At least 154 incidents since 1985 and more than 36 children
Leticia Van de Putte
"Since 1980, over 145 incidents have been documented of suction entrapment in swimming pools and spas, including 36 deaths of children."
Flicker of science
Says broken compact fluorescent light bulbs "allegedly cause migraines and epilepsy attacks."
Filled up with un-so
Says Texas has so few gas-pump inspectors in the field, "the HEBs of this state, the Brookshires of this state, they're calibrating their own gas pumps. The (Texas Department of Agriculture) just sends them the stickers and they calibrate them."
Stickers missing, though Texans might not be getting cheated
Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.
No evidence Perry threw weight behind 'file-and-use' regulatory system
Back to Basics
"Perry pushed for a law that lets insurance companies raise homeowners’ rates without having to justify the increase."
And sewer alligators will be set loose next month
"Cell phone numbers go public this month."
Challenger overlooked health department role
Says a careless attitude and "poor oversight by the Texas Department of Agriculture" led to deaths and illnesses traced to a Texas peanut plant.
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