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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…