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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he approves using the Rainy Day Fund to provide additional aid for the State’s Harvey relief efforts. But using the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund won’t require calling lawmakers back for a second special session.

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The San Antonio City Council is expected to approve its largest budget ever today; and that includes keeping the tax rate the same.  At its final budget work session Wednesday, at least one council member proposed reducing the city’s tax rate as a form of property tax relief. 

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The misuse of prescription drugs is on the rise in the U-S, fueling the growing opioid epidemic. That’s why disposing of unused medications the right way is so important.

This weekend, MedDropSA is hosting a drug drop off event. It’s Saturday from 8 until 1 at Alamo City Christian Fellowship Church, 6500 Interstate 35 North.

You must present a picture ID and a recent copy of your CPS bill to qualify to use the service.

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Of the 20 locally-acquired cases of Chagas disease in 2016 in Texas, Bexar County had the most. Chagas disease is caused by a parasite carried by kissing bugs. This rare condition is now catching the attention of the local medical community.

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Hundreds of first responders gathered at the Tower of the Americas Monday to remember comrades killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, which took place 16 years ago.