Texas

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
2020-05-22T22:24:06+00:00
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves deliver masks to hospitals in rural Texas

The actor has posted on Facebook that he and his wife started delivering 110.000 face masks to hospitals in need across rural Texas. In the post, he stated that the luxury carmaker Lincoln had donated them.

Transportation • Cars & Automobiles
2020-05-10T10:15:24+00:00
Musk announces that Tesla will move headquarters from California to Texas/Nevada

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, has announced in a tweet that the company will move its headquarters from California to Nevada, Texas. Musk also questioned if the manufacturing plant in Fremont will keep operating in the future after he complained about the Alameda county regulation that all but essential businesses are not allowed to operate until the end of May, due to the coronavirus.

Technology • Internet & Web
2020-05-07T22:01:51+00:00
School buses to provide free WiFi to homebound students and residents
School Buses equipped with WiFi bring internet to residents
School Buses equipped with WiFi bring internet to residents Credit: unsplash.com/@marcelocidrack

School buses in various American cities are being equipped with WiFi to provide free WiFi to communities that are lacking proper internet access. The initiative gets help from companies like Google, AT&T and the Duke Energy Foundation. WiFi school buses are currently deployed in many states, among them North Carolina, Texas and Ohio.
In a statement, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stated “In many communities, school buses are already delivering meals to students and their families. Now they’re delivering Wi-Fi for online learning".

Business • Economy
2020-04-20T20:24:28+00:00
Price for US Western Texas Intermediate oil turns negative
Pumpjack located south of Midland, Texas
Pumpjack located south of Midland, Texas Credit: Eric Kounce (Creative Commons CC0 Waiver)

Oil producers have started paying buyers to take the oil out of their hands, as storage capacity is running low. A worldwide overproduction of oil is currently recorded due to a decline in demand following the spread of the coronavirus.
The lowest recorded price for a barrel (around 159 liters) of West Texas Intermediate oil was recorded at minus $37.63.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
2020-04-01T11:21:54+00:00
Texas Cinema turns parking lot into drive-in cinema

After being forced to close the cinema following the spread of the coronavirus, the EVO Entertainment Group decided to repurpose the parking lot into a drive-in cinema. Every evening people can drive up and park in the theater parking lot to enjoy a movie screening for free. The cinema itself sells food from the kitchen and sofar all screenings have been booked out. The CEO of the company, Mitchell Roberts stated that it "is a difficult time for everyone, so we’ve made it our goal to find a way to spread positivity within our community while sharing in the responsibility of social distancing during the crisis".

Politics • American • US
2020-03-09T19:28:02+00:00
Ted Cruz voices criticism on Alabama vasectomy bill

Following the introduction of a bill that would make vasectomy mandatory for men under certain conditions, the Republican Texas senator Ted Cruz tweeted " Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything...literally!". Ted Cruz is known for his conservative stand towards abortions.