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The City Council on Thursday approved a fortified smoke-free ordinance aimed at protecting public health, despite pleas from frustrated bar and restaurant owners who said that the ban would hurt their business. The new ordinance, which will qualify San Antonio as a smoke-free...
New research confirms the existence of a huge plume of dispersed oil deep in the Gulf of Mexico and suggests that it has not broken down rapidly, raising the possibility that it might pose a threat to wildlife for months or even years. The study, the most ambitious scientific...
When 16-year-old Kirstin Rausch broke her curfew, she knew there would be consequences. But she didn't expect an ad with her picture in the Southlake Journal, offering her free service as a baby sitter to make amends. Rausch's parents are requiring her to complete 30 hours of...
Roger Clemens was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on charges of perjury, making false statements and obstruction of Congress, putting the baseball legend in danger of incurring a $1.5 million fine and serving a maximum 30-year prison sentence. The 48-year-old former...
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...
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