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Texas lawmaker proposes casinos to subsidize wind insurance

Texas lawmaker proposes casinos to subsidize wind insurance

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker has proposed subsidizing the state’s underfunded windstorm insurance and flooding assistance by building casinos in coastal counties. State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed the bill on Dec. 7 to cover the cost of the Texas Insurance Agency by proposing to tax licensed casinos, Galveston County Daily News reported .…MORE

A special North Texas college graduate

A special North Texas college graduate

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) – After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn’t be blamed for finally relaxing, but that’s not her. Now 84 years old, Fein went to back to school. And this week she’ll accomplish a long-held goal when she graduates from the University of Texas…MORE

Texas executed more prison inmates this year than all the other states combined.

Texas executed more prison inmates this year than all the other states combined.

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – There were a total of 25 executions nationwide in 2018. 13 of them were carried out in Texas. The Death Penalty Information Center also reports Dallas County leads the state with the most condemned killers put to death, four, including two who were executed this month. Meanwhile 2019 execution dates have been…MORE

Decades of Prison for A Mom Who Left Children in a Hot Car

Decades of Prison for A Mom Who Left Children in a Hot Car

ASSOCIATED PRESS – WBAP/KLIF – A 20 year old Central Texas mother whose 2 and 1 year old daughters died after being left in a hot vehicle overnight has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Kerrville Daily Times reports Amanda Hawkins’ sentence for the June 2017 deaths of 2 year old Addyson and 1…MORE

Beto’s Zipped Lips

Beto’s Zipped Lips

ASSOCIATED PRESS – WBAP/KLIF – Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke is still playing mum on a decision about whether he may launch a White House presidential run in 2020.   O’Rourke  was pressed on a potential White House bid in his native El Paso, during a town hall meeting on Friday. O’Rourke gave up his House seat,…MORE