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New Year’s Resolution for Parents: Discipline, Not Punishment Expert says Discipline Brings Connection, Punishment Brings Fear

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 impacts. Ingrid Bauer is a […]

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TWO MEN CHARGED IN SHOOTING OF TEXAS GAME WARDEN

AUSTIN – Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden earlier this week. Booked into the Delta County jail in Cooper were Eli Stephens, 18, and Dalton Haddix, 21, both of Illinois. Stephens has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly […]

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This New Year: Make Realistic  Resolutions to Lose Weight

(StatePoint) Millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and commit to healthful eating at the beginning of each year, but many resolutions are notoriously broken. Why? Many registered dietitian nutritionists say that fad diets are partly to blame. “It’s tempting to focus on losing weight fast, which can lead many to turn to dangerous fads […]

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Flu Activity is on the Rise Across Texas

H1N1 is Among Strains Circulating by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging Texans to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. Chris Van Deusen, press officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services, says the primary strain doctors are seeing now is the H1N1, which […]

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University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley is Name Given to Merged South Texas Higher Education System by UT System Regents

After a month-long outreach campaign by the University of Texas System to solicit proposed names for a new South Texas university system being created by the merger of UT-Pan American with UT-Brownsville, the UT System Board of Regents on Thursday, December 12, unanimously approved the name “The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley”, and with that […]

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Affordable Care Act for Seniors: Benefits Without Obligations

Medicare Coverage Means Individual Mandate is Met by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With the rough roll-out of the health care marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act. But a new report has found that, for them, it has led to more benefits – without more obligations. Report author Jon […]

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DPS Increases DWI Enforcement During Holidays

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 21-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From December 13 – January 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. “Historically, the holiday season brings an […]

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HOUSTON – A county in Texas is leading the way in reforming juvenile justice in the state. Since 2007, Harris County has been using the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) model, a national strategy developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to improve outcomes for children in the juvenile justice system while ensuring public safety. […]

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World’s Last Flock of Wild Whooping Cranes Returns to Texas

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The world’s last flock of wild whooping cranes is now arriving in Texas, as the endangered birds make their annual winter migration to the coast from northern Canada. The flock has been growing slowly and it now numbers around 300 – despite the troubles of five years ago, recalled […]

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Longtime Valley Football Coach Inducted Into Texas State University “T” Association

Rey Farias of Los Fresnos was inducted in the Texas State University “T” Association at ceremonies in San Marcos Nov. 22-23. He was among four inductees recognized at an Induction Ceremony Nov. 22 and at halftime of the Bobcats’ football game against Western Kentucky Nov. 23. Farias, who is retired, has lived in Los Fresnos […]

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