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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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U.S. Supreme Court orders review of 2008 Robbie Tolan shooting (TX)

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the case involving the shooting of Robert (Robbie) Tolan, son of former major league baseball player Bobby Tolan, by a Bellaire police officer. The shooting On New Year’s Eve 2008, Tolan, then 23, was unarmed when shot outside his parents’ Keep Reading…

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Former Temple Mayor Pro Tem files to regain council seat in special election (TX)

Plot twist or just twisted? After the Temple City Council called a special election for July 19 to fill the vacancy created by former Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales’ council departure, Morales has filed to run for her old seat. The explanation Morales, a long-standing Bell County employee, was elected to the Temple City Council Keep Reading…

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