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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...
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...
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 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...
The controversial $200,000-a-year "special adviser" hired by the University of Texas Board of Regents six weeks ago was terminated Tuesday, the day after he issued a scathing letter accusing university administrators of sabotaging his efforts to increase efficiency and...
Reaction from across the country poured in Tuesday regarding News 8's exclusive interview with President Barack Obama Monday at the White House. The president talked about his deficit reduction plan, no shuttle for Texas and Republicans in the state. One of those who voiced a...