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Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

Civil rights increased for Texans who do not fully understand English

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By DAVID A. DÍAZ Legislativemedia@aol.com With millions of Texans, including waves of new immigrants, who have difficulty communicating in English, the Texas Legislature has approved a measure to protect their U.S. constitutional rights when facing a criminal accusation. The legislation, House Bill 2090 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Sen.…

Texas Employers Add 33,100 Jobs in April State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning of 2012

Texas Employers Add 33,100 Jobs in April State Annual Growth Above 2.5 Percent Since Beginning of 2012

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AUSTIN — Texas’ seasonally adjusted total nonfarm employment expanded by 33,100 jobs in April. Texas added 326,100 jobs from April 2012 to April 2013. The state’s annual growth rate in April stood at 3.0 percent, and has been above 2.5 percent since the beginning of 2012. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment…

After The Fire – Possum Kingdom State Park Welcomes Visitors and Wildlife!

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In 2011, wildfire engulfed more than 126-thousand acres west of Fort Worth, destroying several homes and threatening a popular lake getaway at Possum Kingdom State Park. Two years later, the park is recovering and visitors and wildlife are both back to take advantage of the spring conditions.

Mother Nature is the Best Gift for Mom

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This Mother’s Day, Texas Parks and Wildlife suggests that Texans give mom a chance to relax with a family picnic at one of more than 90 Texas state parks. Picnicking can be a fresh alternative to traditional Mother’s Day events; the agency suggests you take mom to a park, where you can enjoy activities like […]

Lucio Bill to Promote Space Flight in Cameron County Passes out of Senate Committee

Lucio Bill to Promote Space Flight in Cameron County Passes out of Senate Committee

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AUSTIN – Today, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) announces Senate committee passage of a bill intended to promote space flight in Cameron County. Senate Bill 1574, which ensures the public’s right to beach access, while also providing a way to protect public safety during commercial space launches, passed out of…

Texas School Breakfast: Fighting Hunger and Improving Academics

Texas School Breakfast: Fighting Hunger and Improving Academics

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But No Morning Meals for Hundreds of Thousands by John Michaelson (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas – The number of Texans who have trouble feeding their families has been growing for years, and the issue takes center stage today at the State Capitol. This is the second biennial Texas Food Policy Day.…

TX “Distracted” Driving Awareness Month – More than Just Texting

TX “Distracted” Driving Awareness Month – More than Just Texting

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More Than 3,000 Distracted Driving Deaths in U.S. Yearly by John Michaelson, Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Today kicks off Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and experts have said the problem goes way beyond texting or talking while behind the wheel. Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Foundation, noted…

South Texas families need to be aware of dangers of synthetic marijuana

South Texas families need to be aware of dangers of synthetic marijuana

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Synthetic marijuana products are distributed worldwide under countless trade names and packaged in colorful wrappers to appeal to teens, young adults and first-time drug users. But its use can be life-threatening. Just ask Emily Bauer of Cypress, Texas. The vibrant 16-year-old almost died after trying a synthetic marijuana product she…