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Corpus Christi to Move Forward with Bag Ordinance

Would Impose Fee, Not Ban by John Michaelson CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After being pulled from the table over legal concerns, a proposed plastic bag ordinance in Corpus Christi is expected to be back before the city council before the end of summer. The plan was set aside this spring with worries that it could get caught […]

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How to Protect Your Family’s Skin from Summer’s Scrapes, Bites and Burns

Afternoons at the pool, family barbecues, outdoor sports and picnics all mean summertime has arrived. With the change in temperature comes additional exposure to the elements and the attendant skin scrapes, bites and burns. Pharmacy shelves are lined with products to treat these common summer ailments. But with more Americans concerned about using harsh chemicals […]

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Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

Harlingen, TX – Saturday, June 29th Texas Roadhouse will host its first Rib Fest: Police and Fire Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Harlingen Police Chief Tom Whitten and Harlingen Fire Chief Mike Rinaldi will each lead a team of 5 men in a relay style rib eating challenge competing for their charity of choice. […]

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Texas Tries to Bring Constitutional Right to Privacy to Digital Age

Cell Phone and Email Data Protections Considered by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Senate is expected to vote today on a bill that supporters say will help preserve privacy in the digital age. One part of the legislation, Senate Bill 1052, would require law enforcement to secure a probable-cause warrant before using cell-phone tracking […]

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In 2011, wildfire engulfed more than 126-thousand acres west of Fort Worth, destroying several homes and threatening a popular lake getaway at Possum Kingdom State Park. Two years later, the park is recovering and visitors and wildlife are both back to take advantage of the spring conditions.

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Trying to Keep Tons of Old Electronics Out of Texas Landfills

by John Michaelson (TNS) AUSTIN, Texas – Nearly 150,000 tons of old televisions, computers, phones and other electronics are disposed of every year in Texas. Keeping as much as possible out of landfills is the aim of legislation being debated at the State Capitol. The bill, House Bill 3465, would require manufacturers to follow accredited […]

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This Mother’s Day, Texas Parks and Wildlife suggests that Texans give mom a chance to relax with a family picnic at one of more than 90 Texas state parks. Picnicking can be a fresh alternative to traditional Mother’s Day events; the agency suggests you take mom to a park, where you can enjoy activities like […]

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87 tons of trash removed from Texas beaches

Volunteers brave cold for 27th Annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup AUSTIN — Volunteers removed more than 87 tons of trash from Texas beaches Saturday during the 27th Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup. Despite a frigid north wind, nearly 6,000 Texans spent the morning combing 28 popular beaches along the coast to bring in […]

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The 2013 Houston Texans Cheerleader squad was announced on Wednesday, April 17, at the Methodist Training Center. George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was on hand to present each of the 34 final squad members with roses after their names were announced. Los Fresnos native Geles-Ann Rodriguez was one of 51 […]

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