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Monday, November 18, 2019

Texas coal companies are leaving behind contaminated land. The state is letting them.

An investigation by The Texas Tribune and Grist shows that regulators in the Lone Star State have given a hand up to struggling coal companies as they face millions of dollars in mandated land restoration costs.

Top Texas Republicans order investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition

A bitter child custody dispute became a flashpoint in the state’s culture wars this week as Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged state involvement.

Texas voters could give cancer research organization $3 billion in November

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If passed, Proposition 6 on the Nov. 5 ballot would allow the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to take out an additional $3 billion in debt, doubling its initial bonding authority since its creation in 2007.

Beth Landry named COO at Caregiver Inc.

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Mark Lashley, president and CEO of Caregiver Inc., has named Beth Landry Caregiver’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Landry will have operational oversight of each of Caregiver’s four markets: Texas, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana....

Happy Baggett recognized by Child Care Associates

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Fort Worth developer and philanthropist Happy Baggett, and SMU’s Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development, received the Child Care Associates (CCA) North Texas Early Childhood...

Anti-abortion activists take their fight to small-town East Texas

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Five towns have passed ordinances aiming to outlaw abortion. Critics say a legal challenge is likely.
Michael Rubin, Director at Compassionate Cultivation, a home-grown medical cannabis company serving patients throughout Texas. | by Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Texas abruptly halts permitting process for new medical cannabis dispensaries

The application was expected to draw interest from a number of companies and, once approved, lead to more competitive pricing.

Medical City Fort Worth offers innovative heart disease treatment

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Patients with carotid artery disease and who are at high risk for stroke now have a new treatment option available at Medical City Fort Worth, the hospital said in a news release. Medical City Fort...

Big Tex(t): Alcon to sponsor free eye health screenings at State Fair

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Thousands are visiting the State Fair of Texas to experience and witness the fun annual event. This year, Fort Worth-based eyecare provider Alcon will also be present at the fair. The Alcon Foundation is offering...

Trump’s order will deny visas to immigrants who lack health-care coverage

President Trump said the new rule, issued late on Friday, is intended to “protect the availability of health care benefits for Americans."