Monday, July 1, 2024

The Roundup

Article Icon 1Chip Roy Calls For Biden Ouster

Texas Congressman Chip Roy (R-Austin) is calling on Vice President Kamala Harris to use the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to remove Joe Biden as president after his disastrous debate performance last week against former President Donald Trump.

Roy introduced a non-binding resolution in the U.S. House on Friday, seeking to apply political pressure on Harris and Biden’s cabinet, a majority of which would need to agree that the president is unable to fulfill his duties to remove him from office.

I think anybody with eyes and anybody observing objectively last night saw an individual that is not capable of carrying out the duties of commander-in-chief in a world in which we’re, you know, facing increasing dangers,” Roy told reporters.

Article Icon 1Saharan Dust Cloud Coming To Texas

A huge cloud of Saharan dust is coming to parts of Texas today, and another is close behind. This annual summer phenomenon reduces air quality and humidity but can produce spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

During the summer months, hot air lifts sand from Africa’s Sahara Desert high into the atmosphere, where strong winds carry it across the Atlantic Ocean. According to NASA, about 182 million tons of dust from Africa are swept away every year.

This week’s Saharan Air Layer is the first of the year. It typically subsides after the middle of August.

Article Icon 1Texas Workers At Medium Risk Of AI Automation

A new study from digital marketing firm (un)Common Logic shows 8.9% of Texas workers are at risk of being displaced by automation powered by artificial intelligence. The figure puts Texas at No. 22 in a list of states from most to least at-risk.

However, among large metro areas, three in Texas—Austin (#6, 10.3%), San Antonio (#22, 9.3%), and DFW (#23, 9.3%)—rank in the top 25 of those most at risk of job displacement from AI-related automation.

According to the study, budget analysts, loan officers, accountants, insurance sales agents, and paralegals are among the professions most susceptible to displacement by AI. These roles account for about 9% of all workers in the U.S.

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A: Broccoli
B: Corn
C: Kale
D: Spinach
E: Other

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Around Texas

Fort Worth: Two Tarrant County jailers were charged with murder following a Texas Rangers investigation into the April 21 death of 31-year-old inmate Anthony Johnson. (More)

San Antonio: A military tribunal acquitted Air Force Major General Phillip Stewart of sexual assault after a week-long trial on Saturday. Stewart was found guilty on the lesser charges of dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer. (See Details)

Waco: The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that Waco judge Dianne Hensley can sue the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for allegedly violating her religious rights. The commission sanctioned Hensley in 2019 for refusing to officiate same-sex weddings. (More)

Austin: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected a petition from Travis County District Attorney José Garza to overturn Gov. Abbott’s pardon of Daniel Perry, who was convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020. (See Details)

Laredo: The city council temporarily halted business permits for new car washes on Friday to conserve water amid an ongoing drought. (See Video)

Amarillo: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it has sold the Cliffside helium plant to Messer, an international industrial gas supplier, completing its obligation to dispose of all helium assets in accordance with the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013. (More)

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Texas Sports

Texas A&M is hiring Michael Earley as the program’s next head baseball coach. Earley had previously served as the team’s hitting coach and now will replace former head coach Jim Schlossnagle. (More)

Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña misplayed a pop fly in the infield while engaged in an in-game interview during Friday’s game against the New York Mets. The Astros would go on to lose the game 7-2. (See Video)

➤ Texas Rangers superstar shortstop Corey Seager left Saturday’s game against the Orioles after being hit by a pitch on the wrist. Seager’s X-rays came back negative, and he will likely not miss significant time. (More)

Yesterday’s results: MLB | WNBA | Copa América | PGA | LPGA | MLS | NWSL | NASCAR

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A federal judge temporarily blocked a Biden administration rule governing overtime pay from taking effect in Texas. The Labor Department rule requires companies to pay overtime to salaried employees making less than $59,000 a year, an increase from the current threshold of $35,000. (More)

A plan by Sugar Land officials to build a $146 million natural gas plant has met with opposition from residents concerned about their health and property values. (See Details)

U.S. News & World Report’s 500 “Best Companies to Work For” includes 72 businesses located in Texas. Among the companies that made the list are Atmos Energy, Caterpillar, Frost Bank, Occidental, and Southwest Airlines. (See List)

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Et Cetera

Five North Texas cities are being evaluated as potential sites for an on-demand aerial gondola system developed by Google spinoff Swyft Cities. Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Arlington, and DeSoto have all expressed interest in the project. (See Video)

Texas Tech University is partnering with local brewery Two Docs Brewing Company to market their Raiderland Red Pale Ale, which will support the university’s Name, Image, and Likeness fund for recruiting student-athletes. (More)

A North Texas Mercedes-Benz dealership gave a new vehicle to a golfer who shot a hole-in-one at the Tangle Ridge Golf Course in Grand Prairie last month. (See Photo)

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The Polling Station

What do you call soft drinks?

  1. Soda
  2. Pop
  3. Coke
  4. Other

Saturday’s Results:

Who’s your favorite Texas-born movie star?

    1. Tommy Lee Jones: 41.3%
    2. Matthew McConaughey: 21.1%
    3. Jennifer Garner: 11.7%
    4. Other: 10.2%
    5. Woody Harrelson: 9.5%
    6. Jamie Foxx: 6.2%
In Saturday’s edition, we mistakenly included Sandra Bullock, who was born in Virginia. We apologize for the oversight.
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