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Texas A&M University Going Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas A&M University will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus effective Jan. 1, 2020, President Michael K. Young announced Tuesday. The initiative is in compliance with recommendations and requests from The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. “Across the nation, more than 2,000 universities have already become smoke-free and […]

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Shane Mauss Uses His Comedy as a Gateway Drug for Science and Psychedelics

Just like many American high schoolers or professional comedians, Shane Mauss did quite a few hallucinogens. Now he has turned it into a thriving and unique career. “I got into psychedelics as a teenager, the same as any other rebellious teen trying to get into trouble not really knowing at the time the kind of […]

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Diabetes Drug Metformin Investigated For Possible Cancer-Causing Contaminant

(CBS Local) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is investigating to see if a prescription drug used to treat diabetes is contaminated with traces of a chemical linked to cancer. The impacted drug is metformin, which is used to control high blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Some metformin medicines […]

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Barking Hero Dog Saves Family Of Five From Raging House Fire

SAVANNAH, Ga. (CBS Local) — A Georgia family of five credits their dog with saving them from an overnight fire that caused extensive damage to their home. Savannah firefighters said the pet’s loud barking alerted the sleeping family members to a raging fire in the rear of the two-story home just after 1 a.m. on […]

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Dallas Becomes First Texas City To Earn ‘Certified Welcoming Status’ Regarding Immigrants

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas is the first city in Texas to earn the Certified Welcoming status in recognition of inclusiveness and integration of immigrants, the city announced Tuesday. “Cities are the economic engines of Texas, and I am proud we have passed the selection criteria to be recognized as a welcoming certified city,” said Dallas […]

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Vandals Deface Mural Honoring Transgender Community In Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Vandals defaced a mural on Cedar Springs Road commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Dark blue aerosol paint was used to paint mustaches on the upper lips of both Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera. Johnson is credited with starting the Stonewall uprising while Rivera was a Latina American gay liberation and […]

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North Texas Town Of Sunnyvale Hires Andrew Hawkes As Its First Police Chief

SUNNYVALE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The town of Sunnyvale recently swore in its first ever police chief for its new police department. Chief of Police Andrew Hawkes is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement who has spent most of his career in the DFW area. Andrew Hawkes – Sunnyvale Chief of Police (courtesy: Town of Sunnyvale) […]

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Dallas-Based Panda Biotech Plans Largest US Industrial Hemp Processing Plant

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas-based Panda Biotech announced on Wednesday that it is developing the largest industrial hemp processing facility in the United States. The company will build the “Panda High Plains Hemp Gin” in Lubbock County to separate hemp fiber and cellulose from the stalk. “Hemp fiber and cellulose will help manufacturers meet the needs […]

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Outbreak Of E. Coli Infections Linked To Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Centers for Disease Control has issued a warning to consumers about a popular salad kit linked to E. coli infections in multiple states. Officials say the infections are linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp chopped salad kits. At least eight people from three states were infected with the outbreak strain […]

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