Friday, July 27, 2007

Come back of West Nile Virus

Harris County that covers Houston Texas has found a victim of West Nile virus in which it is the first time that this deadly disease has hit this area. A 52-year-old Houston woman has been reported from The Department of Health and Human Services as a victim of West Nile Virus and there could possibly be more victims to this deleterious disease. Experts have reported that West Nile Virus does not spread by human-to-human contact but from mosquito bites. These special mosquitoes, known as Culex Mosquitoes have difficulties reproducing in wet conditions so Harris County's Mosquito Control is on massive plan to spray out these killers before the weather gets drier. It is very depressing to know that more and more fellow citizens will be vulnerable to this deadly disease, but it is relieving to know that killers can only reproduce in dry condition, in which the current weather is more wet and humid.

My suggestion is that because one of Texas's city has reported the finding of West Nile Virus, Texas Department of Health let all Texas Counties be sprayed to kill possible Culex mosquitoes in other areas. These are bugs that have high reproduce rate and just to be on the safe side, Texas should require all other counties to be sprayed.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hands are together for Senate Bill 49

Hopes are high and shaky in Texas as Senator Judith Zaffirini takes another rescue mission for financially-burdened college students to execute Senate Bill 49. With this Bill, Senator Zaffirini takes another shot at Tax-Free textbooks to save Texas college students from paying heavy sum of tax when they are already struggling financially from other college-related expenses. This bill, if passed, would allow Texas college students to purchase their textbooks without paying a tax during 10-days period before each semester. Although a similar bill has failed to pass the House in 2005, situation now is different. More colleges and their leading organizations are united as one to fight for this new bill. If this bill gets passed, students will save about 30-40 dollars of tax money each semester. This bill will definitely be beneficial for those students who live day by day with federal loans and grants. If this bill gets passed, it will lift the spirits of Texas college students and their pride for being Texans.
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