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Morehouse School of Medicine Receives $1.2 Million Grant from United Health Foundation and Optum to Help Build Healthier Communities in Atlanta

Grant will support Morehouse’s Patient Centered Medical Home and Neighborhood Project to improve health among Atlanta’s most vulnerable and underserved urban communities Medical Home takes culturally relevant approach to coordinate care, helping patients manage chronic diseases and reduce emergency care visits, improving outcomes and reducing costs

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Lexus Eco Challenge Stirs Students’ Studies - Learning About the Environment and Community Empowerment Reaps Rewards of $500,000

Who would have thought algae patties and cow patties would be the basis for scholarships and grants! Students across the nation are learning about the environment and making their communities a better place through science, technology, engineering and math. Using these studies, students, teachers and schools are being rewarded with $500,000 through the Lexus Eco Challenge.

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Rice's Kinder Institute to Release Findings from 34th Kinder Houston Area Survey

Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a sociology professor, will release findings from the 2015 Kinder Houston Area Survey at a downtown luncheon April 30. The 34th annual study covers such topics as Houstonians’ current economic outlooks, quality-of-life assessments and perspectives on the region’s demographic transformations.

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Minibar Delivery App Launching in Houston

Minibar's Houston launches in Houston on April 21. Minibar is a rapidly growing app/service—providing users with on-demand access to wine, spirits, beer and more straight to their door in 30-60 minutes or less—becoming available to Houston residents.

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Inside The Capitol with Sen. Garcia - April 2015

Currently, Texas is one of six states that do not permit their citizens to openly carry handguns. Rather, we require individuals who wish to carry a handgun to conceal the weapon out of view of the general public. These individuals must also obtain a Concealed Handgun License ("license") which requires a criminal background check and completion of a training course. Texas banned the carrying of firearms almost completely in 1871, until 1995 when the legislature changed the law to allow for concealed carry of handguns with a license.

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Wells Fargo to Host Teen Financial Education Day in Texas

Goal to help students build the foundation to strong financial future

Wells Fargo today announced it will host a Teen Financial Education Day at all of its banking locations in Texas on Saturday, April 25, reaffirming the company’s commitment to financial education and helping its customers succeed financially.

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Pier 1 Imports Opens New Stores in the Woodlands, TX

Store officially opens on April 20; Customers receive free giveaways through April 22

Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest store in The Woodlands, TX. The new store is located at 2025 Hughes Landing Blvd. in the Hughes Landing shopping center. The total retail square footage of the store is approximately 8,700 square feet. The store officially opened on Monday, April 20. Customers through April 22 will receive a free reusable bag and an iconic Pier 1 Imports backscratcher in celebration of the new store opening.

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Ram Trucks Makes History April 18 Setting New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Largest Parade of Pickup Trucks

451 Ram truck owners from seven U.S. states and Canada help set new world record, Saturday, April 18, 2015 Ram Truck 'Round-up’ held in conjunction with 50th Academy of Country Music Awards weekend in Arlington, Texas, April 17-19 ACM Awards to be broadcast for the first time ever LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington this Sunday, April 19 on CBS

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Governor Abbott Supports Florida’s Decision To Take Legal Action Against Expansion of Obamacare

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) decision to take legal action against the Obama administration for halting federal funds in an attempt to force states to expand Obamacare:

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Medical, Recreational Marijuana Stores Revenue to Grow 30.3% Annually

The Medical and Recreational Marijuana Stores industry has reached new highs, riding a wave of legalization to become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Despite a myriad of challenges, industry revenue is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 34.2% to $3.6 billion during the five years to 2015.

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