Senator Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, encouraged members of North Shore Republican Women to vote for Proposition 1 on the Nov. 4 election day when he spoke during Wednesday’s October meeting at Bentwater Yacht Club.
In front of a select group of county officials, friends and family members, Tammy McRae was sworn in as Montgomery County’s new County Tax Assessor and Collector Wednesday morning.
In front of Planned Parenthood on Louetta Road, Catholics from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe joined together, praying with rosaries and outstretched hands to put an end to abortion.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
AUSTIN — A Texas girl reported kidnapped 12 years ago was found near Mexico City with her mother after authorities received a tip, and the mother was quickly flown to Texas and jailed on kidnapping charges, investigators said Wednesday.
DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city’s 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
PHOENIX — Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potential panelists called in this week, many who said they knew too much about the case to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.
McLEAN, Va. — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won’t have to for months to come.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
A baby has died after a crash Wednesday night in northwest Harris County, according to a report.
Catch the Cougars feeling frisky, and you might get somebody to say the game carries added weight because it's the American Athletic Conference opener. While the cast of characters has changed, most notably with the departure of UCF quarterback Blake Bortles to the NFL, the feeling has not for the Cougars, who came within 7 yards of pulling off a big road upset that might have changed the course of last season. UCF had the best season in school history, winning the inaugural AAC title, crashing the Bowl Championship Series party, and beating Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl to cap a 12-1 campaign. The stakes aren't quite as high in the rematch, although a win in the AAC opener could help the Cougars "start the train rolling in the right direction," senior linebacker Efrem Oliphant said. After losing to UTSA in the opener, UH has sandwiched a pair of wins against Grambling State and UNLV around a road loss to BYU. [...] as game day arrives, a bit of truth.
When a camo-clad, mud-spattered, sweat-soaked and seriously worried Fred Shannon hurriedly carried Maggie through the doors of Coastal Plains Animal Clinic in El Campo a couple of Saturday mornings ago, he was repeating a scene occurring, with minor variations, thousands of times each year in Texas. Marquardt, who has practiced veterinary medicine at Coastal Plains Animal Clinic since 1991, has seen scores of snakebit dogs, many of them hunting dogs. Texas sees thousands, almost all of them caused by one of three pit vipers - copperheads, cottonmouths (water moccasins) and western diamondback rattlesnakes. A diamondback was responsible for Maggie's situation, and the encounter illustrates how such misadventures often occur, steps owners should take should they occur, and protective and preventative measures dog owners can take to reduce the severity of a bite's effects and lessen odds of a dog's being bitten. Shannon and his companions were hunting teal on a shallow wetland near Palacios in Matagorda County and dropped a bluewing that fell onto a low, brushy levee rimming the pond. [...] forget the old practice of making incisions on the fang marks and hoping the bleeding will flush venom from the bite; the cutting can damage muscle and, in the case of snakes with strongly hemotoxic venom (such as rattlesnakes) that short-circuits blood's clotting properties, trigger massive and potentially fatal blood loss. The vaccine, on the market for little more than a decade, is made from rattlesnake venom and, many vets are convinced, lessens the toxic effects of bites from rattlesnakes and copperheads, two pit vipers whose venom shares many traits. Lancing to relieve pressure from swelling could trigger massive blood loss, so that's not an option with most serious rattlesnake or copperhead bites. Bailey spent a week under veterinary care, being pumped full of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, fluids, steroids, antihistamines and pain medication and carefully monitored for kidney problems that can be common with severe snakebites. Avoiding brushy levees or other "high ground" rimming or near wetlands, thick cover such as cactus clumps or jumbles of rocks, brush or other "snaky" terrain should be a priority for hunters using their retrievers, pointers or other canine companions over the coming hunting season. The best dog-owning hunters can do is prepare their dogs as best as possible for snake encounters (avoidance training, rattlesnake vaccine), keep dogs out of "snaky" habitat, know what to do if a dog it struck, and keep the names and phone numbers of area veterinarians handy.
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in 2012 when the agency declined to protect a rare tiny lizard in the West Texas oil patch as an endangered species.