Zika Virus A Concern For Poor Urban Areas Along Gulf CoastThe state health department has spent more than $400,000 since the start of the year to expand its lab capacity and to buy mosquito traps. It also launched a $2 million Zika awareness campaign.
Judge: Texas Prison's Water Violates 'Standards Of Decency'A group of prisoners alleging they have to drink arsenic-laden water to stay cool inside their hot Texas lockup won a legal victory Tuesday in an ongoing lawsuit after a federal judge ordered the Texas prison system to provide safe drinking water that doesn't violate "contemporary standards of decency."
Fish Consumption Advisory For Lake ComoPeople can still fish in the area, though they should not consume common carp.
Rabies Confirmed In Dead Skunk In BedfordA dead, rabid skunk may have had contact with a resident’s dog in the area of Cedar Grove Lane according to the City of Bedford.
Massage Therapist Gets Max 10 Years For Attempted Sexual Assault During MassageHe groped, molested, and attempted to sexually assault the victim, according to the Collin County DA.
Texas Woman Dies From Nationwide Salmonella OutbreakA Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.
Dallas County Reports Third Human Case of West Nile VirusThe resident lives in the 75214 zip code in Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.
Texas Officials Amend Death Certificate To Reflect Gay UnionState officials say they've complied with a court order and amended the death certificate of a man to include the name of his same-sex spouse.
Ken Paxton Faces Contempt Hearing Over Same-Sex Marriage RightsA federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to explain why he should not be held in contempt for enforcing state laws that impede gay marriage rights.
FDA: Cyclospora Outbreaks Linked To Mexican CilantroThe Texas Department of State Health Services is among the state and federal agencies that have identified Mexican cilantro as the cause of a cyclospora outbreak.
Texas Fights Immigrants' Lawsuit Over Birth CertificatesTexas health officials asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification.
Blue Bell Plans Production Test RunBlue Bell announced today that it will begin a trial production run at one of its four creameries later this month, though the Brenham-based ice cream company says there is no firm date for when its products will hit shelves for sale.