Weekend Insider: Tension in Jasper, Surgeries for Obese Texans
The firing of Jasper's first black police chief is exposing racial tensions in the East Texas town. And how much taxpayer money should should be used to subsidize bariatric surgery?
After the firing of Jasper's first black police chief, black community leaders say racial tensions are at "an all-time high," but some white residents say it's only a small group that is "stirring the pot." Reporter Morgan Smith visited Jasper to find out how this East Texas town is dealing with the dismissal.
Then Emily Ramshaw looks at weight-loss surgery on the taxpayers' tab. As the number of obese Texans has grown, so has the state and federal governments' comfort with funding bariatric surgery. Will Texas lawmakers try to clamp down on spending next session?
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