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San Antonio Local & State News – February 8, 2019

Written by on February 8, 2019

In Local News –

Former City Councilman Ray Lopez has raised more than $93,000 in his bid to become San Antonio’s newest state representative, outpacing his four competitors — combined — by nearly a 2-to-1 margin” as reported by the Express News.

The five candidates are almost at the end of a month long campaign for the District 125 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez, who held the seat since 2012, vacated it when he was appointed to replace the late Paul Elizondo on the local level.

Early voting in the race started Jan. 28 and continues through Friday. The special election is Tuesday.



In National News –

As of January 2019, federal health officials have confirmed over 200 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the United States―a very rare but serious illness that can cause sudden polio-like symptoms such as weak muscles and paralysis. Most of these cases have been in children around 4 years old.

The spike in the number of 2018 cases of AFM is similar to those in 2016 and 2014. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating all suspected cases of AFM.

While this sounds frightening, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reminds parents that AFM is very rare. The chances of a child getting it are less than one in a million.


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