Claudia Swisher loves casting her ballot in person on Election Day, but this year COVID-19 health concerns are keeping her away from the polls.
Do you know what your school district’s total tax rate is? How about the proposed tax rate in your county? Were you aware that your city council’s proposed rate is lower than the current rate but higher than the effective rate?
Local leaders say the federal government’s decision to extend a ban on nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border is crippling their budgets and local businesses.
Our war for independence officially ended on Sept. 3, 1783. A new government was drawn up, but proved to be unworkable, and so on a warm summer in 1787, delegates from the original 13 colonies – now called “states” – met in Philadelphia to review, discuss and finally formalize acceptance for the framework of our government. The document they created was called the “Constitution of the United States of America.”
A Tuesday evening candidate forum hosted by the Cooke County chapter of the League of Women Voters of Texas looked a bit different than your typical political gathering.
At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety is announcing Saturday appointment availability through the end of the year. The Cleburne office is included in this list.
Throughout most of the pandemic, Texas has ranked at, or near, the bottom among states for coronavirus testing. With 290,000 tests and 29.5 million people, Texas has tested fewer than one in 100 of its residents.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Jeffrey Gerritt, editor of the Palestine, Texas, Herald-Press, has won this year’s National Headliner Award for editorial writing, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism.
In planning a trip to West Texas we scheduled a full day for exploring Marfa, a remote community of under 2,000 people located three hours southeast of El Paso. The area has long fascinated residents and visitors alike with its mysterious “Marfa lights” that appear in the southern night sky.
PALESTINE, Tex. -- With more than 100 jail deaths a year, Texas leads the nation, and probably accounts for more than 10 percent of the U.S. total of in-custody
NORMAN, Okla. -- The relationship between OU President James Gallogly and his predecessor, David Boren, has crumbled amid threats and feuding over the financial status of the university and other issues, according to multiple sources within the university community.
UVALDE, Tex. – A Sam Houston University student couple died in a helicopter crash in the hill country of south Texas early Sunday within hours of their wedding, authorities reported. The pilot of the craft also died.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.
Officials in Quinlan, Texas, said the woman was attending a Sept. 8 football game at Hobart Lytal Memorial stadium when several members of the crowd made school administration aware of her t-shirt. Officials called the t-shirt "offensive, portraying violence, and threatening."
WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans make a final stab this year at undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law, health care advocates are urging their legislators to vote against the measure.“We believe in protecting our neighbor,” said Perry Bryant, president of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.Alarmed by an independent estimate the bill would cost the state $1 billion in funding used to help hundreds of thousands afford medical coverage, Bryant urged Sen. Shelley Moore Capito “not to vote as a partisan politician in D.C.”Republican leaders are hoping a different approach and the urgency of following through on campaign promises will this time muster enough votes to get rid of the controversial law.However, they face some of the same obstacles as in July, when their effort fell a vote short.GOP senators from states like West Virginia and Ohio — where Medicaid coverage was expanded to more people — face the prospect of supporting the loss of millions of dollars that help people afford medical coverage. Republican governors from those states, like Massachusetts' Charlie Baker and Ohio's John Kasich, are opposing the bill.Health care advocacy groups representing doctors and hospitals, along with the AARP, say allowing states to undo the law's regulations would again allow insurers to charge older people and those with medical conditions higher premiums.
AUSTIN — Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but that’s not because it wasn’t available to homeowners
Even as the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma begin to recede, significant but less obvious health threats remain. The standing water the storms have left behind will almost certainly cause an explosion of the mosquito population.
AUSTIN — Construction crews recently wrapped up work on James Gaines’ new house in College Station, where he’s the chief economist at Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center.
AUSTIN — Massive floods have swamped Houston before, but Hurricane Harvey is prompting policy makers and residents to assess the environmental and economic impact of natural disasters anew.
AUSTIN — It’s difficult at this point to say exactly how Texas will go about paying to recover from a disaster whose effects are still not fully measured, but there’s now at least a price tag on the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
In the wake of historic flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, a French satire magazine sparked controversy with an editorial cartoon aligning Harvey victims with neo-Nazis.
Absent this year in the CMA Awards nominations are any females in the Entertainer of the Year category. Fan favorites Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean have also been left out in the cold. Fans of both superstars have been vocal in their disappointment on social media
At the request of the Humane Society of the United States, country star and Texas native Miranda Lambert deployed her MuttNation team, buses and trucks to gather and evacuate adoptable pets from overcrowded Texas shelters in order to make room for animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. Dogs who were already in shelters before the deadly storm were relocated so that displaced pets in Houston could be housed and more easily reunited with their owners.
AUSTIN, Tex. – Texans returning to homes laminated with gooey mud and full of stinky debris will soon discover another dreaded reality: the vast majority of them lack flood insurance to cover damages and destruction.
ExxonMobil acknowledged Tuesday that Hurricane Harvey damaged two of its refineries, causing the release of hazardous pollutants.
Less than a week after opening its door for fall classes, Sam Houston State University announced it will until Tuesday, Sept. 5, due to Hurricane Harvey.
As flood waters continue to rise, Texans are mobilizing everything from church directories to hobby car networks to assist parts of their state inundated by Harvey's rainfall.
The University of Texas and Texas Christian University are welcoming two Houston-area football programs onto their campuses this week as nearly unprecedented storms continue to pound southeast Texas.
Many people watching the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are looking for ways to help the victims dealing with historic flooding and destruction.
Abbott said that 3,000 state and national guard members are now deployed, along with 1,750 Texas Department of Public Safety officers in one hard hit area, 500 vehicles and 14 aircraft to deal with flooding, displaced residents and other emergencies.
AUSTIN – Emergency management officials are urging residents of Houston and nearby counties who are trying to escape flood waters not to take shelter in their attics.
The total rainfall from the storm is likely to tally up to a widespread 15 to 30 inches, with a few localized spots picking up to 50 inches or more. Many textbooks have the 60-inch mark as a once-in-a-million-year recurrence interval, meaning that if any spots saw that amount, they would essentially be dealing with a one-in-a-million-year event.
The flood warnings also came with urgent pleas for residents to be cautious, stay indoors and not attempt to travel flooded roadways.
AUSTIN – As flash flood warnings blanketed a dozen counties in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday morning, officials shut down the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.
Speaking by phone as he drove through the city, senior officer Travis Pace, a police department spokesman, said that while “we understand” that residents want to return home, “if they’ve got a place to stay and it’s comfortable” elsewhere, delaying a return might be a good idea since they may not have power.
AUSTIN – Announcing that he was adding 20 counties to a state disaster declaration, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Saturday that “it will be several days before crews can address about 338,000 power outages."
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced on its website that the move from the Brazoria County units in Southeast Texas would involve about 4,500 inmates.
Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down late Friday amid dire warnings of a major natural disaster as Hurricane Harvey, having intensified rapidly into a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds, roared ashore just to the northeast of this South Texas city.
This Week's Circulars
- Parker County impacted by computer security attack
- PCSO busts illegal game operation
- Parker County sheriff's race heats up; Early voting for Nov. 3 election begins Tuesday
- Sheriff’s office continues search for missing teen
- PISD reports zero cases of COVID; Super says district will not report illnesses out
- PCSO deputy awarded Purple Heart
- Aledo resident angry after not being able to vote on mayoral race
- Weatherford rings L.D.’s Bell, Springtown melts Hirschi, Brock frolics and other football highlights
- Parker, Palo Pinto counties opt in to bars reopening
- The Bionic Bullrider: Retired rodeo cowboy gallops into town