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  • Texas health building invaded by mold, raising health concerns

    Only one word comes to mind looking at photos that Texas Department of State Health Services employees took of gray, green and brown-hued mold dotting their office furniture: Ew. As of July 10, as many as 127 state workers have been affected by mold in the building, with some finding mold infiltrating their desks, chairs and keyboard hand rests in the Austin State Hospital 636 building. Mold also spotted the carpet. One state worker even found mold on shoes left […]

  • 10 arrested in Denton County online sexual predator operation

    DENTON – Ten people were arrested during a joint solicitation operation in Denton County. The individuals were met by police at a location where they thought they would be meeting up with minors to have sexual intercourse. One suspect brought what is believed to be drug laced gummy bears. ICE placed an immigration detainer on one of the suspects. Five were residents of Denton County. All 10 are charged with online solicitation of a minor. Warrants will be obtained for […]

  • Immigrant infants too young to talk called into court to defend themselves

    The Trump administration has summoned at least 70 infants to immigration court for their own deportation proceedings since Oct. 1, according to Justice Department data provided to Kaiser Health News. These are children who need frequent touching and bonding with a parent and naps every few hours, and some were of breastfeeding age, medical experts say. They’re unable to speak and still learning when it’s day versus night. “For babies, the basics are really important. It’s the holding, the proper […]

  • Texas is using a record amount of electricity. Could demand outpace supply?

    With a heat wave sweeping the state, Texans’ demand for power broke records two days in a row this week, prompting the state’s electric grid operator — which predicted the scenario months ago — to offer assurances that the electric sector “is doing what they can to keep the power on for consumers.” The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said in a statement Friday that it “has issued an advisory to power companies in advance of the extreme heat anticipated over the […]

  • Teen found starving, living inside Oklahoma barn

    MEEKER, Okla. – An Oklahoma man has been arrested and is facing neglect and child abuse  charges after his teenage son was found severely malnourished. Jimmy Jones was arrested on charges of child abuse and neglect, allegedly abused his 15-year-old son so severely that doctors are surprised he survived. Jones’ wife and stepsons were also arrested for child neglect, according to  KFOR. Neighbors say the family seemed like nice, normal people. “From the outside, you would never suspect something was going on,” […]

  • Second case of West Nile virus reported in Dallas County this year

    DALLAS COUNTY – The second human case of West Nile virus in 2018 has been reported according to health officials. Both patients were diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease and live in Irving, zip code 75601. Symptoms for the virus include a high fever, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, headache, disorientation, convulsions, stupor, coma and paralysis. To protect yourself against West Nile, Dallas County Health and Human Services suggest utilizing protective measures to reduce risks, the “4Ds.” DEET: use insect repellants […]

  • Police interventions spike in Texas schools after shootings in Santa Fe and Parkland

    Police officers have long had a presence in public schools. But since the deadly school shootings in Santa Fe and Parkland, Florida, more Texas school children have found themselves facing police for actions the authors of a new study view as kids just being kids. The study, published Tuesday by advocacy group Texas Appleseed, reported a dramatic spike in the number of students referred to law enforcement for threatening to use violence against students and staff. Its authors argue that some of […]

  • Gov. Greg Abbott books $16 million in TV time for November election

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott‘s campaign has laid the groundwork for a large general election ad blitz, reserving $16 million in TV time for the fall. That is according to his latest filing with the Texas Ethics Commission, which showed the Republican governor’s campaign on June 27 paid $16,151,362 to a media firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, for “political advertising.” Abbott aides confirmed the money is intended for TV ads in the final weeks of his re-election race against Democrat Lupe Valdez. Abbott’s […]

  • Judge temporarily blocks immediate deportations of reunited immigrant families

    Families who were separated crossing the U.S.-Mexico border can’t be deported immediately after they are reunited — at least for the next week, a federal judge told the federal government Monday. That temporary stay came at the request of the American Civil Liberties Union, which successfully took the government to court this year to compel the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,000 immigrant children with their parents. Issued by the same judge who ordered the reunifications, the stay will […]

  • Sam’s Club adds Polish dogs to the menu after Costco removes them

    Days after Costo announced they’re no longer selling their popular Polish dogs at food courts, Sam’s Club is taking full advantage of the backlash. Sam’s Club will start serving Polish hot dogs on July 23 for $0.99! "Let them eat Polish dogs" – Marie Samstoinette, probably. Polish dogs will be available at all Sam’s Club cafes starting July 23 for only $0.99! 🌭🌭🌭 pic.twitter.com/gyX9QtW0eH — Sam's Club (@SamsClub) July 12, 2018 Costo removed the dog to make room for healthier […]