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Court May Prevent Enactment of TX Abortion Restrictions

by John Michaelson/TNS AUSTIN, Texas – Enactment of new abortion restrictions may not take place as scheduled next month because a lawsuit has been filed seeking an immediate injunction. The laws are being challenged on the grounds that they are unconstitutional and overly burdensome. One restriction would require medication abortions to be administered as they were back […]

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Texas Issues Health Alert for Whooping Cough Outbreak

Nearly 2,000 Cases This Year, with Two Deaths by John Michaelson AUSTIN, Texas – With the number of cases of whooping cough in Texas on pace to hit a high not seen since the 1950s, a public health alert has now been issued. Already this year, said Chris Van Deusen, a press officer for the […]

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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,” […]

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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.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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