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  • John Oliver slams Texas payday-loan industry, lawmakers

    AUSTIN — Comedian John Oliver had some fun at Texas' expense Sunday night, devoting three minutes of a television segment on the payday-loan industry to conflicts of interest in Lone Star State efforts to regulate lenders. The segment, which circled ... 4 years ago
  • Granddaughter who donated kidney files malpractice suit

    Geralda Morales, the 31-year-old granddaughter of Geralda Mata Rodriguez, and Morales' grandfather, Martin Rodriguez, are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit against Dr. Robert Joseph Sumagpao Go and Central Texas Nephrology Associates. 4 years ago
  • Waco-area news briefs: August 10, 2014

    Texas Department of State Health Services will launch a new mental health awareness campaign, “Speak Your Mind Texas,” focused on teens and young adults, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Auditorium, 100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd ... 4 years ago
  • BU men's basketball face UT on 'Big Monday'

    The Baylor men's basketball team will play Texas at 8 p.m. March 2 in Austin as part of ESPN's Big “Monday.” The Baylor-Texas game will be part of a new “flex pick” by the network in which Big 12 games will be played at the same time with one on ESPN ... 4 years ago
  • TrueCar Partners With The National Education Association To Provide ...

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE), the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, and the National Education Association (NEA) have partnered to launch an auto buying program designed to provide ... 4 years ago
  • While Kids Are Away, Parents Play: RetailMeNot Survey Finds Parents Likely to ...

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot (, a leading digital offers destination that helps consumers save money, today announced the latest edition of its Shoppers Trend Report, which found that parents aren't ... 4 years ago
  • Southwest launches service to beach resort areas of Cancun and San Jose del ...

    DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines launched initial service to Mexico with inaugural flights over the weekend that bring new flight options offering the value and legendary Customer Service delivered by the Employees of Southwest, the United States ... 4 years ago
  • Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

    ... a deeper struggle between Democrats and Republicans over the coming ethnic and partisan makeup of the American electorate. Gary Freeman is a professor of government at The University of Texas at Austin who is an expert on the politics of immigration. 4 years ago
  • Synthetic Molecule Makes Cancer Self-Destruct

    AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells. These synthetic ion ... 4 years ago
  • John Wood

    ... Natalie (Brian) Crook of Monticello; son, Jason (Jacklyn) Wood of Lohman, Mo.; grandson, Austin Moore of DeLand; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Crook of Mattoon; and his brothers, Bob (Sharon) Wood of Pesotum and Russell Wood of Pilot Point, Texas. 4 years ago
  • It's Disturbingly Likely That Your Credit Report Is Wrong

    Moreover, lenders stand to lose more by lending to someone who might default than they would lose by rejecting someone who's actually creditworthy, says Amy Kleinpeter, a consumer attorney based in Austin, Texas. "Imagine if you asked someone, 'Give ... 4 years ago
  • 6 Of The Best American Cities For Growing Old And Happy

    St. Augustine, Florida, Austin, Texas, Savannah, Georgia ... for affordability as well as nature with a little culture thrown in," said Teresa Bunnell Penner. Others cited whole states: "So many cities to choose from in Michigan ... we can't pick just ... 4 years ago
  • A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: This Week in Daily Giving

    Job Support for Ex-Offenders in Austin, Texas. Terri Roeber and a small group of dedicated offender employment specialists run the all-volunteer Austin M.O.V.E. Forward. Together, they offer job support to men, women and youth who have been involved ... 4 years ago
  • Wendy Davis unveils first TV ad attacking Abbott

    AUSTIN — Trailing in polls and money with three months left in the Texas governor's race, Democrat Wendy Davis said Friday that her first television ad against Republican Greg Abbott will attack him for not siding with a rape victim while serving as ... 4 years ago
  • Wendy Davis unveils first TV ad attacking Greg Abbott (WATCH IT HERE)

    AUSTIN — Trailing in polls and money with three months left in the Texas governor's race, Democrat Wendy Davis said Friday that her first television ad against Republican Greg Abbott will attack him for not siding with a rape victim while serving as ... 4 years ago
  • Texas sees little change despite insurance gains

    Texas, which has the nation's highest uninsured rate at about a quarter of the population, far exceeded expectations in the first enrollment drive that ended in mid-April, with more than 733,000 people signing up. Local officials and nonprofits toiled ... 4 years ago
  • Wolf completes Air Force training

    Wolf is the daughter of William E. Wolf of Cleveland, Texas, and Cindy L. Gladd of Kennerdell, Pa., and granddaughter of Charles Wolf of Austin, Texas and Barb Kaylor of Kennerdell, Pa. She is a 2011 graduate of Franklin Area High School, Franklin, Pa. 4 years ago

    Brown is the son of Heather A. Stevens of Humble, step-son of William A. Arrington of La Porte, Texas, grandson of George Brown of South Houston, Texas and nephew of Anita Palado and Austin Arrington, both of La Porte, Texas. He is a 2013 graduate of ... 4 years ago
  • Jail overcrowding solution carries potential $200M price tag

    Austin-based Broaddus Planning, along with Miami-based CGL Company, presented the information, which included two scenarios to address the overcrowding. ... According to the Texas Jail Commissioner, the jail is listed as “at risk” due to overcrowding. 4 years ago
  • Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement in support of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall. “Regent Hall has acted how I expect all appointees to act – in the best interest of Texas. He has rightly asked tough questions and ... 4 years ago