop”: Mass shooting sparks a wave of political activism in Uvalde

The father of one shooting victim has launched a write-in campaign for county commissioner. Other parents have traveled to Austin and Washington, D.C., to pressure elected officials to support stricter gun laws. ...

Young Amazon Driver Hailed a Hero for Rescuing Family From a Burning Home

An Amazon delivery driver is congratulated by a Long Island community for selflessly risking his life to help a family evacuate from their burning house. Syosset Long Island firefighters arrived at the house 4 minutes after they got the 9/11 call, but to their relief the family was standing outside by the curb. Minutes before,
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Stunning Image of Lobster Nebula Captured by Chilean Telescope

While surveying the universe for dark energy, a telescope took the most detailed image of the Lobster Nebula ever, and it’s beautiful. Located 8,000 light years away in a star forming region of the constellation Scorpius, the image was released on the 12th of September, and measures 400 light years across. Bright young stars are
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DOJ Goes Down to Defeat as Trump Gets Big Win in Special Master Case

U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has just delivered President Donald Trump a big win in the effort to have a special master evaluate all the material seized from his home… ...

White House says Republican governors shipping migrants to other states is ‘reckless,’ ‘shameful’

Two busloads of migrants were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris' home outside the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning. ...

Two faculty members receive 2022 Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Award

Two Texas A&M University School of Medicine faculty members, John Hubbard, PhD, instructional associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, and Steve Maxwell, PhD, instructional associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, have been chosen to receive Distinguished Achievement Awards in the category of college-level teaching by The Association of
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Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Federal Assistance After North Texas Flooding

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his request for a disaster declaration in communities affected by the recent flooding in North Texas.Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his request for a disaster declaration in communities affected by the recent flooding in North Texas.

"This disaster declaration ensures Texans impacted by last month's flooding are able to receive the support and assistance needed to recover and move forward," said Governor Abbott. "I thank the Texas Division of Emergency Management for working with the SBA to determine Texas' assistance eligibility for the long-term, low-interest loans now available to Texans. The State of Texas will continue working non-stop to help North Texas residents and businesses rebuild and recover from economic injury and physical damage caused by the flooding."

The SBA granted access to its Home Disaster Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans, and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Counties included in the declaration are Dallas and its contiguous counties: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant.

Governor Abbott submitted the disaster declaration request on September 13 following the completion of damage assessments by local, state, and federal officials, as well as a review of damage assessment information provided by Texans utilizing the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT).

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. ...