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Texas A&M study finds BBP can increase fat stores in body before we’re born

Texas A&M study finds BBP can increase fat stores in body before we’re born

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a chemical commonly used in the food manufacturing process, can increase fat stores in the body even before we’re born, according to a new study published

Getting your finances ready for adoption

Getting your finances ready for adoption

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By Nathaniel Sillin The decision to start a family is a joyful event. However, parents considering adoption should consider advance planning for a range of financial issues unique to the process and the child they

Film Review: Video game turned movie is a bust

Film Review: Video game turned movie is a bust

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Synopsis: When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe. Review: Never judge a book by

TWC awards $500,000 mentoring grants to college consortium

TWC awards $500,000 mentoring grants to college consortium

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AUSTIN ⎯ In less than a single college semester, Texas adults can move from lacking basic employment skills to being on track for an in-demand occupation by participating in career pathway training programs. These

Five ways to save on an overseas trip

Five ways to save on an overseas trip

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By Nathaniel Sillin My neighbors and I talked for weeks about their upcoming European vacation with their teenaged kids. We discussed every single place they planned to visit. But when I asked if they knew

Film Review: Man cub vs. jungle in powerful, beautiful adaptation of Disney classic

Film Review: Man cub vs. jungle in powerful, beautiful adaptation of Disney classic

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Synopsis: The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets

Texas’ gender wage gap costs the state’s women nearly $37 billion per year

Texas’ gender wage gap costs the state’s women nearly $37 billion per year

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On average, Texas women employed full time, year round are paid just 79 cents for every dollar paid to men – a yearly pay gap of $9,807. That means, in total,

Irving students read with ‘Texas Reads One Book’

Irving students read with ‘Texas Reads One Book’

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Photo: With several students donning their Cowboys jerseys, Brandenburg Elementary youngsters listen as Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garret reads from Charlotte’s Web to kick off ‘Texas Reads One Book’. /Photo by Adam Stephens  Irving

Film Review: Hank Williams movie comes off messier than a bar room brawl

Film Review: Hank Williams movie comes off messier than a bar room brawl

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Synopsis: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic

Experts predicting fierce mosquito season this year

Experts predicting fierce mosquito season this year

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ATLANTA – Spring is finally in the air. Warm weather is moving in to stay and residents in our area will be heading outdoors to enjoy the spring and summer months to come. There