Stories Around Texas for April 10th, 2018

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that his state will expand its National Guard troops along the Mexico border to up to 1,400 troops to answer President Trump’s deployment order to ramp up border security. Click Here to read the full story.

Teacher share of health insurance premiums has more than doubled over the past 15 years. The state’s $75 monthly contribution has not changed since the teacher health insurance program started. The state pays for all of state employees’ health insurance. Click Here to read the full story.

A startling data point that showed Texas had the highest maternal mortality rate in 2012 and prompted increased legislative focus on the issue last year was actually incorrect, according to a study published Monday. Click Here to read the full story.

Houston-area officials have told a congressional committee they weren’t aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey. Click Here to read the full story.

 

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