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In Texas, Obamacare Enrollment Spiked Before Deadline

Zoila Chaver, second from right, a member of the Texas Organizing Project, giving health care information to Dallas resident Graciela Garcia at Garcia's home on July 10, 2013.
Zoila Chaver, second from right, a member of the Texas Organizing Project, giving health care information to Dallas resident Graciela Garcia at Garcia's home on July 10, 2013.

Texas enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace more than doubled in the month leading up to the deadline, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Conservatives Make Their Case in Bid for SD-4 Seat

State Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, insurance company president Gordy Bunch, former state Sen. Michael Galloway and state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, were the four initial candidates in a May 10 special election for Senate District 4. Creighton and Toth are heading to a runoff Tuesday.
State Rep. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, insurance company president Gordy Bunch, former state Sen. Michael Galloway and state Rep. Steve Toth, R-The Woodlands, were the four initial candidates in a May 10 special election for Senate District 4. Creighton and Toth are heading to a runoff Tuesday.

State Rep. Brandon Creighton, businessman Gordy Bunch, former state Sen. Michael Galloway and state Rep. Steve Toth are looking to replace state Sen. Tommy Williams in a May 10 special election.

Hardin: Impeachment Recommendations Up to Committee

Attorney Rusty Hardin looks over his notes at the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Operations on October 22, 2013.
Attorney Rusty Hardin looks over his notes at the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Operations on October 22, 2013.

What the members of the legislative committee investigating a University of Texas System regent do with a report laying out four potential bases for his impeachment is "entirely up to them," the committee's special counsel said Thursday.

EPA Seeks to Clarify Federal Water Law

The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are backing a rule change that would better define bodies of water protected by the Clean Water Act. That could mean increased government oversight of streams and wetlands across Texas.

In Texas, a Push to Get Young Adults Enrolled in ACA

Kenneth Flippin, left, and Jane Denson, right, of Enroll America at the home of Shelby Childress.
Kenneth Flippin, left, and Jane Denson, right, of Enroll America at the home of Shelby Childress.

With Obamacare enrollment among 18- to 34-year-olds lagging behind expectations nationally, pro-reform groups are targeting Texas in an effort to up their numbers.

 

Lottery's Watchdog Intends to Remain on Guard

Dawn Nettles, who runs the lottery watchdog website lottoreport.com, stands by a scratch-off display in Mesquite.
Dawn Nettles, who runs the lottery watchdog website lottoreport.com, stands by a scratch-off display in Mesquite.
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Dawn Nettles' passion for the Texas Lottery started as a report on lottery results and related articles, and over the last 20 years it has evolved into a full-time job.