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Pregnancy-Related Deaths Double in Texas Over a Short Time

Posted on ·   New studies show pregnancy-related deaths among Texas women doubled between 2011 and 2015. Cardiac events topped the list of direct causes, followed by drug overdoses, both legal and illegal.  Other causes included hypertension, bleeding, infection, homicide and suicide. “There were several things that we identified that were more common among women who died: obesity, chronic […]

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Houston School Board Vacancy Draws Four Candidates for Nov. 8 Election

Posted on ·     Four candidates have applied to run in a special election to be a trustee for the Houston Independent School District. The filing deadline was Aug. 25. The District VII seat is open because Trustee Harvin Moore is resigning a year before his term ends. District VII includes Lamar High School and neighborhoods in west Houston such […]

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DOJ will end use of private prisons, six of them in Texas

Posted on ·   The U.S. Justice Department announced it will end the practice of housing federal inmates in privately-operated prisons. There are 13 private federal prisons, and six of them are in Texas. More than twenty-two thousand federal inmates – about twelve percent of the total – are housed in the private facilities. A recent audit found that private […]