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Woman’s first marriage is over, but thoughts of her ex linger
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:20:00 -0500
DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem that’s consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over your first love, but I don’t know why after six years I still think about my ex on a daily bas

Health officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’
YourHoustonNews.com / Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas

Tribe paid high price for befriending Texans
YourHoustonNews.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:28:00 -0500
By Bartee Haile

Docs: Cheerleader coach sent nude photos to student
beaumontenterprise.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:50:00 UT

A female teacher at Pasadena High School has been charged with having an improper relationship with a male student, according to court documents.

Officials target abuse recidivism
news-journal.com / Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Gregg County Assistant District Attorney Pam Ibeh says she rarely sees an isolated case of domestic violence.

Waterford Estates
YourHoustonNews.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Although I live in Waterford Estates, my husband and I are also members of April Sound Country Club and The Wine Society of April Sound. This month’s Wine Tasting, titled Which Wine is Witch?, was not

3 men charged in sex-trafficking conspiracy
YourHoustonNews.com / Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:09:00 -0500
HOUSTON — Federal prosecutors say three Central American men have been arrested for directing at least two minors to engage in commercial sex acts.

Nolan Fannin
YourHoustonNews.com / Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:02:00 -0500
A Memorial Service for Nolan P. Fannin will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Top of The Tower, 300 W. Davis, Conroe, TX.

Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola
beaumontenterprise.com / Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:39:47 UT
NIH spokesman John Burklow says Pham will make a brief statement during a news conference late this morning. Pham is one of two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the virus Oct. 8.

Catholic church radically changes stance toward gays
beaumontenterprise.com / Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:13:17 UT
Gay rights groups hailed a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays on Monday after bishops said homosexuals had gifts to offer the church and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexuals with "precious" support. In a preliminary report half-way through a Vatican meeting on family life, the bishops also said the church must recognize the "positive" aspects of civil unions and even Catholics who cohabitate, with the aim of bringing them to a lifelong commitment in a church wedding. "For the LGBT Catholics in the United States and around the world, this new document is a light in the darkness — a dramatic new tone from a church hierarchy that has long denied the very existence of committed and loving gay and lesbian partnerships," said Chad Griffin, president of Human Rights Campaign, the biggest LGBT rights organization in the U.S. The bishops said gays had "gifts and qualities" to offer and asked rhetorically if the church was ready to provide them a welcoming place, "accepting and valuing their sexual orientation without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony." "What will Catholic parents now have to tell their children about contraception, cohabiting with partners or living homosexual lifestyles?" asked Maria Madise, coordinator of the Voice of the Family, which says it is representing several pro-life and conservative groups. The document said these Catholics deserve respect and should not be discriminated against, and then laid out the positions of both sides: those who want to maintain the status quo barring them from the sacraments, and those who favor a case-by-case approach, in which the couple undertake a path of penance.

4 children monitored for Ebola return to school
YourHoustonNews.com / Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:49:00 -0500
DALLAS — Dallas school officials say four of the five students in their district who were being monitored for Ebola have returned to school after being cleared by health authorities.

Longview ISD board to discuss softball field renovations
news-journal.com / Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Longview ISD trustees are set to meet at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss softball field renovations that stem from a Title IX complaint filed in 2013.

Truck wreck deaths spike, and SE Texas sees its share
beaumontenterprise.com / Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:41:00 UT
The driver of the 18-wheeler that rear-ended the other semitrailer on the night of Oct. 1 failed to control speed, setting off the chain of events that led to the deaths of four people, according to a statement by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The capability of trucks' brakes is a contributing factor in fatal crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent nonprofit that studies ways to make roads safer. An 18-wheeler struck the couple's vehicle from behind near Hamshire Road, where it was stopped in a 100-plus car pileup caused by dense fog obscuring the highway. During the six-day trial in the 172nd District Court, an expert witness for the plaintiffs testified that over the past two years C.R. England trucks were involved in 627 crashes, resulting in the death or injury of 181 people. A report by the Houston Chronicle found that state troopers participating in a special trouble-shooting program operated by the Department of Public Safety called "Road Check" have found each year that 27 to 30 percent of Texas' commercial trucks should not be operating at all because of potentially life-threatening safety problems like defective brakes, bald tires, inoperable safety lights and unqualified, unfit or intoxicated drivers. The problem is that most deaths in large truck crashes are the occupants of passenger vehicles, according to a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In 2012, occupants of passenger vehicles constituted 96 percent of vehicle occupants killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck, according to the institute. A 2003 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the Transportation Department, found that large trucks are 20 percent to 55 percent more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than a passenger vehicle.

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