Malaria killed 617,000 people in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. The mosquito-transmitted disease affects more than 207 million every year having a fast impact on the stability and productivity of affected societies.
Research into the disease has reduced fatalites by almost half since 2000, but the variety of parasites that cause the disease make the treating of it more difficult, and the rise of drug-resistant malarial strains are on the rise.
Following a series of reports released by Texas State Board of Education Vice Chairman Thomas Ratliff on charter school financial accountability, a state lawmaker said he’s looking into legislation for the 2015 session that will address the issue.
According to an analysis released by Ratliff last week:
The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio have just two more performances before taking it on the road. YOSA actually comprises several youth orchestras, encouraging kids to find their own musical paths. Music Director Troy Peters gives us the lowdown on the next performance.
“This Sunday we’re going to be offering one of the big masters of the repertoire, Mahler’s First Symphony. But we’re doing it as a guided tour," he said.
Through the orchestra, Peters will do a stop-and-start performance, with explanations to present in-depth musical elements to the audience.
Yesterday the Texas House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted 7-1 to begin impeachment of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.
Hall has been accused of waging a wasteful open records search for impropriety at UT-Austin in an effort to drive out President Bill Powers. The committee began its inquest into the regent nine months ago.
This is the farthest in the impeachment process the state has ever gone with a governor-appointed official.
The designs showed the addition of both toll and non-toll roads, including a segment where all additional lanes are tolled. The Stone Oak corridor of U.S. 281 North ranks 28th in the state's 100 most congested roadways, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The San Antonio Choral Society has a pair of performances this week. I spoke to Jennifer Seighman, who is the group’s artistic director.
“We have two concerts this week. The first one is Tuesday at 7:30 at the Oblate School of Theology and then we’ll give a second performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Travis Park United Methodist Church,” Seighman said.
She said the selections they’ll be singing are specifically to highlight the human voice.
Doctors are facing a marketplace that demands they think about many things before the patient. That's according to a new book by Dr. Jack Cochran, executive director of the Permanente Federation and author Charles Kenney called "The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can and Must Lead the Way to Better Health Care."
Cochran argues it has never been less fulfilling emotionally and professionally than today to be a doctor. This assumes a doctor was inspired to join the field to help people and not just to make money.