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Episode 6: End of the Good Ol’ Days

This week on Texas Tells, we're sifting through the end of the good ol' days for Blue Bell Creameries. http://www.texaswatch.org/?p=8023

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84th Session Highlights

Thanks to you, this was our most successful session in years. Find out what made our 84th Legislative Session so successful. Read More »

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Safe Texas Agenda 2015

Texans face new threats to their physical and financial safety. We have adopted a Safe Texas Agenda that encourages lawmakers to put safety first. Read More »

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Texas Tells Podcast: Episode Five

This week on “Texas Tells” we’re going through the highs and lows of the 84th Legislative Session. Read More »

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Episode Six: The End of the Good Ol’ Days Part 1/2

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Episode Six: This month, we’re sifting through the end of the good ol’ days for Blue Bell Creameries. It all started with a Blue Bell country cookie sandwich, which tested positive for the bacteria listeria this February. Since then, the ice cream company has recalled all of its products, but not before infecting 10 customers with listeriosis and killing three. Now, FDA reports show that Blue Bell factories tested positive for the dangerous bacteria as far back as 2012 and has been making customers sick since 2010. We’ll talk to Dr. Jay Neal, a food safety professor at the University of Houston, about Blue Bell’s steps before and after the outbreak. Then, Houston Press journalist Dianna Wray spoke to us about the company’s extensive lay offs and the impact on Blue Bell’s hometown of Brenham.

 

Posted July 19, 2015

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Perry’s Lame Health Care Retort

In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Former Gov. Rick Perry lamely defended his record on access to health care. When pressed about our state’s chronically high rate of citizens without health insurance, Perry said that isn’t how he “keeps score.” He trotted out the same, tired talking points touting what he calls “sweeping tort reforms” passed more than a decade ago. Perry ignores key facts about the failure of these so-called “reforms” to improve the overall health or safety of Texas patients. Continue Reading »

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Episode 5: Session Recap

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This week on “Texas Tells” we’re going through the highs and lows of the 84th Legislative Session. We’ll speak to Texas Watch’s Executive Director Alex Winslow about the fight to preserve policyholder protections, working towards a Safe Texas, and his thoughts on the session.

Posted June 4, 2015

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84th Legislative Session Highlights

Thanks to the support of the thousands families and businesses across the state who made calls, signed petitions, sent emails, and shared their experiences, we had our most successful session in years. Together, we worked towards a Safe Texas by blocking dangerous anti-policyholder legislation and supporting bills to improve workplace and community safety. Here’s what our session looked like.  Continue Reading »

Posted June 1, 2015

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