True Olympic Legend from RGV

San Benito’s Bobby Morrow: World’s Fastest Human Special to LFNJesse Owens. Bobby Morrow. Carl Lewis. Usain Bolt. That’s the Mount Rushmore of Olympic sprinters. Three are still household names, but Bobby Morrow teeters on anonymity. Even in his home of the RGV and among sports fans. As the summer Olympics are underway, Let’s remember the… Continue reading True Olympic Legend from RGV

Texas Folklife Announces the 15th Annual Big Squeeze Accordion Competition

About the ProgramThis is the 15th year for The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest and we are so excited to showcase young accordionists fromacross Texas! The Big Squeeze is a statewide contest where youth accordion players showcase their performance abilitiesin FOUR main accordion genre categories: Polka, Zydeco, Cajun, and Conjunto. The Polka genre will include German,Czech,… Continue reading Texas Folklife Announces the 15th Annual Big Squeeze Accordion Competition

Texas Opens COVID-19 Vaccination to All Adults on March 29

Texas DHSH – All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups. The state’s… Continue reading Texas Opens COVID-19 Vaccination to All Adults on March 29

Trying to forget 2020? Study reveals best technique

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – People use a variety of methods to stop thinking about things that make them uncomfortable, but new research shows one method works better than others. The study, from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado, showed that a person who consciously thinks of something else… Continue reading Trying to forget 2020? Study reveals best technique

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COVID-19: Texas families urged to discuss end-of-life planning over holidays

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — COVID-19 has forced many families to make end-of-life decisions without clear direction from their loved ones, which is why Texans are being encouraged to set aside time for such discussions over the holidays. Maria Otero, national Latino outreach manager for Compassion & Choices, said it’s an especially… Continue reading COVID-19: Texas families urged to discuss end-of-life planning over holidays

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Survey: Fewer than half of Texans “very likely” to get COVID-19 vaccine

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — Texans need the right messaging from trusted advisers if they’re going to agree to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, according to a new survey by the Episcopal Health Foundation. The survey shows 37% of Texans say they’re “very likely” to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available to them.… Continue reading Survey: Fewer than half of Texans “very likely” to get COVID-19 vaccine

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No relief from Feds for threatened monarch butterfly

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – The monarch butterfly is threatened with extinction, but will not receive federal protection any time soon. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the monarch meets the criteria for listing, but limited resources mean other species will be listed first. Rebeca Quinonez-Pinon – monarch outreach coordinator for the… Continue reading No relief from Feds for threatened monarch butterfly

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Texas families struggle to keep ahead of pandemic hardships

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — Congress has passed a new stimulus package that will provide most Texas residents with an extra $600 – but that may not go far for families struggling with food insecurity and pandemic-related mental-health issues. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Texas has the worst… Continue reading Texas families struggle to keep ahead of pandemic hardships

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Texans get preview of potential high court changes to Roe v. Wade

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — New Mexico and Colorado are likely to become major destinations for Texas women seeking an abortion if the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision. Aimee Arrambide, executive director for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas said women there already had a preview of what… Continue reading Texans get preview of potential high court changes to Roe v. Wade

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Texas lawmakers consider bill to streamline SNAP

By ROZ BROWNTexas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — Food insecurity doubled at the start of the pandemic, according to a study released earlier this year, and Texas groups that advocate for seniors say more must be done to find a permanent fix. Kathy Green, manager of outreach and advocacy for ‘AARP Texas, said legislation to be considered… Continue reading Texas lawmakers consider bill to streamline SNAP

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