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PHOTO: A new report on the federal budget and Texas finds that residents and businesses paid $218 billion in federal taxes in 2013. Photo credit: Rob Baird/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas residents and businesses paid $218 billion in federal taxes in 2013, according to a new report. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology for the National Priorities Project, says its "State Smart" research added up the federal taxes paid by residents and businesses in Tex...Read More

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PHOTO: It's a win-win for drivers in Texas. Gas has dipped to about $3 a gallon for the statewide average, while new vehicles are getting better mileage than ever. Photo credit: Derrich/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - Gas prices across Texas range widely, but the statewide average has dipped to about $3 a gallon. That isn't the only way drivers are saving money at the pump, however. According to a new report, model year 2013 vehicles hit an all-time high for gas mileage with an average of slightl...Read More

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PHOTO: With early detection of breast cancer key to successful treatment, Texas women are being urged to get screened. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Photo credit: Dinah Sanders/Flickr.

DALLAS, Texas - Women across Texas are being reminded of the importance of early detection and treatment for breast cancer on this National Mammography Day. Death rates from breast cancer have been falling steadily for two decades, but it's still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women...Read More

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PHOTO: With open enrollment for Medicare starting today, the more than three-million Texans who are beneficiaries are being urged to evaluate their current health and prescription drug coverage. Photo courtesy of AARP Texas.
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AUSTIN, Texas - It's a critically important time for more than three-million people across the Lone Star State, as the annual open enrollment for Medicare starts today. This is the one time of year beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare health and prescription plans. Trey Berndt, associa...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report projects almost a 6 percent increase in starting salaries in careers in technology, with some paying salaries that start at six figures. Photo credit: Ervins Strauhmanis/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – How can you boost your bottom line in 2015? A new report indicates the answer for some could be changing careers and entering the field of technology. Starting salaries for tech jobs are projected to rise almost 6 percent, according to the report from the human resources co...Read More

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PHOTO: Texas health officials are reassuring residents that they are not at risk of contracting Ebola, unless they had contact with Thomas Duncan, who died on Wednesday at a hospital in Dallas. Photo credit: CDC Global/Flickr.

DALLAS – The first Ebola patient to be diagnosed while in the U.S. has died at a Dallas hospital, and while the death of Thomas Duncan has raised concerns, experts say the risk for the average Texan is slim to none. Dr. A. Scott Lea is an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Uni...Read More

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PHOTO: The goal of Walk to School Day is to get children to become more active, while raising awareness about the need for safe routes for the kids. Photo credit: woodleywonderworks/Flickr.

DALLAS - This is Walk to School Day, as students across Texas and the nation are encouraged to "get active" as they get to class. Among those taking part in today's activities is Northwood Hills Elementary School in Dallas, where executive assistant Cheri Scott says they're committed to supporting p...Read More

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PHOTO: October is Attachment Parenting Month, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of Attachment Parenting International. Photo credit: vladbusuioc/Flickr.

AUSTIN - While the times have changed tremendously for families in Texas and across the country over the past two decades, most of the main philosophies of parenting really have not. So says Janet Jendron, board president of Attachment Parenting International, a group celebrating its 20th anniversar...Read More

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