Where is abortion legal? In red states, women navigate a chaotic abortion landscape
The logistics of accessing abortion care in the U.S. is about to get more complicated. At least 26 states are set to ban abortion after the fall of Roe v. Wade, cutting off or severely restricting abortion access for more than 35 million women of reproductive age in vast swaths of the Deep South, Southwest and Midwest.latimes.com
House Republicans say January 6 committee's TV ratings prove that Americans have 'moved on' from the deadly Capitol riot even though 20 million people tuned in
House GOP portrayed the 20 million viewers who watched the Jan. 6 committee's first public hearing as not that impressive, a jab that's pure Trump.news.yahoo.com
Texas State bounced from Sun Belt tourney, hope for NCAA at-large bid
Texas State’s run in the Sun Belt baseball tournament came to an end Saturday after falling to No. 4 seed Louisiana in the semifinals, 3-2.The No.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
18-year-old dies in crash hours after graduation, Louisiana cops say. ‘No one like her’
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and all those who were fortunate enough to know and love Jesse Harmon,” her high school wrote in a Facebook post.news.yahoo.com
Valley, state leaders welcome halt to border policy’s end
U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays out of Louisiana ordered that Title 42 remain in place while a lawsuit led by Arizona and Louisiana goes to court. These states and 22 others argue that by attempting to phase out Title 42 the administration failed to consider the effects of its removal on border states. “I have made my concerns regarding the lifting of Title 42 very clear. Greg Abbott continued his criticism of President Joe Biden’s border policies in his reaction to Friday’s ruling. “We remain vigilant in fighting the lifting of Title 42 expulsions.”myrgv.com
3 high school graduations across the US end with gunfire in less than 24 hours
Three high school graduation ceremonies ended with shots fired in separate incidents in Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee within the span of 24 hours, another sobering example of gun violence impacting everyday lives, including that of teenage students.
Bobcat Softball’s season ends at Sun Belt tournament
Texas State Softball reached the Sun Belt tournament championship game for the first time since 2018 on Saturday, but fell to Louisiana in the final round.“Hats off to Louisiana, congratulations on a [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
La. Republicans advance abortion bill without homicide charge
The measure attracted national attention when it passed out of committee last Wednesday with a 7-to-2 vote, less than 48 hours after the leak of a draft opinion that showed the Supreme Court is potentially poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.washingtonpost.com
The “I”s have it
You may have heard that last week the World Meteorological Organization retired the hurricane name “IDA”, a decision based on the death and destruction the storm caused in both Louisiana and New York. Whenever I speak, the question comes up of how the names are chosen in the first place and the answer is that they are chosen to reflect the different nationalities that Atlantic basin storms can affect and so there are American, French, Spanish, Dutch and English names. I have written the WMO before suggesting that the names should be more reflective of all the people living in such countries--we are a very diverse people these days! So I was pleased to see the name IDA replaced with IMANI, a name of Arabic origin meaning “faith.” There are six hurricane name lists that rotate so you will see some new names and some familiar ones every six years! Here is the 2022 list:
Judge halts preparations for end of US asylum limits
The Biden administration must stop what amounts to the phasing out a pandemic-related public health rule allowing the expulsion of migrants without giving them an opportunity to seek asylum, a federal judge in Louisiana ruled Wednesday. The administration plans to end the policy outright on May 23. U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays, in Lafayette, issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday, saying the administration must stop the stepped-up processing for at least the next two weeks.news.yahoo.com
Energy Dept OKs expanded LNG exports from Texas, Louisiana
The Energy Department on Wednesday authorized additional exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from planned terminals in Texas and Louisiana. The orders allow Golden Pass LNG Terminal near Port Arthur, Texas, and Magnolia LNG Terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to export additional natural gas as LNG to any country not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. The $10 billion Golden Pass LNG export project is expected be operational in 2024, with Magnolia coming online by 2026.news.yahoo.com
Bobcats suffer 1-0 loss to Louisiana in intense series opener
One pitch was all the difference in an intense defensive battle between Texas State and Louisiana on Friday.Bobcats sophomore right-hander Jessica Mullins pitched a complete game, allowing just four h[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
‘Triggering’: Houstonian transplant relives losing her home as she watches New Orleans tornado damage
The National Weather Service said the EF-3 tornado went 11 miles through three parishes with most of the damage in Arabi, a community east of New Orleans. Many in the area are left homeless. It’s a feeling many who have been forced to Houston know all too well.
Coast Guard searching for woman who may have fallen overboard Carnival cruise ship near SouthWest Pass, Louisiana
The Coast Guard is searching for a missing cruise ship passenger, approximately 150 miles offshore SouthWest Pass, Louisiana.The passenger is described as a 32-year-old African American woman.
ONLY ON 2: Mattress Mack travels to Louisiana to make largest Super Bowl bet in history
Outside the men’s restroom at a rest stop in Vinton, Louisiana Friday morning, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale pulled out his smartphone and with a tap of a finger placed the largest Super Bowl bet in history, $5 million.
Wild timeline for captured Louisiana inmate: Multiple names aided escapee’s rampage across Harris Co., documents show
KPRC 2 has discovered that Dakeylon Berry, an escaped inmate from a Louisiana Jail who was captured in the Houston area Tuesday night, not only went by another name, Daylon Johnson, but was arrested and released from the Harris County Jail while he was a fugitive.
Mom demands answers in Black man's deadly Louisiana arrest
Ronald Greene’s mother chastised Louisiana state lawmakers Monday for not acting quickly enough to hold state troopers accountable for her son’s deadly 2019 arrest, saying the Black motorist’s death at the end of a high-speed chase was a “murder” that's been covered up, sugarcoated and mired in bureaucracy.