The Sierra Club of Texas, along with other environmentalist organizations, opposes the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas. Ken Kramer of the Sierra Club says that the development is not necessary for the region's future water needs.
Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the stories of statistical similarities in the current performance of the stock market and the weeks leading up to the catastrophic crash of 1987 are noteworthy, but predicting the behavior of the market is always risky.
Efforts to fix the state's troubled Driver Responsibility Program have done little to help the millions of Texas drivers who have become entangled in the surcharge program, critics say, and they plan to tell lawmakers at a hearing next week that it's time to eliminate it.
"The program has gone wrong in every single way," said Ana Yáñez-Correa, the executive director of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
While buying a home in Texas may not be as expensive as it is in other states, keeping up with property taxes — the 14th-highest in the nation, according to tax analysts — can be harder. This has spawned a fast-growing property tax lending industry in Texas in which property owners, many of them residential, take out high-interest loans to pay their delinquent tax bills.
By Jim Henson and Joshua Blank - The Texas Tribune
The trench warfare of the 2014 gubernatorial election has recently turned to education, as Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis lob proposals and criticisms back and forth. Normally in American politics, education tends to be a reliably Democratic issue. There are certainly exceptions to this rule, as George W. Bush showed with No Child Left Behind in 2000.
LAREDO — For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is often packed with patients, people who will pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience — or necessity — of a walk-in, quick-turn doctor’s visit. Villarreal’s practice, which does not accept any form of health insurance, has thrived despite its location in a city where nearly one-third of the population lives below the federal poverty line.
One person was injured this morning in an accident involving a car and an American Medical Response ambulance.
The ambulance was flipped during the crash at the intersection of Joe Ramsey Boulevard and Wesley Street at around 8:45 a.m. today.
A Kia Sportage was reportedly proceeding westbound on Joe Ramsey when it struck the side of the ambulance, which was headed northbound on Wesley while responding to a call. The ambulance was not carrying a patient at the time.
A Collin County man has been charged in connection with Wednesday’s chase between Greenville and McKinney, which resulted in one person being shot.
Michael D. May, 38, of McKinney remained in custody in the Hunt County Detention Center Thursday, in lieu of a total of $100,000 bond.
May was charged with one count each of evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, involving the chase which began in Greenville Wednesday afternoon.