News Affecting Texans

Large Study of Older Adults Shows People Over 65 Benefit By Staying Active – Let’s Move, People

Inactivity after the age of 65 increases the risk of heart attacks, heart failure, and strokes according to new research from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The study looked at walking speed, leg strength and balance to measure physical performance. Known as the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), the study measures the ability to perform both
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Biden vows ‘vigilance’ against new threats in speech on 9/11

President Joe Biden said the U.S. would not hesitate to use its military power against terrorist threats even though the war in Afghanistan is over, in remarks at a ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. ...

Queen’s funeral set for Sept. 19; Charles takes the throne

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain's longest-serving monarch, will be laid to rest on Sept. 19, Buckingham Palace announced, hours after her son was officially proclaimed King Charles III. ...

Elderly Couple Among Last to Receive Signed Letter From The Queen–Delivered the Day She Died

An elderly couple were among the final people to ever receive signed correspondence from the Queen after opening a card from her on the day she died. Tricia Pont, 81, and her husband Ray, opened the card on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. The couple, from Godalming in Surrey, first heard of
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Sand Artist Creates Moving Portrait of The Queen on English Beach in Fond Farewell

A sand artist has revealed her own unique tribute to the Queen after creating a giant portrait depicting her majesty’s postage stamp on a beach. Claire Eason, 57, spent four hours painstakingly etching the amazing 65-foot image using a garden rake on Bamburgh beach in Northumberland. “As I was filming with the drone the tide
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Visa to start categorizing gun shop sales separately

The move disclosed Saturday marks a major win for gun control advocates. NEW YORK — Payment processor Visa Inc. said late Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales… ...

Actor Matthew McConaughey honors Uvalde football team with tribute on ESPN College GameDay

Actor Matthew McConaughey is taking a moment to recognize his hometown high school football team’s first home victory of the season that brought a community and a nation together just… ...

The Queen Broke a 450-Year-old Palace Tradition to Honor Americans After 9/11

Marking the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, one social media poster dug all the way back to the tragedy of 9/11 to remind people that not even royal tradition is more sacred than an act of kindness. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, The Queen ordered the Royal Guard to break a centuries-old
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These are the Top Benefits of Aging

Eight in 10 Americans agree society puts too much value on appearing youthful, but the new poll also identified the benefits of getting older. The survey of 2,000 adults examined perspectives around aging and found that most agree that in today’s world, there’s a negative bias around aging or the perception of being old—so much
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Queen Elizabeth will lie in state for four days before her funeral on Sept. 19

(C) 2022 Texas Public Radio Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio. Available On Air Stations Chris Jackson / Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at age 96. Her funeral… ...

Russia’s Disaster in Kharkiv Turns Into an Avalanche of Failure as Ukraine’s Army Advances Without Opposition

The Russian situation in the Kharkiv area of Ukraine is growing more desperate by the hour. A couple of days ago, the Ukrainian Army launched an ambitious offensive designed to… ...

Opinion What the Truth Social Flop Says About Trump

Trump attracted only an estimated 3.9 million to his Truth Social account, making him one of the biggest social media flops of the decade. ...

Charles officially announced as king at royal ceremony

This is the first time the accession ceremony has been held since 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne. King Charles III was officially announced as Britain’s monarch Saturday,… ...

Surprise Finding Shows More Planets Could Contain Water –Which Supports Life– Than Previously Believed

Water is the one thing all life on Earth needs, and the cycle of rain to river to ocean to rain is an essential part of what keeps our planet’s climate stable and hospitable. When scientists talk about where to search for signs of life throughout the galaxy, planets with water are always at the
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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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Bombshell Report: Dozens of Trump Allies Raided or Served Subpoenas by FBI

Steve Bannon was indicted on Thursday in relation to charges concerning the “We Build the Wall” effort by the New York Attorney General’s office. But Bannon appeared on the Charlie… ...

Tesla among surge of companies rushing to take advantage of Texas’ expiring tax incentive program

The Chapter 313 program was designed to draw business to the state, but critics say it lacks accountability and unduly burdens taxpayers. Tesla and other companies hope to take advantage of the tax incentive ahead of the program's expiration at the end of the year. ...

WATCH: The Ugly, Dirty, Nasty Truth About the Effort to Trans Children

In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Jeff Myer, president of Summit Ministries, and Brandon Schowalter, a reporter with the Christian Post. Both of these men have covered the effort… ...

Washington, D.C., mayor declares public health emergency over Texas’ migrant busing

Muriel Bowser will open a $10 million office to provide services to the migrants arriving as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's busing program. ...

USDA Opens People’s Garden Initiative to Gardens Nationwide

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding its People's Garden Initiative to include eligible gardens nationwide. School gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural, suburban and urban areas can be recognized as a "People's Garden" if they register on the USDA website and meet criteria including benefitting the community, working collaboratively, incorporating conservation practices and educating the public. Affiliate People's Garden locations will be indicated on a map on the USDA website, featured in USDA communications, and provided with a People's Garden sign. ...

A Dozen Airlines Team Up for Half-Million Ton Carbon Capture Technology

Airbus and a partnership of more than a dozen airlines are working together to fund a new carbon capture project. Their hope is that Carbon Engineering’s direct carbon capture technology can provide secure, verifiable carbon removal credits as part of aviation’s need to offset part of its future emissions. The partnership includes Air Canada, Air
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Manuka Honey Could Help to Clear Deadly Bacteria Which Cause Cystic Fibrosis

Combining Manuka honey with a common drug was able to help clear a bacterial infection that’s drug resistant and occasionally lethal. Furthermore the addition of the honey seemed to ameliorate harmful side effects of the drug, as well as significantly reduce the necessary dosage used in the treatment. Manuka honey, made in Australia and New
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Trump hits back at Fox News and Lincoln Project after brutal ad

NEW YORK -- Former President Donald Trump hit back at Fox News and the Lincoln Project after the #NeverTrump group got under his skin with an ad that aired at his golf resort in New Jersey. ...

Mysterious group targeting Gov. Greg Abbott reserves $6 million in TV ads ahead of November election

The sudden TV spending by Coulda Been Worse LLC comes as Abbott battles for a third term against Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. ...

Couple Find 400-Year-Old Coins Worth £250,000 Stashed Under Their Floor

A lucky couple found a hoard of 260 British gold coins stashed away in a small metal pot under the floorboards of their home. Dating from the reigns of James I to George I, they contain £100,000 worth of gold in todays money, but as numismatic relics of Great Britain’s past, auctioneers expect the collection
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Texas could tie community college funding to student outcomes

A commission tasked by the Texas Legislature to recommend new ways to fund community colleges is suggesting the state fund schools based on how successful students are at completing programs in high-demand fields and transferring to universities to continue their education. ...

Watch: North Texas synagogues continue to fortify after Colleyville hostage incident in January

See how North Texas synagogues have adapted their security measures after a record-breaking year of recorded antisemitic acts nationwide in 2021 and an incident close to home early this year. ...

How Tony Hawk Joined an Apache Pro Skater to Bring New Skate Park to Reservation

When an Apache man moved to a new town and found it needed a skatepark, he and the tribe petitioned skating legend Tony Hawk to hook up the Apache youth with professional facilities. A lot of preconceptions exist about Native Americans, but even the most attentive student of history might not realize that skateboarding is
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Evidence of Amputation in Prehistoric Times Shows Patient Surviving for a Decade–Proves Medical Expertise Existed

A child that lived in Borneo 31,000 years ago had its left foot amputated and survived for up to nearly a decade. It is the oldest evidence of surgical limb amputation and pre-dates the previous record by an astonishing 24,000 years. Those who removed the lower third of the young patient’s leg must have had
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Gov. Greg Abbott deploys state troopers to “anti-gang effort” in Uvalde after two juveniles are injured in shooting

The two victims of a Thursday shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park are being treated in San Antonio hospitals. Abbott's decision to send in DPS comes as the agency faces questions over its role in the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School. ...

Domino’s Finally Settles Argument of Whether or Not You Can Recycle Pizza Boxes

Domino’s are now delivering their pizzas in boxes on which are printed specific recycling instructions for the customer’s area. Believe it or not, literally billions of corrugated cardboard pizza boxes have gone unrecycled because both consumers and recycling companies believed that the leftover grease, sauce, and cheese might gum up the recycling machinery, or weaken
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D.C. City Council Member Delivers Hilarious Take on ‘Emergency’ in D.C. From Busing Illegal Aliens

We’ve seen the strategy of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to get Democrats to pay attention to the border crisis by busing illegal aliens up to Washington, D.C., New York, and… ...

What is the British royal order of succession after Queen Elizabeth II’s death?

With Charles taking the throne, here is who is next in line for the British monarchy and who is unlikely to ever wear the crown. LONDON, UK — The death of… ...

A Smart Watch Saved His Life with Alert About His Heart Slowing–and Stopping

An Apple smartwatch saved a man’s life when it alerted him that his heart was beating extremely slowly, and had even stopped 138 times in 48 hours. This story of cardio-coincidence began in April when 54-year-old David Last got a new Apple watch from his wife Sarah for his birthday. Straight away, the watch readings
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Mythical Welsh Kingdom Drowned by the Sea Could Have Existed According to Glacier Research and Famous Map

A mythical kingdom lost to the sea as part of a Welsh tradition dating to the Medieval period could have really existed according to new evidence on the evolution of the Welsh coastline The research started with the earliest surviving map of Great Britain, on which two islands are depicted in Cardigan Bay in west
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Politics and pandemic are driving Texas teachers to consider quitting, survey finds

An online survey of 1,291 teachers by the Charles Butt Foundation shows more teacher dissatisfaction as Texas school districts scramble to attract talent. ...

‘Woman of Color’ AOC Fears She’s Not ‘Going to Be Alive in September’ and the Reason Is Ridiculous

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about the erstwhile bartender from the Bronx, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who desperately craves attention like Michael Moore frantically searching for… ...

BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth Is ‘Under Medical Supervision,’ Buckingham Palace Releases Statement

Queen Elizabeth II is “under medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and the Royal Family is by her side. “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned… ...

Social Media Giant ‘Accidentally’ Hands GOP Voter Information to Democrats

Get ready to be shocked. Another “mistake” by a social media company just so happened to benefit Democrats heading into an election. Isn’t it so weird how that keeps happening?… ...

Parents demand Fort Worth area districts remove ‘In God We Trust’ signs from schools

FORT WORTH -- The Austin-based Kaplan Law Firm delivered cease and desist notices to four North Texas school districts recently requesting that they remove all non-compliant "In God We Trust" signs from their schools. ...

“It’s destroying me”: Storm after storm, climate change increases strain on Texans’ mental health

Tens of thousands of coastal Texas residents have survived repeated extreme weather events including Hurricane Harvey. For many, it has taken an emotional toll, and researchers warn that climate change could be "catastrophic" for our mental health. ...

How to care for your mental health in the age of climate change and worsening natural disasters

Call or text 800-985-5990 to reach the national Disaster Distress Helpline, or dial 211 to find local mental health resources in Texas. ...

Scientists Discover How to Starve Melanoma of its Key Growth Enzyme in New Breakthrough

Scientists say new treatments for the most severe form of skin cancer could be developed now that they’ve made a major breakthrough, discovering a way to inhibit a key growth enzyme in melanoma. When Glutaryl-CoA Dehydrogenase, (GCDH) was inhibited in tumors they weren’t able to survive long term. Potentially this is because it’s a key
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BREAKING: Gunman on Random Shooting Spree in Memphis

A 19-year-old gunman is terrorizing Memphis, Tennessee tonight, shooting people without warning. The Memphis Police Department has identified Ezekiel Kelly as the shooter, adding that he apparently is, or has,… ...

Journalist Sues Lori Lightfoot After His Credentials Were Stripped for Asking Legitimate Questions

William J. Kelly is a journalist in Chicago, and he has filed a federal lawsuit against Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown. The lawsuit comes… ...

Two constables, four police chiefs and over 3,000 other Texans were members of the Oath Keepers, report says

A recent analysis of Oath Keepers' membership rolls leaked last year found that Texas had more members of the far-right extremist group than any other state -- and the most who worked as elected officials, law enforcement officers or members of the military. ...

Panic Sets in for Georgia Democrats

When Stacey Abrams announced she was going to attempt a do-over to become the Governor of Georgia, Democrats across the nation rejoiced. Like with career failure Beto O’Rourke in Texas,… ...

Governor Abbott Directs Federal Disaster Assistance Request Following August Flooding In North Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to immediately begin discussions with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and share necessary documentation to determine the state's eligibility for assistance following last month's major flooding event in North Texas. Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to immediately begin discussions with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and share necessary documentation to determine the state's eligibility for assistance following last month's major flooding event in North Texas.

Following a review of damage assessment information provided by Texans utilizing the State of Texas Individual Assessment Tool (iSTAT), state and local officials believe the flooding damage is sufficient to meet requirements for a declaration by the SBA. The program would provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying Texans through the SBA's disaster grant programs.

"The State of Texas thanks all North Texas residents impacted by the August flooding event who submitted damage information through the self-reporting damage surveys," said Governor Abbott. "This information has helped local and state officials determine eligibility for federal assistance, and we are working swiftly to help Texans and ensure our communities are provided with all resources available at the state and federal level to recover."

State officials believe that of the more than 1,200 submissions to the iSTAT reporting tool, over 75 provide adequate damages to qualify Dallas and contiguous counties for federal disaster assistance through the SBA.

If approved, the federal disaster assistance through SBA would be available for impacted Texans in Dallas County and its contiguous counties: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant. The program would provide long term, low-interest loans to qualifying Texans through the SBA's disaster grant programs. ...

Magnificent Picture of Ape ​​Cuddling Another Species is Finalist in Wildlife Photographer of the Year – SEE Photos

In a photograph that won Christian Ziegler “Highly Commended Image” at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, a bonobo ape appears to be cuddling a mongoose as if it were a pet. Perfectly capturing the mystery and technical brilliance that are the standards for the competition, held by the Natural History Museum in London,
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KJP and Fauci Ordered to Answer Discovery in Suit Alleging Biden Administration-Social Media Collusion

There’s been another development in the lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana against the Biden Administration. The suit, initially filed in May in the United States District Court for the… ...

Religious employers need not cover PrEP in their health plans, federal judge rules

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling could threaten access to sexual and reproductive health care for more than 150 million working Americans on employer-sponsored health care plans. The ruling will likely be appealed. ...

Grandma Lost 250 Pounds and is Now a Bodybuilder After Saggy Skin Removal

Unable to get around without a walker, an English Granny has gone on to shed 250 pounds, have 28 pounds of saggy skin removed, and is now a professional bodybuilder. Years ago, Dee Hodgson’s size used to leave her in constant agony, and doctors suspected she was suffering from fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes
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Scientists Unearth Africa’s Oldest Known Dinosaur, Filling a Critical Gap in the Fossil Record

Paleontologists have discovered the oldest dinosaur ever found in Africa, and one of the earliest to ever evolve. Stories are difficult to understand without starting at the beginning, and the story of the dinosaurs’ nearly 200 million-year reign on Earth is no exception. The researchers hope the fossil can fill in critical gaps in the
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Steve Bannon Facing Criminal Charges in New York: Report

Steve Bannon is expected to turn himself in to New York authorities on Thursday, September 8th, in regard to charges closely, if not exactly, based on the federal charges for… ...

“I’m scared that it might happen again”: Uvalde parents send their kids back to school

The Uvalde school district delayed this year's start so it could continue improving security. But three months after the state's deadliest school shooting, only one of eight campuses had an unscalable fence fully installed. Other security measures remain unfinished. ...

Hemp was supposed to save Texas farmers during a drought. It hasn’t yet.

Hemp advocates promised the Texas Legislature the crop was drought resistant. The 2022 drought has proven otherwise. And farmers are abandoning the nascent market. ...

Democrat Judge Teams up With Leftwing Nutters to Boot a Republican County Official From Office as an ‘Insurrectionist’

A New Mexico judge has permanently disqualified Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin from holding state or federal office because of a misdemeanor conviction of entering the Capitol grounds, but not… ...

Pakistan’s First Female Architect Delivers Bamboo-Built Relief Shelters to Flooded Countryside

Everyone needs a pension project, and for the first-ever female architect in Pakistan, hers has taken on a critical infrastructure need—disaster relief housing. Yasmeen Lari, now 81, is the cofounder of a nonprofit called the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, which is making bamboo huts for Pakistanis stricken by floods. Spending most of her career designing
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WaPo Drops Latest ‘We Got Him Now’ Story About Nuke Doc Seized in Trump Raid

The DOJ/FBI appears to be at it with the questionable leaks again. The left is flipping out for what seems like the millionth time at the latest “the walls are… ...

Artist Paints Charcoal Portraits on Giant Floating Blocks of Ice in Baltic Sea – LOOK

Meet the American artist who braves Finland’s freezing temperatures to paint portraits on giant floating blocks of ice in the Baltic Sea 29-year-old David Popa creates the giant portraits by swimming out to sea in the freezing water and using charcoal and soil in a spray can to paint the surface of huge blocks of
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