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More Texans may be left without health insurance after end of open enrollment
by CLAIRE ALLBRIGHT, The Texas Tribune
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More Texans may be left without health insurance after end of open enrollment

Open enrollment to buy health insurance through the federal government ends Dec. 15. With the enrollment window cut in half and Trump administration limitations on the budget, more Texans could go uninsured. 

 
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The Brief: It’s filing deadline day in Texas. Here’s what to expect.
by CASSANDRA POLLOCK, The Texas Tribune
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Rotunda of the Texas Capitol during a memorial service for former Gov. Mark White who passed away on August 5, 2017

The Brief: It’s filing deadline day in Texas. Here’s what to expect.

It’s filing deadline day in Texas. When the clock strikes 6 tonight, voters in the state will know who is — and who is not — running for office in 2018.

 
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TWO TEXAS CITIES JOIN PRESTIGIOUS REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
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The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has designated Pearsall and Temple, Texas as 2018 official Texas Main Street cities. The announcement was made December 8 at the THC’s quarterly commission meeting in Austin, Texas.

            The THC’s Texas Main Street Program is a revitalization program for historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. Pearsall and Temple will officially enter the program January 1 and become the 88th and 89th currently designated participants. Pearsall will be part of the state’s small city Main Street network, and Temple will participate in the urban Main Street category. Temple was previously a designated Main Street community from 1988–1991.

            “The Texas Main Street Program preserves the character of Texas’ downtowns, attracting new businesses and bringing more tourist dollars into local communities,” said THC Chairman John L. Nau, III. “Pearsall and Temple know that historic preservation isn’t about the past - it’s about developing new economic opportunities for the future.”

            The THC's Texas Main Street Program began in 1981 as one of the first state coordinating programs in the U.S. Since then, 176 Texas communities have participated in the program, generating more than $3.7 billion in overall reinvestment into historic downtowns, creating more than 37,000 jobs, and 9,200 small businesses.

            Every year, the THC may select up to five Texas cities for official Main Street designation. Local Main Street programs receive a wide range of services and technical expertise from the THC including design and historic preservation, planning, economic development, organizational management, and training. The Texas program is affiliated with the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

            For more information on the Texas Main Street Program, contact State Coordinator Debra Drescher at 512-463-5758 and debra.drescher@thc.texas.gov, or visit the THC’s website at http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/texas-main-street.

 

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