Let's do this quickly, so you can incorporate it into all the sorrows you're about drown after you leave work today. A state judge has denied Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary injunction that would have allowed them to rejoin the Texas Women's Health Program.
According to Mary Tuma, a r ... More >>
If you live in Texas and have health insurance, chances are your coverage is through either Aetna or Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and it's about twice as likely to be the latter. The insurance giant covers 7.7 million Texans, controlling roughly 40 percent of the market.
Some might argue th ... More >>
*Candy Corn Oreos Will Enter Our World on September 10
And, of course:
*Candy Corn: The Worst Halloween Candy in the History of Ever
I wanted this to be a positive piece, but I'm sad to report that the news here is not good. In fact, let it serve as a warning.
Candy corn takes a good be ... More >>
Earlier this morning on the Today Show, CNN Money released its list of "America's Best Places to Live."
Dallas doesn't make the list, even though there are 100 places, but neither does any other metropolis because this is a list of small cities that "offer strong job opportunities, great schools, l ... More >>
As Governor Rick Perry vows not to take any of that filthy federal money to expand Medicaid in Texas, state lawmakers may also have to find another $39 million next year to keep the Medicaid Women's Health Program alive.
These days, the WHP has been going through some prolonged death throes. Texa ... More >>
Back before I posted this piece about how DeVry -- yes, that DeVry -- wanted to train students from one of its Caribbean medical schools in Texas hospitals, I reached out to the for-profit university for a more detailed explanation of their plans and, perhaps, a comment. None came. But over the week ... More >>
We keep hammering away at this same general point, but really: It's been a terrible year for family planning providers in Texas. First the Legislature moved $73.6 million out of the state family-planning budget for the next two years . At the same time, they changed to a tiered funding structure tha ... More >>
The Medicaid Women's Health Program provides some 130,000 Texas women with vital medical care: family planning, birth control, cancer screenings and annual exams. And for that, of course, it must die. That, at least, has long been the case as far as Republican lawmakers are concerned. And after last ... More >>
ViaYou, sir, must not be a Texas legislator.It's been a good 14 minutes since the state twisted its rusty knife into the already-wounded gut of women's healthcare. But fear not: There's a huge, ugly storm brewing between the state and federal governments over the Medicaid Women's Health Progr ... More >>
Dallas girl Lindsey Cook is in a tight race with Mary Edwards from California as the fan favorite in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight -- a fight that could mean a nice influx of cash for the Deep Ellum Urban Gardens.
In case you missed it, through a contest at the State Fair, Cook was chosen to go to N ... More >>
A few years back, Lt. Max Geron was one of the Dallas Police Department's spokespersons, but he's quick to remind in his missive to The Atlantic that what he has to say on the subject of Lt. John Pike's pepper-spraying of peaceful demonstrators on the UC-Davis campus last week are his views alone ... More >>
As an avid runner and cook, Lindsey Cook of Dallas loves to create healthy dishes, like her quinoa and turkey stuffed bell peppers. Easy, versatile and full of deliciousness, Cook was so smitten with the recipe that she entered it in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight contest. From there, the dish ... More >>
Blabbermouth.netGuns N' Roses (sans Axl) at Children's HospitalHey, looks like Axl Rose hired some pretty nice guys to back him up on his most recent tour. The group was in town over the weekend for their performance at Gexa Energy Pavilion on Saturday night, and, as Blabbermouth reports, on Mond ... More >>
Condoms, birth control -- who needs 'em? Just don't have sex, Texas says to its horny teens. Just hobble that unbridled desire coupled with a limited understanding of consequences and say 'No, I'm saving myself for marriage.'
That's pretty much the message, maybe paired with an infographic demonstr ... More >>