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City health concerns not addressed
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Mon, Jul 28, 2008
Local health officials have yet to address health concerns brought to light in a 2007 community-health survey. 'We were unable to add new positions within our budget this fiscal year to address some of the health education and health-promotion needs addressed in our community-needs assessment results,' Amarillo Public Health Department Director Matt Richardson said. The survey found Amarillo's increasing asthma and diabetes rates needed to be addressed, but officials need to add another worker to its payroll for health education and promotion. 'Internally, I was not able to make that happen,' Richardson said. Richardson is turning...
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Easter Seals North Texas expands autism services with $1.25M grant
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Sat, Jul 26, 2008
A $1.25 million grant from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has allowed Easter Seals North Texas to expand and remodel treatment rooms for autistic children at the society's pediatric centers in Carrollton and Oak Cliff. The money was given to DARS from the governor's office and the Legislative Budget Board with a specific emphasis on applied behavior programs for children ages 3 to 8, said Marc Mullins, the autism specialist and contract manager for DARS in Austin. The funding has brought members of the Easter Seals Autism Advisory Board...
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Easter Seals North Texas expands autism services with $1.25M grant
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Sat, Jul 26, 2008
A $1.25 million grant from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has allowed Easter Seals North Texas to expand and remodel treatment rooms for autistic children at the society's pediatric centers in Carrollton and Oak Cliff. The money was given to DARS from the governor's office and the Legislative Budget Board with a specific emphasis on applied behavior programs for children ages 3 to 8, said Marc Mullins, the autism specialist and contract manager for DARS in Austin. The funding has brought members of the Easter Seals Autism Advisory Board and doctors from the University of North Texas together to study...
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UT president urges Texas to invest in more top-tier universities
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Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The president of the University of Texas delivered an impassioned plea to state legislators Wednesday to provide the financial and political support for lifting one or two public universities to top-tier status.

William Powers Jr. likened the challenge and urgency of the task to the commitment exemplified by American soldiers in World War II who stormed the beaches of Normandy, which he recently visited.

"Our generation has to ask not just how we're going to get through the next four years, but what legacy we will leave for 2025," Powers said in testifying at a joint hearing of two Senate subcommittees. "I think...

Seven Texas universities push for 'Tier One' status
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Wed, Jul 23, 2008

These days it seems like every public university in the state wants to be the next University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University. But how do state leaders and educators decide which campus should be the newest major research university? And how does the state pay for it?

State lawmakers are grappling with those questions today. Two Senate subcommittees higher education and higher education finance are holding a day-long hearing in Austin. Later today, theyll hear from the heads of seven universities that aspire to so-called Tier One status, including UT Arlington, UT Dallas, the University of North Texas and...