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Technology Jobs Key to Unlocking Higher Starting Salaries

Technology Jobs Key to Unlocking Higher Starting Salaries

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Not All Require Four-Years of Higher Ed by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A new report indicates the answer for some could be changing careers and entering the field of technology. Starting salaries for tech jobs are projected to rise almost…

Ebola Patient Dies, But Risk for the Average Texan is “Zero”

Ebola Patient Dies, But Risk for the Average Texan is “Zero”

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by John Michaelson/TNS DALLAS – The first Ebola patient to be diagnosed while in the U.S. has died at a Dallas hospital, and while the death of Thomas Duncan has raised concerns, experts say the risk for the average Texan is slim to none. Dr. A. Scott Lea is an…

Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses

Obey the Law: Don’t Pass Stopped School Buses

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AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. During this…

Mitigating Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Means Economic Growth

Mitigating Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Means Economic Growth

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Texas Among States with Most to Gain by John Michaelson/TNS HOUSTON – As concern around oil and gas methane emissions continues to grow, those companies in Texas and across the country that provide solutions to reduce this industry’s pollution can also help spur economic growth. A new analysis released by…

Then and Now: Parenting Philosophies Over 20 Years

Then and Now: Parenting Philosophies Over 20 Years

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by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN – While the times have changed tremendously for families in Texas and across the country over the past two decades, most of the main philosophies of parenting really have not. So says Janet Jendron, board president of Attachment Parenting International, a group celebrating its 20th anniversary.…

Not Ready to Retire: Many TX Women Have Little Saved

Not Ready to Retire: Many TX Women Have Little Saved

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by John Michaelson/TNS HOUSTON – Across the state of Texas, many workers dream of the day when they’ll finally reach that age of retirement, but new research shows many of those getting closer to retirement are nowhere near ready financially. Cheryl Matheis, senior principal and counsel with AARP, says their…

Texans are Finding Benefits in B Corps

Texans are Finding Benefits in B Corps

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More Consumers Seek Social Responsibility by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – It might not be enough to make a good product and practice a solid business strategy these days. Consumers want their companies to be good for people and the planet, too. A Nielsen survey found that 55 percent of…

Some TX Health Centers Consider Job Cuts and Closings

Some TX Health Centers Consider Job  Cuts and Closings

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Key Source of Funding Could Fall by 70% by John Michaelson/TNS FORT WORTH, Texas – For working families who struggle financially across the state of Texas, Community Health Centers are their only access to primary care, but closed clinics, job cuts and reduced services are all options being considered in…

Kids Moving Out of Booster Seats: Too Many Too Soon

Kids Moving Out of Booster Seats: Too Many Too Soon

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Boosters 45% More Effective Than Seat Belts Only by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Children often want to act like grownups, but safety advocates say having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off for as long as possible. A new…

Contaminated Texas Drinking Water Linked to Faulty Shale Gas Wells

Contaminated Texas Drinking Water Linked to Faulty Shale Gas Wells

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Study Cites Leaks Through Cement and Casings by John Michaelson/TNS FORT WORTH, Texas – A new study finds contamination of drinking water in parts of Texas from the extraction of shale gas, but the primary cause is not what some people had feared. Researcher Avner Vengosh says the contamination of…