Home » Archives by category » Web Exclusive (Page 14)
New Traffic, Criminal Laws Take Effect Sept. 1

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2013. “As a result of these new provisions, Texans now have additional protection while traveling our roadways, and individuals who disregard our laws will face tougher penalties for a variety of crimes,” […]

Continue reading …

The hunting season is almost here and there’s a way hunters can win the chance of a lifetime all while helping wildlife conservation and public hunting programs. Texas Parks and Wildlife has the story of one lucky winner from San Antonio.

Continue reading …

AUSTIN- With temperatures around the state hitting the 90’s and 100’s, Texans everywhere are looking for a way to keep cool. Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and Gulf water to help the entire family stay cool and enjoy what Texas’ natural resources have to offer. […]

Continue reading …
Next Stop for New TX Abortion Law: The Courts

by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – New abortion measures are set to begin this fall in Texas. However, those opposed are expected to mount a legal challenge before they go into effect, saying they would place an undue burden on women seeking services. Part of the law requires an abortion provider to have admitting privileges […]

Continue reading …
Many Backyard Farmers Find Chickens a ‘Fowl’ Endeavor

by Gene Hall I have been amused by recent reports that folks who dabbled in self-sufficient chicken farming have overrun pet shelters with no longer wanted chickens. It’s really a serious thing, but it’s just so predictable! It really sounds good on the surface. “Hey hon…let’s keep a few chickens in the backyard. We’ll have fresh […]

Continue reading …
Sen. Cornyn Votes to Reduce Student Loan Debt for Nearly 650,000 Texas Students

Backs Market-Based Reforms to Fix Broken Student Loan Program WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas issued the following statement on Thursday, July 25th after voting in favor of legislation that makes substantial, market-based reforms to the broken federal student loan program and brings down interest rates for Texas college students: “I’m proud to have supported a meaningful […]

Continue reading …
Accidental Prescription Drug Poisonings on the Rise

Toddlers, Teens at Highest Risk by John Michaelson DALLAS – As prescriptions increase for adult aches, pains and chronic illnesses, there’s been a corresponding spike in accidental poisonings in children. That’s the finding of a new study in the July issue of Pediatrics magazine. It says among those at highest risk are children under age […]

Continue reading …
State Wins Forfeiture Case Against Sweepstakes Owners

A state district judge ruled in favor of the State Monday denying owners of a sweepstakes gambling business possession of property seized at a May Operation Bishop raid. “This is a huge win for the State, because it further proves that no matter how much technology you use in an attempt to mask illegal gambling, […]

Continue reading …
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 […]

Continue reading …
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 […]

Continue reading …