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Texas child hospitalized after eating Xanax he was told was a Tic Tac

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Texas child hospitalized after eating Xanax he was told was a Tic Tac

- Published 8:20 pm, Friday, August 18, 2017 A Texas middle school student was recently hospitalized after ingesting Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety drug. Brandi Nicole Hernandez of Elgin said her son was offered a "Tic Tac," which he bit into and quickly dissolved in his mouth, according to KVUE. When her son asked the student what the pill was, the student allegedly repeated "a drug" and threatened to beat him up if he confessed to anyone
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Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

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Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

- Austin has one of the tightest labor markets in the country, and some parts of the metro area’s economy appear to be bumping up against the hiring ceiling. While regional employers continue to expand payrolls, especially in industries tied to population growth, some key sectors of the economy have started to see job-creation rates decelerate in the past 18 months. July did little to alleviate the pressure
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Dallas’ black City Council members push to remove Confederate statues

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Dallas’ black City Council members push to remove Confederate statues

- DALLAS The four black members of the Dallas City Council called for the city’s Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow the community to start healing from its racist past. Dwaine Caraway, a council member who serves as mayor pro tem, held a news conference Friday afternoon with the other three black city council members to “present a unified statement” on the statues
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Texas in the Top 20? Alabama not at No. 1? Defending my AP preseason Top 25 ballot

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Texas in the Top 20? Alabama not at No. 1? Defending my AP preseason Top 25 ballot

- Column Bohls: Texas in the Top 20? Alabama not at No. 1? Defending my AP preseason Top 25 ballot Another season not putting mighty Alabama as my preseason No. 1. But then college football has had my back recently ... Posted August 18th, 2017. I filled out my Associated Press Top 25 preseason football ballot a couple of weeks ago, and as usual I didn’t start it off with Alabama
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City Council considers upping renewable power goals at Austin Energy

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City Council considers upping renewable power goals at Austin Energy

- Though a working group had already recommended upping the city’s goal of renewable energy production, the Austin City Council on Thursday voted to push the goal further in adopting a generation plan for Austin Energy. The plan, which had been recommended by several city commissions, increased the city’s renewable energy goal from 55 percent to 65 percent of the power generated by 2027
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New study shows peanut allergy could be 'cured' with probiotics

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New study shows peanut allergy could be 'cured' with probiotics

- Those with a peanut allergy might have their nut-prayers answered with this life-changing news. Australian researchers report that a pill to treat peanut allergies still worked four years after it was given. According to The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, for 18 months, 24 of 48 children were given a daily probiotic that contained Lactobacillus rhamnosus and a peanut protein while the other children were given a placebo pill
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Tom Brady, many Patriots starters expected to play vs. Texans

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Tom Brady, many Patriots starters expected to play vs. Texans

- HOUSTON -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and many key starters are expected to make their preseason debuts tomorrow night against the Texans, according to a source. Last week's inactive list against the Jaguars doubled as a "who's who" of Patriots contributors, so this will mark the first opportunity to watch Brady in action alongside the prominent members of the reigning Super Bowl champions
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High-speed train to connect Houston, Dallas

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High-speed train to connect Houston, Dallas

- Calling a planned high-speed rail connection to Dallas “an idea whose time has come,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an agreement this week with the bullet train’s backers that both sides said is the first of many steps to making the trip a reality. “This is the starting point to begin the process of definitive agreements,” Turner said, underscoring that the agreement between Houston and Texas Central Partners commits both to cooperate on a project each wants built
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Serious questions about Robert E. Lee in Austin | Austin Found

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Serious questions about Robert E. Lee in Austin | Austin Found

- Recently, we asked if Robert E. Lee ever took the route of Robert E. Lee Road in Austin. Several history advocates engaged in a well-tempered discussion on the subject. Can’t say that the same good manners were reflected in the comments attached to the post by some readers. Certainly, when the road was named for the Confederate general during a rush of Lost Cause nostalgia in the early 20th century, Austinites believed the tale
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NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys Star To Make NFL Preseason Debut As Ezekiel Elliott’s Appeal Continues

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NFL Rumors: Dallas Cowboys Star To Make NFL Preseason Debut As Ezekiel Elliott’s Appeal Continues

- As NFL rumors have revolved around Ezekiel Elliott this preseason, a recent report is indicating that a Dallas Cowboys star player will take the field this weekend. Elliott was recently announced to have received a six-game suspension from the NFL. That led to news that the NFL Players Association was appealing the decision on behalf of Elliott. Meanwhile, the league’s top running back in terms of total yards last season has been watching preseason games from the sidelines
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Live blog: Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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Live blog: Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

- The Tigers open a three-game interleague series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Friday at Comerica Park. Detroit commences its six-game home stand having gone 2-8 in their last 10 games, which comes on the heels of a three-game sweep by the Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Tigers' pitching was riddled for 28 runs and 39 hits, including seven home runs in the Texas series
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Dallas' Lawren Boe Shares Her Experience as a Finalist in the Miss Inked Tattoo Beauty Pageant

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Dallas' Lawren Boe Shares Her Experience as a Finalist in the Miss Inked Tattoo Beauty Pageant

- Beauty pageants can be homogenous — but the one at House of Blues next month won't be. On Sept. 23, the 2017 Miss Inked USA pageant will celebrate women who have turned their bodies into canvases for art of all kinds. Photographer Art Cantu founded Miss Texas Inked in 2014, and it has since grown to include women from all over the United States and Canada
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Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no

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Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no

- A Denton ISD assistant principal was removed from his post this week after a children’s book he wrote containing a popular internet character that has since become co-opted by the so-called “alt-right”— an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism— caused controversy within the school district. According to the Dallas Morning News, “The Adventures of Pepe and Pede” author Eric Hauser was removed from his position as assistant principal of Rodriguez Middle School in Oak Point Monday
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Austin Mayor Steve Adler to lead national mayoral anti-bigotry efforts

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler to lead national mayoral anti-bigotry efforts

- In response to violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. last week, more than 240 American mayors will join with the Anti-Defamation League to combat extremism and bigotry, the group announced Friday. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, designated Adler the lead of the new project, said Conference of Mayors CEO Tom Cochran in a statement
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Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday

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Slim Thug is getting roasted for his birthday

- Slim Thug is letting a few friends have some fun, at his expense, for a good cause. The member of Houston rap royalty is the guest of honor at a comedy roast to kick off his birthday weekend. It happens Sept. 8 at Rockefeller's, 3620 Washington. Tickets are $40. Slim Thug will be roasted by comedian Dat Damn Monty, Houston rapper E
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Montgomery judge suspended after ethics charges from Judicial Inquiry Commission

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Montgomery judge suspended after ethics charges from Judicial Inquiry Commission

- The Judicial Inquiry Commission has filed a complaint against a Montgomery judge, charging her with various ethics violations. Kelly, who took the bench in 2004, has failed to handle her cases in an efficient, timely matter, and has not created a diversionary juvenile offenders program for Montgomery County, the complaint states. While everyone who passes through family court is affected by Kelly's practices, the complaint states the "harms inflicted by her pattern and practice of delay are particularly telling and egregious in the juvenile-dependency context
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  • Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth
    Austin jobless rate drops, tightening labor market’s grip on job growth

    , mystatesman.com

    Austin has one of the tightest labor markets in the country, and some parts of the metro area’s economy appear to be bumping up against the hiring ceiling. While regional employers continue to expand payrolls, especially in industries tied to population growth, some key sectors of the economy have started to see job-creation rates decelerate in the past 18 months. July did little to alleviate the pressure
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Politics & Government

  • Central Texas congressional Republicans sidestep questions on Trump
    Central Texas congressional Republicans sidestep questions on Trump

    , mystatesman.com

    Republican members of Congress representing Central Texas avoided an opportunity to address remarks by President Donald Trump about violence in Charlottesville, Va., and how he’s handled issues of race. White supremacists last weekend protested the city’s decision to remove a statute depicting Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Their presence drew numerous counterprotesters, and clashes ended with one counterprotester dead and dozens more injured
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Sports

  • LSU baseball reveals star-studded 2018 schedule as Tigers will host Notre Dame, Texas early on
    LSU baseball reveals star-studded 2018 schedule as Tigers will host Notre Dame, Texas early on

    , theadvocate.com

    LSU baseball won't exactly be easing into its 2018 schedule. It's more like the Tigers are diving in head-first. LSU revealed its schedule Tuesday, officially announcing it's starting the 2018 season with a three-game series vs. Notre Dame at Alex Box Stadium in mid-February, followed by a three-game series vs. Texas at the end of the month. The Fighting Irish come to Baton Rouge after LSU swept two games in 2016 in South Bend, Ind
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Business

  • Chase set to close some Central Texas bank branches
    Chase set to close some Central Texas bank branches

    , mystatesman.com

    The banking giant confirmed Friday that it plans to close four more Central Texas branches by year’s end. It has already closed three local branches so far this year, in addition to six locations inside H-E-B stores that were shuttered in 2016. The newly announced closures are: Westgate and William Cannon, 6800 Westgate Blvd., South Austin The Linc, 6406 N
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Technology

  • Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics
    Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

    , chron.com

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges is funding experimental drones, new cybersecurity technology and advanced communications systems for soldiers. But as the Department of Defense's "Defense Innovation Unit Experimental," or DIUx office, approaches the two-year mark this month, it continues to face questions from Republican leaders in Congress and others who view it as a still-unproven, and possibly unnecessary, venture
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Health

  • New study shows peanut allergy could be 'cured' with probiotics
    New study shows peanut allergy could be 'cured' with probiotics

    , chron.com

    Those with a peanut allergy might have their nut-prayers answered with this life-changing news. Australian researchers report that a pill to treat peanut allergies still worked four years after it was given. According to The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, for 18 months, 24 of 48 children were given a daily probiotic that contained Lactobacillus rhamnosus and a peanut protein while the other children were given a placebo pill
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Family & Parenting

  • Barber accused of masturbating while cutting children's hair
    Barber accused of masturbating while cutting children's hair

    , wlwt.com

    Barber accused of masturbating while cutting children's hair Spring, Texas — A Texas barber landed behind bars after accusations that he masturbated while cutting children's hair. Jeremiah Siqueido, 32, of Spring, was charged Thursday with indecency with a child after a mother of three told deputies that Siqueido took frequent breaks while cutting her children's hair Wednesday at the shop in the 23300 block of Aldine Westfield
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Society & Culture

  • Texas woman battling cancer dies after eating tainted oyster
    Texas woman battling cancer dies after eating tainted oyster

    , chron.com

    Updated 8:37 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Jane White Cunningham, a 56-year-old woman from Texas, died after eating raw contaminated oysters while on vacation with her husband. According to CBS the shellfish was tainted with Vibrio, a bacteria typically found in saltwater and is associated with under-cooked seafood. Her husband, David Cunningham shared an update to Facebook on Aug. 8, saying she was hospitalized at the Gulfport Mississippi Hospital with a severe infection, where she underwent immediate surgery
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Music News: Shania Twain's Back In Town, Club Dada Goes Americana and More
    Music News: Shania Twain's Back In Town, Club Dada Goes Americana and More

    , dallasobserver.com

    Shania Twain is back! Katy Perry gets a Dallas opening act. Plus, The Bomb Factory brings some exciting news with new announcements from the worlds of hip-hop and emo. Three legendary singers and vital activists team up for a benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre. And the local clubs keep adding wattage to their fall calendars in this week's concert announcements
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Education

  • Houston school districts with the most experienced teachers
    Houston school districts with the most experienced teachers

    , chron.com

    It's no surprise that schools with the best teachers tend to have some of the highest performing students. Nearly everyone has had a teacher who pushed them to do better, which is why sending a child to a district with a reputation for good teachers is an important advantage. Data acquired by the Texas Tribune's Public Schools Explorer can give an in-depth view of the tenure of teachers in Houston school districts as well as individual campuses
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  • New service brings food from local restaurants to front doors
    New service brings food from local restaurants to front doors

    , kxii.com

    From fast food chains to sit down restaurants, Ardmorietes can now enjoy their favorite local foods delivered to their front door. All they have to do is go to the Menurunner's website or download the app. "You simply check out and enter your credit card information there and then you'll place the order and then we will send a driver to go get it
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Life & Style

  • Austin unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent in July
    Austin unemployment rate drops to 3.2 percent in July

    , mystatesman.com

    Strong job creation at Austin’s factories and construction companies offset some of the typical decline in public-sector jobs during July, helping nudge the metro area’s unemployment rate lower, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Overall, local employers cut 8,200 jobs during the month, a 0.8 percent decline that was lighter than the usual reductions in July, when local and state governments slash payrolls, the commission said
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Law & Crime

  • Montgomery judge suspended after ethics charges from Judicial Inquiry Commission
    Montgomery judge suspended after ethics charges from Judicial Inquiry Commission

    , al.com

    The Judicial Inquiry Commission has filed a complaint against a Montgomery judge, charging her with various ethics violations. Kelly, who took the bench in 2004, has failed to handle her cases in an efficient, timely matter, and has not created a diversionary juvenile offenders program for Montgomery County, the complaint states. While everyone who passes through family court is affected by Kelly's practices, the complaint states the "harms inflicted by her pattern and practice of delay are particularly telling and egregious in the juvenile-dependency context
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Books & Literature

  • Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no
    Pepe the Frog in a children's book? Denton ISD says no

    , mystatesman.com

    A Denton ISD assistant principal was removed from his post this week after a children’s book he wrote containing a popular internet character that has since become co-opted by the so-called “alt-right”— an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism— caused controversy within the school district. According to the Dallas Morning News, “The Adventures of Pepe and Pede” author Eric Hauser was removed from his position as assistant principal of Rodriguez Middle School in Oak Point Monday
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Motoring

  • About 100 protesters call for Austin to end fossil fuel use for power
    About 100 protesters call for Austin to end fossil fuel use for power

    , mystatesman.com

    than 100 people rallied at City Hall Thursday evening to protest an Austin Energy power generation plan they think does not go far enough to end the use of fossil fuels to power the city. The plan, which has been approved by several city commissions, actually increases the goal of the percentage of renewable energy generated for the city from 55 percent to 65 percent with a contingency that could bring it up to even 75 percent
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  • Karrueche Tran Slams Her Body Shamers: ‘Y’all Shame Natural Bodies But Praise Fake Ones’
    Karrueche Tran Slams Her Body Shamers: ‘Y’all Shame Natural Bodies But Praise Fake Ones’

    , chron.com

    "Claws" actress posts photo to social media and sparks major reaction Published 2:43 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 Actress/model Karreuche Tran took aim Monday at people who reacted negatively to a recent risqué photo she posted on social media, saying: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it at all.” The 29-year-old “Claws” actress took to Twitter to speak out against those who body shamed her when she posted a selfie of herself in a revealing bikini
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