Tag: Texas

Authorities Confirm Mumps Cases In Houston ICE Facility

Several people were confirmed to have had mumps while at the ICE facility in Houston, Texas. Despite this, authorities say they do not think this poses a threat to the community.

Public Health February 9, 2019

Biologists Identify New Groundwater Salamander Species In Central Texas Including 1 At Risk Of Extinction

The three newly identified groundwater salamander species are all endemic in Central Texas. These predators play an important role in maintaining the quality and quantity of fresh water that people in Texas depend on.

Animals January 14, 2019

Newly Found Ancient Spear Points Could Complicate Early History Of The Americas

Researchers have found weapons created some 15,000 years ago in a site in Texas. The spear points are believed to be used to hunt animals such as the now extinct mammoths.

Ancient October 25, 2018

Parasite Sickens Dozens Of People In Texas: Symptoms Of Cyclospora Infection

At least 56 people in Texas have been sickened by the parasite Cyclospora since May. Past outbreaks were associated with consumption of fresh produce. How is this intestinal illness treated?

Public Health July 3, 2018

7,000 Pounds Of Raw Beef Recalled For Being Produced Without Federal Inspection

A Texas company has recalled over 7,000 pounds of raw beef products that were not inspected. The Federal Meat Inspection Act requires all meat products for commercial use to pass federal inspection.

Public Health April 1, 2018

Burger King Employee Deserves Recognition For Helping Customer With Diabetes: Here's What Happened

Rebecca Boening, suffering from diabetes, one day realized that her blood sugar had dropped to dangerous levels. She ordered food from a Burger King drive-thru, where an employee went above and beyond the call of duty to help her.

Public Health December 13, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Texas Test

A SpaceX rocket engine exploded on Nov. 4 at a test facility in Texas. A 'thorough investigation' into the primary cause of the explosion is now underway, said the company in a statement.

Space November 9, 2017

Experts Name New Species Of Prehistoric Crocodile From Texas

Researchers describe a new species of a massive prehistoric dinosaur that was found in a prime fossil area in Texas. The Deltasuchus motherali was so large it could grow up to 20 feet.

Animals September 15, 2017

Huge Concrete Pyramids Sunk In Gulf Of Mexico For Artificial Reef

Fifty concrete pyramids have been sunk as part of an initiative to build an artificial reef in Texas. The reef off the South Texas coast will lend insight on how to increase fish habitat.

Earth/Environment July 3, 2017

HS Students In Texas To Undergo Tuberculosis Testing After Active Case Has Been Detected

There's a case of active TB in George Bush High School in Fort Bend County in Texas, and authorities have initiated a public health probe. Learn more about the health inspection to be done among students and teachers.

Public Health June 15, 2017

Health Experts Eye 3rd Vaccine Dose Against Mumps Amid Outbreaks In Texas, Other US States

A 20-year-high outbreak of mumps is underway in Texas, and cases across the United States have also increased. Now, health officials are mulling over a third vaccine dose for mumps to get the situation under control.

Public Health April 15, 2017

What’s Driving Mumps Cases In Texas To Reach 20-Year High?

Texas reported a massive surge in mumps cases which are at a two-decade high. The health department has issued an advisory to healthcare providers.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Deadly Fungus Discovered In Texas Exposes Bat Populations To White-Nose Syndrome

A deadly fungus was found on three species of hibernating bats in six different Texas counties. Although biologists confirm none of the animals have contracted the white-nose syndrome thus far, all efforts are made to minimize the threat.

Animals March 25, 2017

Houston Officials Consider Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika Virus

Officials of Harris County are considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika virus and other deadly mosquito-borne diseases. The technology may fill in the gaps in existing methods to contain the spread of all mosquito-borne diseases.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Texas 'Wrongful Birth' Bill May Prevent Parents From Suing Doctors For Witholding Info On Baby Abnormalities

Texas 'wrongful birth' bill may prevent the parents from suing the doctors for withholding the information on baby abnormality especially if they feel the client may seek abortion. The proponents of the bill, however, said the measure would only seek to right the wrong.

Public Health March 9, 2017

Second In Two Weeks: Another Texas Man Infected With Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Barely two weeks after the right leg of Brian Parrott from Houston was amputated, a man from Buda in Texas fights for his life after contracting flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus at the beach.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Man's Leg Amputated After Brush With Flesh-Eating Bacteria At Texas Beach

Flesh-eating bacteria or the Vibrio vulnificus infection ruined the family vacation of a 50-year-old man from Texas and left him fighting for his life. Doctors had to amputate the patient's right leg this week.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2016

Two Massive Texas Sinkholes May Collapse Into Each Other And Form New Gigantic Hole

The area around the 'Wink Sinks' Texas sinkholes was found to be unstable. The two massive holes may eventually merge into one bigger hole or new sinkholes could form.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2016

Rare Eyeless Catfish Spotted For The First Time In Texas

A pair of fish belonging to the rare, eyeless Mexican blindcat species was recently found in a Texan underwater cave, offering more details into the endangered catfish species and the state of aquifers in the area.

Animals June 18, 2016

Google Now Working With Dallas Officials To Bring High-Speed Fiber Internet Service Into The City

Dallas is the newest potential city for Google's high-speed Fiber internet service. The company is now working alongside Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city officials to bring Fiber into the city.

Google June 15, 2016

Texas Town Erects Selfie Statue Right Next To City Hall: Modern Art Or Millennial Kitsch?

Sugar Land, Texas recently got additional public art on its streets and strong reactions followed. Residents’ and visitors’ reactions to the selfie-statue that adorns the City Hall plaza are splitting the public opinion in two.

Life & Style June 4, 2016

Uber, Lyft Ceasing Operations In Austin, Texas Due To Fingerprinting Regulation

Uber and Lyft launched an $8 million campaign to urge voters in Austin, Texas to support Proposition 1. The city, however, voted to reject the proposal, which would have exempted drivers from fingerprinting.

Business Tech May 9, 2016

A 7-Year-Old Tricks Teacher With Misspelled Handwritten Note To Go Home Early From School

A 7-year-old pupil from Sheldon Elementary in Texas managed to excuse herself from an after-school program by writing a fake parental note. See how the plan worked out and how her father reacted.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

Indiana Woman Missing For 42 Years Found Alive In Texas

A mother has been missing for 42 years, but with the help of an investigator, she was found alive under an alias. Tammy Miller, the daughter looking for her, was shocked to find her alive.

Society March 27, 2016

North Texas Storm May Cost $300 Million In Car Repairs Alone

The hailstorms last Thursday that pounded cars and rolled across North Texas could lead to $300 million in vehicle repairs alone. The storms left the streets with debris, leaves, and some remnants of damaged structures, and did not spare the Fort Worth police headquarters and zoo.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2016

Michelle Obama Sings A Boyz II Men Classic At SXSW

When it was announced that First Lady Michelle Obama would be a keynote speaker at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, learning more about her 'Let Girls Learn' initiative was expected. What wasn't anticipated was that FLOTUS would answer an audience member's question in song — and that she would announce that she has no intention of running for President of the United States.

Movies/TV Shows March 16, 2016

51,000 In Texas Depend On Drinking Water Systems Contaminated With Arsenic: Report

About 51,000 people in Texas have been exposed to water contaminated with a toxic substance called arsenic. The levels of arsenic are beyond the limits, yet the state still implies that the water is safe to use, an environmental group said.

Life March 15, 2016

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup In Texas: Saving Human Lives Or Animal Abuse?

Local residents and tourists gather in Sweetwater, Texas to take part in the festivities of the 'World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup,' which was designed to help control the population of rattlesnakes in the area. However, the practice is being blasted by animal rights groups for promoting cruelty to animals.

Earth/Environment March 14, 2016

CDC Confirms Case Of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus In Texas

Officials from the Dallas County Health and Human Services in Texas report that they have identified the first known case of human-to-human transmission of the Zika virus through sexual contact. The infection has been confirmed by the CDC.

Life February 3, 2016

How California's New Self-Driving Car Regulations Are Great For Texas

California may have greatly limited the rollout of Google's autonomous cars with its proposed regulations, but Texas reminds Google that it is still welcome in their State. Check out what makes California's restrictions favorable for the Lone Star State.

FUTURE TECH December 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Against Texas Over Medicaid Cutting: How Budget Cuts Affect States, Women

Planned Parenthood associates in Texas along with 10 Medicaid patients sued the state of Texas for its decision to defund the healthcare provider. Planned Parenthood states that Texas' decision has nothing to do with healthcare; rather it is focused more on politicking.

Life November 30, 2015

Texas Police Finds Possible Remains Of Girl Missing For 25 Years

Exactly 25 years after her disappearance, then 15-year-old Rosemary Diaz’s remains were found in a shallow grave in Matagorda County, Texas police reported. Family members of the alleged suspect reached out to investigators to assist the case.

Society November 27, 2015

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Plans To Cut Medicaid Funding

Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against Texas for attempting to cut the clinic's Medicaid funding. The complainants said the the state move was done under the light of political, rather than healthcare interest.

Life November 24, 2015

300 Million-Year-Old Fossils Of Two Giant Sharks Found In Texas

The 300-million-year-old fossils of two giant sharks revealed that these marine predators existed before the emergence of dinosaurs 230 million years ago. The Texas supershark was found to be 25 percent larger than the great white shark.

Animals November 3, 2015

Blue Bell Employees Detail Unsanitary Condition Inside Texas Plant

Former Blue Bell employees revealed details about the unsanitary conditions inside the ice cream company’s Texas plant. Factories were shut down due to the listeria outbreak that occurred earlier this year.

Life October 14, 2015

Texas 9th-Grader Arrested After Bringing A Homemade Clock To School

Ahmed Mohamed built and brought a clock into school Monday, which teachers thought resembled a bomb. He was arrested and taken to juvenile detention later that day.

Gadgets September 16, 2015

Apple's Austin Campus For 7,000 Employees Nears Completion

Photos of Apple's reportedly new campus in Austin, Texas have been revealed. When the company completes the construction in 2016, it will be dubbed as Apple's second biggest worldwide location.

Business September 9, 2015

There's A Giant Spider Web In Texas And It's Not By Spider-Man

A road in Texas has been transformed into creepy scenery as giant webs hang on a long stretch of trees. Experts say the spiders that made these webs are benign and are not harmful to humans.

Earth/Environment August 8, 2015

This Rock Squirrel Killed A Snake And Ate It

A squirrel killing a snake and eating it? Yeah, nature has completely gone off its rocker this time around.

Internet Culture July 14, 2015

Watch Texas' Nick Rose Amazingly Kick 80-Yard Field Goal With Ease

Nick Rose's unbelievable feat was sent to the masses via Twitter over the weekend. Pretty incredible, considering the Longhorns senior's previous career-long field goal was 51 yards.

Movies/TV Shows July 13, 2015

The Texas Redhead Centipede Is A Creature Straight Out Of Your Nightmares

Have a thing for redheads? You might have to rethink that when you come face-to-face with a Texas Redhead, The Lone Star State’s contribution to centipedes.

Animals July 6, 2015

People In Texas Report UFOs: Lenticular Clouds And Not For X-Files?

Reports of unusual cloud formations shaped like a UFO continues in Texas. Experts say the sightings are products of atmospheric mechanisms but people claim it can pass as an X-Files case.

Space June 15, 2015

Texas Cop With Big Heart Plays Proxy Parent To Teen Who Lost Parents A Day Before Graduation

A Texas teen who lost his parents a day before graduation gets a proxy from a cop with a heart of gold.

Internet Culture June 2, 2015

Tesla Fails To Convince Texas To Directly Sell Cars To Consumers

Tesla has lost its fight with dealers to sell cars directly to customers in Texas. Tesla has to wait until 2017 for another chance at the Texan automobile market.

Legal June 2, 2015

More Heavy Rains Pour Down On Texas After Major Flooding

After the flash flooding in Texas, more heavy rains have poured down, but no major problems were recorded.

Society June 1, 2015

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