Australian cricket superstar Warne honoured at private funeral
Australian cricket superstar Shane Warne was farewelled at a private funeral by family and friends. The legendary leg spinner's body was found at a luxury resort in Thailand on March 4, with his death aged just 52 from a suspected heart attack provoking shock and grief around the world from prime ministers, rock stars and fellow players.news.yahoo.com
Texas State defeats UTRGV, off to best start since 1991
The last time Texas State Baseball began a season with an 8-1 record, no one on the roster had been born yet.The maroon and gold defeated UT-Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday inside Bobcat Ballpark, 7-3, e[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
UT-Austin won’t require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due testing limitations because of COVID-19
The University of Texas at Austin is suspending the SAT and ACT test score requirement for fall 2022 applicants, citing continued limited access to testing opportunities for students due the COVID-19 pandemic. AdLast year, multiple Texas universities temporarily scrapped the testing requirement for the 2021 applicants, including Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University. In Austin, St. Edward's University had been planning to permanently waive ACT and SAT requirements for months, Dean of Admissions Drew Nichols told The Texas Tribune last spring. Last year, the University of California system announced its campuses would begin phasing out the ACT and SAT immediately. AdDisclosure: Baylor University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, St. Edward’s University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and University of Texas at Austin have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.
Movie star Matthew McConaughey says he'd consider running for Texas Governor
Actor Matthew McConaughey might say "alright, alright, alright" to the prospect of serving as governor of his home state — assuming that's something Texans want. It would be up to the people more than it would me," the Uvalde native told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt this week when asked if he'd consider a run. "I would say this: Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now," thestar added. "Coming out of the election right now, we’ve got to stabilize," he said. "This country’s got to stabilize first before we start to say, 'OK, here’s how we’re marching out of this together, forward.'"sacurrent.com
San Antonio hospitals taking in El Paso patients amid wave of COVID-19 infections
SAN ANTONIO – A sharp increase of COVID-19 infections in El Paso may be the sign of another incoming surge, the UT Health Chief Medical Officer told staff in an email obtained by KSAT. University Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bryan Alsip said the El Paso patients are being transferred to hospitals across the state. Dr. Alsip said he did not know if El Paso was transferring patients with COVID-19 or other patients. “This really is a way to create additional space in those ICUs in El Paso and those hospitals,” Alsip said. Still, the Texas Emergency Medical Task Force may choose to transfer COVID-19 patients to other hospitals in Texas depending on the situation.
Judiciary Committee sets Oct. 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett over Democratic objections
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, poses during a meeting with U.S. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote on whether to approve Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court in a rowdy hearing in which Democrats made procedural objections and said the rush to confirm the nominee was unprecedented. Barrett is expected to be confirmed by the committee by a party line vote, with all 12 Republicans in her favor and 10 Democrats opposed. Democratic senators tried in vain to derail Thursday's committee hearing. Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court will give the nine-member panel its sixth Republican appointee and its third Trump pick, shifting the balance of the court further in favor of Republicans.cnbc.com
San Antonio pediatrician appointed to racial inequality fellowship
SAN ANTONIO A UT professor and pediatrician has been named one of 24 Ford Global Fellows worldwide who have been appointed to spend the next 10 years trying to identify, connect and support the next generation of social justice leaders to create positive change regarding racial inequality. Twenty four social leaders were appointed to this task worldwide and they have begun meeting via teleconference this week. RELATED: LIVE COVERAGE: Day 7 of George Floyd protests in San AntonioHer perspective is in general humanities, but also specific to how medically, black communities suffer more than white communities. The Ford Global Fellowship is an investment to build a global network of leaders to fight inequality, is critical at this moment." For more information on what the Ford Foundation does, as well as this particular fellowship, visit fordfoundation.org.
Senator Romney to vote for Trump impeachment trial witnesses
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is pursued by reporters prior to the resumption of the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday will vote in favor of allowing witnesses to testify in the Senates impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, his spokeswoman said. Senators are expected to decide later on Friday whether to call for witnesses in the trial as urged by Democrats, or to reject their testimony and end the trial, which Trump has urged.feeds.reuters.com
'Increasingly likely' Republican senators to back call for Bolton to testify: Romney
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is pursued by reporters in the Senate subway as he arrives for the fourth day of the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Mitt Romney said on Monday that it was increasingly likely at least four Republican senators would join Democrats in calling for John Bolton, the former White House national security adviser, to testify in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump. The New York Times cited an unpublished manuscript by Bolton that said Trump told him he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until its officials helped probe Democrats, including Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president and one of the candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. I think its increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton, Romney told reporters when asked if four Republicans might break ranks to support Democrats in their call for trial witnesses.feeds.reuters.com
Trump pushing nations for Biden probe is 'wrong and appalling': Romney
FILE PHOTO: U.S.Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks at a news conference about the Tobacco to 21 Act, which would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Friday it was wrong and appalling for President Donald Trump to push other nations to investigate former Vice President and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden. When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for Chinas investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated, Romney said on Twitter. By all appearances, the presidents brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.feeds.reuters.com
Caden Sterns suffers ankle sprain during Longhorns scrimmage
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas safety Caden Sterns will miss some pratice time, but avoided a serious injury during Sunday's Longhorns scrimmage. Sterns has a low-grade high ankle sprain, accoring to UT football officials. The former Steele High School standout is entering his sophomore season after being named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Texas officials also announced sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram sustained a bone bruise in his and is expected to miss practice time as well. Both players are expected to be ready for the Longhorns' season-opener in Austin against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.
Caden Sterns suffers ankle sprain during Longhorns scrimmage
Texas safety Caden Sterns will miss some pratice time, but avoided a serious injury during Sunday's Longhorns scrimmage. Sterns has a low-grade high ankle sprain, accoring to UT football officials. The former Steele High School standout is entering his sophomore season after being named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Texas officials also announced sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram sustained a bone bruise in his and is expected to miss practice time as well. Both players are expected to be ready for the Longhorns' season-opener in Austin against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.