=By Mark Richardson Texas News Service DALLAS – A new report shows that one-quarter of Texas’ seven million children live in poverty, and that doesn’t bode well for either their future, or the future of the state. The annual State of Texas Children 2016 report, released by the Center for Public Policy Priorities, evaluates the health, education […]
Feds Temporarily Extend Texas Program for Uncompensated Care By Mark Richardson Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Legislature has thus far refused to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, but the state still receives billions of health-care dollars from the federal government. Federal officials just extended the state’s Section 11-15 […]
The current El Niño that has lasted since summer of 2015 is on its way out and after one of the warmest winters on record in Texas, that could change weather patterns in the next few months, says Texas A&M University professor and State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon.
Early voting for political party primary runoff races will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 16-20 in six Bell County locations.
For the third time in as many days, an accident involving an 18-wheeler has shut down mainlane traffic on I-35 through the construction area of Salado. According to TXDOT, the accident involves two semi-trucks on northbound. This time an 18-wheeler has had its right front wheel come off, blocking both lanes of traffic on Northbound […]
Local voters return two lawmakers to office Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange staved off two opponents in the Republican Primary, earning 55.14 percent of the votes while Constable Rolly Correa defeated former Constable Roger Laird in the Precinct 2 race on March 1. Neither Lange nor Correa will have a Democrat opponent in November.
New service announced for I-35 travelers Travelers can now get notices of closures and traffic incidents for I-35 throughout the Waco District spanning from Hill County to southern Bell County sent directly to their cell phones.
Early voting in Texas political party primaries will begin Feb. 16 and end Feb. 26.
By Eric Galatas Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is one of only 10 states that allows juvenile justice centers to use solitary confinement indefinitely to punish children, according to a new report.
County Clerk: Reasonable accommodations will be made for Deputy Clerks who oppose issuing marriage licenses This morning, Bell County Clerk Shelley Coston’s office issued the first marriage license for a same sex marriage, following the June 26 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court making same sex marriage in all 50 states.