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Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Continues to Spread in Texas

Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Continues to Spread in Texas

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AUSTIN — The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats has continued to spread into parts of Central, South, and East Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The fungus was detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in six Panhandle counties. This year…

Report: Texas One of 10 Most “Food Insecure” States

Report: Texas One of 10 Most “Food Insecure” States

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – A new Feeding America report shows that in every county and congressional district in the U.S., a subset of the population can’t afford to buy food on a consistent basis. In some states, one in four children is at risk of missing a meal, and eight…

Campaign Launched to Ensure Census Counts All Latino Children

Campaign Launched to Ensure Census Counts All Latino Children

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – This week, the leading nonpartisan educational group advocating for Latino participation in politics launched a national campaign to make sure all Latino children are counted in the upcoming 2020 census. Lizette Escobedo, director of the national census program for the NALEO Education Fund, says…

Texas Teacher Shortage Linked to Low Wages, Oversized Classes

Texas Teacher Shortage Linked to Low Wages, Oversized Classes

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Texas teachers earned more than 22 percent less in weekly wages than similar college graduates in 2018, after accounting for education, experience and other factors, according to a new Economic Policy Institute report. Report co-author Sylvia Allegretto, an economist at the University of California, says…

Farm Bureau Testifies in Support of Eminent Domain Reform

Farm Bureau Testifies in Support of Eminent Domain Reform

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(AUSTIN, Texas)—Texas private property owners need and deserve fairness and transparency when their land is taken with eminent domain, Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening told a House committee today. He testified in support of SB 421 at a public hearing of the House Committee on Land and Resource Management.…

Litter, Balloons Trash Texas

Litter, Balloons Trash Texas

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by Julie Tomascik Let’s talk trash, Texas. Plastic cups. Napkins. Fast food packaging. Even full trash bags. That litter is trashing up our beautiful state. About 435 million pieces of visible litter can be found on Texas roadways, according to the Don’t Mess With Texas campaign. That’s a lot, and…

Calls to Stop “Barbaric” Drugging of Texas Nursing Home Residents

Calls to Stop “Barbaric” Drugging of Texas Nursing Home Residents

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by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has reduced the misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes in recent years, but some advocacy groups say much more can be done. Amanda Fredriksen, associate state director at AARP Texas, explained about 12,000 nursing home residents are being given antipsychotic drugs for…

Rising Rents Pushing Low-Wage Families Away from Opportunities

Rising Rents Pushing Low-Wage Families Away from Opportunities

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – As more Texans have turned to renting in the decade following the housing crisis, rising rents are pushing low-income families away from safe neighborhoods and good schools, according to a new report from Apartment List. To afford a median-cost two-bedroom apartment in Houston, said Christina…

Poll: Texans Want Government Involved in Health Care

Poll: Texans Want Government Involved in Health Care

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by Mark Richardson HOUSTON – An overwhelming majority of Texans believe that state government needs to take a major role in making the health-care system work well. According to recent polling by the Episcopal Health Foundation, at least eight of 10 Texans want the government to play a significant role in…

Texas Makes Good on Promise to Foster Kids

Texas Makes Good on Promise to Foster Kids

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by Eric Galatas AUSTIN, Texas – Foster care is improving in Texas and across the nation, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report. More kids are being placed in family settings, either with a relative or a foster family, and fewer are ending up in group homes or institutions.…

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