December 14, 2017

US: Texas church shooting leaves many dead – UPDATE

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UPDATED: At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church By Dakin Andone, Kaylee Hartung and Darran Simon, CNN Updated 0148 GMT (0948 HKT) November 6, 2017 (CNN) At least 26 people were killed in Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Many others were wounded, […]

San Antonio’s NuStar reportedly stops Venezuela’s oil company from using Caribbean terminal

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By Rye Druzin From My San Antonio NuStar Energy, which operates storage terminals like this one in Corpus Christi, is stopping Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA from using its terminals, according to a Reuters report. Missed payments are forcing San Antonio-based NuStar Energy to stop Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA from using its Statia oil […]

Cayman Islands: Small Business Development Workshop opens

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Minister for Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, Hon. Joseph (Joey) Hew opened a two day workshop on the setting up of a Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) at The Westin Grand Cayman last Wednesday morning, 4 October 2017. A prominent SBDC facilitator from Texas, USA, Mr. Al Salgado, is the keynote speaker and presenter. The stakeholders’ […]

NASA observes possible water geysers on Europ

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By Andrew Dalton From engadget The observation appears to confirm earlier sightings of water spewing from Jupiter’s moon. Hubble’s extended mission continues to pay off: NASA announced today that a team of astronomers using the space telescope have spotted what appear to be plumes of high-altitude water vapor spewing from the icy surface of Jupiter’s […]

Texas Governor accuses state bar of religious discrimination in continuing legal education accreditation battle

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By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, From Texas Lawyer With support coming from Gov. Greg Abbott, Bill Piatt, a professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, is hopeful the State Bar of Texas will reconsider accreditation for a CLE program on “Christian Ethical Perspectives: Faith and Law Today.” While attendees at an October […]

NASA begins to build satellite mission to improve hurricane forecasting

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From NASA Engineers begin construction of the first of eight microsatellites for NASA’s CYGNSS mission Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas. NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites, will improve hurricane forecasting by making […]

Contempt hearing postponed, same-sex families will get to amend birth, death certificates

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By Miriam Rozen, From Texas Lawyer Texas officials have complied with a federal court order and amended the death certificate of a man who was married to another man to identify the surviving spouse. The state officials have also pledged to send the surviving spouse’s lawyer proposed policy changes by Aug. 14. Those policy changes […]