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Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

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Nearly 2,000 Cases This Year, with Two Deaths by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With the number of cases of whooping cough in Texas on pace to hit a high not seen since the 1950s, a public health alert has now been issued. Already this year, said Chris Van Deusen,…

Valley Metro Building Centralized Maintenance Facility

Valley Metro Building Centralized Maintenance Facility

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A Valley Metro bus maintenance garage is being built in Harlingen that is expected to improve public transportation services to residents here and surrounding areas. By centralizing the maintenance facility, officials said they hope to better serve the growing public transportation needs of college and university students, veterans and the…

New Traffic, Criminal Laws Take Effect Sept. 1

New Traffic, Criminal Laws Take Effect Sept. 1

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AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2013. “As a result of these new provisions, Texans now have additional protection while traveling our roadways, and individuals who disregard our laws will face tougher penalties…

Big Time Texas Hunts – A Hunter’s Dream Come True!

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The hunting season is almost here and there’s a way hunters can win the chance of a lifetime all while helping wildlife conservation and public hunting programs. Texas Parks and Wildlife has the story of one lucky winner from San Antonio.

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…