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PHOTO: Immigration is an important issue heading into the fall's election, but another key when it comes to Latino voters is the stance that candidates have on conservation issues. Photo credit: Rob Boudon/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - As the mid-term elections approach, a new analysis shows that Latinos overwhelming support greater environmental protections, and such conservation issues could influence their voting decisions. The report is from the Hispanic Access Foundation. Its president, Maite Arce, said the r...Read More

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PHOTO: More than half of teens surveyed for the Pew Research Internet Project said they'd observed instances of cyber-bullying. Photo courtesy

AUSTIN, Texas - Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts such as Peggy Caruso, a...Read More

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PHOTO: Texans are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves this summer to give blood. Blood donations typically fall off during summer months as people are busy with outdoor activities and vacations, but the need for blood remains constant. Photo credit: Brian/Flickr.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The summer may be winding down, but the need for blood donors in Texas is up. Monica Mendez, corporate communications specialist with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, says there are generally fewer people who donate blood over the busy summer months when school is out o...Read More

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PHOTO: The executive order that allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as young children and have grown up here to stay for school and work was issued on June 15, 2012. Photo credit: Sadie Hernandez/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – The tens of thousands of young people without documentation across Texas who are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can get free advice and information about the program on Saturday, as part of this summer's second anniversary of the executive order. I...Read More

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PHOTO: Some simple changes in how a school lunch is packed can prevent tons of trash from ending up in Texas landfills, so parents and students are being urged to go with reusable containers. Photo credit:

AUSTIN, Texas - Students returning to school across the state this month won't just be forming friendships and making the team. They'll also generate a massive amount of trash - although proper planning can reduce that greatly. According to waste-reduction advocate Leslie Holsapple, program and out...Read More

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PHOTO: According to the Center for Rural Affairs, rural areas have higher percentages of households receiving SNAP benefits than urban areas or small cities. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America's food supply is grown and raised. Jon Bailey, director of rural public policy pro...Read More

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PHOTO: James Brady became a leading figure in efforts to reduce gun violence after he was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Photo credit: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texans are remembering James Brady, the former White House press secretary who became a key figure in the fight for gun violence prevention in the U.S. Brady died Monday at the age of 73. Despite being critically wounded in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in Mar...Read More

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PHOTO: A new list of some of the nutritionally worst meals served at U.S. restaurant chains includes a 3,500 calorie offering from Red Robin of a burger, fries and milkshake. Photo credit: terren in Virginia/Flickr

AUSTIN, Texas – A meal of a burger, French fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide. With 3,500 calories, the meal at Red Robin is among those featured in the Xtreme Eating Awards from the Center for Science in the Public Intere...Read More

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