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EPA Announces Texas Organizations to Receive Over $3 Million for Air Monitoring Projects

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By: Jennah Durant and Joe Robledo  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that six Texas organizations will receive $3,050,010 from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and American Rescue Plan to enhance air quality monitoring in marginalized communities. The project is focused on communities that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by…

Indian-American Sikh Police Officer Sandeep Dhaliwal's Murderer Sentenced To Death

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By: Press Trust of India Houston: Robert Solis, the man convicted of murdering Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first turbaned Indian-American Sikh police officer in the US state of Texas while making a traffic stop in 2019, has been sentenced to death, according to a police official. The verdict was handed down by the jury, a panel made up of citizens. Solis showed no emotion as the sentence was…

Beth Yeshurun Officially Designated Texas Historic Landmark

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By: Daniel Bissonnet The much-anticipated installation of a Texas Historical Commission Landmark at Congregation Beth Yeshurun was conducted on Sunday, Oct. 23. More than 100 congregants, synagogue leaders, government officials and others attended the ceremony. The Commission designated Beth Yeshurun as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2019, but the pandemic delayed the…

How Many Texans Have Won the Nobel Prize? Here is a list.

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By: DALIA FAHEID On Friday, one of 343 candidates will be crowned with the world’s most elite award — the Nobel Peace Prize. The winner, announced in Oslo, Norway, will go down in history with the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev, Malala Yousafzai and Nelson Mandela. On Dec. 10, they’ll receive $900,000 along with a diploma and gold medal. Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry,…

Lawmakers Voice Support for Houston's Hydrogen Hub Bid as DOE Opens $8B Funding Opportunity

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By: Chris Mathews Several Houston-area lawmakers are onboard with the region's goal to develop a global clean hydrogen hub. Local U.S. representatives from the Texas delegation, including Rep. Lizzie Fletcher and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, voiced bipartisan support for the Department of Energy to select Houston as a location for a hydrogen hub under a program created by the 2021 Infrastructure…

Texas Makes Case To Lead National Clean Hydrogen Push

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By: James Osborne Mostly used by oil refineries and fertilizer plants, hydrogen is a relatively small industry -- for which the Gulf Coast has long been the hub. But with countries around the world looking at hydrogen as a low-carbon source of energy, hydrogen could become a whole lot larger, replacing petroleum-based fuels for trucks, ships and other heavy duty transport, as well as…

Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds the House for Passing the AUTO for Veterans Act, Urges the Senate to Quickly Pass

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Executive Director Carl Blake released the following statement today in response to the House passing H.R. 3304, also known as the AUTO for Veterans Act. This revised legislation authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide an additional automobile allowance immediately to eligible veterans if 25 years have elapsed since the date they received…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Announces Two Grants for Organizations Helping Small Businesses in Texas' Seventh Congressional District

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By MIL-OSI Publisher Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) announced that two local nonprofits, the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services and LiftFund, Inc., have been awarded $350,000 in combined grants through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Program for…

Rice Celebrates 60th Anniversary of JFK Moon Speech, Begins Search for Mankind's Next Steps

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By Viola Hsia    Rice and NASA celebrated the official 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s moon speech on Sept. 12. Students from both Rice and the Houston independent school district, faculty, NASA officials and federal, state and local officials attended the ceremony.  The event was organized by the Director of Rice’s Space Institute, David Alexander.…

"We Choose to Go to the Moon..." Again: NASA Marks 60th Anniversary of JFK Speech

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By Robert Z. Pearlman As NASA once again prepares to set sail "on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure" on which humanity has ever embarked, the space agency's leaders returned to the site where 60 years ago, to the day, President John F. Kennedy reconfirmed that "we choose to go to the moon." NASA Administrator Bill Nelson joined other program officials at Rice…