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Sunday is the deadline for getting signed up for Obamacare at Healthcare.gov. Joe Ybarra with Enroll America says the fines for not signing up are steep. "If you're not signed up by January 31st, when you file your 2017 taxes that penalty will go up to $695 per person. For a...
Texas is doubling down on its push for court-imposed restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state. In a court filing in Dallas on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Godbey, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton cited a recent federal acknowledgement that U...
A police officer has been released from jail after posting bond over allegations that he used a stun gun on a City Council member while arresting him in a small, predominantly black college town in Texas. The Waller County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Prairie View Officer...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says that hundreds of state public water suppliers failed to test for lead and copper in their systems last year. About 1,000 out of 2,245 water suppliers failed to fulfill the testing protocol in summer 2015. Local, state and...
The Houston prosecutor handling the only criminal case to date over stealth video of Planned Parenthood clinics around the U.S. has infuriated anti-abortion activists before. In 2013, a grand jury on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson's watch cleared a doctor accused...
Tornadoes, hailstorms and fires took their toll on the state last year with insured losses well over $3 billion. Texas had over three times as many claims and almost three times the dollar amount in losses as the next highest ranked states. “Unfortunately, we had one weather...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Primary Election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to...
A rise in the number of Texas students who forgo vaccinations is troubling public health officials and runs contrary to efforts in California and elsewhere to ensure students get immunized. Ten years ago there were about 10,000 Texas students exempt from at least one federally...
The mother of a Texas teenager who was suspended from school for helping a friend who was having an asthma attack says her son won't return to the school. Mandy Cortes said Monday that she will home-school her 15-year-old rather than have him return to Gateway Middle School in...