News Affecting Texans

Endangered Frogs See ‘Population Explosion’ After 422 Ponds Were Built in Switzerland

All of Switzerland’s threatened frog species’ populations ‘exploded’ when scientists began a simple pond-building campaign. Particular among the web-footed beneficiaries were the European tree frog, whose numbers have quadrupled since 1999, as have the numbers of areas they can be found. While protection laws in the Swiss canton of Aargau for their suite of frog,
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Nation’s Largest No-Kill Rescue Shelter Opens in Alabama to Save 5,000 Dogs a Year

These are Macon County Kennels, the largest no-kill rescue shelter in the U.S., and newly opened in Alabama to help combat a pet overpopulation crisis in the southeastern United States. It was renovated from an old greyhound training center into a facility that has the capacity to save, rehabilitate, and adopt out up to 5,000
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Joe Biden Protects ‘Democracy’ by Dropping Tyrannical Final Message Before the Mid-Terms

You always expect the takes to get hotter from a party on the verge of losing an election, but Joe Biden’s closing message, which he dropped on election eve, seems… ...

Astros fan accused of throwing cans at Sen. Ted Cruz appears in court

Joseph Halm Arcidiacono, 33, appeared in court while wearing an Astros jersey after throwing two unopened cans at Sen. Ted Cruz, according to court documents. HOUSTON — While the Astros… ...

Park Finds Fungus so Rare in UK that Cage is Erected to Protect It from Collectors Who Prize It for Health

A historic English garden recently became home to a fungus so rare in the UK that a gardener erected a cage to protect it from knowledgeable foragers who claim it can help fight dementia and cancer. Spotted by a volunteer at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, they identified the big shaggy ball as
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Marble Halls & Silver Screens With Sarah Lee Ep. 139: The ‘Midterms 22, Bad Sisters, and the Smartless Biden Interview’ Edition

We’ll all know by tomorrow evening if the red wave cometh. Ha, no, we won’t. Because, as White House spokeslemming Karine Jean-Pierre said today: To be fair, that may be… ...

Pyramid Made of 20 Tons of Plastic From Nile River Sparks Plan to Fund Massive Clean-ups

A different sort of great pyramid was just erected in Egypt’s Western Desert, which rather than enshrining a pharaoh’s glory, draws attention to the issue of plastic pollution. Constructed at the onset of what the builders hope will be a century of plastic cleanup, it also acts as a striking visual ahead of the annual
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Progressive Prosecutor on Trial in Dallas Election

To his Republican opposition, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot’s policies look “soft” on crime. Within a year of taking office in 2019, he stated his office wouldn’t prosecute certain… ...

Disaster Dollars: Abbott’s Big New Donor Got Half-Billion in COVID, Border Contracts

Few have benefited more from Governor Greg Abbott’s never-ending disaster declarations than Matthew Michelsen, a longtime venture capitalist who’s palled around with everyone from 50 Cent and Lady Gaga to… ...

The Uvalde Parents Won’t Back Down

One hundred twenty-six days after the deadliest school shooting in Texas history submerged his town in grief, Brett Cross began sleeping in front of the Uvalde school district’s administration building.… ...

Mike Collier Wants Texans to Give Up Red Meat

In 2018, Texas’ ultraconservative Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick barely bothered to run for reelection. His campaign launch amounted to flying a charter jet to municipal airports across small-town Texas, stopping… ...

1836, the Slaveholder Republic’s Birthday

History, it’s often said, is written by the victors. While that isn’t always true, it’s certainly borne out by many popular accounts of the Texas Revolution of 1835-36, which often… ...

WhoDunnIt?: West Texas Billionaire Funds “Pink Slime” Journalism

West Texas oil billionaire Tim Dunn has poured millions into conservative politics, seeking to push the Texas GOP further to the right since at least 2007. His involvement in intraparty… ...

The Most Notorious Neo-Fascist Hate Group in Texas Can’t Catch A Break

Under the cover of a cool October night in 2021, two masked men wearing gloves and carrying cans of spray paint entered a pedestrian tunnel in a public park in… ...

The Classroom Culture War Comes to Round Rock

The last regular meeting of the Round Rock school district’s board of trustees before the November election was tense as the floor opened to public comment. The board previously kicked… ...

Tom Cotton Takes a Pass on the 2024 Presidential Sweepstakes

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton announced Monday that he would not be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2024 election. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com In an… ...

Ads against Abbott, other Texas Republicans by shadowy group test campaign ethics law

AUSTIN -- The third biggest spender in Texas elections this year is a shadowy group that has not disclosed any information to the state, and is testing the limits of campaign ethics law, experts said. ...

World Record Giant Sunfish is Heaviest Fish Ever Weighed–at 6,000 Pounds–and a ‘Sign of Hope’

Marine biologists working in the Azores have recorded the largest sunfish ever at 6,049 pounds (2,740 kilograms). After towing it ashore and availing themselves of the help of a forklift to hoist the behemoth bony fish onto a hanging scale, they found it broke the Guinness World Record for heaviest bony fish, and weighed more
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Villagers Celebrate Reopening of Local Pub After 10 Years Raising 500K to Buy it–Halt its Tear-Down

Villagers are celebrating the reopening of their local pub after spending ten years raising 500K to buy it. Locals have spent a decade fighting to save The Rising Sun from being converted by property developers into new homes. The community group ‘Save Our Sun’ worked tirelessly with fundraisers and events to raise half the half
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Moore to the Point – Democracy Is Always on the Ballot

Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Monday, November 7th. Audio included below. There’s a running political joke about how every election is “the most important… ...

Misinformation Experiment Has Potential to ‘Inoculate’ Millions of Social Media Users

Briefly exposing social media users to the tricks behind misinformation boosts awareness of harmful online falsehoods, says new research—and Google is set to deploy an anti-disinformation campaign based on the findings. Short animations placed in YouTube’s Ad slot gave viewers a taste of the strategies behind misinformation, according to the huge online experiment led by
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Living Near Water as a Child is Linked to Better Mental Health and Well-being in Adulthood: Study

Using research from 18 countries, a new study concludes that adults with better mental health are more likely to report having spent time playing in and around coastal and inland waters, such as rivers and lakes as children. The findings were replicated in each of the 18 countries, say the authors studying ‘blue spaces’. Mounting
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NASA Catches The Sun in a Big Smiley Face Made of Wind (LOOK)

Just in time for Halloween, NASA released a photo of the sun “smiling”. Their Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the cheery image, sharing it in a Tweet in late October. The ‘smile’ we see here are made up of three coronal holes, solar fluctuations during which fast bursts of solar wind are released, NASA explained. “Seen
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A Homeless Man in Chicago Changed My Flat Tire: “He Really Saved Me”

One of the most popular posts this week on the massive Reddit community website evoked all the feels that come with a simple act of kindness—especially when the compassion is shown by a homeless man. The spontaneous helping hand was captured in a photo by a Reddit user who described the incident for folks on the
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Democrats’ Circular Firing Has Already Begun, Can the Republicans Avoid One of Their Own?

With the Republican Party set to destroy House Democrats on Tuesday, and hopefully regain control of the Senate, the Democrat Party circular firing squad has already commenced and will likely… ...

Stacey Abrams Knows She Is Going to Lose. Guess Who She Blames?

She isn’t admitting it yet — and probably never will — but Stacey Abrams appears to know she is going to lose her bid to oust Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp… ...

Female officer shot during police training in Fort Worth

Police say the officer is in critical, but stable, condition as of Saturday afternoon. FORT WORTH, Texas — A Sansom Park officer was shot during a police training exercise at… ...

IN MY ORBIT: After the Spurious Attacks on Them, the ‘Trifecta’ Hits Back Strong for Manhattan Beach

This is the fifth article in the series, “All Politics is Local.” On top of the social media attacks that Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board candidates Mike Welsh, Christy… ...

WATCH: The American Flags at Fetterman Event Tell the Tale for Dems’ Election Hopes

We’re now down to the final weekend, with the midterms on Tuesday, and it’s crunch time for the candidates, with things getting desperate. The Democrats are pulling out the “Obama… ...

Store Employee Angels are Rewarded for Assisting An Injured Elderly Woman: ‘I was Immediately Surrounded’

The Lowe’s hardware chain presented an Angel Award to employees in California who rallied around a customer that took a bad fall in the parking lot. Deborah Hayes told GNN that her elderly mother was shopping in the Modesto store when the accident occurred, and called the incident a “wonderful story of people helping others.”
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Americans Are Looking Forward to Shopping In-Person on Black Friday This Year, Says New Poll

Shopping in actual stores is en vogue again as 43% of Americans admit they miss the chaos of picking up in-person Black Friday deals. A poll of 2,003 U.S. adults found 95% plan to participate in Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday events this year, with a third planning to shop both online and in stores.
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She Just Loves Cleaning and Now Helps Women in Need By Scrubbing Homes for Free While Traveling the World

A woman loves cleaning so much that she gave up her job and is now traveling the world scrubbing homes for free, helping women who need a huge hand. Auri Katariina was a service manager at a cleaning company in Finland in the summer of 2021, when she decided to quit and follow her unique
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Democrats Fall Into the Most Predictable Cope Imaginable as Electoral Doom Approaches

We are now just three days away from election day as of this writing, and the stakes could not be higher. If you are a Republican, you should be feeling… ...

RedState Weekly Briefing: Walkers, and Pelosis, and Musks, Oh My!

Welcome to the RedState Weekly Briefing — where we take a quick look at the week’s most viewed stories in case you missed any of them. Grab a cup of… ...

Kyrie Irving, suspended by the Nets, loses Nike partnership

The sportswear giant said it is suspending its relationship with Irving and will no longer launch the Kyrie 8 sneaker, which was set to come out later this month. BEAVERTON,… ...

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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Astroworld Festival tragedy: The impact on Travis Scott’s career didn’t last

It’s been a year since 10 people died when the crowd surged during Travis Scott’s concert at the Astroworld Festival. He’s performing in Brazil on the anniversary. HOUSTON — Saturday… ...

New Vanessa Guillen documentary coming to Netflix

“At the core, this is a story about overcoming the greatest odds imaginable in the name of family, love and justice. This is David vs. Goliath on steroids.” TEMPLE, Texas… ...

Jan. 6 panel extends deadline for Trump to produce documents, again requests testimony

Friday had been the committee’s deadline for Trump to produce an extensive number of documents and communications with lawmakers. WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on… ...

1,000 Page Report By GOP Judiciary Committee Staff Documents the Cultural Rot and Political Activism in the FBI

The Republican staff of the House Judiciary Committee has produced a 1,050-page report detailing allegations of political meddling at the highest levels of the FBI. The report, titled “FBI Whistleblowers:… ...

Clocks fall back an hour Sunday morning as Daylight Saving Time ends ?

In the words of the great singer/actress Cher, “If I could turn back time…” Oh wait, we can this weekend! Plus, who couldn’t use an extra hour of sleep, right?… ...

Engineers Build Efficient Chip So Fast it Can Transmit All Internet’s Traffic in Under a Second

By splitting a single laser beam into different wavelengths of light, engineers have been able to transmit data at a rate of almost twice the combined internet traffic of the world per second. This head-scratching achievement was made with just a laser and single optical chip. Engineers from Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical
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Vibrations From Mobile Phones Traveling on Bridges Can be Used to Assess Structural Integrity

Data collected by mobile phones could be used to assess the structural integrity of bridges, suggests a new study, informing potential maintenance requirements and keeping them in action for 30% longer. Using the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as an example, researchers showed that smartphones can capture the same kind of information about bridge
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This 120-Million Year Old Bird/Dinosaur Combo Is Teaching Scientists How Birds Came to Be

A bizarre cross between a bird and a dinosaur had blue, brown and grey feathers, a long tail, and small teeth. What’s more, their brain morphology is perfectly transitional between bird and reptile, with a brain likely built to smell like reptiles, but also to see well in daylight like birds. Jeholornis lived 120 million
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Moore to the Point – SCOTUS Interruptus

Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Friday, November 4th. Audio included below. Political rhetoric is dangerous and protesting politicians and governmental institutions is a threat… ...

Hillary Comes out for Hochul, Accidentally Helps GOP Again

I’m beginning to think that Republicans ought to pay Hillary Clinton for helping to do in the Democrats at this point. I wrote earlier this week about how Clinton made… ...

‘Ground Breaking’ Patient Who Survived 12 Different Types of Cancer Could Hold Key to Detection and Treating

A unique patient who has survived a dozen different types of cancer tumors over a lifetime could provide the key for researchers to develop new early detection and immunotherapy treatments, say scientists. A cancer diagnosis can change someone’s life, but 12 is nothing that any of us could probably comprehend. The course of this individual’s
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Tudor Dixon Takes Apart Obama, Whitmer – Shows Why She’s Predicted to Win in Michigan

We’re seeing some talented Republican candidates in these midterms who not only are likely to win their elections but to make some noise in the future of the Republican Party.… ...

New Species of Owl Discovered on Tiny Island off African Coast – And it was Named After ‘Unflinching’ Park Ranger

A new species of owl has joined the tree of life after having been documented as unique this year—and its Latin name was christened after a local wildlife caretaker who used to sell parrots to the pet trade. Researchers believe the Principe scops owl is found exclusively on Príncipe, a tropical island off the west
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Historic Operating Room Uncovered During Renovations May Be Site of the First Human Organ Transplant

During recent renovations to a clinic and office space in the second largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School, construction crews uncovered remnants of a historical operating room—the OR believed to have hosted the world’s first successful human organ transplant. While removing walls, workers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital were surprised to find what
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NJ synagogues on alert after FBI receives ‘credible information of a broad threat’

The FBI’s Newark office released a statement urging synagogues to “take all security precautions to protect your community and facility.” NEWARK, N.J. — The FBI said on Thursday it had… ...

Gov. Abbott focuses on border issues during campaign event in Bexar County

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – Gov. Greg Abbott made a campaign stop in Von Ormy to speak about several issues important to Texans, including those surrounding the border. People from around… ...

Judges say death of father in private-run jail ‘beyond troubling’

WFAA’s “Jailed To Death” series exposed lack of medical care in Lasalle jails. DALLAS — An appeals court has sided with the family of Erie Moore, whose death was featured… ...

What in the world is ‘Keller Shake?’ Inside the district-wide competition to boost kids’ confidence

Keller ISD third and fourth grade students participated in the semifinals Thursday. KELLER, Texas — Meet a Keller ISD elementary school student, and there’s a good chance you’ll get a… ...

When Twitter Blacklists a Common Opinion as ‘Misleading,’ It Shows That Fascism Is Still Alive and Well in San Francisco

Last Friday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk took over Twitter. There were some initial waves made when three top Twitter executives and an anti-free-speech nazi were shown the door (see The… ...

Teen Finds a Police Medal on Bottom of River–Tracks Down ‘Heartbroken’ Officer Who’d Been Robbed of it Last Year

A retired police officer who was heartbroken when thieves stole his Exemplary Service Medal last year was stunned when kind strangers tracked him down after they pulled it from a river in a “one-in-a-million” catch. 82-year-old Geoffrey Barron was devastated when burglars entered his home to steal valuables—and took the treasured medal that he’d been
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Texas could get $276 million from opioid settlement with CVS Pharmacy

Texas has joined a multibillion-dollar, multistate opioid settlement with CVS Pharmacy — the latest development in numerous lawsuits regarding the roles of manufacturers, distributors and consultants in the opioid crisis. … ...

Glaciers from Yellowstone to Kilimanjaro are predicted to disappear by 2050

In North America and around the globe, 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites are home to glaciers. A new study warns that glaciers in a third of them will disappear by… ...

The Katie Hobbs Campaign HQ Burglary Drama Just Got More Interesting

Last Tuesday, we reported on a break-in that occurred at the campaign headquarters of Katie Hobbs, who is Arizona’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, locked in a close race with her Republican… ...

The Red Wave Could Hit New York and Oregon, Voters Fed up With Crime

Voters seem to be fed up with crime, the open-air drug market, homeless encampments in front of businesses, houses, and walkways, and feeling unsafe in their neighborhoods. As Election Day… ...