Abstinence-Only Texas High School Hit By Chlamydia Outbreak; 1 In 15 Students Affected
May07

Abstinence-Only Texas High School Hit By Chlamydia Outbreak; 1 In 15 Students Affected

The Huffington Post An outbreak of chlamydia at a high school in Texas has forced administrators there to send a warning note home to parents. District officials confirmed to CBS7 last Friday that the Crane Independent School District has seen 20 cases of the sexually transmitted disease in its high school, adding that letters have also been sent to the district’s junior high school as a precaution. The station estimates 1 in 15...

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Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use In Texas Clears House Committee
May07

Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use In Texas Clears House Committee

ABC A proposal seeking full legalization of marijuana on religious grounds has cleared an unlikely legislative hurdle. Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview argues marijuana comes from God and therefore shouldn’t be banned by government. The tea party stalwart has repeatedly championed what he calls the “Christian case” for legalization. Simpson’s bill languished for weeks before the House Criminal...

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House Passes Medicare Access And CHIP Reauthorization Act, Includes Provision Of Rep. Cuellar
Mar28

House Passes Medicare Access And CHIP Reauthorization Act, Includes Provision Of Rep. Cuellar

Special to the Laredo Sun WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which included specific language added by Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28). The language addition would prevent the inappropriate use of quality measures to ensure patients and healthcare professionals have the assurance they deserve, so they no longer need to fear undue legal issues...

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Seven Handed Sentences For Cocaine And Meth Trafficking
Mar10

Seven Handed Sentences For Cocaine And Meth Trafficking

Special to the Laredo Sun Seven people were sentenced this week for their roles in a drug conspiracy involving the shipment of cocaine and methamphetamine from Laredo to Dallas and Houston, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. U.S. District Court Judge George P. Kazen ordered Nuevo Laredo attorney Rolando Ariel Salinas-Apac, 34, to a term of 180 months in federal prison. Juan Manuel Reyes, 37, a commercial truck driver from Nuevo...

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Having Hope And Faith: Inside Dramatic Surgery To Separate Conjoined Texas Twins
Feb24

Having Hope And Faith: Inside Dramatic Surgery To Separate Conjoined Texas Twins

ABC News Knatalye and Adeline Mata share an intimacy most twins will never know. They had lived face-to-face, heart-to-heart, sharing every breath as conjoined twins since they were born 10 months ago. But to give them both a chance at an independent life, the two infant girls underwent a highly complicated and risky surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston to be separated. Each separation surgery is different, and presents its...

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U.S. At Least 10 Killed When Prison Bus Strikes Train In Texas

AP At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus left the roadway just west of Odessa, according to Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson. The Texas Department...

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