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Infant Care Not Affordable for Vast Majority of Texas Families

Infant Care Not Affordable for Vast Majority of Texas Families

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – A new Economic Policy Institute report shows how hard it is for Texas families to pay for early child care and education for one child – let alone two. Zane Mokhiber, data analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, said most people don’t think of infant care as…

Observers: Trump Created Migration “Crisis,” Stoking Racial Conflict

Observers: Trump Created Migration “Crisis,” Stoking Racial Conflict

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by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – Close observers of the El Paso border accuse the Trump administration of manipulating migrant policy to create a crisis – with tragic results. Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network For Human Rights, has been close to the issue for 20 years. He…

El Paso and Juarez: One City Interrupted By Tough Border

El Paso and Juarez: One City Interrupted By Tough Border

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by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – People in El Paso and Juarez often regard their communities as one big city. But recent research, as covered in the local press confirms that the hardening of the U.S.-Mexico border is getting in the way of that. A recently released survey of citizen perception…

“Princess Leia” to Help Texas Celebrate National Health Center Week

“Princess Leia” to Help Texas Celebrate National Health Center Week

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by Eric Galatas UVALDE, Texas – Families are invited to come out to Uvalde High School this Friday to meet Superman and Princess Leia, and get free immunizations, school supplies, backpacks and more. The Wellness Fair Carnival is part of a series of events across the nation celebrating National Health Center Week.…

Texas Group Calls for Prompt Passage of Drug-Pricing Reforms

Texas Group Calls for Prompt Passage of Drug-Pricing Reforms

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by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – As efforts to bring down the cost of prescription medications intensify on Capitol Hill, some Texas groups say it can’t come fast enough. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee meets Thursday to debate the bipartisan Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019. Charles Cascio, associate…

New Study Shows Changes in Texas Borderlands Over Time

New Study Shows Changes in Texas Borderlands Over Time

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Addresses trends in population growth, land ownership, fragmentation SAN ANTONIO – Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. The report, “Trends in Land Ownership Along Texas Borderlands,”…

Bill Aims to Help Protect Hundreds of TX Wildlife Species

Bill Aims to Help Protect Hundreds of TX Wildlife Species

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – New legislation introduced in Congress could bring a lot of federal dollars back to Texas to preserve wildlife. Janice Bezanson, executive director at the Texas Conservation Alliance, said the funding would help protect imperiled species, including the Atlantic spotted dolphin, black bears and horny toads.…

Legislation, Science Bode Well for Future of Oyster Aquaculture in Texas

Legislation, Science Bode Well for Future of Oyster Aquaculture in Texas

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research instrumental in ‘spawning’ new coastal industry CORPUS CHRISTI – At the intersection of legislation and science, a new opportunity for an ecologically and economically sustainable oyster aquaculture industry is being spawned on the Texas Gulf Coast.   For years, Dr. Joe Fox, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research…

Tips for Pet Safety During Hot Summer Months

Tips for Pet Safety During Hot Summer Months

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by Eric Galatas HOUSTON – With sweltering summer temperatures upon us, animal-advocacy groups are cautioning Texas residents about the dangers that heat poses for pets. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, there were 58 reported animal deaths related to hot weather in 2018. Zandra Anderson is a Houston…

Move to Treat Separation, Detention of Migrant Children as Child Abuse

Move to Treat Separation, Detention of Migrant Children as Child Abuse

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by Dan Heyman EL PASO, Texas – Social workers and mental health professionals are trying to have the detention of migrant children away from their families treated as child abuse. Almost 6,000 people have signed a petition started by social workers to file a “report of suspected abuse and neglect of migrant…

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