News Affecting Texans

I Cured My Hemorrhoids in a Week Without Spending a Dime (And the Doctor Had No Clue)

To mark National Hemorrhoid Day October 19, we’re reposting this original GNN article from June, 2016 Why didn’t my doctor warn me about this? For decades, I have accepted as inevitable my protruding hemorrhoids. The problem began in the 80s when I was working a stage spotlight and freelancing as a TV news camera operator—and
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For Halloween You Can Rent the 3-Story Ghostbusters Headquarters–And Even Wear the Suits

There’s something strange in the neighborhood, and it’s up for rent. Sony and vacation rental company Vacasa are taking bids for the holiday rental of a fully-furnished, fully-functional, and fully-frightful Ghostbusters headquarters. A group of friends can win a three-night stay at a recreation of the building set used in the famous 1984 movie in
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Farmers Can Now Make 2023 Crop Year Elections, Enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2022 - Agricultural producers can now change election and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2023 crop year, two key safety net programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Signup began Monday, and producers have until March 15, 2023, to enroll in these two programs. Additionally, USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has started issuing payments totaling more than $255 million to producers with 2021 crops that have triggered payments through ARC or PLC. ...

Satellites Powerful Enough to Identify Individual Whales From Markings Can Track Migration and Help Save Species

Powerful space satellites that can identify individual whales from their markings have been used for the first time to track a Critically Endangered species. Scientists are using the tech, which is powerful enough to map a 15 square centimeter area in a single pixel, to follow the North Atlantic right whale to keep them away
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The Biden Move to Allow Hearing Aids to Be Sold Over-the-Counter is Now Saving Americans Thousands

Four years after Congress passed bipartisan legislation requiring the FDA to allow over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, President Biden issued an Executive kick-in-the-butt Order that gave them 120 days to act. Now, this new category of OTC hearing aids, are enabling consumers with mild to moderate hearing impairment to purchase them directly from stores or online
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They Baked a Replica of Star Wars Hero ‘Pan Solo’ Frozen in Carbonite –Now in Bread For Halloween

A California bakery created ‘Pan Solo’—a 6ft replica of the Star Wars hero frozen in carbonite out of bread. Sci-fi fanatic and expert baker Hannalee Pervan spent 100 hours on the life size sculpture. The head chef and co-owner of One House Bakery in Benicia, California, grew up watching Star Wars with her mom Catherine,
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Moore to the Point – Ultamate Insult

Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Wednesday, October 19th. Audio included below. I’ll confess: I’m not a huge makeup consumer – and the makeup I… ...

The Biden Administration Demands Arizona Stop Doing the Federal Government’s Job on the Border

In the ongoing battle between the federal government and states along the southern border, the Biden administration sent a letter to Arizona demanding the state remove several dozen shipping containers… ...

Fordham Professor Tells MSNBC Whether Racist Hispanics Are Therefore White

Is there a difference between racist and white? A New York professor has an idea. Tanya Hern?ndez is an instructor at private Jesuit research school Fordham University, and she has… ...

Americans Might Just Vote Every Dem out After Nancy Pelosi’s Latest Remarks

I’ve reported on a lot of polls now about what the most important things are to the American people in this election. The answers are always the same: inflation, the… ...

NEW: Katie Hobbs Calls Kari Lake ‘Desperate’ in Arizona PBS Interview

Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was interviewed on Arizona PBS Tuesday evening. Arizona PBS booked the interview on host Ted Simons’ “Arizona Horizons” program separate… ...

Teen arrested after threatening shooting at Uvalde High School, authorities say

SAN ANTONIO – A 16-year-old has been arrested after threatening a shooting at Uvalde High School, according to district officials and Uvalde police. In a letter to Uvalde CISD parents… ...

GOP’s Zeldin Nipping at Hochul’s Heels in New York Governor’s Race

Two new polls released Tuesday show that the New York gubernatorial race between Republican Representative Lee Zeldin and Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul is tightening, with one poll showing Zeldin down… ...

Beer Billionaire Billy Busch Sr. Supports Eric Schmitt – Not His Sister, Trudy Busch Valentine – in the Missouri Senate Race

It’s not unheard of for family members to support the opposition in political races, but it does present an interesting twist. There’s added irony in the case of the Missouri… ...

Doocy Hits WH With Truth on Inflation, Leaves Them a Babbling Mess

I’m guessing that one of the people who may be looking for another job after the midterms may be White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Let’s face it, she’s not… ...

Governor Abbott Highlights Statewide “One Pill Kills” Campaign In Waco

Governor Greg Abbott today highlighted the State of Texas' comprehensive efforts to combat President Biden's growing national fentanyl crisis at a press conference following a roundtable discussion with state and local law enforcement in Waco.Governor Greg Abbott today highlighted the State of Texas' comprehensive efforts to combat President Biden's growing national fentanyl crisis at a press conference following a roundtable discussion with state and local law enforcement in Waco. The Governor launched his statewide "One Pill Kills" campaign yesterday to raise awareness of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl plaguing Texas and the United States, thanks to President Biden's open border policies.

The Governor was joined at the DPS Waco Regional Laboratory by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw and McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara, as well as Senator Brian Birdwell, Representative Doc Anderson, DPS Chief of the Crime Laboratory Division Brady Mills, Captain Cody Blossman of the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, Assistant Waco Police Chief Frank Gentsch, and DPS Forensic Scientist Lindsay Hatfield.

"Fentanyl is killing innocent Texans, with well over a thousand lives lost from communities across our state due to the pervasiveness of deadly synthetic opioids," said Governor Abbott. "This clandestine killer is produced and distributed by Mexican drug cartels, which cunningly disguise fentanyl to look like legitimate prescription medications, and even candy to appeal to children. Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug our nation has ever encountered, and it's a byproduct of President Biden's open border policies. Texas is taking action by seizing enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman, and child in America, but we must all do our part to combat this deadly scourge."

In addition to the statewide "One Pill Kills" campaign, Governor Abbott announced new laws to be considered next legislative session that would classify fentanyl as a poisoning, allow charging an individual for murder if they distribute fentanyl or drugs laced with fentanyl that kill someone, and make NARCAN more readily available across the state for Texans exposed to fentanyl.

Last month, Governor Abbott directed state agency leaders to ramp up efforts to respond to the crisis, including coordinating efforts to raise awareness of fentanyl's lethality and prevalence. The Governor also designated Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations and instructed DPS to take immediate action to keep Texans safe amid the national crisis. Governor Abbott sent a letter to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris requesting a federal terrorist designation for producing and distributing deadly fentanyl.

Last year, almost 1,700 Texans lost their lives because of fentanyl. Fentanyl is the number one cause of death in Americans between the ages of 18 and 45, with more than 75,000 Americans dying as a result of fentanyl-related poisonings from February 2021 to February 2022. In the past year, Texas law enforcement alone has seized over 342 million lethal doses of fentanyl--enough to kill every man, woman, and child in the United States.

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Governor Abbott has taken significant action to secure the border in the wake of the federal government's inaction. Those actions include:


Securing $4 billion in funding for Texas' border security efforts
Launching Operation Lone Star and deploying thousands of Texas National Guard soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers
Taking aggressive action to secure the border, including busing thousands of migrants to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago
Arresting and jailing criminals trespassing or committing other state crimes along the southern border
Issuing an executive order authorizing the Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety to return illegal immigrants to the border at ports of entry
Allocating resources that include acquiring 1,700 unused steel panels to build the border wall in Texas
Signing a law to make it easier to prosecute smugglers bringing people into Texas
Signing 15 laws cracking down on human trafficking in Texas
Signing a law enhancing penalties for the manufacturing and distribution of fentanyl
Issuing a disaster declaration for the border crisis
Issuing an executive order preventing non-governmental entities from transporting illegal immigrants
Signing memoranda of understanding between the State of Texas and the States of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Le?n, and Tamaulipas to enhance border security measures that will prevent illegal immigration from Mexico to Texas
Activating the Joint Border Security Operations Center (JBSOC) and directing the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Military Department, and Texas Division of Emergency Management to coordinate Texas' response to secure the border
Creating DPS strike teams and establishing new vehicle inspection checkpoints targeting semi-trucks and other commercial motor vehicles


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Women Boycott Ulta Beauty After It Attempts to Redefine Femininity

Corporations left and right are caving to the transgender activist movement and adopting its narrative. What they aren’t considering is that this effectively results in the erasure of women and… ...

Cute Dog Walking Around Golf Course has Collected 6,000 Lost Golf Balls Which Are Donated to Charities

An eagle-eyed pooch has become an expert at finding lost golf balls in London, so much so that he’s helping provide golf charities with the balls they need to teach kids around the world. Charles Jefferson must have felt he hit a hole-in-one when one day his dog, a cavapoo named Marlo, emerged from the
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In case of emergency

It’s a familiar scene to Aggie football fans: more than 109,000 spectators descend on Kyle Field, drawn by the promise of an electrifying night game against an elite opponent in the Alabama Crimson Tide. There’s excitement in the October air, which is still tenaciously warm and stiflingly humid. As pregame rituals commence and throngs of
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Jeff Charles on the FBI’s Abortion Bias and Why Alex Jones Deserves No Sympathy

In this episode of “A Fresh Perspective with Jeff Charles,” I discussed how the FBI has exhibited an apparent bias in the abortion debate. The Bureau is working hard to… ...

275 Rare Parrots Saved From Hurricane at Florida Sanctuary: ‘They’re Family’

275 exotic parrots are now on their way to a new wildlife sanctuary after their heroic caretaker pulled all of them up into his stilted house like Noah’s Ark to ride out Hurricane Ian. There’s no question in Will Peratino’s mind that if he had not done so, the waves which crested his 5-foot high
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USDA Provides Payments of nearly $800 Million in Assistance to Help Keep Farmers Farming

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that distressed borrowers with qualifying USDA farm loans have already received nearly $800 million in assistance, as part of the $3.1 billion in assistance for distressed farm loan borrowers provided through Section 22006 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA directed USDA to expedite assistance to distressed borrowers of direct or guaranteed loans administered by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) whose operations face financial risk. ...

Tim Allen Sends the Left Into a Tizzy When He Takes on the ‘Woke’

Actor Tim Allen is not your typical Hollywood actor. One of the things that sets him apart is that unlike many in Hollywood, he’s not afraid to be funny about… ...

The 15 largest cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex all budgeted more money for police this year

From Dallas to Allen, cities across North Texas are increasing their budgets for additional police presence. DALLAS — The start of October isn’t just the start of fall.  It’s also… ...

GOP Files Suit Against Pennsylvania in Ballot Legality Brouhaha

The Republican National Committee, along with assorted other Republican politicos and citizens, have filed suit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over its open statement indicating its zero intent to follow… ...

‘We Win in 2022 and the World Changes’

A few days after announcing a record-breaking fundraising haul of nearly $30 million in the first half of 2022, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke hit the road in mid-July for… ...

Beto Hits the Road for the Last Leg of His Tour

After a brief hiatus to treat a bacterial infection, the Democratic nominee for governor, Beto O’Rourke, resumed the final leg of his 49-day summer campaign tour in Laredo Friday night.… ...

I Was Fired for Asking Students to Wear Masks

I never imagined my college would fire me for mentioning facts in a classroom. When the administration of Collin College in Plano, just north of Dallas, told me this past… ...

Loon Star State: The Rights Exterminator

Skip to content Ben Sargent / The Texas Observer Red more from the Observer: Civil Rights Student organizations at the University of Texas at Austin played a key role in… ...

More Trouble for Warnock as New Info Drops in Eviction Scandal

During the debate last week, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) denied that his church, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, had been evicting people from a building owned by the Church for which… ...

White House Left Stammering After Peter Doocy Presses on Inflation

As of this writing, we are only three weeks out from the 2022 mid-terms, and you can feel the panic in the air. The Biden administration is staring at an… ...

Tribute to Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Who Drowned While Trying to Save Child, Mom And U.S. Soldier: ‘He’s A Hero’

It became known recently that a Japanese anime icon risked all his fame and fortune to try and save a pair of drowning snorkelers. Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the manga, anime, and trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh! was found to have died on July 4th from drowning during a rescue attempt off Okinawa Island, which did
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Ron DeSantis Draws a Crowd In Blue County for His First Campaign Stop Since Hurricane Ian

On his first day returning to the trail Florida’s Governor attracted an impressive number in enemy territory. After weeks of overseeing recovery efforts on Florida’s west coast in the wake… ...

U.S. will begin turning many Venezuelan migrants back to Mexico

The Biden administration is also creating a pathway to allow "qualified" Venezuelans into the country. Venezuelans have been fleeing their home country in record numbers, and the number crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has surged. ...

USDA Formalizes Big Game Conservation Partnership with State of Wyoming

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the state of Wyoming are formalizing a partnership to support the voluntary conservation of private working lands and migratory big game populations in Wyoming. As part of the agreement signed today by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Governor Mark Gordon, USDA will provide a new package of investments in key conservation programs for fiscal year 2023, which includes funding to support increased staffing capacity and the deployment of streamlined program application processes for agricultural producers and landowners. Producers in the Wyoming pilot area will be able to apply for conservation programs that meet their unique needs starting this fall. ...

More Physical Activity, Less Screen Time Linked to Better Executive Function in Toddlers

A new study found that 24-month-old children who spent less than 60 minutes looking at screens each day and those who engaged in more physical activity had better executive function. The toddlers’ program was designed according to the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for physical activity, and their executive function was measured against a second
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As midterm elections near, Republicans try to make gains with Latinos in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

Guadalupe Rodriguez runs a boutique in downtown McAllen. On a recent Thursday morning, a few customers mill about, examining the quincea?era dresses and nightgowns on display. When asked about the… ...

Two School of Medicine departments change their names

Two departments within the Texas A&M School of Medicine (Molecular and Cellular Medicine and of Primary Care and Population Health) have changed their names.
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Dairy Producers Can Now Enroll for 2023 Signup for Dairy Margin Coverage

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2022 - Dairy producers can now enroll for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program, an important safety net program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that helps producers manage changes in milk and feed prices. Last year, USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) took steps to improve coverage, especially for small- and mid-sized dairies, including offering a new Supplemental DMC program and updating its feed cost formula to better address retroactive, current and future feed costs. These changes continue to support producers through this year's signup, which begins today and ends Dec. 7, 2022. ...

Hero Honeymooners Rescue Sleeping Babies from Burning Nursery in Spain: ‘Instinct Took Over’

Picture it: you and your spouse are on your honeymoon in Europe, you see a burning building, you decide to be heroes and run inside through the smoke and you end up in a room with panicking nurses, 20 sleeping infants, and no one speaks English. Incredibly, that was the situation Rhode Island honeymooners David
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Kindhearted Boy Used His Birthday Money to Start a Food Bank in His Garden Shed

A kind-hearted 11-year-old boy used his own birthday money to launch a foodbank service which he runs from his garden shed. Isaac Winfield fills bags of groceries which have been donated and hands them out to the needy around his hometown. Since starting the foodbank in 2020, the service has grown so much that Isaac’s
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Republicans Are Absolutely Trouncing Democrats in the Latest Generic Ballot

In recent polls measuring the performance of Republicans on the generic ballot (meaning polls essentially asking voters if they are more likely to elect a Democrat or a Republican), the… ...

Army Secretary Champions What’s ‘Important’: Making ‘Marginalized Communities’ ‘Feel Included’

In times past, a historical refrain echoed across America: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” And nowhere was that… ...

Reuters Rushes in to Protect Government, Informing Us Nobody Promised Vaccines Would Prevent Spread of COVID

In an audacious change in the script, Reuters’ latest fact-check informs us rabble we were wrong to think the vaccine would stop the virus. It is not necessary to rehash… ...

ABC Panel Erupts Into Chaos After Chris Christie Dismantles the Credibility of Jan. 6 Committee

Former Gov. Chris Christie created a firestorm on ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, with what he had to say about the Jan. 6 Committee. Christie pointed… ...

World’s First Bed-and-Breakfast Powered By Electric Cars Offers FREE Luxury Nights in English Countryside

The world’s first car-powered bed-and-breakfast has opened to the public—with all power supplied by electric vehicles for a true off-grid experience. Situated outside of London in Essex, England, the secluded accommodation offers a quiet escape for two to the countryside—and the luxury stay is free for whichever winners are picked at random. Guests will enjoy
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70 Vultures Released Into Bulgaria to Start Wild Population After Dying Out 60 Years Ago

Two female Cinereous Vultures flew into the wild skies of Bulgaria—the culmination of a 7-year project that successfully completed its mission on September 3rd, “World Vulture Day” At the end there were only two of them left in the conservation aviary in the Vrachanski Nature Park in the western part of the Balkan Mountains in
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Beto O’Rourke visited four Southeast Texas churches, Gov. Greg Abbott holding upcoming roundtable in Beaumont

O’Rourke visited three churches in Beaumont and one in Port Arthur Sunday. Gov. Greg Abbott will visit Beaumont Monday. BEAUMONT, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott and Gubernatorial Candidate Beto O’Rourke… ...

He Taught Parents How to Play Drums and Bass So he’d Have People to Jam With–Now They Have Album–WATCH

A New Zealander taught both his parents how to play the drums and the bass so he would have people to jam with—and now they have an album out. Ryan Stokes couldn’t have his friends over to jam during lockdown so he decided to teach his parents how to play instruments. Inspired by The White
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Councilman Kevin De Le?n, Once the ‘Great Hispanic Hope,’ Destined to Become a Cautionary Tale?

Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin De Le?n may be running and hiding from taking responsibility for his own racist remarks caught on audio, but he can’t maintain this stance for… ...

Media Rushes to Excuse Crude Racist Remarks of Nury Martinez, Blaming It Instead on…White Supremacists?

When the actors in a racism scandal defy the narrative, the press still blames its preferred demon. This nation is in a disturbing cycle of knee-jerk accusations and preset narratives… ...

Biden’s Take on Gas Prices in Los Angeles Goes off the Rails

Joe Biden was in Los Angeles, California at the end of the week. I covered some of his lies about inflation and his incoherence. He claimed that Republicans would get… ...

China’s Xi calls for military growth amid tension with US

Chinese leader Xi Jinping, 69, is expected to break with tradition and secure a third five-year term. BEIJING, China — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday called for faster military… ...

The Humble Potato Could Hold the Key to Beating Hospital Superbugs as Well as Crop Diseases

The humble potato, which contains a natural antibiotic that destroys harmful bacteria, could hold the key to beating hospital superbugs in the future, according to research from a multinational team of researchers in Europe. The compound, called solanimycin, combats a host of fungi that wreak havoc on crops. In these recent experiments, it killed Candida
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Researchers Found Ancient Village Remarkably-Preserved by Vesuvius Eruption, 2,000 Years Before Pompeii

2,000 years before Pompeii, an Early Bronze Age village was almost perfectly preserved— then hidden for centuries—after Mount Vesuvius erupted one autumn day. Uncovered during the construction of a high-speed railway near Naples, Afragola offers a rare glimpse into life in the Campania region during harvest time. Like Pompeii, Afragola was encased in many feet
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Warnock in Trouble: Evasive Debate Answer on Eviction Scandal Has One Democrat Mayor Feeling ‘Queasy’

As we reported on Friday, Herschel Walker did much better than expected in the only debate in the Georgia Senate race, and I think it’s fair to say that Sen.… ...

Texas Trucker is Named ‘Highway Angel’ for Stopping to Rescue a Police Officer Pinned in Vehicle

Truck driver Gary Wilburn was named a Highway Angel for offering aid to an injured Arkansas state trooper who was pinned inside his vehicle after a serious crash. The Truckload Carriers Association bestowed the honor and shared the ‘incredible story.’ On the afternoon of October 4, near Forrest City, Arkansas, Wilburn was driving very slowly
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RedState Weekly Briefing: This Has Been a Really Awkward Week for Dem Candidates

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… ...

FBI Arrests and Charges 87-Year-Old Concentration Camp Survivor Who Protested at Abortion Clinic

The FBI has arrested and charged four pro-life activists after a March 2021 “abortion rescue” event at an abortion clinic in Tennessee. It is not shocking to see the Department… ...