Natural Things: Notes from a Natural History Museum | News

Streams of running water have been important to people as far back as we can tell. The ancient Greeks named diverse Naiads who presided over the supernatural aspects of streams. Closer to home, the colonial Spanish recognized the importance of streams. Many of the Mexican land grants that were issued to colonists before 1836 referred … Read more

Fort Worth schools gain ground in Texas end-of-course exams

The percentage of high school students in the Fort Worth school district who passed end-of-course exams climbed this year compared to two years ago, according to data released Monday by the Texas Education Agency. Ron Jenkins Star-Telegram The percentage of high school students in the Fort Worth school district who passed end-of-course exams climbed this … Read more

Whitetail outlook: Biologist says Texas deer are in for tough times without rain | News

The 2022-23 hunting season for white-tailed deer is still months away. Whitetail junkies might be wondering how all the hot weather and lack of moisture across the state is impacting the deer. It ain’t good. Think of rainfall like fuel for the all-important habitat deer rely on to make a living. Things are good in … Read more

Whitetail outlook: Biologist says Texas deer are in for tough times without rain | Outdoors

The 2022-23 hunting season for white-tailed deer is still months away. Whitetail junkies might be wondering how all the hot weather and lack of moisture across the state is impacting the deer. It ain’t good. Think of rainfall like fuel for the all-important habitat deer rely on to make a living. Things are good in … Read more

Texas STAAR results show improvement in some high school subjects

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. After the COVID-19 pandemic’s education disruptions caused Texas students’ standardized test scores to drop, their performance is beginning to turn around toward pre-pandemic levels in three subject areas, according to test results released Thursday by … Read more

SpaceX’s Texas Site Needs Full Environmental Review, Conservationists Say

BROWNSVILLE, Texas– The Federal Aviation Administration today declined to conduct a full environmental review of the proposed expansion of SpaceX’s launch site at Boca Chica, Texas, despite calls from conservation organizations to take a closer look at the environmental impacts of the rocket launches. The groups are concerned by the FAA’s claim that the use … Read more

Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To Texas Medical Board District Review Committees | Oficina del Gobernador de Texas

June 8, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Laurel Coles and reappointed Sheela Lahoti, MD to the Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee for terms set to expire on January 15, 2028. The Governor has appointed Annel Guadalupe to the Texas Medical Board District Two Review Committee for a … Read more

Governor Abbott Appoints Seven To Texas Medical Board District Review Committees | Office of the Texas Governor

June 8, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Laurel Coles and reappointed Sheela Lahoti, MD to the Texas Medical Board District One Review Committee for terms set to expire on January 15, 2028. The Governor has appointed Annel Guadalupe to the Texas Medical Board District Two Review Committee for a … Read more

Texas A&M will offer scholarship to honor Uvalde victim

Maite Rodriguez knew in kindergarten that she wanted to study marine biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. But the 10-year-old Robb Elementary student’s dreams of studying life in the world’s oceans were snatched away when a gunman entered Maite’s classroom in Uvalde and opened fire, killing her, 18 of her classmates, and two of her … Read more

The Battle Between Two Lizards In Texas Is a Win for UT Arlington Biologists

Photo illustration by Tyson Bird. Spiny Lizard courtesy Clinton & Charles Robertson via Wikimedia Commons. Prairie Lizard courtesy Peter Paplanus via Flickr, both licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Prairie lizards and Texas spiny lizards have a lot in common. True, the prairie lizard is a svelte 5 inches, while Texas spiny lizard, also commonly called … Read more