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Don Finley Express-News Medical Writer Making childhood obesity its new priority, a coalition of local hospitals, health agencies and charities hopes to persuade school districts to let it come in and measure the waistlines of their students. The Bexar County Health...
Kristen Mack Houston Chronicle AUSTIN — Convinced that some Texans remain insensitive to the state's slave legacy after a heated debate over Confederate monuments, two Houston Democratic lawmakers plan to sponsor a resolution supporting an official acknowledgment of slavery in...
Janet Elliott Austin Bureau AUSTIN — State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston wants the state to pay $500 to women who give their babies up for adoption instead of aborting them, an idea some say borders on baby-selling. "We want that lady to have an incentive that makes her stop and...
HOUSTON — Federal officials have moved everyone out of a Texas shelter for children caught crossing the U.S. border on their own amid allegations that youngsters were being sexually abused. The decision to transfer 72 children from the Texas Sheltered Care facility this week...
By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 23, 2007; Page A01 Liberal opposition to a $124 billion war spending bill broke last night, when leaders of the antiwar Out of Iraq Caucus pledged to Democratic leaders that they will not block the measure, which...
By LaKISHA LADSON / The Dallas Morning News lladson@dallasnews.com A 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by one of her family's pit bulls Thursday afternoon, a Dallas County sheriff's spokesman said. "We're not sure if criminal charges are going to be filed as of yet," said...
Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) will join Austin's Morning News at 9:10am Monday March 26th to discuss his proposed bill to pay women $500 not to have abortions and to put their babies up for adoption.
By PEGGY FIKAC San Antonio Express-News TOOLS Email Get section feed Print Subscribe NOW AUSTIN — House budget writers recommended spending $150.1 billion over the next two years, boosting outlays for border security, college-student financial aid, parks and health care for the...
By JANET ELLIOTT and CLAY ROBISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN — A lawmaker abandoned his effort to preserve some Confederate statues after a riveting, and sometimes heated, debate that veered into slavery, civil rights and terrorist groups. "I apologize...