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New program will keep doctors from leaving North Texas

Medical City Healthcare and the University of North Texas Health Science Center announced a partnership that will create 500 new residency positions for doctors. Research shows doctors usually stay in communities where they have completed their residencies, so this new partnership should lead to more doctors in the growing DFW area.


Texas courts step up on mental health

The Supreme Court of Texas and the Court of Criminal Appeals, for the first time, have joined together to focus the attention of the highest judicial officials in the state on mental health. The new Judicial Commission on Mental Health will develop understanding among the judiciary, policies, and standards for including mental health considerations in matters of criminal justice.

Richard Greene

Texas no longer #1 at job creation. Why?

The Texas Association of Business has a scorecard that ranks state legislators on whether they are business friendly. Last session, the standing of some Republicans dropped. TAB says those lawmakers voted for measures that would hurt economic development.

Facebook Live: Star-Telegram reports from Ron Wright's CD6 campaign watch party

Shelley Kofler and Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram report from the campaign watch party of Congressional District 6 candidate Ron Wright, who is seeking the Republican nomination.
Steve Wilson