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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… ...

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. ...

“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. ...

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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Former Defense leaders decry ‘extremely adverse’ political climate

They specifically cited political polarization caused by the disruption of the peaceful transition of power after former President Donald Trump lost. ...

Report: Panic on Set at CNN HQ as ‘Terrified’ Staffers Wonder Who Will Be Next

As we previously reported, all hell has broken loose at CNN HQ as new head honcho Chris Licht appears to be making good on his promise and that of other… ...

John Fetterman’s Bad Health Becomes a Bigger Issue

As RedState reported previously, Democrat senatorial candidate John Fetterman pulled out of the first debate that was set to be held in Pittsburgh. The excuse provided was that Mehmet Oz,… ...

Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding voters he’s a Republican ahead of his November election

Hegar, who is running for his third term as Texas comptroller of public accounts, has made increasingly provocative moves in recent weeks, challenging financial companies he says are anti-oil and gas and threatening budget sanctions against Harris County over police funding. ...

Biden Has a Labor Day Festival of Fail With Remarks in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

Joe Biden keeps digging himself and his fellow Democrats a big hole with his continuing attacks on millions of Americans who support America being great. I get that’s a tough… ...

Who’s the Fascist? While Trump Seeks Less Government Power, It’s Biden Who Covets Authoritative Rule

As embattled Joe Biden, his White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre — who makes Jen Psaki look like Dana Perino — and even Democrat National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison continue… ...

CNN Is Making All the Right People Upset by Attempting to Report the News Unbiasedly

Lately, CNN anchors and correspondents have been tweeting their real opinion about Joe Biden, Hunter, and the Biden administration; however, many people seem upset about the direction that CNN is… ...

‘Lowly personal attacks’ Gov. Abbott responds to Chicago mayor’s comments on sending migrants to her city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a statement expressing frustration with Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to send migrants to sanctuary cities across the country. AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas continues to… ...

Long-Lost Brothers to Be Reunited After 77 Years and 10,000 Miles, ‘I still can’t believe it’ (WATCH)

A pair of long-lost brothers who were separated as children in 1945 are to be reunited for the first time after 77 years apart. Ted Nobbs, 83, and his brother Geoff, 79, have spent more than seven decades 10,000 miles apart after their family was divided up at the end of the Second World War.
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Ordinary Plastic Turned into Diamonds Via Laser Beam in the Blink of An Eye

A thin film of plastic was, for the first time ever, turned into tiny diamonds in the blink of an eye after being shot at with a laser beam. Synthetic diamonds are valuable for their hardness and are used to make high-quality cutting and polishing tools, but equally so for their thermal conductivity, and electrical
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Unearthed Clip Completely Exposes Top January 6th Committee Member

It’s hard to pick the most grating member of the January 6th committee. I think for pure hysterical unseriousness, you’d have to go with Adam Kinzinger. He’s so bad that… ...

‘Joe’s on the Comeback Trail’ Narrative Takes Serious Hit in Key New Polling Numbers

If one listens to mainstream media and Democrat narratives, President Joe Biden is on a comeback of sorts after several successive months of plummeting poll numbers and the rampant Democrat… ...

BREAKING: Judge Grants Trump Request for Special Master After Mar-a-Lago Raid

A Florida judge has granted former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to oversee the document review of the materials seized in the August raid of Mar-a-Lago, multiple… ...

Bridgestone Tire Gets Rubber from Desert Guayule Plant Which Doesn’t Require Irrigation

Bridgestone has invested $100 million into farming a desert-dwelling herb to replace the rubber tree for rubber production. Guayule (Why-OO-lee) produces rubber as a form of protection, and owing to its Chihuahuan Desert heritage, doesn’t need any irrigation. Guayule comes from the Asteraceae family, which includes species like chamomile, daisy, asters, marigold, and chicory. It
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Giant Bronze Mythical Beast Found at Famous Chinese Archeological Site—LOOK

In one of China’s richest and grandest archeological sites, a very large statue of a mythical beast cast in bronze has been found. The site at Sanxingdui, or Three Star Mound, has yielded hundred of bronze statues which some archeologists have described as more impressive than the Terracotta Army, and this latest find contributes aspects
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High-poverty schools struggle to earn Texas’ highest rating. Some in the Rio Grande Valley break that trend.

The Texas Education Agency has dismissed the notion that the accountability ratings are a poverty rating. As evidence, they point to districts like those in the Rio Grande Valley, which have achieved high marks while serving a high number of economically disadvantaged students. ...

Bed Bath and Beyond CFO Leaps 18 Floors to His Death, Was Facing Insider Trading Lawsuit

In an apparent suicide, Bed Bath & Beyond Chief Financial Officer Gustavo Arnal fell to his death from the 18th floor of the iconic high-rise building known as the Jenga… ...

Thank God the U.S. Is Not a Democracy

How many times have we heard Joe Biden and congressional Democrats hyperbolically whine about a threat to “our Democracy,” 99 times out of 100 in reference to Donald Trump and… ...

Greg Abbott to launch television ad targeting Beto O’Rourke over police funding

The ad is based on O'Rourke's 2020 comments that he appreciates protesters bringing up defunding certain line items "that have overmilitarized our police." But at recent town hall meetings, O'Rourke has said he does not support defunding the police. ...

Canadian police: 10 dead, 15 injured from stabbings

Police say some of the victims appear to have been targeted by the suspects but others appear to have been attacked at random. REGINA, Saskatchewan — A series of stabbings… ...

ABC News Is Now Asking Uncomfortable Questions About Biden, Shady Dem Tactic of Boosting MAGA Candidates

During this primary election cycle, a deceptive ploy by Democrats to get their candidates an easier ride into office has emerged-funneling campaign ad dollars into efforts to get the opponent… ...

WH Goes Into Full Gaslighting Mode When Asked if Joe Biden Needs to Apologize

As we reported, Joe Biden’s speech was so over the edge that it even prompted criticism from CNN. Although to be fair, they also softened the red lighting on the… ...

Biden’s America: 52K Illegal Aliens Entered US in Just One Texas Border Sector — in August, Alone

Regardless of Joe Biden’s many other self-created crises, tanking approval ratings, and multiple Democrat lawmakers now distancing themselves from the guy and his failed presidency, the Biden Border Crisis(TM) continues.… ...

Getting Plants ‘Drunk’ Insulates them Against Drought, According to New Research

Main crop plants thrived when their soil was soaked in ethanol alcohols even after two weeks without water, report scientists. Climate change may be affecting production of corn and wheat by 2030, and scientists believe the solution is learn more about plants’ biology to find inbuilt resiliencies. Genetically modifying plants so that their stomata—the pores
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World’s First 100% Hydrogen-Powered Trains Now Running Regional Service in Germany to Replace Diesel

A regional train operator in Germany is becoming the first company to utilize 100% hydrogen fuel cell trains on their lines. But if almost all train travel is electric now, and even those few diesel trains that still operate produce a mere third of the CO2 per passenger as a car, what’s the need for
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Friends Saved Over a Million Gallons of Paint From Landfill by Rescuing and Remixing it to Give it New Color

Meet the friends who have saved more than 1.05 million gallons of paint from landfills by rescuing used cans—refilling and remixing them to give each one a new lease of life. Cat Hyde and Kate Moree had the passion and drive to make a difference by repurposing waste material, while making money at the same
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U.S. to Plug More than 10,000 Abandoned Carbon-Emitting Oil and Gas Wells in 24 States

A new program under President Biden’s infrastructure bill is set to plug up more than 10,000 wells of oil and natural gas that have since been abandoned. Once sources of energy, these derelict wells now act merely as exhaust pipes that emit methane from the basins into which they were drilled, increasing America’s emissions with
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Pecan farmers get caught in power vacuum on Texas border

Abbott, who is seeking a third term, launched his multibillion-dollar “Operation Lone Star” last year, creating an overwhelming presence on the border. EAGLE PASS, Texas — A Texas pecan farm… ...

Trump Rallies in Pennsylvania, Hits ‘Enemy of the State’ Joe Biden

Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday evening in front of what looked to be a packed house. The rally was ostensibly held to support the senatorial and… ...

Texas football player dies from head injury suffered in game

DALHART, Texas – A Texas high school football player has died after suffering a head injury during a game Thursday night. The teen played for Dalhart High School and was… ...

Humble Leaders Inspire Greater Cooperation Among Teachers – and Workers of All Kinds

Leaders of teacher groups who were thought of as humble helped improve professionalism and collaboration among team members, new research has shown. In the study done in China, groups of teachers were more willing to share their knowledge and expertise when they rated the leader of their meeting group as being higher in humility. The reason
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Cover-Up: Biden Treasury Makes Move to Stop GOP From Getting Hunter Biden Records

The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been trying for months to get the Suspicious Activity Reports — anti-money laundering reports that flag suspicious… ...

Authorities report nine drowning victims after deadly Rio Grande crossing

On Saturday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that nine migrants had died while trying to cross the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass. ...

Dan Rather Makes a Donkey’s Derriere out of Himself After Harwood Firing

Washed-up media activist Dan Rather has once again revealed why nobody takes him seriously. Shortly after CNN canned former media activist John Harwood after he posted a tweet lauding President… ...

These Barbecue Foods Have Officially Gained ‘God Tier’ Status, Says New Poll

A new survey of 2,000 Americans revealed the nation’s favorite and least favorite barbecue foods—and tradition ruled the day. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings have been given the official “God tier” status according to BBQ fans – proving the classics have withstood the test of time, despite the rise of alternative menus across America.
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White House Bans Paywalls on Any Publication Containing Taxpayer-Funded Research

The White House ruled this week that scientific research which is taxpayer-supported must be available to the American public at no cost—addressing the expensive paywalls that block online viewing of studies in many journals. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) delivered guidance for agencies to update their public access policies as soon as
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College Football, Week 1 Match-ups: And So It Begins

College football is back. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and a new season with a lot of coaching and player shakeups make for an interesting season. Couple… ...

Brightest Jupiter in 70 Years Appears in the East Two Hours After Sundown Thanks to Near-Perfect “Opposition”

Stargazing typically demands that people pry themselves out of bed at 4:30 AM, as the conditions tend to be better. But in this period anyone can witness a once in 70-year phenomenon merely two hours after sunset. Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet, is now the brightest light in the eastern night sky by a
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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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WH Definition of ‘Extremist’ Is Unhinged as Are Their Imaginary Job Numbers

We’ve been seeing some radical things coming out of the White House. We saw Joe Biden’s extreme and despicable speech about MAGA people on Thursday. While he desperately tried to… ...

Eight migrants dead after dozens swept downriver along Rio Grande

Federal officials said the drownings occurred Thursday morning after a large group attempted to cross the Rio Grande, whose currents were running swiftly after several days of rain. ...

VA will offer limited abortion services to veterans, even in states with bans

It is the first time abortion services and abortion counseling will be offered by the VA. WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday it will provide abortion access… ...

Audubon Society Enjoys Huge “Tern-Around” in the Tern and Puffin Populations of Maine

50 years worth of conserving the tern and puffin populations in Maine has created a stable colony of thousands of breeding birds. Located on Petit Manan and other small islands off the coast, the birds have absorbed the worst of climate change during the 2000s, and are returning just as before to large numbers of
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Machine Just Turned Martian Atmosphere Into Pure Oxygen Just Like a Little Tree

A small device brought recently to Mars just created breathable oxygen out of the Red Planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. While the Perseverance Rover’s search for life has capitalized most of the headlines, additional equipment brought along like “Moxie” (Mars oxygen in-situ resource utilization experiment) and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, have both been totally successful. Sustaining
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Hilarious Scarecrow Competition Attracts Thousands to Village – LOOK

Thousands of people flocked to a little English village to see homeowners decorate their properties with comical creations as part of an annual scarecrow competition. Resident have been turning heads with their weird and wacky scarecrows placed outside their homes in Brinklow, Warwickshire. More than 80 incredible displays have been erected throughout the picturesque village,
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Beto O’Rourke confronts a formidable GOP firewall as he woos rural Texans

Despite its dwindling population, rural Texas has consistently helped protect GOP dominance in statewide races, even as Democratic support grows in the state's populous metro centers and suburbs. ...