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Ruling in fluoride election lawsuit marks latest defeat for prominent Texas vote-fraud activist.
FREDERICKSBURG — Laura Pressley and three other people huddled inside a Fredericksburg courtroom Monday, bowing their heads, closing their eyes, holding hands and beginning to pray in hushed voices. “In Jesus’ name, Amen,” the group whispered, just moments before the trial was set to begin in their lawsuit contesting the results of a 3-year-old city […]United States, Texas
Election ‘Fraud or Errors’ Alleged in Contest of 2019 Fredericksburg Water Fluoridation Ballot Proposition.
Well into its second year, the case challenging the result of a 2019 ballot proposition in Gillespie County will head to court for a trial. Fluoride in municipal water is the subject of a Gillespie County case to be heard this month, alleging election fraud or error during a 2019 ballot proposition and calling for […]United States, Texas
Dallas For Safe Water: Wed 9/14 Hold the Date! You can make a Difference!
To: Everyone that cares about the the health of Millions of people receiving water poisoned by the actions of the Dallas City Council– PLEASE Join us at City Hall THIS Wednesday 9/14/22 VOICE Your concerns and Tell the Council to NOT Allocate Any money for the purchase of the “fluoride”- I will get more details […]United States, Texas
Cessation of Fluoridation Program for Wills Point PWS – Effective November 1, 2022
The following is from this pdf August 31, 2022 On August 9, 2022, the Wills Point City Council unanimously approved to dissolve the Texas Department of State Health Services Fluoridation Program. We will no longer add fluoride to our drinking water as of November 1, 2022. Below is a list of the benefits and disadvantages […]United States, Texas
What brought down one Texas county’s entire elections department? It was something in the water.
Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay and an understaffed office eventually drove away all of Gillespie County’s election staff. Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language. This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan news organization covering local election administration and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing […]United States, Texas
Leon Valley ponders fluoridation
Residents weigh in on pros, cons; council takes no immediate action More than 90 percent of Bexar County residents have access to drinking water with fluoride. Leon Valley is one of the few providers in the area that does not put it in the water supply. But despite the traditional suspicion of fluoridation, there’s at […]United States, Texas
Map: San Antonio areas with and without fluoride in the water
Until 2002, San Antonio was the largest city in the United States without fluoride in its public water supply. Fluoride reduces tooth decay in children and adults by 25 percent according to the CDC. Data also show that prevention of tooth decay can be maintained at the recommended level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per […]United States, Texas
Beaumont weighs fluoride in water
Commissioners’ Court on march 23 approved an interlocal agreement with the Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 to purchase land in Winkler County for $4.3 million. The property is a potential source of groundwater for the county.patanasak Beaumont Ward II council member Mike Getz took the liberty of steering a conversation on […]United States, Texas
Promoting support for community water fluoridation: Testing message effects and the role of normative beliefs
ABSTRACT Background Despite evidence that community water fluoridation (CWF) protects oral health, improves health equity, is safe and cost-effective, and contributes to social well-being, little is known regarding which of these benefits should be highlighted to effectively influence support for CWF. Methods This within-participants study examines differences in CWF support in response to pro-CWF messages […]United States, Texas Delta Dental
2 Injured in Hydrogen Fluoride Leak at Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery
Marathon Petroleum Corp. is investigating what caused a toxic chemical release that injured two workers on May 4 at a Texas City oil refinery, a spokesman said, as the U.S. industrial safety watchdog also began looking into the incident. A release of hydrofluoric acid at the 585,000-bpd refinery on Texas’ Gulf Coast prompted workers and […]United States, Texas Oil Refineries