Author Dan Eakin

Supreme Court Rules Against Texas Officials in Fair Housing Decision

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The Supreme Court has been making quite a wave recently, especially concerning equal rights regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation; its decision on Thursday, June 25 to uphold a broad interpretation of the

This Medicaid Contractor Wasted $133 Million in Taxpayer Money

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Texas Medicaid officials have wasted $133 million in taxpayer dollars by performing medically unnecessary orthodontic treatments — and have since denied the state government’s responsibility for the gaffe. According to a June 7 Libertarian Republic

Texas Law Protects Patients From Balance Billing

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On June 15th, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that protects patients from receiving exorbitantly high medical bills due to a practice known as “balance billing.” The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that Abbott

Study: Are Dallas Residents Paying Hidden Home Tax?

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A new study released last week reveals exactly how much Dallas homeowners spend each year on home remodeling and interior design updates. Such spending can be crucial to maintaining the value of a home

Dermatologist Meeting Discusses Superficial Radiation Therapy

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More than 100 dermatologists and oncologists from across the country gathered in Dallas, Texas recently to share information and research about Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) for patients with non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Morning Star reports

If Signed, This Bill Will Help Thousands of Texans Pay Their Electric Bills

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A program helping low-income Texas residents to pay their electricity bills will receive another two years of funding if Gov. Greg Abbott signs a bill approved by the Legislature this session. HB 1101 extends funding

Texas Is the 13th Most Obese State in the Nation

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Across the nation, more than two in three adults are considered to be overweight or obese, but how do the individual states, and Texas in particular, stack up? Gallup-Healthways released the latest edition of

New Zealander Lauren Dabner Joins Texas Tech University Soccer Team

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Lauren Dabner will be making the long trip to Texas from her native New Zealand after signing her commitment papers for Texas Tech University’s women’s soccer team. TexasTech.com reports that women’s soccer coach Tom Stone

Dallas Attorneys Win Two Large Verdicts For Personal Injury Plaintiffs

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Two Dallas-based lawsuits have been featured in a collection of prominent Texas personal injury litigation that happened last year. PR Newswire reports that attorneys from Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, based in Dallas, won two

Underperforming Texas Schools Now Subject to Grading, State Management Thanks to Senate Bills

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The Texas Senate quietly passed several bills this week that will change public school education in the state. One such law would not only place grades on students but on the schools themselves, ranking