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Texas ranks 49th for women’s health in new state-by-state scorecard

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www.dallasnews.com – – 2023-06-21 23:01:49

SUMMARY: Texas ranks 49th among US states and the District of Columbia for reproductive care and women’s health, with only Mississippi and New Mexico performing worse, according to a ranking by The Commonwealth Fund. Access to preventive care for women heavily contributed to the state’s poor women’s health ranking, with Texas ranking last in the share of pregnancies without prenatal care in the first trimester at nearly 30%. Moreover, Texas has a high uninsured rate, which negatively impacts access to healthcare for women and pregnant individuals.

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Woman accused of driving drunk, killing south carolina bride on wedding night in DUI crash, out on bond

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-03-02 20:46:16

SUMMARY: Jamie Lee Komoroski, a woman in South Carolina, was released on bond after being accused of driving drunk and crashing into a golf-cart style vehicle carrying a newly married couple, killing the bride. Komoroski faces charges of reckless homicide and felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm. She pleaded not guilty and was released on a $150,000 bond, with conditions including entering an inpatient rehabilitation program. The bride died of blunt force injuries, while the groom and two others were injured in the crash. Komoroski had a blood alcohol content of 0.261%, well above the legal limit. The incident occurred on April 28 in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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Texas State takes out No. 15 Texas 11-10 thanks to clutch Lugo homer in the 9th

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-03-02 20:41:25

SUMMARY: Texas State’s Aaron Lugo hit a 2-run home run in the top of the ninth, helping the Bobcats secure an 11-10 victory over No. 15 Texas at the Astros Foundation College Classic. The game saw back-and-forth action, with Texas State initially taking a 6-0 lead. After a strong comeback by Texas, Lugo’s bubble-blowing homer in the ninth sealed the win. Texas State’s Matthew Tippie pitched well to secure the win, while Ryne Farber and Chase Mora had impressive offensive performances. Texas State is now 2-0 in the College Classic, while Texas suffered their second loss of the event.

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AFD responds to brush fire in Greenbelt area

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www.kxan.com – Nabil Remadna – 2024-03-02 20:00:50

SUMMARY: The Austin Fire Department responded to a fire in the Barton Creek Greenbelt, contained to a 40×40 foot area deep in the woods. The firefighters faced challenges due to dense brush, steep inclines, and limited water access. The fire was extinguished by 4:21 p.m. with the help of the Westlake Fire Department.

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