Surviving snake season
A Rattlesnake soaks up the afternoon sun in central Montana

Surviving snake season

If you live in South Texas, it’s a sure bet you’ve got some slithery neighbors. We’re talking snakes — from the harmless garden variety to the venomous kind. And while…

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Back to school!?!
boy makes a face before boarding a school bus. He is not ready to go back to school. He is looking at the camera. His hands are on his hips.

Back to school!?!

The summer break zipped right by — although it seems to have left the near-100 degree heat behind as a reminder. Area school districts have either started classes or will…

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Not just a bump on the head

Whether it’s from football, soccer or even cheerleading, the number of concussions in student athletes is on the rise. So, what can you do to protect your kids from getting…

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A stomach bug makes an unwelcome appearance
High angle indoor shot of a grimacing woman holding her stomach out of abdominal pain which may occurs due to illness, cramps, menstruation, PMS or gastric problems. She in white tank top and is sitting on the bed with her unaware husband who is sleeping in the background. The horizontal composition was shot using aperture f/2.

A stomach bug makes an unwelcome appearance

A stomach-churning foodborne infection is suddenly in the news again this summer — and it seems to have Bexar County in its crosshairs. The Texas Department of State Health Services…

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The risk of opting out
Doctor injecting vaccination in arm of asian little child girl,healthy and medical concept

The risk of opting out

It's a growing trend that worries doctors, educators and public health officials — parents declining to vaccinate their children. Vaccine refusal rates have been on the rise in Texas. The…

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Be kind to your skin

Exposure to the South Texas sun can be brutal and dangerous for your body. Without adequate protection, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can leave you with more than just a bad…

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In the heat of the night

The sun has been particularly brutal during the recent string of triple-digit temperatures. But even the night can be risky for some during an extreme heat wave like the one…

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When baby won’t wait

A restaurant bathroom is not the ideal place to deliver a high-risk pregnancy, but Gracelyn Mae wasn’t going to wait. Her parents, Falon and Robert Griffin, were heading to University…

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