Medical errors are the third-largest cause of death in the United States, one study says. Medical professionals should work on solutions to keep this information transparent to patients and lower the number of medical errors.
The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates the oil and gas industry and has nothing to do with railroads. Now the Sunset Advisory Commission staff has said for the third time since 2011 that the name should be changed to better reflect the agency’s work. The suggestion: Texas Energy Resources Commission.
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, results issued Friday were for fifth and eighth grade math and reading tests administered in March. Houston-area superintendents say the testing system deserves an “F.”
Visitors can carry holstered guns in all 10 state psychiatric hospitals. The hospitals have posted notices on their doors stressing the vulnerability of patients and asking visitors to keep guns concealed or in their car.
The Arlington school district has received notice from the Texas Education Agency that it could be eligible for an extra $1.87 million in state funding under the new High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program.
The current charter and state law require that certain public notices — from advertising for bids on city purchases to notices about taxes — be published in an “official newspaper.” In Fort Worth, that’s the Star-Telegram.
The Oncor sale is the lynchpin of Energy Future Holdings’ effort to emerge from its 2014 bankruptcy. But the Public Utility Commission is right to say that whether investors or customers keep $250 million a year in tax savings should wait for a formal rate-setting process.