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Swimming in State Parks Great Way to Beat the Summer Heat

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AUSTIN- With temperatures around the state hitting the 90’s and 100’s, Texans everywhere are looking for a way to keep cool. Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and Gulf water to help the entire family stay cool and enjoy what Texas’ natural resources have to offer. […]

Next Stop for New TX Abortion Law: The Courts

Next Stop for New TX Abortion Law: The Courts

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by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – New abortion measures are set to begin this fall in Texas. However, those opposed are expected to mount a legal challenge before they go into effect, saying they would place an undue burden on women seeking services. Part of the law requires an abortion…

Many Backyard Farmers Find Chickens a ‘Fowl’ Endeavor

Many Backyard Farmers Find Chickens a ‘Fowl’ Endeavor

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by Gene Hall I have been amused by recent reports that folks who dabbled in self-sufficient chicken farming have overrun pet shelters with no longer wanted chickens. It’s really a serious thing, but it’s just so predictable! It really sounds good on the surface. “Hey hon…let’s keep a few chickens in…

Sen. Cornyn Votes to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Nearly 650,000 Texas Students

Sen. Cornyn Votes to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Nearly 650,000 Texas Students

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Backs Market-Based Reforms to Fix Broken Student Loan Program WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas issued the following statement on Thursday, July 25th after voting in favor of legislation that makes substantial, market-based reforms to the broken federal student loan program and brings down interest rates for Texas college students: “I’m proud…

Interstate 69 Inauguration Video

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Video courtesy of KGBT Action 4 News on YouTube

Accidental Prescription Drug Poisonings on the Rise

Accidental Prescription Drug Poisonings on the Rise

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Toddlers, Teens at Highest Risk by John Michaelson DALLAS – As prescriptions increase for adult aches, pains and chronic illnesses, there’s been a corresponding spike in accidental poisonings in children. That’s the finding of a new study in the July issue of Pediatrics magazine. It says among those at highest…

Nurse Practitioners Provide More Primary Care in States with Least Restrictive Regulations

Nurse Practitioners Provide More Primary Care in States with Least Restrictive Regulations

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Facing a nationwide shortage of primary care physicians, some states in recent years have eased up on regulations that create barriers for nurse practitioners who want to work as primary care providers. That easing of rules has had the intended effect. According to a new study by researchers at the…

Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

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Would Impose Fee, Not Ban by John Michaelson CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After being pulled from the table over legal concerns, a proposed plastic bag ordinance in Corpus Christi is expected to be back before the city council before the end of summer. The plan was set aside this spring with worries…

How to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Summer’s Scrapes, Bites and Burns

How to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Summer’s Scrapes, Bites and Burns

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Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans…

La Feria man wins $10,000 on cable TV’s “Donut Showdown”

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Video courtesy of KGBT Action 4 News on YouTube