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The International Federation of Association of Football (FIFA) has been the punch line of corruption-related jokes for a decade, but the size and scope of yesterday's revelations and indictments gave everyone pause. 

Speculation over bribery and vote buying in the World Cup Awarding for 2018 to Russia and Qatar in 2022 is looking more and more likely, with calls to rethink what happens next.

Swollen Rivers Cause Texas Cities To Worry About Flooding

May 28, 2015
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HOUSTON — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about the possibility of more flooding from rain-swollen rivers as the week goes on.

This has been the wettest month on record for Texas, even with several days left. The state climatologist’s office said Wednesday that Texas has gotten an average of 7.54 inches of rain in May, breaking the old record of 6.66 inches, set in June 2004. While rain is in the forecast the next couple of days for many of the affected areas, the chances for showers are greater during the weekend.

In Houston, between 800 and 1,400 homes have already been damaged by the flooding. Thousands of homes were also damaged or destroyed in the central Texas corridor that includes Wimberley — 744 of them in San Marcos alone.

Ryan E. Poppe

Gun bills at the state capitol continue to cause a stir among those most affected by the legislation.  And after meeting with lawmakers, state police managed to get a provision affected law enforcement removed. 

The Texas Police Chiefs Association and members of CLEAT called upon lawmakers Wednesday to strip Greenville Republican Senator Don Huffines amendment that prohibits law enforcement from asking for a person’s open carry license.

Courtesy of the Witte Museum

Dinosaurs have gotten a lot of attention in the last few years, but there’s a group of creatures who arrived just after that which haven’t quite had their due in the attention department.  I got a peek recently at a new San Antonio exhibit featuring them.

“We have Mammoths, we have Mastodons, we have Sabre-Tooth Cats, Dire Wolves.”

Thomas Adams is the Witte Museum’s Curator of Paleontology and Geology, and he’s describing Discover the Ice Age.

(AUSTIN) — With the Governor’s Office adding dozens of counties to its disaster declaration due to recent severe weather events, Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans about resources available to help those affected recover from the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding.

Persons with Texas property that has been damaged or destroyed by natural disasters can claim an exemption from sales tax on labor charges to repair the damage.