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Republicans pushing deep cuts to government spending are seeking to reassure older Americans that their health insurance will remain intact even if Medicare is privatized. Elderly voters could be pivotal in the 2012 election, where both Democrats and Republicans will be judged...
Thousands of dollars have been raised to help the victims of last Sunday’s wildfire that damaged 11 homes. A benefit was held at Jack Allen's Kitchen in Oak Hill Saturday. Around 250 showed up to support of the homes that were lost and the people who were affected by last Sunday...
An Oklahoma man suspected of fatally shooting a North Texas deputy had threatened his wife and others before deputies arrived in response to a report of a domestic disturbance, the sheriff said Sunday. Wesley Davis — who was killed in the subsequent shootout with authorities —...
In a second-grade classroom last week, Elizabeth Moore's 23 students quietly learned vocabulary words associated with gardening. If you weren't counting, you'd never notice that her well-behaved class has one more student than normal. A state mandate says that in kindergarten...
Underage drinkers seeking medical help in an emergency would receive immunity from minor-in-possession and consumption of alcohol charges under a bill passed Wednesday by the Texas Senate. The measure by Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, seeks to encourage young adults to seek medical...
A Round Rock man was stunned when he opened his most recent water bill. It was $451.28. Ted Bourgeois lives alone in a one bedroom apartment at Parkside at Lake Creek. http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/investigations/%24450-water-bill-shocks-round-rock-man
Lawmakers came to Austin in January promising school district leaders they would free them of a costly state mandate: the cap on class sizes in the early grades. The Austin school district banked on that promise and eliminated 177 positions in elementary schools — for a savings...
A devastating brush fire over the weekend sparked by a homeless man who was cooking has also sparked much debate about illegal camping in the woods. Close to a dozen homes near the “Y” in Oakhill were destroyed. While everyone agrees there’s no silver bullet solution to the...