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  • Obamacare looking healthy for 2019, despite attacks

    More insurers. Only a few huge price hikes. Even some premium decreases. This is what Obamacare looks like for 2019. Despite President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans’ attempts to wound the landmark health reform law, Obamacare is surviving — and even growing stronger. The landscape is markedly different than at this time a year ago, when insurers were fleeing the marketplace or hiking rates to combat all the GOP-fueled uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act. Yet, questions still abound for […]

  • Texas asks a federal judge to block Obamacare nationwide

    FORT WORTH — On one side of West 10th Street, lawyers in blazers and wingtip shoes argued over the legality of Obamacare in a high-ceilinged, wood-paneled courtroom. Meanwhile, across the street in Burnett Park, dozens of protesters made the case for the law in their own way, wielding signs like “Healthcare for all” and “Why oh why are you killing me?” Both groups had assembled Wednesday morning to mark a critical hearing in a Texas-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act, a […]

  • Heads up Texans! More fuel pump credit card skimmers are being found

    HALTOM CITY, TX – Be careful out there when pumping your gas. More credit card skimmers are being found in Texas. The Texas Department of Agriculture is warning Texans to be more aware at the pump after an inspector found a Bluetooth skimmer at a gas station in Haltom City. For people who like to pay at the pump, following these tips might help avoid becoming a victim of a skimmer: Use a pump closest to a storefront, in sight […]

  • Judge strikes down Texas law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains

    U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra struck down a Texas law on Wednesday that would have required hospitals and clinics to bury cremate fetal remains, causing another courtroom setback for state leaders and anti-abortion groups. Under Senate Bill 8, passed in 2017, health care facilities including hospitals and abortion clinics would be required to bury or cremate any fetal remains — whether from abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or treatments for ectopic pregnancy regardless of patients’ personal wishes or beliefs. Legislators passed […]

  • Federal judge denies Texas’ request to halt DACA — for now

    A federal district judge on Friday denied the state of Texas’ request that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program be put on hold after Texas and nine other states sued to halt the Obama-era program. DACA was launched in 2012 and grants recipients a renewable, two-year work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings for immigrants who were brought to the United States while they were children. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen said the states could likely prove that […]

  • Donald Trump says he’ll campaign for Ted Cruz at “biggest stadium in Texas we can find”

    by Texas Tribune In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump announced that he’d be coming to Texas in October to participate in “a major rally” for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican incumbent facing a tougher-than-usual challenge this year against Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso. “I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find,” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. “As you know, Ted has my complete […]

  • U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

    PHARR, Tex. — On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen. His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as a state prison guard. But when Juan, 40, applied to renew his U.S. passport this year, the government’s response floored him. In a letter, […]

  • American Airlines flight attendants protest over alleged toxic uniforms

    DALLAS – Turbulence anyone? The Association of Professional Flight Attendants landed at the American Airlines headquarters to protest everything from their scheduling system to alleged toxic uniforms. “We’re here today because our flight attendants are their breaking point,” a flight attendant said. We’re here to tell American it’s time to wake up.We know that the company is rolling out a new uniform in 2020, but we need these off of our aircraft and off of our bodies now.” Since 2016, […]

  • Former Balch Springs officer found guilty of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards’ murder

    The jury of the Roy Oliver case has come to a decision. The former Balch Springs police officer has been found guilty of the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. He was accused of shooting and killing the unarmed teen last April. Initially, Oliver said he feared for his life when he shot at the car Edwards and his brother were in while leaving a party. He was fired when body cam video didn’t back up his story. *This is a […]

  • Houston man accused of shooting female drivers

    HOUSTON – The man who confessed to shooting a woman during a fit of road rage was in court Friday to face a new charge. Nicholas D’agostino, 29, is facing a second charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly using a 45-caliber Beretta storm handgun to shoot a woman in the arm as she was leaving a gas station along a freeway in Katy, TX in March. The new charge comes just two days after he was […]