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  • Lotto Texas Jackpot Reaches $61.5 Million, Highest in a Decade

    Lotto Texas Jackpot Continues to Rise: Estimated at $61.5 Million for Monday Night Drawing In the most recent Lotto Texas jackpot drawing, which took place last Saturday, April 1st, no one was lucky enough to get the winning combination of six numbers. Consequently, the largest advertised jackpot in the Texas…

  • 3 Women Still Missing in Mexico, Daughter Remains Optimistic

    Authorities in Mexico are investigating the disappearance of three women from Texas who have been missing for just over three weeks. The women, Marina Perez Rios, 48, Maritza Trinidad Perez Rios, 47, and their friend, Dora Alicia Cervantes Saenz, 53, were en route to a flea market in Montemorelos, in…

  • 10 U.S. States Where You Can Enjoy a Long, Healthy Life: California Not in Top 5

    Living to 90 or 100 may seem like a far-off goal, but achieving it may be closer than one might think. Recent studies have revealed that lifestyle choices and the state in which you live can greatly influence life expectancy. In 2019, the United States ranked 40th in life expectancy…

  • South Texans Worry Wind Farm May Put Ecosystem at Risk

    In the rural borderlands of Val Verde County, Texas, a unique battle is unfolding over the proposed construction of 46 towering wind turbines. With plans for some of the tallest turbines in the country, the project has brought whiplash to the area, as well as hurt feelings and a testing…

  • The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has vowed to tackle a major security gap in the state’s vehicle inspection program

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has vowed to tackle a major security gap in the state’s vehicle inspection program, as revealed in an exclusive investigation by NBC 5 Investigates. The investigation uncovered evidence of state-licensed vehicle inspection stations taking cash in return for falsely passing cars, with the…

  • Surprising Retirement Havens: California Not Among Most Expensive States to Retire In

    Retirees looking for an affordable place to settle down may want to rethink New York. According to WalletHub’s 2023 Best States to Retire ranking, the Empire State is the least affordable in the U.S., having earned a 50th place finish for affordability, due to its second-highest cost of living and…

  • Texas advances bill limiting power to impose mandates for masks and vaccines

    Texas Senate moves Senate Bill 29 forward in a vote of 7-3, signaling progress in attempts to prohibit mask and vaccine mandates, as well as local government shutdowns of businesses and schools. The proposed legislation, introduced by State Rep. Brian Birdwell, comes three years following the pandemic-induced closures of schools…

  • Biden creates new national monuments and marine sanctuary

    President Joe Biden has made a laudable move. On Tuesday, Biden announced his plan to establish national monuments on more than half a million acres in Nevada and Texas, as well as creating a marine sanctuary in US waters near the Pacific Remote Islands southwest of Hawaii. At a White…

  • Texas Committee Listens to Both Sides on Online Sports Betting Bills

    Proposed Texas bills that would legalize and regulate online sports betting are now under review by the State Affairs Committee. Representative Jeff Leach, who authored the bill, appeared before the committee and urged them to support the proposed legislation, HB 1942, which would regulate sports wagering, and HJR 102, a…

  • Safety and Emissions Inspections Possibly Skipped for Millions of Texas Vehicles, Say Investigators

    Millions of cars on Texas roadways have never undergone state-mandated safety or emissions inspections, according to a group of Texas law enforcement fraud investigators. This group believes that state-licensed inspection stations have been fraudulently passing many of these uninspected vehicles, allowing them to obtain temporary paper plates or even regular…