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Protecting Texas’ coastline

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www.youtube.com – The – 2024-06-19 09:20:38

SUMMARY: Matt Ewalt from the Texas Tribune introduced a discussion in Corpus Christi and virtual audience about protecting Texas's coastline amidst the threats from hurricanes. Texans are concerned about facing another Harvey, Ike, or Rita, leading to significant attention on building the Ike Dike—a system of gates across Bay's mouth. The Coastal Resiliency Master Plan proposes projects to restore the coast's environment. The panel included Jim Blackburn (Rice University), State Representative Todd Hunter, Kristen Schlemmer (Bayou City Waterkeeper), and Kirsten Stanzel (Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program), moderated by Alejandra Martinez. They discussed the need for adaptable and science-backed solutions given the changing climate, the importance of nature-based interventions, cooperation between public and private sectors, and the vital role of local policy and community involvement.

Texans enter every hurricane season fearful they could face the next Harvey, Ike or Rita. And Texans living along the state's 370-plus-mile coast are looking for new strategies to safeguard their communities.

Much of the attention has focused on building the “Ike Dike,” a system of gates across the mouth of Galveston Bay. The state's Coastal Resiliency Master Plan also proposes improvement projects along the entire Texas coast to help restore the natural environment.

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The Texas Tribune hosts “Protecting Texas' coastline” at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Tuesday, June 18. Alejandra Martinez, the Tribune's environmental reporter, will moderate a conversation about efforts to protect our coast and what we need to know before the next hurricane season.

Speakers include:
Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Rice University
State Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi
Kristen Schlemmer, senior legal director and waterkeeper, Bayou City Waterkeeper
Dr. Kiersten Stanzel, executive director, Coastal Bends, Bays & Estuaries Program

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Texas’ 2024 Democratic delegates: What you need to know

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by By Jasper Scherer, The – 2024-07-21 16:00:31

SUMMARY: Texas has 273 delegates, the third-largest contingent after California and New York. Delegates are selected in four ways. Firstly, 159 district-level delegates were elected from congressional districts at the Texas Democratic Convention, based on Democratic turnout. Secondly, 53 at-large delegates representing the state were also selected there. Additionally, Texas will send 32 delegates who are party leaders and elected officials, including mayors and lawmakers. Finally, 29 automatic delegates, similar to superdelegates, include members of the Democratic National Committee and the state's entire Democratic congressional delegation. These groups predominantly consist of Democratic activists and leaders.

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Joe Biden withdraws from presidential race

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by By Isaac Yu and Matthew Choi, The – 2024-07-21 13:28:52

SUMMARY: President Joe Biden announced he will not seek reelection, citing it as the best decision for his party and country. This follows increasing party pressure and concerns around his debate performance and age. He endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination. Biden's move is the first presidential withdrawal since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. The Democratic National Convention in Chicago will likely select the next nominee, making it the first contested convention since 1968. Biden's polling has declined further, especially after a failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump sparked Republican unity. Harris's polling remains slightly better than Biden's.

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Jim Pitts, former Texas House member, has died at 77 .

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by By Pooja Salhotra, The – 2024-07-21 11:55:00

SUMMARY: Former Texas state Rep. Jim Pitts, a Republican from Waxahachie who served nearly a decade as the chief budget writer for the Texas House, died at 77. Pitts, who passed away at Baylor University Medical Center surrounded by loved ones, represented House District 10 from 1993 to 2015 and chaired the Appropriations Committee for many years. Known for his commitment to education and fiscal responsibility, Pitts was praised for his bipartisan support and strong character. He played a key role in replacing House Speaker Tom Craddick with Joe Straus in 2009. Memorial service details are pending.

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