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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a leader in personalized genetic testing and diagnostics, today announced new data recently presented on the clinical utility of Signatera, its personalized and tumor-informed molecular residual disease (MRD) test, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2022 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO GI). The oral presentation included an updated analysis from the landmark CIRCULATE-Japan trial analyzing a cohort of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As learning disruptions persist for families nationwide, Gov. Abbott has proclaimed Jan. 23-29 "Texas School Choice Week," recognizing the importance of flexible, personalized education options for students and teaching professionals across the state.

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SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic where medical professionals worked intensely to help their community, a record-breaking 260 individuals saved lives via organ donation as their final act of service, announced Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA).

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: NREF) ("NREF" or the "Company") announced today the pricing of its underwritten public offering of $35 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026 (the "Additional Notes"). The Additional Notes were issued at a price of 100.875% of par with a yield to maturity of 5.514%. The Additional Notes are an additional issuance of the Company's existing $135 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2026 (the "Existing Notes") and the Additional Notes will be issued under the same indenture as the Existing Notes, will be treated as a single class of debt securities with the Existing Notes and will have the same terms as the Existing Notes, other than the issue date and offering price. The offering is expected to close on or about January 25, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP (NYSE: KRP) ("Kimbell"), a leading owner of oil and natural gas mineral and royalty interests in more than 122,000 gross wells across 28 states, today announced that the Board of Directors of Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC, Kimbell's general partner, approved a cash distribution payment of 75% of projected cash available for distribution for the fourth quarter of 2021, or $0.37 per common unit.  The distribution will be payable on February 7, 2022 to common unitholders of record at the close of business on January 31, 2022.  Kimbell intends to utilize the remaining 25% of Q4 2021 projected cash available for distribution to pay down a portion of the outstanding borrowings under Kimbell's credit facility.  Since May 2020 (excluding the expected upcoming pay down from the remaining 25% of Q4 2021 projected cash available for distribution), Kimbell has paid down approximately $44.5 million of outstanding borrowings under its credit facility from allocating a portion of its cash available for distribution for debt pay down. 

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HELOTES, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrium Sohail is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Distinguished Executive for her excellence in the Commercial Insurance industry and her exceptional leadership as the CEO of Marrium Insurance Agency.               

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(The Center Square) – After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal health-care worker vaccine mandate could be imposed, a federal court this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by Texas challenging the mandate. Previously, the court had issued a temporary injunction blocking the mandate from going into effect in Texas.

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SEALY, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has brought forward production of its new VelociRaptor 400 Bronco to satisfy high customer demand. The new model is available in an eye-catching new livery with output upgraded to 411 bhp @ 4,400 rpm and 603 lb-ft torque @ 3,200 rpm.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) today announced that William (Bill) Adams will be named Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, effective Jan. 24, 2022. Adams will succeed Robert Dye, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, who plans to retire on Jan. 28, 2022. Adams will report to Jim Herzog, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The National Business Research Institute (NBRI) is pleased to welcome Network Health to the NBRI Circle of Excellence. The NBRI Circle of Excellence Award recognizes organizations with high levels of Employee Experience (EX). To qualify for this honor, the organization must score at or above Stretch Performance which is at the 75th percentile of their industry, or the organization must improve a statistically significant 5 or more percentiles at the Total Company level. It is no small feat to move an entire Company's EX score 5 or more percentiles, or to reach Stretch (75th) or Best in Class (90th) Performance levels within six to twelve months.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Voss Capital, LLC ("Voss"), a significant shareholder of Griffon Corp. (NYSE: GFF) ("Griffon" or the "Company"), today announced that it has issued a detailed presentation titled "Renovating Griffon," outlining Voss's history of engagement with the Company, the ongoing issues with Griffon's conglomerate structure and corporate governance, and opportunities to create value through the addition of Voss's highly experienced candidate to Griffon Corp.'s Board of Directors.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindglobal, a leading provider of telecom expense management (TEM) solutions, today announced that it has been identified as a Representative Vendor in the 2021 Gartner "Market Guide for Telecom Expense Management" report. Mindglobal was named in the wireless expense management category, and we believe that this research profiles the outstanding results the company has achieved for its clients.

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Motor vehicle theft, one of the most serious offenses tracked by the FBI, is on the rise in the United States. There were a total of 810,400 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2020, the most in over a decade. Motor vehicle theft can be either the theft or attempted theft of a vehicle, such as […]

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Motor vehicle theft, one of the most serious offenses tracked by the FBI, is on the rise in the United States. There were a total of 810,400 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2020, the most in over a decade. Motor vehicle theft can be either the theft or attempted theft of a vehicle, such as […]

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Motor vehicle theft, one of the most serious offenses tracked by the FBI, is on the rise in the United States. There were a total of 810,400 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2020, the most in over a decade. Motor vehicle theft can be either the theft or attempted theft of a vehicle, such as […]

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Motor vehicle theft, one of the most serious offenses tracked by the FBI, is on the rise in the United States. There were a total of 810,400 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2020, the most in over a decade. Motor vehicle theft can be either the theft or attempted theft of a vehicle, such as […]

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens National Life Insurance Company ("Citizens National"), a subsidiary of Citizens, Inc. (NYSE: CIA) announces the launch of its new Critical Illness Coverage product. This will be Citizens National's third product launched in the past 12 months. The company is focused on developing products that provide value and benefits for their policyholders.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Bank, as Trustee of the Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT) ("Permian") today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.031614 per unit, payable on February 14, 2022, to unit holders of record on January 31, 2022.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE: NREF) ("NREF" or the "Company") announced today that it has launched an offering of its 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026 (the "Additional Notes"). The Additional Notes are being offered as an additional issue of the Company's existing $135 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026 that the Company previously issued (the "Existing Notes"). The Additional Notes will be issued under the same indenture as the Existing Notes, will be treated as a single class of debt securities with the Existing Notes and will have the same terms, other than the issue date and offering price.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Bank, as Trustee of the Hugoton Royalty Trust (OTCQB:HGTXU) (the "Trust"), today declared there would not be a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest for January 2022 due to the excess cost positions on all three of the Trust's conveyances of net profits interests. The following table shows underlying gas sales and average prices attributable to the net overriding royalty for both the current month and prior month. Underlying gas sales volumes attributable to the current month were primarily produced in November.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Bank, as Trustee of the Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT), today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.125725 per unit, payable on February 14, 2022, to unitholders of record on January 31, 2022. The following table shows underlying oil and gas sales and average prices attributable to the current month and prior month distributions.

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IRVING, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) has been recognized by Sustainalytics as an ESG Industry Top Rated company in 2022. As of October 2021, Darling Ingredients received an ESG Risk Rating of 22.4 from Sustainalytics and was assessed to be at medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. Darling's ESG Risk Rating places it 8th percentile in the Food Products industry and 3rd percentile in the Packaged Foods subindustry assessed by Sustainalytics.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TGI Fridays®, the world's first and most recognized casual bar and grill, today announced its year-to-date financial results with 41 consecutive weeks of same-store sales growth versus pre-pandemic numbers in 2019 and double-digit growth in the back half of 2021. This industry-leading performance is driven by its digital channels, where year-to-date sales volumes are up 290 percent compared to 2019; new revenue streams through virtual restaurants; and continuing to offer the craveable food guests have come to love.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Innowatts, an industry-leading AI-enabled energy and data analytics SaaS provider, today announced being named a 2022 Global Cleantech 100 Company by Cleantech Group. The honor marks the third consecutive year that Innowatts has been recognized for its game-changing technology and commitment to decarbonization.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent identification of two 1981 Texas murder victims alerted law enforcement 41 years later to the fact that at the time of their deaths, they had a one-year-old daughter. Holly Marie Clouse hasn't been seen since sometime before January 1981 when her parents Dean and Tina Linn Clouse were found murdered in Houston.

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DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS and COMSP) ("COMSovereign" or the "Company"), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G communication systems and solutions today announced that its Lighter Than Air Systems ("LTAS") subsidiary, dba Drone Aviation, has been awarded a multi-unit, $8.4 million subcontract from a U.S. Government prime contractor for its Winch Aerostat Small Platform ("WASP") and related support services.

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CSI Compressco LP ("CSI Compressco") (NASDAQ: CCLP) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner has declared a cash distribution attributable to the quarter ended December 31, 2021 of $0.01 per outstanding common unit, or $0.04 per outstanding common unit on an annualized basis. This cash distribution will be paid on February 14, 2022 to all common unitholders of record as of the close of business on January 31, 2022.

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PermRock Royalty Trust (NYSE: PRT) (the "Trust") today declared a monthly cash distribution to record holders of its trust units representing beneficial interests in the Trust ("Trust Units") as of January 31, 2022 and payable on February 14, 2022 in the amount of $858,608.63 ($0.070575 per Trust Unit), based principally upon production during the month of November 2021.

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DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber Defense Labs, a Dallas-based expert cybersecurity services firm that helps companies strengthen security and reduce risk across their business environments, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Robert Anderson, Jr. will assume the role of chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Previous chairman, Rod Jones, has been named senior managing partner and will continue to serve as a member of Cyber Defense Labs' Board.

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DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS and COMSP) ("COMSovereign" or the "Company"), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G communication systems announced that on January 18, 2022, the Company received a written notice (the "Notice") from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC indicating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), as the Company's closing bid price for common shares were below $1.00 per share for the last 30 consecutive business days.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. (NYSE: NEX) ("NexTier" or the "Company") today announced that it will release its fourth quarter 2021 financial and operating results after market close on Monday, February 21, 2022. This release will be followed by a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Hosting the call will be Robert Drummond, President and Chief Executive Officer and Kenneth Pucheu, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- DataHEALTH, Inc. ("DataHEALTH"), a cloud hosting, cloud backup, data storage and recovery service provider for the health care industry that provides services to health care providers throughout the country, today announced that it experienced a criminal ransomware attack on some of its servers that contain health care providers' information. DataHEALTH is providing this notice on behalf of impacted health care providers.

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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The CMI Group, an employee-owned company (ESOP) and the industry-leading solutions provider to clients nationwide, announced today the promotion of Carrie Finney to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. She will also continue in her role as President. Founder and long-serving Chairman and CEO Tom Stockton will transition to his new role as Chief Strategy Officer and will continue as a Director on the Board.

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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real-time communications software and IP optical transport solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021. All figures in this release are approximate due to the preliminary nature of the announcement.

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DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Employer Direct Healthcare (EDH), a leader in specialty healthcare solutions, today announced that City of Hope, a world-renowned research and treatment organization ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report, is the second leading cancer center to join its oncology provider network. The addition of City of Hope is a noteworthy sign of progress in Employer Direct Healthcare's efforts to create a national network of leading National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers to ensure patients have access to best-in-class cancer care and expertise.

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IRVING, Texas, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature Safe Fertilizer, a Darling Ingredients' brand, is responding to strong distributor and grower interest in its unique line of organic fertilizers, mainly produced at the company's production plant in Turlock, CA, by adding a key player to their sales force. Following the opening of this state-of-the-art facility in early 2019, with more exciting production, storage, and shipping improvements being added this year, the company is pleased to have Ilan Oliver of Woodland, CA join their team for expanded sales management.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Oil Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has completed the sale of its interest in Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and P.M.I. Norteamerica, S.A. De C.V. (a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex) for $596 million, a combination of cash and debt.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Oil Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has completed the sale of its interest in Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and P.M.I. Norteamerica, S.A. De C.V. (a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex) for $596 million, a combination of cash and debt.

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HOUSTON, Jan. 20, 2022 /CNW/ -- Shell Oil Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has completed the sale of its interest in Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership, a 50-50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company and P.M.I. Norteamerica, S.A. De C.V. (a subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex) for $596 million, a combination of cash and debt.

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DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaycaychella, Inc. (USOTC: VAYK) today announced the company has a team deploying to Cuba next week on a three-week trip centered around securing the next ten beach properties it will refurbish and launch as short-term vacation rental properties.  These next ten properties will be listed on VAYK's peer-to-peer (P2P) alternative finance application version 2.0 and participation in the short-term vacation rental business operating the ten properties will be offered through the introduction of a cryptocurrency.