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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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Farm Bill (Finally) Advances, Some Reforms Left Behind

Payment Limits Provision Passed Both Chambers, But Tossed by Committee by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – After more than two years of debate, it appears a new Farm Bill is headed for passage – although there are misgivings on a number of fronts. The legislation that emerged from the Conference Committee does not include proposed […]

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Public Service Announcement Regarding Influenza

Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity is high and widespread in Texas. This high influenza activity is likely to continue for several weeks and thus, Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services would like to remind the public to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from influenza. Influenza (also called flu) is a […]

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Biking in Texas State Parks

Scenic destinations and slow speed limits make state parks a great choice for a family biking trip. Mountain-biking the wild trails of Texas State Parks, cruising on paved park roads, or exploring neighboring country roads make for some great two-wheeled adventures. No matter your choice, remember to always ride in control, bring a map with […]

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Cost of Excessive Drinking in Texas: $16 Billion

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 for women. Dr. Jane Maxwell, […]

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