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PHOTO: For the thousands of children across Texas who have food allergies, Halloween can be more tricks than treats. Photo credit: Yash Gupta/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - With the arrival of Halloween, a reminder that a bag of candy isn't all treats for the one in thirteen kids who suffers from food allergies. Dr. Bill Howland with the Allergy and Asthma Center of Austin says there are eight common food allergies including dairy, eggs and nuts. That m...Read More

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PHOTO: Texas has a record 14 million people registered to vote this year, and efforts at getting them to the polls with the proper I.D. continue with the election now just one week away. Photo credit: Matt Turner/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - With the midterm election one week away, Texans are being urged to get out and vote - but they are also being reminded they will need appropriate identification in the wake of the state's new voter I.D. law. After numerous twists and turns in the legal battle over the need for a pho...Read More

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PHOTO: Fire evacuation drills should be held in every home, according to a new safety campaign from the American Red Cross. Photo credit: Jereme Rauckman/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - Most people in Texas know smoke detector installation and testing is important, but according to a new survey, most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows many people think they have five minu...Read More

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PHOTO: Attorneys across Texas are being recognized for providing about $500 million worth of legal services to low-income residents each year. Photo credit: Stuart Seeger/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas - This is National Pro Bono Week, and while it will soon come to a close, the dramatic need for affordable legal services in Texas is a real struggle that continues each and every day. Attorney Harry Reasoner, chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, says with around five-mil...Read More

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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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