Texas

UPDATE Saturday 7:00 pm: Bastrop County officials say they have stopped the Hidden Pines fire in its tracks, not allowing it to burn any more acreage or structures Saturday. After falling to 40% contained overnight Friday into Saturday, the Texas Forest Service says the fire is again 50% contained.

County officials say some evacuated families will be allowed to return to their homes, with more areas being opened Sunday.

Our Friday coverage of the Hidden Pines fire is here.

A wildfire that started Tuesday in Bastrop County continues to spread, thanks in part to high, shifting winds on Wednesday, officials say. 

From Texas Standard: Between October 30 and November 2 of this year, about 6,000 federal prisoners from across the country will be released.


From Texas Standard

It may be one of the most innovative merit scholarship programs anywhere in America.


Going to the Emergency Room in Texas and you should brace yourself for some surprises – even you have great insurance coverage. According to a new report Texans are Charged More Than 650% The Going Rate Of Medicare For ER  services. Jamie Dudensing is the CEO of the Texas Association of Health Plans.

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