Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The Roundup

Article Icon 1Phelan Faces Uphill Battle For Gavel

Forty-six current and incoming Republican House members released a letter Friday saying they won’t vote for a speaker who will appoint Democrats to committee chairmanships.

The development presents a potential challenge to House Speaker Dade Phelan, who has said he favors the longstanding practice because it fosters “a bipartisan relationship” and “keeps us from being like Washington, D.C., where everything shuts down.”

Last year, Republicans backed Phelan 78-6 in a closed-door vote before he was elected speaker.

Attorney General Ken Paxton, who endorsed Phelan’s challenger in last week’s primary runoff election, called the move a “step in the right direction.”

Article Icon 1 Border Mayors Attend Biden Announcement

Three Texas border mayors attended President Joe Biden’s Tuesday announcement of an executive order curtailing migrant crossings.

Brownsville Mayor John Cowen, Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser attended the event in Washington, D.C.

In a statement, Leeser called the situation at the border a “humanitarian crisis” and called on Congress to fix a “broken immigration system.”

In April, 8,800 migrants were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas, according to U.S. Border Patrol data. El Paso recorded the highest number of encounters in Texas, with more than 30,000 migrants stopped.

Article Icon 1It’s Texas vs. Oklahoma

The No. 1-ranked University of Texas softball team will face the No. 2 University of Oklahoma in the Women’s College World Series Championship. The best-of-three series is being played in Oklahoma City and begins tonight, with subsequent games tomorrow and potentially Friday.

Oklahoma is going for its eighth overall and fourth consecutive national championship, while Texas is hoping to win it all for the first time.

Although the Sooners beat the Longhorns 5-1 in the Big 12 title game at the end of the regular season, Texas has yet to surrender a run in the tournament, setting up a must-watch matchup between the top two teams in the country.

The Flyover is just like The Texas Flyover, except it covers news from all fifty states. Sign up with one click!

Flying together with our sponsor

The Flyover


Top US Scientists Discover “Natural Morphine” (Not CBD)

If you are in pain, this is huge…

In fact, this discovery is set to change pain relief forever.

Here is the breakdown…

Top US Scientists have discovered the first and only pain killing alkaloid that has the ability to INCREASE your natural ability to fight pain.

It is code named “Nature’s Morphine”

Here is over 10 years of private research that has just been made public.

Cliff notes…

Studies have CONFIRMED this plant has “morphine like” relief qualities without a SINGLE side effect or risk of addiction.

… And it has been tested internally on over 35,000 users (view the astounding results)

So, if you are in pain…

Go here to try this breakthrough before the rest of the world (no prescription needed)

P.S.  Just to be clear, this has nothing to do with CBD. In fact, you are about to become one of the first people in the world to know about this compound.


Around Texas

➤ Laredo: President Joe Biden approved plans to expand the World Trade Bridge connecting the U.S. and Mexico on Friday. The expansion will add eight lanes for northbound traffic and two for southbound traffic at the nation’s third busiest port of entry. (See video)

➤ Tyler: One of the city’s wastewater treatment plants discharged 3.9 million gallons of sewage into a nearby creek after losing power during Monday night’s storm, triggering a public notification required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (More)

➤ Lubbock: Seth Herman was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police on Monday, more than eight months after the previous chief of police resigned. Herman, who was Midland’s police chief for six years, said he plans to focus on upgrading technology, improving morale, and filling vacancies in his new role. (More)

➤ Rio Grande Valley: Two South Texas reservoirs reached a 53-year low in May as the region deals with ongoing drought conditions. The Amistad and Falcon Reservoirs along the Rio Grande are currently at 19% capacity and supply water to two million people in the U.S. (See video)

➤ Mansfield: The Mansfield ISD school board passed a resolution last week condemning the Biden administration’s new rules regarding Title IX, expressing opposition to policies that would require schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. (More)

➤ Cameron County: A Border Patrol agent is in jail after being arrested for human smuggling. Jorge Alonso allegedly coached an illegal alien to claim legal status at a port of entry using a fraudulent U.S. birth certificate that he provided. (See details)

Enjoy reading The Texas Flyover? Click here to share with your friends and family.

Texas Sports

The Dallas Mavericks signed general manager Nico Harrison to a multiyear contract extension as the team preps to face the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals this week. In the three years he’s been in the role, the Mavericks have made the playoffs twice. (See details)

Austin FC signed free agent soccer player Mikkel Desler to a contract through the 2027 season with an option for an additional year. The 29-year-old Danish defender most recently played for Toulouse FC, where he helped the team win last year’s Coupe de France. (More)

The Houston Astros are getting a second opinion on whether pitcher Jose Urquidy needs Tommy John surgery after pain in his right forearm led to an early exit from a May 25 start with the team’s minor league club, his first outing since last year’s playoffs. (More)

Yesterday’s results: MLB | WNBA | USWNT | NCAA Softball | French Open

Flying together with our sponsor

➤ The FlipFork makes grilling easier and more convenient than ever before. With the combination of a fork, flipper, knife, bottle opener, and more, FlipFork is useful and effective. (See It Here  

The Business Of Texas

Texas has relinquished its title as the state with the most Fortune 500 companies to California, according to recently released rankings. California is home to 57 such companies, while Texas and New York both have 52. (More)

BNSF Railway is suing the City of Gunter for a permit to build a 900-acre logistics center in the small North Texas community. The Fort Worth-based company says the city waited too long to act on a plat application submitted earlier this year. (See details)

Poppi, a popular Austin-based soda brand that says its products can improve gut health, is being sued for false advertising. Plaintiff Kristin Cobbs argues the amount of prebiotic agave inulin fiber the company’s drinks contain isn’t enough to provide a significant health benefit. (More)

Flying together with our sponsor

➤ Paingone Plus is the pocket-sized pain relief pen that delivers targeted relief for your acute or chronic pain in less than 1 minute.  It’s natural, fast-acting, and works almost anywhere on the body! (See It Here

Flying together with our sponsor

THIS Ancient Plant “Deactivates“ Pain Signals

In Pain? Try this today…

After 10 years of research Top US Doctors have validated what is now called “Nature’s Morphine”.

This ancient plant, unknown in the US, stimulates your brain’s natural pain killing peptides, bringing fast relief without drugs.

… And here is where it gets really crazy.

It works without drowsiness, side effects or addiction risk.

Plus, it is certified drug-free (carry it anywhere) and it has already been successfully tested on 35,000 participants (92% success rate).

Pretty cool, right?

Go here to learn about this incredible discovery

Et Cetera

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has classified seven freshwater mussels found exclusively in Central Texas as endangered or threatened. Among the species included in the new classification are the Guadalupe fatmucket, the Texas pimpleback, and the Texas fawnsfoot. (More)

Esquire named three Houston bars and the Ayahuasca Cantina in Dallas to its list of “The Best Bars in America.” The 42 bars on the list were critiqued on atmosphere, ambiance, and, of course, the drinks. (See the list)

Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo welcomed three new hatchlings last week: a little blue heron and two roseate spoonbills. The little blue heron population has been cut in half over the last 50 years, and eight of the twelve in captivity are housed at Cameron Park Zoo. (See photos)

Flying together with our sponsor

Smarter, healthier pet food. Check out our newest sponsor, The Farmer’s Dog. They offer real food that’s made fresh and delivered, and you can get 50% off your first purchase today! (See it here)

The Polling Station

Will UT beat OU in the Women’s College World Series?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Tuesday’s Results:

Do you plan to watch any of the Olympics this summer?

    1. Yes: 56.3%
    2. No: 43.7%
Texas Trivia

Whom was Baylor University named after?

Show me the answer

The Texas Flyover

Join The Texas Flyover

Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Twitter Icon LinkedIn Icon