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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio
Sara Rodriguez recently received a $4,000 bill for a six-hour emergency room visit to treat a fever.
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2 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise
Navigator Anna Ray, right, helps Maria Burciaga shop the federal marketplace for health insurance Saturday, March 1, 2014, at a Houston art gallery.
2 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com
A poster touting health insurance hangs on a door to a nearly empty room at a convention center in Texas City, Texas, Saturday, March 1, 2014.
3 hrs ago | Houston Press
Gov. Rick Perry is wrapping things up. Yeah, he's been the guy with the best hair in Texas politics and has held the governor's seat for a record-setting 14 years, but Perry has obviously decided he hasn't reached the end of the political line quite yet.
5 hrs ago | East Texas Review
As a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling , the Texas LotteryA is recognizing March, Problem Gambling Awareness Month, by reminding lottery players to play responsibly.
6 hrs ago | Dallas Observer
Last year, Governor Rick Perry called the Texas Legislature to Austin for two special sessions, both focused on passing one of the country's most restrictive abortion laws.
6 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service
Directors of the Texas Film Commission refused to give customary tax breaks to the makers of the film "Machete Kills" because the movie presents a sympathetic picture of immigrants and Mexican police, the production company claims in court.
8 hrs ago | Off the Kuff
Then, it's off to California to talk to their businesses about uprooting and moving en mass to the Lone Star State.
The accident that changed Greg Abbott's life was so improbable as to be almost statistically immeasurable.
Sen. Rand Paul leads a host of potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders in a new CNN/ORC International survey - the latest poll to show the Kentucky Republican at the top of the heap in an early look at who Republicans might choose as their next nominee.
A former U.S. Attorney and former mayor of Heath, Ratcliffe got about 30 percent of the vote in the GOP primary election; Ralph Hall got 46 percent.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Saturday, telling 300 fellow Republicans that the minority leader will win re-election.
Like a rapidly advancing malignancy, the pattern of lawlessness and corruption exhibited by Barack Obama and his appointed minions is predictably spreading to other levels of government.
The Republican governor visited the home state of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Paul will likely oppose Perry for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is Open! If you need insurance or want to explore options, visit healthcare.gov .
With just over two weeks left before the March 31 deadline, a major push is underway to sign up uninsured Texans for health care coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act - better known as Obamacare.
The Texas Legislature, under pressure to relax standardized testing in public schools, last year threw in the towel for its decades-long fight to steadily increase academic standards.