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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…

Adrian Peterson Case Reveals Divide on Spankings

Adrian Peterson Case Reveals Divide on Spankings

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AP Reactivated and Expected to Play for Vikings HOUSTON – It’s a case that has revealed the deep divide across the country over the use of corporal punishment, and as of now, despite the allegations of child abuse out of Texas, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back on the…

Insured Rate for Parents: Texas Lingers as Other States Surge

Insured Rate for Parents: Texas Lingers as Other States Surge

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Differences Emerge with Optional Medicaid Expansion by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN – When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. A new report finds…

Cattle Producers Can Add Revenue Through Cost-Effective Calf Management

Cattle Producers Can Add Revenue Through Cost-Effective Calf Management

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CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices. As prices for calves continue to…

Cost of Excessive Drinking in Texas: $16 Billion

Cost of Excessive Drinking in Texas: $16 Billion

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 Added Dangers for Women Who Binge Drink by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that at least 38 million Americans drink too much. According to Texas experts, the costs and dangers of binge drinking are especially acute…

New Year’s Resolution for Parents: Discipline, Not Punishment

New Year’s Resolution for Parents: Discipline, Not Punishment

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Expert says Discipline Brings Connection, Punishment Brings Fear by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – It isn’t among the list of the usual New Year’s resolutions, like quitting smoking or losing weight. But one expert says a goal for 2014 of parenting through discipline instead of punishment can have life-long positive…