May 2023 NEWS

Galveston deploys new strategies for mental health crises

  On an early morning in March, Galveston police responded to a call involving a woman experiencing a mental health crisis who had armed herself with a knife and barricaded herself in the restroom at her mother’s apartment. The response team intervened, got the woman to cooperate and... Read More >


Odessa College, UTPB part of NSF funding opportunity

The National Science Foundation has announced a funding award to lay the groundwork for a new regional innovation engine in the Texas and New Mexico Permian Basin. The grant funding—$1 million to cover a two-year period—is the first step toward a potential ten-year, $160M NSF... Read More >


Op-Ed: Awaken and let's fix our fine old house

My family roots in Texas date back to 1837, when the Lone Star State was the Republic of Texas. One of my fourth great-grandfathers, Joseph Thompson, registered to vote on Aug. 1, 1867 and reported he had been in Brazoria for 30 years. He was married to Martha Brooks, who, according to the 1880... Read More >


Grant accelerates the Permian Energy Development Lab's work

    Midland College is one of several partners to share funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will lay the groundwork for a new regional innovation engine in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. The grant funding -- $1 million to cover a two-year period -- is... Read More >


Galveston using teams to respond to mental health 911 emergencies

Transcribed from an audio news report The rising cost of living has been a rising source of stress for many people in Galveston. And mental health resources can be limited on the island compared to some places such as Houston. BJ Wagner is vice president of health and public safety for the Meadows... Read More >


National Science Foundation Awards $1M Grant to Permian Energy Development Lab

Odessa, Texas (May 11, 2023)—The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a funding award to lay the groundwork for a new regional innovation engine in the Texas and New Mexico Permian Basin. The grant funding—$1M to cover a two-year period—is the first step toward a potential... Read More >


CGMF-funded research: Water market activity is increasing across Texas, resulting in greater environmental use of water supplies

San Antonio (May 9, 2023)—The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC Texas), in collaboration with the Texas Living Waters Project, released a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive analysis of thousands of transactions held through Texas’ water markets—a system of voluntary... Read More >


Galveston's mental health unit making a difference, officials say

The woman had tried to commit suicide Wednesday night. On Thursday afternoon, she was sitting in the alley behind a gas station at 44th Street and Broadway, thinking about trying again. She called 911 and asked for help. Unlike with such emergency calls in the past, this time a police... Read More >


Galveston launches mental health crisis response teams

Galveston (May 4, 2023)—Galveston city and county officials, in partnership with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and other Galveston foundations announced the launch of a new program that improves 9-1-1 mental... Read More >

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