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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

Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

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Harlingen, TX – Saturday, June 29th Texas Roadhouse will host its first Rib Fest: Police and Fire Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Harlingen Police Chief Tom Whitten and Harlingen Fire Chief Mike Rinaldi will each lead a team of 5 men in a relay style rib eating challenge competing…

Comptroller Susan Combs Announces “Tell the Truth Texas” — a Revealing Look at Local Government Finance

Comptroller Susan Combs Announces “Tell the Truth Texas” — a Revealing Look at Local Government Finance

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AUSTIN — Comptroller Susan Combs today announced the creation of a new Web resource, “Tell the Truth Texas” (www.tellthetruthtexas.org) that will collect an unprecedented array of information on the debt and finances of local governments throughout Texas. “We see a real need for this,” Combs said. “Texans have every right…