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Dove Forecast 2014

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September marks the opening of dove season bringing more than $300 million dollars to the state’s economy. Biologists say dove numbers have increased over last year which is good news for both veteran hunters and those who are new to the sport. A new app is now available that allows hunters to carry the Outdoor […]

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Conservation Issues Among Top Priorities for Hispanic Voters

Latino Population is Fastest-Growing Segment in U.S. by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – As the mid-term elections approach, a new analysis shows that Latinos overwhelming support greater environmental protections, and such conservation issues could influence their voting decisions. The report is from the Hispanic Access Foundation. Its president, Maite Arce, said the reason Latinos favor environment-friendly policies […]

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A Thick Skin: Preparing Your Child for 21st Century Bullying

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts such as Peggy Caruso, a life coach and author […]

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Secrets for Generating a Second Income

(StatePoint) In today’s tumultuous economic times, extra income is not just a luxury, but a necessary safety net, according to many financial experts. “Relying solely on a single employer to make ends meet is a surefire way to end up struggling, as so many Americans do,” warns Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor for U.S. News […]

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How do you encourage young people to unplug and get outside? Here’s a hint: scrap the nature hike and host a concert instead. Young volunteers are coming up with creative new ways to get their friends outdoors. Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report. For more information about becoming a Texas State Park Youth Ambassador, […]

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The “Unselfie” Introduced for 2nd Annual Giving Tuesday

Texas Diaper Bank Among Local Groups Taking Part by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now in the books, people around the state and nation are being asked to think of others on this Giving Tuesday. Henry Timms, the event’s co-founder, says that can include donating money or time to […]

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The first Christmas celebration in Mexico took place in 1538 when missionaries brought Roman Catholicism to the new continent. Ever since then, the story of La Posada, where Joseph and Mary look for a place to stay the night on the original Christmas eve, has been celebrated in this part of the world. Texas Parks […]

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Fall Colors

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  You might think New England, not Texas, if you think of trees turning color in the Fall, but some parts of the state do see brilliant reds, yellows and oranges. So what happens inside a leaf to make these spectacular colors? Texas Parks and Wildlife gives us an inside look.To find out the best […]

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$196 million in PUF Dollars Awarded for New Valley University of Texas Medical School and University

AUSTIN – University of Texas Regents approved $196 million in new expenditures Thursday for the fast-track development of University of Texas campuses and a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of $72 million in energy-generated Permanent University Fund allocations for the Cameron County campus of the new Rio Grande Valley university will […]

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November Arrives in Texas, Along with Cuts to SNAP

Statewide, Four-Million to See Reductions in Food Stamps by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – The month of November has arrived in Texas, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state who struggle to put food on the table. During the recession, there was a temporary increase in SNAP […]

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