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Brent Boller

  Just three weeks into the 2015 hurricane season, most of Texas has already seen the damage even a minor storm can do. The Texas Dept. of Insurance says now is the time to review home insurance policies - before the next tropical event.   Spokesman Jerry Hagins said the typical homeowner policy does not cover wind damage. He says property owners on the coast must get special coverage from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association -- and timing is critical.  “That kind of policy is available to folks in the 14 coastal counties – also in parts of Harris County," Hagins said.

Ryan E. Poppe

The state Supreme Court has decided it will not rule on a same-sex divorce case involving two women from Austin because they felt they had no precedent to do so.

Angelique Naylor and Sabrina Daly were married in Massachusetts before moving to Texas.  When the relationship ended, they petitioned a Travis County Judge to grant them a divorce, which the court granted. 

Ryan E. Poppe

A bill signed into law this week requires all police agencies operating in Texas to submit an account with the state attorney general of any police shooting.  

The bill’s author, Dallas Democratic Rep. Eric Johnson says he got the idea following the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri as well as others happening around that time.

Cut “It made me look into the issue more from a policy standpoint wondering what we can do as policymakers to make sure we don’t have incidents like that in Texas, and I realized there’s no data,” Johnson said.

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The 2015 Texas Public Radio Salute to Supporters took place on Thursday, June 4th, at the Southwest School of Art. Representatives from nearly 60 of TPR's business supporters and non-profit community partners joined us for an evening reception featuring food by Mike Bomberg's Spice of Life catering.

TPR would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the  businesses, professionals and community partners who help us bring public radio to San Antonio, the Hill Country and the surrounding areas.

Joaquín Castro
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SAN ANTONIO — Several members of Congress will visit two South Texas detention facilities that house immigrant mothers and children mostly from Central America.

Eight House Democrats next week will tour the two facilities in Karnes City and Dilley, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened after tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families crossed the Texas-Mexico border last summer.

The eight are among 136 House Democrats asking the government to stop holding immigrant women and children in detention.

ICE, however, says the facilities are an effective and humane way to keep families together until they appear before immigration judges seeking asylum.

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