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SAN ANTONIO - The families of those killed in a hot air balloon crash last July in Lockhart are pressuring the White House to improve oversight on commercial ballooning.
Budget offices tallies up GOP plan
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget for next fiscal year envisions spending $2.7 billion for border security, including 74 miles of a border wall, most of it in Texas.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department late Wednesday said it was appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the ongoing investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it is awarding San Marcos an additional $7.7 million for disaster recovery from the 2015 floods.
The department’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program doles out money for communities in the most impacted areas with significant unmet recovery needs.
The American-Statesman asked the state’s two U.S. senators and the six congressmen representing Austin and surrounding areas whether they were troubled by reports this week that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information in a meeting with top Russian officials. Only three people responded. Not responding: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; U.S. Reps.
U.S Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, and other dignitaries presented a house key and gifts to Claudia Mejia, a single mother with three children. The hospital housekeeper and her daughters will be the first tenants of a new home built on a SAHA-owned property at 24 Gus Garcia on the city's West Side.
WASHINGTON - By the topsy-turvy standards of Donald Trump’s White House, the day started quietly.
Few outside Trump’s inner circle on Tuesday had reason to believe it would end with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, perhaps the biggest Washington shakeup since 1973, when President Richard Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joins a “sanctuary cities” law protest Monday outside the Governor’s Mansion.
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