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The Man Who Led The Battle Against Yellow Fever

By W. F. Strong I’m walking on the veranda of the Gorgas Building at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville. It’s named for the famous Army physician, William Gorgas, who was sent here to Fort Brown in 1882. This building was already here when he was. It was the hospital he ran. What he would learn here, and…

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Texas Standard: June 27, 2016

The Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion laws, calling them a “substantial obstacle” for women. We’ll unpack what that means. Also the guardianship system is supposed to provide financial stability for the elderly who can no longer manage their funds. But some Texans are abusing the system. And Texas nursing homes prescribe anti-psychotic medications at…

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Texas Standard: June 22, 2016

He says he is not being considered for vice president. Today an avalanche of news reports beg to differ. A Texan on the ticket in 2016? We’ll explore. Also as soon as tomorrow, a decision from the US supreme court over UT’s claim that affirmative action in admissions is essential for diversity. Surprising numbers from…

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