News Affecting Texans

Gov. Greg Abbott’s migrant busing program is what asylum advocates wanted all along

Texas' migrant buses were meant to send a message about immigration and antagonize Democrats. But the program is also helping migrants get across the U.S. for free. ...

Texas’ oil and gas industry will produce “massive amount” of toxic wastewater with few reuse options, study finds

Oil and gas companies produce 3.8 billion barrels of wastewater per year in the arid Permian Basin. A state consortium is trying to figure out whether it can be reused. ...

A Tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev – The Man Who Ended The Cold War (1931–2022)

Credited with peacefully bringing about the end of the Cold War, former Soviet President Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev has died at age 91 after a long illness. Trying to imagine an alternative history of humanity without Mikhail Gorbachev is almost scary. That’s because without Gorbachev, the Cold War would very likely have escalated into more dangerous
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Democrats Champ at the Bit for Trump Indictment, but DOJ Unlikely to Move Until After Midterms: Sources

Despite wishful thinking by Democrats, the DOJ is likely to wait after the November midterms to announce any charges against Donald Trump if it determines he broke laws, according to… ...

USDA Announces September 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for September 2022, which are effective Sept. 1, 2022. USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures or meet cash flow needs. ...

Medicaid expansion may reduce emergency department visits for non-emergencies

Hospital emergency departments (EDs) provide lifesaving care for millions of people each year. However, around one-third of ED visits are for conditions that are not emergencies or for conditions that are preventable. Research has found that a lack of health insurance coverage plays a role in whether a person seeks ED care, and the expansions
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Man Organizes Redo of School Football Match After 50 Years of Feeling Guilty for Scoring Dubious Goal

An Englishman has organized a replay of a school football match after 50 years of feeling guilty for scoring ‘foul’ goal. Graeme Jones admitted to shoving a goalkeeper who had the ball in his hands, “ten yards” over the goal line in the dying seconds of a match to earn a “dubious” draw in September,
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Texas’ housing market shows signs of cooling down after the pandemic drove it to new heights

Texas had more houses on the market in July than any time since late 2020 as home sales declined in the state's major metros. Sellers have had to cut prices to entice buyers. ...

100 Weeks of Tailgates as Texas Tech’s Season is set for Kick Off

In this week's episode we are National Champions and Texas Tech Football season is finally here! We discuss the depth chart, make a few predictions, and get ready for Murray State (3:41). Also, with Texas Tech Football season being back means the return of Shot Bets (41:15). We make our first pick of the season and get ready to crash a tailgate this weekend! #WreckEm ...

Canada Schoolteacher Finds Fossil that May Be 300 Million Years Old and Could Re-Write Fossil Record

A discovery which paleontologists are calling the find of a lifetime was recently turned up by a school teacher in Canada. It could be 300 million years old, and is probably at least a prehistoric species new to science, and at most a “once-in-100-years” find that could go so far as to rewrite the fossil
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New Yorkers With Pot Convictions Will Now Be the First to Get to Sell It

American criminal records are filled with non-violent cannabis possession charges, but in New York, that could soon go from being an employment hinderance to a lucrative employment opportunity. New Yorkers with past cannabis conviction charges will be the first to have the opportunity to obtain a Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary licenses. Once the center of
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office calls Gov. Greg Abbott’s migrant busing strategy “racist”

Abbott late Wednesday announced Chicago would be a new destination for migrants bused from Texas in his strategy to draw attention to the influx of people at the southern border. Chicago leadership welcomed the migrants "with dignity and respect." ...

Report Shows Taliban Got $7 Billion in Military Equipment as Biden Targets US Gun Owners and ‘MAGA’

As President Joe Biden prepares for his demoralizing prime-time Thursday lecture about “how awful we are,” as my RedState colleague Bob Hoge wrote about here, and after wrapping up his… ...

Report on Possible Trump Charges Leaves the Resistance Reeling

As RedState reported, the DOJ dropped a filing on Tuesday evening in an attempt to deny the appointment of a special master regarding the documents seized during the now infamous… ...

This Group Has Rerouted 250 Million Pounds of Food From Landfills to Feed People in Need

A Los Angeles-based non-profit is helping reroute perishing produce to communities in need of more fresh fruits and veggies all over the country. A combination of inflationary governmental fiscal policy and the centrally-planned response to COVID-19 has really damaged the ability of rural or food-desert-based communities to buy fresh produce. Since 2009, Food Forward has
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California Begins Covering Canals with Solar Panels to Fight Drought

State utilities in California are preparing to launch a pilot project to cover California’s irrigation canals in solar panels. The decision was influenced by a landmark 2021 research paper, where scientists at Univ. of California Santa Cruz crunched the numbers and figured that the panels would save 63.5 billion gallons of water from evaporation annually
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The DOJ’s Response to Trump’s Call for a ‘Special Master’ Is Proof We Need More Transparency

About 30 minutes before last night’s deadline, the Department of Justice filed a nearly 40-page report further laying out their case against Donald Trump and justifying the raid at Mar-a-Lago.… ...

You Now Have to Prove You’re 21 to Buy Whipped Cream Canisters in New York

Do you periodically enjoy an adult beverage? I’m talking, of course, about a milkshake — the kind with whipped cream on top. New York stores are now checking identification per… ...

Man is Reunited With Sentimental Ring From Mom–After Losing it Picking Berries 50 Years Ago

A man has been reunited with a ring he lost while picking fruit over 50 years ago. It was gifted by his late mother for his 21st birthday, but slipped off his finger as he picked strawberries in 1968. Retired train engineer Dave Radley spent several distraught hours trying to locate the ring among the
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Texas’ cotton industry is facing its worst harvest in years — costing the state more than $2 billion

Cotton is Texas' largest crop, and industry experts say they expect just half the normal annual yield -- which will drive up costs for consumers. ...

Border Chief Places Blame for Migrant Crisis Squarely at the Feet of Joe Biden

Chief of the US Border Patrol Raul Ortiz placed the blame for the current illegal immigration crisis squarely at the feet of President Biden, saying Joe’s “no consequences” border policy… ...

Kamala Harris Backed Bail Fund Released Man Now Charged With Murder, Again

Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval numbers are lower than President Joe Biden’s and all of her predecessors at this point in office. Even by those low standards, VP Harris is… ...

Uniter-in-Chief Biden Plans Primetime Speech Thursday to Tell Us How Awful We Are

President Joe Biden will continue his assault on the Ultra-MAGA crowd (almost half of America’s voters) Thursday in a prime-time, network televised speech that will focus on how America’s “rights… ...

Las Vegas’ Resorts World Accused of Ties to Chinese Communist State-Owned Military Companies

Resorts World Las Vegas is one of the newest casinos to join the famous Las Vegas Boulevard. Now they are embattled with a union organizing effort, leading to allegations of… ...

Texas gas companies face fines up to $1 million for failing to prepare for extreme weather

Critics are skeptical about whether the new rules by the Railroad Commission will prevent another catastrophe like the power grid disaster in February 2021. ...

Harris County resident with monkeypox dies, marking first death in the U.S. linked to the virus

State health officials said the person was "severely immunocompromised" and are still investigating what role the virus played in the death. ...

Nurse retention is better in rural communities with a hospital, study reveals

Rural areas that do not have a hospital in the community experience increased nurse turnover, according to a new study co-authored by Elena Andreyeva, PhD, assistant professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. The paper, “Nursing Turnover in a Large, Rural Health System,” was recently published in The Journal of Rural Health.
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Republicans Want Communications Between Facebook and FBI Turned Over After Hunter Laptop Story

When Mark Zuckerberg dropped the bomb on Joe Rogan’s podcast that the FBI had contacted social media companies to effectively warn them about a “Russian misinformation” that was the Hunter… ...

Boston Officers Rescue Father and Son Floating on Cooler

When a father and son’s fishing boat hit rocks out from Boston Harbor, their lives were saved in part thanks to their desire for some liquid libations on board. While the headline sounds like a barrel of laughs, 15 minutes of frigid Atlantic waters almost caused the pair to enter hypothermia. Two officers from the
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USDA Announces No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced today that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2021, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022. ...

“I would wish this on absolutely no one”: How three women dealt with pregnancy in the year since Texas’ six-week abortion ban

The Texans expressed anger, sorrow, frustration and fear in discussing their experiences after state lawmakers approved one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws in 2021. ...

Couple Now Gets Daily Visits From Wild Lorikeet Birds That Broke in a Year Ago

Georgina Brough and Christian Allen get daily visits from a group of wild lorikeets—birds that broke in a year ago and now want to hang out constantly. The new feathered friends first visited the young couple in early 2021. They flew in through their balcony door hoping to score some lunch at their apartment in
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Christian School Labels Students as White/Nonwhite, Sees Convocation Hijacked by ‘Underappreciated’ POCs

Marquette University’s Fall 2022 semester hasn’t gotten off to a good start. Last Thursday, the Wisconsin Jesuit college hosted its inaugural Convocation ceremony. However, things went south when protestors commandeered… ...

Who is FBI Agent Timothy Thibault?

Just The News and other media outlets are reporting that Tim Thibault — FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge — was escorted from bureau premises on Friday.… ...

Putin’s War. Week 26: A Bizarre Assassination in Moscow, a Nuclear Power Plant Held Hostage, and Ukraine Launches (Maybe) Its First Offensive

Here we are, 26.5 weeks into Vladimir Putin’s 3-day cakewalk to Kiev. I haven’t done this in a while (last update Putin’s War. Week 21. New Weapons Change the Battlefield… ...

Fetterman’s Explanation for Why He’s Against Voter ID Sounds Just a Little Bit Racist

The more Pennsylvania voters see John Fetterman, the more they will realize that he’s not the person they want to represent them because he has a lot of issues and… ...

Washington Post Abandons All Pretense of Ethics in Glaring Malpractice With Its Latest Hit Piece

In yet another failed attack on the Libs of Tik Tok, the Washington Post devalues itself even further. It is almost as if the management defies attempts at journalism integrity… ...

Biden headed to key midterm states for Labor Day

While Biden's travel plans have been billed as a Labor Day celebration, these stops will also kick off the start of the fall campaign in the final stretch before midterm elections. ...

This Company is Mass-Producing T-Shirts From Mass-Produced T-Shirts—Closing a Wasteful Fashion Loop

A company is seeking to target the worst aspects of wasteful fast fashion and demonstrate and economically-profitable circular economy with that most standard of garments—the t-shirt. Utilizing the second-largest source of cotton on Earth, Teemill’s business model is making mass-produced t-shirts from mass-produced t-shirts. These days, if you’re having a corporate event, a good idea
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Their Bodies Age, But Seniors Have Higher Emotional Well-Being – Here’s Why

Bodies lose their vigor with the passing of the years, but in the emotional realm, older people seem to rule supreme. For the past 20 years, Susan Turk Charles, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine, has been monitoring the shifting moods, the sense of satisfaction, and the outbursts of anger and sadness in
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Public health researchers create tool to predict vaccine coverage lapses

Vaccine hesitancy—delaying or refusing to vaccinate children even though vaccines are available—is a growing threat to global health. Vaccines kept diseases like measles at bay for decades; however, there has been an explosion of measles cases worldwide in recent years. Because it spreads easily, measles is often the first childhood infectious disease to re-emerge when
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McConnell, Cruz, and Others Make Herschel Walker a Top Priority

The Senate race in Georgia appears to be the race Republicans are dead-set on winning. With Sen. Raphael Warnock averaging just over 4 points ahead of challenger Herschel Walker, there… ...

Take-out Containers Turned into Valuable Seaweed Chemical Using Rays of Sunlight

Polystyrene (Styrofoam) has been turned into a valuable chemical found in seaweed by exposing it to sunlight. Broken down, it produces DPM (diphenylmethane,) a molecule in the aquatic plant used in drug development, polymer manufacturing, and even fragrances and other cosmetics. Polystyrene is the indestructible plastic is found in everything from takeaway containers to TV
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Bionic Leg Wrap Uses AI to Correct Walking Patterns For Cerebral Palsy, MS, and Stroke Patients

A Velcro sleeve fastened around the leg has been designed with electrodes that help stimulate the muscles of those who experience difficulty getting around due to nervous system conditions. It uses artificial intelligence to detect walking gait, and sends that information to the electrodes to ensure each leg is moving as much in sync as
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Never Trump’s Pursuit of Donald Trump Takes a Dark Turn

The pursuit of Donald Trump continues apace by those who fancy themselves as Never Trump. Per RedState’s Sunday prior reporting, Adam Kinzinger recently did the one thing that makes him… ...

Watch: Volunteer acompa?antes in Mexico aid at-home abortions. Their network is expanding to Texas.

In parts of Mexico where abortion has not been legalized, women rely on volunteer networks to provide medication and emotional support for at-home abortions. As access to abortion is shut down in Texas, similar networks are being built in the U.S. ...

What brought down one Texas county’s entire elections department? It was something in the water.

Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay and an understaffed office eventually drove away all of Gillespie County's election staff. ...

Christian University Has Professors State Their Pronouns, Calls Transgenderism ‘Fundamental’ to Its Mission

A Catholic college in Pennsylvania is sharply defining its mission. Villanova University has issued a new guide for faculty and staff, and the instruction includes a section on gender inclusion.… ...

Governor Abbott Announces New Initiatives To Combat Opioid Crisis At Montgomery County 2022 Overdose Awareness Event

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks on state response efforts to combat drug overdoses and protect the lives of Texans at the 2022 Annual Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Day Event hosted by the Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) in The Woodlands.Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks on state response efforts to combat drug overdoses and protect the lives of Texans at the 2022 Annual Montgomery County Overdose Awareness Day Event hosted by the Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) in The Woodlands. As deadly drugs like fentanyl pour across President Biden's open borders, the Governor reiterated that the State of Texas is working to fight the epidemic and announced new initiatives to combat the opioid crisis. Governor Abbott also announced his support for passing a law that would ensure dealers who provide drugs laced with deadly opioids are charged for murder when their product poisons innocent Texans.

"Even though some of the friends and family members we have honored here tonight are no longer with us, they are never gone," said Governor Abbott. "Sadly, this is a phenomenon that can be prevented if we all work together and if our federal government gets serious about protecting its citizens by securing our border. Substance abuse is a lifelong battle for many. We should muster every tool and every effort to help our fellow Texans negotiate the perils of addiction and emerge drug-free and healthy."

Addressing the crowd of more than 300, Governor Abbott noted that in Texas nearly 1,700 fentanyl-related deaths were reported in 2021 alone. As part of an ongoing effort to combat the epidemic, the Governor signed a law last year that increases criminal penalties for making or distributing fentanyl.

Governor Abbott announced new initiatives to combat drug overdoses in Texas, such as expanding access to opioid overdose treatment Narcan so that more Texans have access to the lifesaving drug and exploring a coordinated statewide substance abuse recovery program. The Governor also presented M-COPE with a proclamation recognizing August 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day.

Prior to addressing event attendees, Governor Abbott met with M-COPE Directors Sarah Hall, Sherry Barton, Kathy Posey, and Kimberly Rosinski, who have each lost a son due to accidental overdose, to discuss their organization's ongoing efforts to combat drug overdoses and help those who have lost a loved one to overdose. The Governor was joined at the event by Montgomery County Judge Wayne Mack, County Lieutenant Brian Luly, and County Sheriff Rand Henderson.

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Next on the GOP’s List: Starving Queer Kids

Nothing says “family values” like fighting for the right to starve LGBTQ+ kids. That’s the latest from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who last week joined more than 20 other… ...

Jedi Student Sneaks Lightsabers Into Graduation and Challenges Principal to Battle–WATCH

A student smuggled lightsabers into his graduation ceremony—and challenged his principal to a fun impromptu duel on stage. Star Wars fanatic Hunter Wark-Pantoja had an elaborate plan to combine his favorite film with one of the most important moments of his life. The 18-year-old walked to the stage and after receiving his high school diploma
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Two-Thirds of Dog Owners Want to Get Pets Involved in Their Wedding Day

Nearly two-thirds of dog owners want to get their pets involved in their wedding day—acting as ring bearers, bridesmaids, and even the best man, according to a new poll. Of 2,000 dog owners, 60 percent already knew someone who included their dog in their wedding. The most popular roles for dogs on the big day
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Keanu Reeves Bumps Into Wedding Party and Stays For ‘Couple of Whiskies’ and Conversations in Pub

Keanu Reeves was spotted having “a couple of whiskies” and chatting with a wedding party in the UK this week—continuing his reputation as the nicest guy in Hollywood. Reeves met the groom on his wedding day at the bar of a 4-star hotel in Daventry and promised to come to the reception. James Roadnight and
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Uvalde shooting victims’ families call on Gov. Abbott to take action on gun safety

AUSTIN, Texas – It’s been just over three months since a gunman ravaged inside of Robb Elementary School, claiming the lives of 19 students and two teachers and sending shockwaves… ...

California’s Ban of Gas-Powered Vehicles Likely Illegal, Unrealistic

California plans to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. In 2021, California required 12 percent of total new vehicle sales to be powered by batteries or hydrogen. By… ...

Fetterman’s Prior Remarks About Criminals Are Making Jaws Drop

The Senate race shouldn’t be at all close in Pennsylvania if people just take a look a John Fetterman and his radical ideas. But some of his prior remarks on… ...

Here’s what Medicare recipients should know about Inflation Reduction Act

A look at how some might benefit from the drug savings provisions in the “Inflation Reduction Act” and how drugmakers might push back. WASHINGTON — After decades of failed attempts,… ...

Hypocrisy: Fetterman Puts His Own Kids in Private School, While Standing in the Way of Vouchers

As most readers know, Pennsylvania’s race for Senate is one of the most-watched across the country to potentially swing the upper body of Congress back to the GOP, with Democrat… ...

‘Off the Charts’ Hydrogel Outperforms Cartilage and May Be in Human Knees Next Year

A long awaited update to a 2020 medical breakthrough could have a natural knee-cartilage replicant on deck for replacement surgeries by 2023. Knee pain comes from the progressive wear and tear of cartilage between the knee joint known as osteoarthritis, which affects nearly one in six adults—867 million people—worldwide. For those who want to avoid
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