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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…

Celebrating 140 Years of Blue Jeans

Celebrating 140 Years of Blue Jeans

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By Jessica Domel/Texas Farm Bureau Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis forever changed American wardrobes 140 years ago this week when they used a small copper rivet and and some sturdy cotton twill to create blue jeans. Using blue demin material, the patented cotton rivet allowed Strauss and Davis to manufacture…

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.