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Mitigating Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Means Economic Growth

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 the Environmental Defense Fund identifies […]

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Not Ready to Retire: Many TX Women Have Little Saved

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 new study found one quarter […]

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Some TX Health Centers Consider Job Cuts and Closings

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 the face of a looming […]

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Kids Moving Out of Booster Seats: Too Many Too Soon

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 study from Safe Kids Worldwide […]

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Adrian Peterson Case Reveals Divide on Spankings

AP Reactivated and Expected to Play for Vikings Sunday by John Michaelson/TNS 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 field. […]

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Insured Rate for Parents: Texas Lingers as Other States Surge

Differences Emerge with Optional Medicaid Expansion by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – 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 states with expanded Medicaid […]

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Laser Focus on Eye Health With Texas Students in School

Learning is About 80 Percent Visual by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded that the eye health of their children is critical to their educational success. Austin optometrist Laurie Sorrenson says this is a great time of year to get students […]

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Oldest Alamo building getting new roof

Historic Long Barrack museum to close Aug. 18 through mid-October THE ALAMO, Texas – A roof replacement project at the oldest building at The Alamo will begin soon. The Long Barrack, located just northwest of the Alamo sanctuary and the only building on the complex which hosts a museum, will be closed starting Monday, Aug. […]

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Cattle Producers Can Add Revenue Through Cost-Effective Calf Management

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 reach historic levels, beef cattle […]

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Preventing Sexual Assault: Colleges and Men Urged to Lead

Odds of College Woman Being Assaulted: 1 in 5 by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – With an estimated one-in-five women sexually assaulted during college, a new effort is under way to help schools do a better job with prevention and response. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault has 90 days […]

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