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Fall classes haven't even started, and some incoming college freshmen are already procrastinating on some prep work required by a new state law. The law, which went into effect for this school year, requires a meningitis vaccination for new college students living in an on-...
The Seton Family of Hospitals plans to stop operating a clinic for women with high-risk pregnancies because providing birth control services to new mothers would be in conflict with the Catholic Church. Seton has asked Central Health, a taxing authority that owns the public...
The City Council is poised today to adopt rules that will make San Antonio smoke-free — after more than four months of rancorous debate and a much quieter last-minute round of deal-making. San Antonio is expected to become the latest on a list of communities across Texas and the...
The Senate's chief budget writer says that Texas' next two-year budget will be "ugly" if Congress doesn't continue paying states artificially high rates of Medicaid matching money. A return to the federal government's traditional match rate on Medicaid, the country's main health...
Add another piece of disputed turf to the Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry. This time, it's your car bumper. Texas' plan to sell a freshly designed Boomer Sooner license plate to OU fans has generated an outcry from Lone Star partisans. Or, in license plate lingo: WEHATEU. A Texas...
A special treat is in store for some returning military members and it will all take place this Saturday at the Backyard outdoor music venue. It's the Hill Country Rock and Ride benefitting Heroes Night Out. http://www.kvue.com/news/Heroes-Night-Out-100969279.html
A former NASA contractor who used to be responsible for the maintenance of astronaut flight suits has pleaded guilty to stealing a suit with the name patch of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Calvin Dale Smith, 56, a Clear Lake City resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday...
In the late summer heat, the teenagers gathered in the large concrete spillway that's the main water depository for the 19th Street Dam — and a favorite spot of graffiti taggers. Some of those taggers were among the group. Police had arrested four of them for spray painting here...
State investigators find another case of abuse at Austin’s State Supported Living Center. It’s a story the Nightbeat first reported last week. Monday the victim’s mom told KVUE it appears the abuse went unreported for 12 hours. Stephanie Powell said her son Corey Baker may be 17...