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Illegal immigration bringing increased unaccompanied minors, contagious diseases (TX)

In the wake of the Bowe Bergdahl release, the VA scandal and even now President Barack Obama’s executive order to extend the cap student loan payments, the handling of a new wave of illegal immigrant children isn’t making prominent headlines though disturbing stories of detention camps housing unaccompanied minor detainees, some with contagious diseases or Keep Reading…

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Bell County: Double-talking to hide double-standard? (TX)

In an article headlined Strategies for negotiating open records requests, Temple Daily Telegram reporter Alex Wukman used one of my recent Bell County public information inquiries as a basis for county officials to detail their take on how governments can and cannot respond. Fulfillment of the request related to former Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Keep Reading…

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Frisco residents call for removal of long-standing companies (TX)

What does it say about a community in which new-to-the-party residents seek to run long-standing businesses out of town – or at least out of their neighborhood? That’s the case as a group of Frisco residents are calling on their city council to relocate an asphalt and two concrete mixing plants around which real estate Keep Reading…

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DPS trooper sentenced in Texas roadside body cavity search

Nearly two years after Texas Department of Public Safety troopers performed a controversial body cavity search alongside a Dallas area highway, Trooper Kelly Helleson – who was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of official oppression – pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor charges of official oppression while denying commission of Keep Reading…

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Nurse practitioners can aid Texas health care challenges

As health care costs rise and access to care becomes more challenging, is Texas missing an opportunity by maintaining highly restrictive laws that exclude advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) like nurse practitioners from having a prominent role in our health care system? Reform for a Healthy Future: Expanding Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners in Keep Reading…

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