For rural Texans, access to mental health care is critical
As the executive director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas, I feel especially called to address the importance of mental health care access for rural Texans. According to Mental Health Texas, more than 3.3 million adults in Texas are living with a mental illness. When it comes to treating mental health conditions, access to care is critical. Rural health clinics, which are supported by Medicaid managed care, work to close the gap in care often felt by rural Texans. The coordinated care approach of Medicaid managed care ensures communication within the care team to provide premier care.myrgv.com
President Biden is calling for marijuana possession pardons. But that doesn’t mean it’ll happen in Texas.
Biden’s federal pardons will help at least 6,500 people, though most possession crimes are charged at the state level. Gov. Greg Abbott hasn’t yet said whether he’ll follow suit. Gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke was quick to support the measure.
Texans’ Nico Collins looking for more after striking deep against Chargers
Nico Collins struck deep, creating separation with a crisp post route behind Los Angeles Chargers’ $82.5 million cornerback J.C. Jackson as Texans quarterback Davis Mills heaved the football over half the distance of the football field.
Capital Highlights — State sends resources to Florida
Texas has deployed state resources to Florida to assist in response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the devastation caused last week by Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms to hit t[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texas open government laws are here for everyone
Throughout the year, the FOI Foundation helps Texans understand and use the state’s Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act and protects the rights of free speech and free press. Some governments try to block information access by intimidating requesters with unreasonably large cost estimates for producing public records. A written Texas Public Information Act request can also be made through email or on paper.) Access to public information is essential for exercising the right to speak out and hold government accountable as we participate in our democracy. Kelley Shannon is executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas in Austin.myrgv.com
Texans rookie Jalen Pitre on hunger for first win of season: ‘We’re starving right now’
Winless at 0-2-1 heading into Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers at NRG Stadium, the Texans’ last victory was Dec. 26, 2001, over a depleted Chargers squad dealing with multiple COVID-19 cases among their key players.
Texas Dems urge verifying voter registration as deadline nears
As the deadline approaches to register to vote in the November midterm elections, the Texas Democratic Party is urging prospective voters to confirm their registration online and ensure their information is accurate. The voter registration deadline falls on Oct. 11 and Texas voters have until then to submit their registration application by mail or to, if they’re already registered to vote in the state, update their address online. The Republican Party of Texas also offers their own voter registration form at TexasGOP.org/register-vote/. The voter registration application must be postmarked by Oct. 11. When it is time to cast their ballot, voters do not need to have their voter registration card in order to vote.myrgv.com
Editor’s Note: Valley Roots
Editor’s Note: Valley RootsThis month’s story on Texas’ only native pepper, the chile pequin, originated from a conversation between our new senior editor, Danielle Lopez, and her father. She started her research by calling her dad, who like many Texans, has been on a lifelong quest to find the perfect salsa. “It’s a very common practice among South Texans. She’s looking forward to exploring more of Texas’ cultural diversity and inimitable variety of food in her role as Plates editor. “In our next issue, we have a story about a restaurant in Lubbock that I’m excited about,” she says.texashighways.com
Apprenticeships help employers fill critical skills gaps
Registered apprenticeships like those offered at SouthTexasCollege provide industry-driven, customized training that empowers Texas employers to fill any skills gaps in their markets while developing their own future workforce. Registered apprenticeships are typically partnerships between employers, local education agencies, local workforce development boards and apprenticeship committees. Employers investing in apprenticeship programs experience improved recruitment and reduced turnover, and they gain a pipeline of skilled employees and future managers. While jobs are booming in Texas today, it is employers who hold the key to filling any skills gaps in their workforce for tomorrow. The state of Texas, in partnership with TWC, offers a comprehensive toolbox of customized skills development programs, including the Registered Apprenticeships program, Skills Development Fund, Skills for Small Business and more.myrgv.com
Wimberley spoils Lampasas’ comeback hopes, wins 38-28
It was a major test for the Wimberley football team when they made the trip up to Lampasas to battle the Badgers.Lampasas not only was flying high on offense averaging 46.7 points per game so far in 2[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texans’ thoughts on gun laws, and the composer behind the films ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ (Sept. 23, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Friday's show: A new survey suggests most Texans agree on certain restrictions on guns. We learn what those are. And Michael Abels, the composer who created the scores for Jordan Peele's films Get Out, Us, and Nope, talks about his work and the piece he created for shows in Houston this weekend.houstonpublicmedia.org
‘Que hamburgesa!’: Whataburger releases new Hispanic Heritage collection, including popular guayabera
Beyond their breakfasts and burgers, Whataburger has a Whatastore that moves past the munchies on their menu and offers its shoppers a chance to bring Whataburger a little closer to home – or in some instances, to their closets.
Voter poll: What is the most important issue for Houston residents?
KPRC 2 will be closely covering the candidates and want them address the issues residents care about most. So, tell us Houston-area residents, what is the most important issue for you right now? Please vote in our poll below and we will ask each candidate how they plan to address your concerns. If your biggest concern is not included, let us know in the comments below.
Wimberley edges Fredericksburg in chaotic game
By the time kickoff was set, the Wimberley Texans and the Fredericksburg Battlin Billies were ready to smash each other in what is becoming a heated rivalry between the Hill Country communities.With t[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Texans’ Pep Hamilton: ‘We’re going to learn how to finish games’
Completely unblocked and unfettered, Indianapolis Colts linebacker E.J. Speed blasted Texans quarterback Davis Mills in the back for a sack and forced fumble as miscommunication in blocking assignments changed the complexion of the game.
Hispanic Texans may now be the state’s largest demographic group, new census data shows – Houston Public Media
For years, the state’s Hispanic population has grown significantly faster than the white population. The new census data is the first to reflect Texas passing a milestone in its cultural and political evolution.houstonpublicmedia.org
Workforce, education discussed at annual summit
Local education and workforce leaders gathered Wednesday to discuss the future of workforce preparation, local and statewide trends, and the future of talent recruitment in the greater San Marcos regi[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Angered by ‘The 1619 Project,’ state leaders respond with the ‘Texas 1836 Project’
Texas leaders were not pleased with The New York Times’ highly controversial and Pulitzer Prize-winning “The 1619 Project,” so they […] The post Angered by ‘The 1619 Project,’ state leaders respond with the ‘Texas 1836 Project’ appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Wimberley knocks off Fredericksburg in state-ranked top 25 showdown
In a top 25 showdown between heated rivals to kick off District 13-4A play, it was the Texans coming out on top to defend their district crown.Going a full five sets, fifth ranked Wimberley defeated t[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com