North Carolina is being slammed by a succession of disasters triggered by Hurricane Florence. The latest scare is from coal plants, where pools of ash are at risk of spilling…

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an…

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Source:…

As Hurricane Florence bears down on East Coast, Texas faces flooding from Gulf Coast disturbance

A wide swath of Texas could experience flooding from a Gulf Coast disturbance this weekend. National Weather Service Hurricane Florence is smashing the East Coast with near 100-mph sustained winds…

Obama’s lectures are exactly what got President Trump Elected in the first place By Allie Stuckey Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, former President Barack Obama offered his…

In North Carolina, a nuclear power plant sits right in the hurricane’s path, creating a high-stakes test of its post-Fukushima safety measures. Source: Science News

Six years ago, North Carolina’s politicians shot down a report on its rising sea levels. Now it prepares for disaster. Source: Science News

Another Texas Task Force 1 Deployment Takes Teams To The Sites Of Two Hurricanes

For the second time in five days, College Station based Texas Task Force 1 is deploying teams in response to severe weather. On Tuesday, one team was deployed to North…

13 States have Automatic Voter Registration Policies Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thirty-eights states allow citizens who have never resided in the United States to vote. The requirements vary from…

Predictions that Blacks, Women & Millennials would not vote Trump proved largely untrue Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Hispanic vote may have been bigger during the 2016 Presidential…

Some Latinos, like other Americans, are themselves weary of undocumented immigration. By Steffen W. Schmidt Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Democratic Party shouldn’t count on Latinos swinging many mid-term races…

Expert: Texas Outdoor enthusiasts, livestock producers, homeowners advised to watch for new tick

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu  STEPHENVILLE – Confirmed reports of the longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in six states have prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife…

“Their business-friendly climate, state incentives, and geographical location were important factors…” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ever since then-Governor Rick Perry began aggressively recruiting businesses to Texas with his newly…

July 18 webinar to highlight post-trauma changes

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a free  professional development…

Juntos 4-H’er wins National 4-H “Day in the Life” award

Contact: Dr. Melinda Garcia, 210-631-0400, melinda.garcia@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — David Tierranegra, a sophomore at Harlandale High School, was presented the National 4-H “Day in the Life” award during the recent…

Court sees if church solar panels break electricity monopoly

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court is taking up a case that could force new competition on the state’s electricity monopolies. Source: Business – The Eagle

Governor Abbott Appoints Four New Members to National Compact Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced his appointment of Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) to the Education…

Texas A&M scientist is among team to prove royalty among termites

  Discovery could lead to eco-friendly control measures Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Vargo, 979-845-5855, ed.vargo@tamu.edu                 COLLEGE STATION – Termites! Just the insects’ common name can…

The presence of one could signal identity theft By Dinah Wisenberg Brin Parents place the utmost attention on their children’s safety, education, health and happiness, but even the most conscientious parent may…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Joining a bipartisan coalition of 18 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to make sure that public…