Texas is seeing an increase in the number of people who have come in contact with the cyclospora parasite this year, as the FDA and CDC investigate a multi-state outbreak.
Within the past two weeks, 66 people in Texas have the cyclospora parasite. It’s literally a stomach bug that has symptoms similar to to gastrointestinal illness like cramps associated with diarrhea. Christine Mann, a spokesperson for the Department of State Health Services, said the number of infections is greater than most years.
A recent high-school graduate enrolled at Palo Alto College will be getting word Wednesday of a 4-year, full-ride scholarship.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc., will present the scholarship in support of STEM education.
Toyota and other manufacturers have partnered with the Alamo Colleges to educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and to train them to work in their plants assembling products from trucks to solar panels.
This time, Toyota is focusing its energy on those who teach STEM courses.
An environmental group has released the results of a study that details the cost of the new oil boom known as “Fracking.” Fracking extracts oil and gas from the ground by injecting well sites with a high-pressurized mixture of water, salts and chemicals (see above graphic).
Environment Texas chartered a study of how much fracking costs Texas landowners and cities in terms of damaged roads, contamination, and pollution.
"Texas’ financial insurance standards are inadequate,” explains Luke Metzger, director of Environment Texas.
The music of Mozart has not gone out of style since his time, and the third incarnation of the Mozart Festival Texas has some of the master's greatest works on tap. "Of course, we feature other composers too," says founder and maestro Terry Frazor. "This year Beethoven, Brahms, and even Scarlatti get their due."
Insurance inspectors with the state said the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington passed the annual inspection before this weekend's deadly accident involving Rosy Esparza, who fell 14 stories while riding the Texas Giant.
According to the Texas Department of Insurance, roller coasters are inspected on an annual basis by a certified engineer.
Ben Gonzalez is with the Texas Department of Insurance and said that beyond the inspection, there are other requirements for amusement rides in Texas.