Part of an HBO documentary series on obesity was screened Monday in Austin. Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in the series, emphasized at the screening that parents need to take charge of their children's health.
The president of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on how his institution has recovered from Hurricane Ike and the institution's role in the state's future higher-education landscape.
Texas medical schools have increased their enrollment by roughly 30 percent in the last decade to help meet the state's demand for doctors. But the number of medical residency positions available in Texas is not keeping pace.
Texas "bundlers" have raised at least $5.7 million for President Obama's re-election effort, according to the list released by the campaign. And 13 new bundlers joined during the first quarter of this year, including nine from Houston.