SAN ANTONIO  — A Qatar military official training at a U.S. military base in South Texas is facing federal charges after authorities say two of his foreign national employees were given little food and made to sleep on a pallet in a barren apartment.

Source: Teladoc

DALLAS — A federal judge has determined claims made by the Texas Medical Board in adopting new telemedicine rules were “suspect” and barred the rules from taking effect until a civil trial can be held in lower court.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman hinges largely on a revised rule the board adopted in April that requires a patient to have a “face-to-face visit or in-person evaluation” before a prescription can be dispensed. The board has argued such a measure is crucial to ensuring patient safety and quality care.

But Dallas-based Teladoc, which challenged the board’s action, argued the panel violated federal antitrust laws because the rule significantly impairs its business model.

Patrick Denies 2018 Plans, Says He Will ‘Never’ Run Against Abbott

Jun 2, 2015
Courtesy: Office of the Governor

AUSTIN — The first legislative session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ended Monday with Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the powerful Senate leader and a Tea Party favorite, dousing rumors that he was already plotting to challenge Abbott in 2018.

Patrick embodied the rightward shift in Texas politics over the past 140 days. He also took the unusual step of assembling an advisory board of big-money donors whose support would be crucial if he sought higher office. “I love this job. I love working with Gov. Abbott,” Patrick said. “We are close friends. We formed a great partnership. I will never be running against Greg Abbott for governor.”

Authorities have identified two bodies found Saturday in the wreckage of the Memorial Day Weekend flood.

Sue McNeil Carey, 71, and Laura Schultz McComb, 34, were identified Monday using medical and dental records. Four people remain listed as missing. 

McComb's 6-year-old son was found May 27 in Wimberley. Her husband survived the flood and was treated at BAMC. 

In all, eight bodies have been recovered in Hays County, and all but one has been identified.

Texas Workforce Commission

  AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4223-DR) for workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. Severe weather, including destructive flooding, has devastated multiple counties and hundreds of homes and businesses have been lost, resulting in disaster-related unemployment.