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With the first Texas case of West Nile virus this year, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and transmission of the potentially deadly disease. The case was reported to DSHS today by the City of El Paso...
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a grant of almost $5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to kick-start drug discovery programs. It is one of three CPRIT grants approved for UT Austin researchers and among the...
Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds to close, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . But there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family. Swimming...
(Coppell, TX) – The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.05 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is six cents more than last week and 45 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas...
Gov. Greg Abbott is reiterating his support for indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday following a signing of his new book, "Broken But Unbowed," in Austin, Abbott said Paxton "deserves his day in court." Paxton, a Republican like Abbott,...
A man suspected of fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy who was walking home from school has been arrested. Deputy U.S. Marshal Alfredo Perez says federal authorities took 31-year-old Che Lajuan Calhoun into custody Wednesday afternoon on a street corner in southeast...
From the Texas Department of Public Safety AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1993 Caldwell County murder of Latricia White and the connected missing persons case of Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen and his son, Chance. As...
A Texas school district says no one will face punishment after video surfaced of high school students using a cat's intestines as a jump rope during a lesson. Officials with the North East Independent School District told KENS-TV the incident happened earlier this month during...
Texas has identified 33 cases of the Zika virus that all were associated with overseas travel - but the virus is expected to begin spreading within the state soon. Top state officials told a Texas Senate health panel Tuesday that potential hot zones include Dallas, Houston, the...