Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 25, 2017 - Texas nursing facilities moved one step closer to better staffing and improving overall quality Monday as the Nursing Facility Reinvestment Allowance, or NFRA, was voted out of the House Human Services Committee.
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San Antonio,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 24, 2017 - ROBERT "ARMADILLO BOB" CLARK IS OFFERING Free Weekly Armadillo Humor Cartoons for your Newspaper's Online Edition
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Dallas,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 21, 2017 - Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) and National Presenting Sponsor Nationwide® released new survey data today, specific to parents’ attitudes and behaviors about teen drinking during special occasions, such as prom. Parents ranked prom as the time of year they are most concerned about their teens drinking alcohol, followed by spring break, graduation, summer break, homecoming, winter break and at school sporting events.
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Antlers,Oklahoma (PR MediaRelease) April 12, 2017 - The Molpus Woodlands Group is offering an investment-grade 15,815 +/- acre timberland property located in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma. The Project Pushmataha offering comprises of nine timberland tracts distributed across eastern Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, ranging in size from 480 acres to 4,276 acres.
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Dallas,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 10, 2017 - In advance of PowerTalk 21 Day on April 21st and during Alcohol Awareness Month this April, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) and National Presenting Sponsor Nationwide® are equipping parents with Power of Parents® resources needed to have conversations with their teens, especially before special occasions, such as prom, about the dangers and consequences of teen drinking.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 7, 2017 - Can you imagine if state lawmakers wanted to tax private schools to balance the Texas public school budget? Texans would be outraged by such an absurd proposal. This outrageous scheme is precisely what some lawmakers want to do with nursing homes.
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 31, 2017 - As of March 27th 2017 the 85th Texas legislature has introduced 8420 bills, statistically about half will be passed into law. According to Legiscan the third most viewed and followed bill is HB453, better known as the “equal parenting bill”. HB453 would put an end to the current presumption that, after parents separate or divorce, a child should live primarily with one parent, and visit the other parent a few times a month making the other parent a visitor in the child's life. Instead, the presumption would be that the child should spend an equal amount of time with both parents.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 30, 2017 - An estimated 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas is caused by distracted driving, and the problem is getting worse. As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Talk, Text, Crash” campaign to remind drivers to stay focused on the road.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 29, 2017 - A legislative proposal that will benefit Texas employers got a big boost from the Trump Administration recently when U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price told governors they should move forward and request waivers from a variety of regulations in the Affordable Care Act.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 28, 2017 - On Monday, the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee met to discuss Senate Bill 1130, a “granny tax” on nursing home residents and private business owners. The hearing revealed the tax would generate over $800 million, with no legislative oversight on how that money would be spent.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 27, 2017 - More than 150 years ago, Texans set aside a fund to provide free textbooks to children in the state’s public schools, and ever since leaders have worked to keep faith with that covenant. Until now. Now, the Texas legislature seems determined on abandoning their commitment and raiding the proceeds of the Permanent School Fund which provides not only for books, but the 21st Century technology our children will need to succeed.
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 24, 2017 - On March 22, 2017 the Headliners Foundation of Texas announced that the Houston Chronicle’s Brian Rosenthal is the winner of the Foundation’s Showcase Gold Award for Enterprise and Innovation in Journalism for his series, "Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education." This is the second consecutive year in which Rosenthal and the Chronicle have won the overall competition.
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Houston,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 24, 2017 - COME TAKE A JOURNEY WITH US .... THE EVENT OF 2017. LOOKING FOR THE EVENT OF THE YEAR? THIS IS IT!
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National Conference on Tobacco or Health Brings More Than 1,800 Tobacco Control and Public Health Pr
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 22, 2017 - On Wednesday, March 22, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), working in coordination with numerous other health organizations, will convene the 2017 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH), bringing together over 1,800 tobacco control and public health professionals at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 16, 2017 - Texas legislators Senator Chuy Hinojosa and Representative J.D. Sheffield have filed legislation to tax nursing home residents paying for their own care. Known as the Granny Tax, Senate Bill 1130 and House Bill 2766 would generate state revenue by taxing elderly residents of nursing homes. Nursing home residents would each carry a tax bill of over $4,000 per year.
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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) February 15, 2017 - The Texas Association of Health Underwriters said today the Texas Legislature's number one priority should be to put in motion a plan to unwind the Affordable Care Act in Texas as soon as possible instead of waiting for the U.S. Congress or the new Trump administration to act.