News Affecting Texans

Dems mount $10M ad campaign to sell landmark law — and skirt a November wipeout

Liberal groups aim to avoid the mistakes that plagued Democrats after the passage of Obamacare. ...

Donald Trump Received Millions in Donations Following FBI Raid

Following the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, he has received millions of dollars from his supporters. Trump has been sending out emails, capitalizing on the FBI… ...

Uvalde families petitioning local gun dealer to pull AR-15-style weapons from shelves

Nearly 1,600 people have endorsed the request, asking Oasis Outback to cease AR-15 sales and transfers. SAN ANTONIO — Nearly 1,600 people have so far signed a petition asking a… ...

The Samson Switchblade Flying Car is Finally Ready for Takeoff – and it’s Kinda Brilliant

A street-legal three-wheeled car that turns at the push of a button into a 200 mph plane is ready for final testing. Having received its airworthiness certificate from the FAA, the Samson Switchblade is ready for test flights after 14 years of development. Flying cars are almost here, with one being granted airworthiness from the
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Mother of LGBTQ Keller ISD student voices concern after district suddenly pulls dozens of books before school begins

Keller ISD pulled 41 books on Tuesday to face review under new policies that were passed at a board meeting last week. Many were approved after reviews last year. KELLER,… ...

Arizona Builds Its Own Border Wall in the Coolest Way Possible

Arizona recently started building its own wall to fill the gaps along the Yuma sector of the southern border, and it is a truly innovative solution to mitigate the ongoing… ...

Update: College Station girl found safe after AMBER Alert Wednesday

Police believe she was taken by people driving a 2005 Dodge Durango with Texas license plates HBY0222 heading toward the Texas-Mexican border. COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A regional AMBER Alert was… ...

Trump Takes His Troll Game to Another Level, Starts Endorsing Democrats

Donald Trump may be dealing with a federal criminal investigation following the FBI’s unprecedented raid of his home, but he’s still out there having fun. Say what you will about… ...

‘Sends message that election day is sacred’: Local grassroots organization applauds NBA’s decision to not play games on election day

SAN ANTONIO – The NBA released its regular season schedule on Wednesday, but one date players and coaches will not be on the court is election night. The NBA announced… ...

Anne Heche’s death ruled an accident after fiery car crash

The coroner’s office says actor Anne Heche died from burns and inhalation injury after her fiery car crash and the death has been ruled an accident. LOS ANGELES — Actor… ...

Island is Wonderland for Penguins Once Again After Dog Helps Eradicate 300,000 Invasive Rabbits

A UNESCO Natural Heritage Site has been saved from a rabbit and rat rampage, and 8 years after being declared free of invasives, the island is looking like its old self again. A mere speck in the vast waters that separate Australia from Antarctica, Macquarie Island was listed by UNESCO in 1997, as there was
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Abortion Is (Again) a Criminal-Justice Issue

Whenever abortion came up during my three decades working on criminal-justice reform, the interlocutor always took the attitude, “That’s someone else’s job.”  Not anymore. With the Supreme Court’s decision in… ...

‘Nobody Has Accepted Accountability’: Uvalde Families Demand Change to Police and School Personnel

On Monday evening, almost two months after the deadliest school shooting in state history took place two miles across town, a crowd of Uvaldeans trickled into their South Texas city’s… ...

Sutherland Springs shooting victims fight for government to admit liability nearly five years later

In February, a federal judge ordered the Air Force to pay $230 million to shooting survivors, families of victims. But feds are appealing the case. ...

The John Birch Society Sees a Renaissance in North Texas

On a sweltering day in July, Mark Fulmer looked cool and collected in the bonus room at the Spring Creek Barbeque in Bedford, a suburb outside of Fort Worth. He… ...

There Is No Legitimate ‘Debate’ Over Gender-Affirming Healthcare

On June 15, the New York Times Magazine published “The Battle Over Gender Therapy,” an investigation into gender-affirming care for young people bystaff writer Emily Bazelon. Since its publication, transgender-rights… ...

Migrant Deaths Are a Feature—Not a Bug—of U.S. Immigration Policy

Little more than a week after a horrific smuggling attempt left 53 people dead in San Antonio, Governor Greg Abbott promised a new border security strategy that doubles down on… ...

Reading, Doing Crafts, Playing Instruments or Games Associated With 23% Lower Risk of Dementia

Doing crafts, playing an instrument, or reading a book might help lower your risk of dementia by a significant margin, according to new research. The meta-analysis reviewed available studies on two million people, comparing the effects of cognitive activities, physical activities, and social activities, to the risk of getting dementia. The research published in the
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This Paralympic Snowboarder Sees Her Adversity as the Greatest Opportunity to Inspire – WATCH

At the age of nineteen, Amy Purdy, who was an avid snowboarder, experienced flu-like symptoms that were later diagnosed as Bacterial Meningitis, a deadly blood infection. Amy was given less than a 2% chance of living. Losing both of her legs, hearing in her left ear, her kidney and her spleen, Amy was forced to
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Snacking on Grapes May Add 4-5 Years to Lifespans of Those Who Regularly Eat Fast Food

New research suggests that snacking on grapes might combat the effects of consuming a junk food diet—flushing out the refined fats and sugars of processed food. Eating the grapes led to “unique gene expression patterns, reduced fatty liver, and extension of lifespan” for animals consuming the high-fat diet, said Dr. John Pezzuto who led the
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Travel 2,000 Light-Years in 60 Seconds With New Video From NASA’s Webb Telescope

Take a brief trip through the galaxy with a video released by the European Space Agency of their phenomenal new telescope. Consisting of dozens of individual images that make it look like you’re using the telescope’s zoom feature, a 1-minute video shows the exact position of the Southern Ring Nebula in the galaxy. In the
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Smart Contact Lenses that Diagnose Cancer Created by Scientists

Smart contact lenses have been developed by scientists that diagnose cancer by detecting tumor chemicals found in tears during the early stages of the disease. It captures the signals of transporters called ‘exosomes,’ which are a little like secret messengers within our bodies. Found within cells, they end up in various fluids and have a
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New Glasses Allow Deaf People to ‘See’ Conversations by Turning Audio into Subtitles

A company has created augmented reality spectacles that place subtitles on conversations happening in the real world. Dan Scarfe was sad to see his 97-year-old grandfather sitting quietly in a room on Christmas Day, surrounded by his family, but unable to join in with conversation because of his hearing loss. “It’s got to the point
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U.S. Destroyer Sunk in WWI Found After Being Torpedoed 105-Years Ago — LOOK

British divers have found a US shipwreck from WWI that has been missing since 1917. A team of experienced warship divers were able to locate the missing vessel on August 11th, 40 miles off the coast of the Isles of Scilly where it was sent to patrol. The USS Jacob Jones was one of six
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Family is Reunited by Message in Bottle Written By Their Late Son Decades Ago

A pair of Mississippi River salvage divers found a message in a bottle that has briefly brought back to life a dearly departed son who died more than 30 years ago. It was an ordinary salvage trip on the Yazoo River that brought a message from an 8th grader named Brian into the hands of
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Genetic Heart Conditions Could be Cured for First Time with Single Jab – It’s a ‘Defining Moment’

Armed with a big research grant, a crack team of scientists will seek to develop an injectable gene therapy to cure one of the most horrible diseases imaginable. Genetic cardiomyopathies make up a group of diseases that are genetically passed on to offspring at a 50/50 chance, and result in faulty genes causing heart failure,
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Little League Batter Hit in the Head Embraces Devastated Pitcher in Inspiring Display Sportsmanship –WATCH

At the Southwest Region championship in Little League Baseball, the crowd was treated to not only the best performances from the boys aged 10-12, but their best manners, as well. One of the balls thrown by the pitcher for Texas East got away from him and beaned the batter in the head, knocking off his
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Wrong number: Analysis of health care provider directories reveals notable flaws

Ensuring better access to health care has long been a goal for policy makers. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act more than a decade ago set the stage for… ...

Advancing the power of community health workers in rural health initiatives

Texas A&M University faculty members Heather Clark, DrPH, MSPH, and Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, are leading efforts to support community health workers by developing and providing trainings on critical… ...

School of Nursing professor selected as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Elizabeth Wells-Beede, PhD, RN, C-EFM, CHSE, a clinical assistant professor in the Texas A&M University School of Nursing, is among the latest class of Fellows of the American Academy of… ...

Texas A&M Health offers Milam County residents no cost, on-demand health care

Residents of Milam County now have access to on-demand primary health care at no cost to them through a collaboration between Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health),… ...

Bolstering African biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing workforce training

The Texas A&M Health Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) will help Africa establish a vaccine manufacturing workforce. The center will train three cohorts of scientists from… ...

Pre-Roe, They Risked Their Lives to Control Their Destinies

Women reflect on the illegal abortion they received before the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision—and their fears for the future. ...

The Lawyers in the Alex Jones Trial Nearly Came to Blows 

One of the more taxing elements of life in America in 2022 is that everything feels like a performance. Politicians perform for the approval of the base, saying things we… ...

Balakrishnan awarded American Heart Association fellowship

Shobana Balakrishnan, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, has recently received a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for her research titled… ...

Susan Rudd Bailey joins the Texas A&M College of Medicine

Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, a 1981 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and past president of the American Medical Association (AMA), joined the college on July 1,… ...

Asthma education program improves children’s lives, lowers household health care costs

One out of every 13 people in the United States has asthma. Although they are diagnosed with asthma at similar rates, children under 18 years old have a higher prevalence… ...

Is drone delivery the optimal way to distribute COVID-19 test kits?

Researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health have developed a new COVID-19 test distribution method that utilizes drones to quickly deliver at-home diagnostic tests to individuals who… ...

POV: How much for an amputation or checkup?

Modern medicine is remarkable. Conditions like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C were once virtual death sentences. Both can now be treated easily and effectively. But for Americans, the wonders of modern… ...

Oktoberfest in Addison

No need to book a plane ticket to Munich to enjoy an Oktoberfest as genuine as that found in Germany: All the polka, bier, wurst, and hunds you crave await… ...

July 2022 Reader Quiz: What Did You Learn?

You’ve had all month to read the latest issue of Texas Monthly. Take this monthly quiz and we’ll tell you how you stack up at the end.And if you got… ...

ExxonMobil Makes Godlike Profits, but Mortal Challenges Remain

ExxonMobil, the globe-straddling fossil-fuel colossus, reported record-setting profits this week. By record-setting, we mean no Texas company has ever reported a bigger quarterly profit from its business operations. We didn’t… ...

Why Molly Ivins Matters More Than Ever

These days, many Texans of the liberal persuasion ask themselves a question that is nearly spiritual in nature: What Would Molly Do? Molly was, to the uninformed, Molly Ivins, the… ...

Telling the Story of the “Bad Boy” of the ’90s Oil and Gas Industry in Texas

“Oscar was fun to write about because he was so sure of himself, a larger-than-life character,” Jan Jarboe Russell said of reporting on Houston oil and gas tycoon Oscar Wyatt… ...

A New Book Exposes the Junk Science That Leads to Wrongful Convictions. Its Unlikely Hero Is a Texan. 

There aren’t many good guys in Chris Fabricant’s recent book, Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System. It’s an often-bleak story of innocent people going to prison because of bogus forensic… ...

Do a Weekend, Not Just a Pit Stop, in Beaumont

Beaumont doesn’t always get a lot of love from the rest of the state. And that’s just not fair. Located only thirty miles west of the Louisiana border and less… ...

Kerabu Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers are touted for their refreshing qualities and make an ideal summertime addition to cocktails and meals. The fruit (yes, cucumber is technically a fruit) has been cultivated for thousands… ...

Good News in History, June 22

Good News in History, June 22 92 years ago today, famous Italian mountaineer and writer, Walter Bonatti, was born in Bergamo. Bonatti is one of the most famous Alpinists,… ...

So You'll Revamp Your Life to Stop Climate Change, Man Wears 70 Pounds of Garbage

So You’ll Revamp Your Life to Stop Climate Change, Man Wears 70 Pounds of Garbage Source: Red State ...

Alabama Runoff: Trump-Endorsed Katie Britt Beats Back Mo Brooks for Republican Senate Nod

Alabama Runoff: Trump-Endorsed Katie Britt Beats Back Mo Brooks for Republican Senate Nod Source: Red State ...

Moore to the Point – Easy as Falling off a Bike

Moore to the Point – Easy as Falling off a Bike Source: Red State ...

Beautiful Image of International Space Station Passing in Front of Sun Captured in Less Than a Second

Beautiful Image of International Space Station Passing in Front of Sun Captured in Less Than a Second The International Space Station (ISS) is seen transiting the Sun in these… ...

Texas DPS Officials Declare Uvalde Police Response to School Shooting an 'Abject Failure'

Texas DPS Officials Declare Uvalde Police Response to School Shooting an ‘Abject Failure’ Source: Red State ...

How Fog Nets are Making Water Abundant in the Atlas Mountains – And May Be Useful in California

How Fog Nets are Making Water Abundant in the Atlas Mountains – And May Be Useful in California During the Moroccan desert summertime drought, fog nets are being used… ...

Legendary Spanish Galleon Shipwreck Discovered After Vanishing 300 Years Ago

Legendary Spanish Galleon Shipwreck Discovered After Vanishing 300 Years Ago In 1693, a Spanish trading ship left the colony in Manilla heading for Mexico. It was never to be… ...

Give Your Feline Some Catnip – Getting Hooked on it Has Benefits

Give Your Feline Some Catnip – Getting Hooked on it Has Benefits Catnip, renowned for bringing an adrenaline-like rush to even the most docile cats, has actually been discovered… ...

Joe Biden Officially Becomes the Most Unpopular Second-Year President in Recorded History

Joe Biden Officially Becomes the Most Unpopular Second-Year President in Recorded History Source: Red State ...

Twitter Board of Directors Unanimously Recommends Sale to Elon Musk

Twitter Board of Directors Unanimously Recommends Sale to Elon Musk Source: Red State ...

Good News in History, June 21

Good News in History, June 21 154 years ago today, the longest commonly-performed opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, “The Master-Singers of Nuremburg,” debuted at the Bavarian State Opera. At… ...

Neck-Deep in Pride Month, Japan Proves It's Far Less Woke Than America

Neck-Deep in Pride Month, Japan Proves It’s Far Less Woke Than America Source: Red State ...