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RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — Tropical Storm Hermine gave a wet and windy punch to Texas on Tuesday but left only minor scrapes in the storm-weary Rio Grande Valley, which is proving resilient this hurricane season after taking a third tropical system on the chin.

Hermine lost steam after crossing into Texas with tropical-storm strength. A peeled-back motel roof in the coastal farming town of Raymondville and scattered power outages were about the Read the rest of this entry »

Texas Insurance Commissioner Mike Geeslin has released a bulletin reminding auto insurance providers that it is against state law to “directly or indirectly limit the insurer’s coverage under a policy covering damage to a motor vehicle.”

Specifically, the Texas Insurance Code states that insurers may not specify “the brand, type, kind, age, vendor, supplier, or condition of parts or products that may be used to repair the vehicle;” or limit Read the rest of this entry »

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of businesses that provided transportation, portable toilets and other assistance after Hurricane Ike are still waiting to be paid six months after the storm, the result of a $134 million dispute between Texas and the federal government.

Small businesses around the country are struggling because of the delay, and many of them say next time a hurricane threatens the Texas Gulf Coast, they might be reluctant Read the rest of this entry »

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of businesses that provided transportation, portable toilets and other assistance after Hurricane Ike are still waiting to be paid six months after the storm, the result of a $134 million dispute between Texas and the federal government.

Small businesses around the country are struggling because of the delay, and many of them say next time a hurricane threatens the Texas Gulf Coast, they might be reluctant Read the rest of this entry »

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of businesses that provided transportation, portable toilets and other assistance after Hurricane Ike are still waiting to be paid six months after the storm, the result of a $134 million dispute between Texas and the federal government.

Small businesses around the country are struggling because of the delay, and many of them say next time a hurricane threatens the Texas Gulf Coast, they might be reluctant Read the rest of this entry »

Five months after Hurricane Ike, 15 state legislators told their colleagues and constituents Wednesday that Texas must stop waiting for the federal government to help its residents after a disaster.

In a sweeping set of recommendations developed through six public hearings throughout Southeast Texas, the House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike pushed to assert more state authority ? and use hundreds of millions of state dollars ? to Read the rest of this entry »

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) ? A contractor helping clear debris from Hurricane Ike is looking for the owner of an ammunition box he found buried in sand that contained keepsakes, including an 1863 Confederate $50 bill, war medals and diamond earrings.

The green steel Army ammunition canister found by Michael Pate also held several clues that may help him confirm the owner: family photographs, a driver’s license and a Social Security card.

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