Gov. Greg Abbott signs disaster relief and preparedness bills in Houston

Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 7, aimed at bolstering the state’s emergency preparedness and disaster relief programs. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott signed…

“What we saw was an overworked and vastly underfunded Border Patrol trying to deal with an overwhelming flood of migrants and dangerous criminal cartels.” By Cong. Michael Cloud WASHINGTON, D.C.…

The Hornsea Wind Farm is expected to be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Here’s how much energy is generated from one rotation of a turbine. Source: Science…

Abbott vetoes popular domestic violence bill because of an unrelated provision about radioactive waste fees

State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, on the House floor on May 1, 2019. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday vetoed a widely supported bill to protect…

On Mueller, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) & the SECURE Act By Cong. Kevin Brady WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — When Robert Mueller first released his report, I had…

Howdy, welcome to “Sounds Like Health”, my name is Mary Leigh Myer. Sam Craft: I’m her co-host, Sam Craft. Mary Leigh: And we are here today with Dr. Brandon Williamson,…

After delay initiated by U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, Congress finally passes $19.1 billion disaster aid package

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017,…

Lawmakers pass bills to better fund Texas parks, historic sites — if voters approve

Sunrise over the historic Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune State parks and historic sites across Texas could receive a much-needed bump in funding in…

Legislation with $1.7 billion for flood control and mitigation projects goes to governor

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017,…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with a bipartisan group of 46 fellow attorneys general, urged congressional leaders in Washington to amend the Communications Decency…

The kilogram is now based on energy changes in the quantum world rather than a physical object. Here’s how that works. Source: Science News

Quadros joins AgriLife Research in San Angelo

Writer: Susan Himes, 325–657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Quadros,325-653-4576, Dan.Quadros@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Travis Whitney, 325-653-4576, trwhitney@ag.tamu.edu Danilo Quadros has joined AgriLife Research in San Angelo. SAN ANGELO — Dr. Danilo “Dan”…

Texans in Congress push for release of billions in Harvey aid approved more than a year ago

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Texas Coast, dumping more than 50 inches of rain in parts of the Houston area, flooding thousands of homes and killing more…

Texas House passes bill to spend more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects

Damage from Hurricane Harvey near the Texas Gulf Coast on Aug. 27, 2017. Tomas Gonzalez for The Texas Tribune Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, the…

Texas farmers could begin growing hemp under legislation gaining steam in both chambers

State. Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, on the Senate floor Wednesday. Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune Wednesday at the Texas Capitol was hump day — or hemp day, state Sen. Charles Perry…

Judge orders alleged polluter of Skull Creek to stop accepting, disposing of waste

Downstream from Inland Environmental & Remediation, Inc., contaminated water empties from Skull Creek into the Colorado River south of Columbus, Texas, on April 14, 2019. Michael Stravato for The Texas…

Once again, bills to study the impacts of climate change in Texas have stalled

Record rainfall in Llano and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country cause major flooding in Marble Falls on Oct. 16, 2018. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune A few…

Renewable energy proponents brace for last-minute attack on tax breaks for wind and solar

Wind farm in Harrold, Texas. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune *Correction appended Any day now. That’s a phrase on the minds of renewable energy proponents who have been…

As demand for recyclables plummets abroad, Texas lawmakers back plan to boost demand at home

A Greenstar Recycling Center employee removes plastic bags from a sort line in Garland, Texas. Allison V. Smith for the Texas Tribune For decades, countries like China and India have…

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, today questioned Attorney General Bill Barr on the Department of Justice’s…