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By: Yami Virgin
A new pest control company has won San Antonio Housing Authority's $500,000 contract. Worldwide Pest Control bid for the contract after they say they did a test pilot on two buildings at Alazan Apache Courts. That's the complex that Fox San Antonio first discovered had an infestation of roaches and mice a year ago.
Fred Duquette of Worldwide Pest Control says, " We did what we do best, kill bugs." Duquette tells Fox San Antonio that his company's reputation is on the line since this was a big story last year.
Melanie Villalobos, the spokesperson for SAHA, says that the half a million dollar contract will include maintenance and emergency situations at all 6,000 SAHA units.
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Senate passes budget, deal reached on education
May 25, 2013 22:08 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has passed a budget, lawmakers have reached a deal on public education changes and Gov. Rick Perry will soon receive a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits.
The Texas Legislature worked Saturday to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session on Monday.
The Senate approved spending $94.6 billion in general revenue, an 8 percent increase in the two-year budget. That's less than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
The top education policy writers also announced an agreement to cut the number of standardized tests needed for high school graduation from 15 to five. They also changed curriculum standards.
The Legislature has also given final approval to a requirement some people must take a drug test for unemployment benefits.
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