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Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Texas officials criticize Obama’s executive order on guns

Texas' elected leaders lashed out Tuesday at President Obama's executive orders prompting more background checks during gun purchases. But those officials offered no specifics on how they planned to fight Obama's actions.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

FEMA to close four Hays County field offices on Saturday

A centralized disaster recovery center will open Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hays County Government Center in San Marcos where specialists will be available to help flood victims navigate assistance programs offered by the Federal Emergency Management...

Monday, December 7th, 2015

FEMA opens four disaster recovery centers in Hays County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened four disaster recovery centers in Hays County where people impacted by the Halloween flood can apply for financial assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

President approves federal aid for Halloween flood survivors

President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration requested by Gov. Greg Abbott for counties affected by last month’s flooding, opening the door for individual federal assistance.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Gov. Abbott declares state of disaster in six Central Texas counties

Six Central Texas counties — Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal, Travis and Bastrop — are among 15 counties formally declared disaster areas today by Gov. Greg Abbott following flooding and a tornado between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Doggett bucks Obama administration on Syrian, Iraqi refugee plan

The Austin Democrat who represents part of Hays County was among five Texas Democrats who shrugged off a presidential veto threat and overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the...

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Texas farmers skeptical about trade future with Cuba

They are not particularly optimistic that Congress will lift the trade embargo

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

President Obama welcomes San Antonio Spurs with White House ceremony

At a White House ceremony, the president on Monday offered the reigning NBA champions advice on winning back-to-back, one of the few milestones the Spurs have yet to reach.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Obama taps San Antonio’s Julián Castro as HUD chief

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be President Obama's next secretary of housing and urban development, sources close to the Democratic Party rising star said on Saturday.

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