As State Ages, Families Face Caring for Elderly at Home

After her father was injured in a fire, Eva Bonilla took him into her home and cared for him until his death in 2010.
After her father was injured in a fire, Eva Bonilla took him into her home and cared for him until his death in 2010.

Eva Bonilla's story is one version of an oft-told tale. When her ailing, elderly father had nowhere else to go, she quit her job and brought him into her home. As Texas ages, more children will do the same, and experts worry that their skills and resources will be tested.

 

Prosecutors Lift Veil on Perry's Alleged Crimes

Prosecutor Michael McCrum gathers his thoughts as testimony continues in Travis County District Court on the Gov. Rick Perry case on Nov. 6, 2014.
Prosecutor Michael McCrum gathers his thoughts as testimony continues in Travis County District Court on the Gov. Rick Perry case on Nov. 6, 2014.

Prosecutors on Friday followed a judge's direction and sharpened their two-count indictment against Rick Perry, providing the clearest look yet at the crimes they believe the former governor committed.

 

Hegar Suggests Shift in Rainy Day Fund Strategy

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar releases the revenue estimate on Jan. 12, 2015 to reporters and state officials the day before the legislative session.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar releases the revenue estimate on Jan. 12, 2015 to reporters and state officials the day before the legislative session.

Comptroller Glenn Hegar is urging lawmakers to consider allowing his office to invest a portion of the Rainy Day Fund more aggressively, arguing that a greater return is worth the greater risk with the savings account.

With New Evidence, Lawyers Challenge Death Sentence

Death row inmate Rodney Reed (l.), scheduled to be executed on March 5, 2015, and Jimmy Lewis Fennell. Fennell is the former fiance of Stacey Stites, who Reed was convicted of murdering. Fennell was later convicted of rape and kidnapping of a 20-year-old Williamson Co. woman.
Death row inmate Rodney Reed (l.), scheduled to be executed on March 5, 2015, and Jimmy Lewis Fennell. Fennell is the former fiance of Stacey Stites, who Reed was convicted of murdering. Fennell was later convicted of rape and kidnapping of a 20-year-old Williamson Co. woman.

Lawyers for death row inmate Rodney Reed, convicted in 1998 for murdering 19-year-old Giddings cashier Stacey Stites, say new evidence proves his innocence. They're asking courts to take another look at his case.