Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 12, 2019

Wet conditions, low supplies could mean good year for corn growers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-245-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION –…

Egypt: no one should obstruct use of east Med resources

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Egypt’s parliamentary speaker says closer cooperation between his country, Cyprus and Greece in areas including energy is a clear answer to any other country trying to…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Thank you! Tons of you responded to the last survey about the issues that matter most to you, and I truly enjoyed reading your responses.…

By IPI President Tom Giovanetti  President Trump had a well-received State of the Union Address last evening, with a CBS poll showing that 72 percent of viewers approved of the…

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Feb. 5th, 2019, from the House Chamber in Congress. The White House released the president’s remarks as prepared…

Mary Leigh Meyer: Howdy, welcome to Sounds Like Health, this is Mary Leigh Meyer. Sam Craft: I’m your co-host Sam Craft. Mary Leigh Meyer: And we’re here with registered nurse…

Gov. Abbott, other Texas officials urge feds to clear way for Harvey money

The grant funds are for projects meant to bolster storm resiliency in Harvey-impacted communities like Rockport. REUTERS/Adrees Latif A growing chorus of high-ranking Texas officials is calling on the federal…

Report: Unauthorized air pollution in Texas up 27 percent in 2017

The state’s natural gas plants, particularly those in West Texas, flare off tens of millions of pounds of toxic sulfur dioxide and hundreds of millions of pound of poisonous hydrogen…

State lawmakers aim to lock in funding for Texas parks, historic sites

Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale and other Texas state parks have an estimated $781 million in deferred maintenance needs. In 2017, nearly 10 million people visited Texas’ 95 state parks…

Former legislator retools lobby practice to meet diverse perspectives & interests Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “The political environment of today is divided and volatile, and I believe it’s…

Michael Haynes new AgriLife Extension administrator for District 10

UVALDE — Michael Haynes is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 10 administrator. District 10, headquartered in Uvalde, serves 21 Southwest Texas counties. Michael Haynes. (Texas A&M AgriLife…

Report: Permian Basin oil producers flaring more natural gas than reported

A flare burns on May 24, 2018, atop a drill pad on land near Carlsbad. The oil-rich Permian Basin straddles West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Robin Zielinski for the…

GreyEnergy’s overlap with Zebrocy

In October 2018, ESET published a report describing a set of activity they called GreyEnergy, which is believed to be a successor to BlackEnergy group. BlackEnergy (a.k.a. Sandworm) is best…

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas senator eyes using state's savings for flood control

Record rainfall in Llano and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country caused major flooding in Marble Falls in October 2018. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune Before the next…

Report: Texas coal power plants leaching toxic pollutants into groundwater

The Fayette Power Project Plant, a coal-fired power plant near La Grange, in Fayette County, is one of 16 Texas coal plants targeted in a new report that claims plant…

Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Sunday that major oil producers need to do better to narrow swings in prices that dip below $60…

“Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased 3.2%.” Dr. Merrill Matthews Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — It’s a good thing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered her first speech…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – SENATOR JOHN CORNYN (R-TX): “The past two years have been an unmitigated success for the country. We’ve delivered on promises we made. We’ve put…

U.S. fossil fuel exports spur Asian building boom, climate worries

Workers board large-sized liquefied natural gas carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility on Geoje Island, South Korea. The boom in fossil-fuel production in the United…

Catch up on some of The Texas Tribune's top projects from 2018

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Reynaldo Leal / Callie Richmond for The Texas Tribune In 2018, Texas Tribune reporters examined the impact of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that…