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42.9 Million Americans Have Unpaid Medical Bills

Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

12/11/2014

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TXDOT Admits Billing Error For DFW Connector Drivers

TXDOT is admitting to a big ‘oops’ when it comes to those new managed toll lanes in the DFW Connector project in Grapevine.

08/05/2014

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Fleeting Paychecks Aren’t Imaginary, Consumer Pricing On The Rise

Gone before you get to enjoy it — it’s not your imagination! Paychecks are disappearing faster these days. For the fourth month in a row the Department of Labor reports an increase in the Consumer Price index for Dallas-Fort Worth.

CBS 11–06/17/2014

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Largest Texas Health Insurer: Technical Glitch Is Causing Deductible Problem

CBS 11 News has learned that the largest health insurer in Texas hasn’t been paying some of its bills. The problem has caused some people to take out loans and cash in investments, to pay for medical charges that are supposed to be covered.

CBSDFW.COM–06/10/2014

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Dallas Approves Atmos Energy Rate Hike

Dozens of local communities are trying to prevent Atmos Energy from raising natural gas rates. But city leaders in Dallas voted in favor of the rate increase on Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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Texas Cities Band Together To Fight Atmos Rate Increase

Dozens of cities are saying no to a request from Atmos Energy to raise monthly gas bills. The increase would add about $2 to the average household bill, but analysts for a group of cities believe that’s more than double what the utility needs.

CBSDFW.COM–05/13/2014

403946 01: A postal clerk date-stamps an envelope containing U.S. Federal income tax forms destine for Kansas City, Missouri April 15, 2002 at the main post office in Des Plaines, IL. U.S. Federal and Illinois State income tax forms are due by midnight April 15. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Furloughed? Send Creditors A Note From Government

Furloughed federal workers who have trouble paying bills can send their creditors a letter from the government pleading for patience.

10/16/2013

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Fort Worth Cop Fired In Theft Investigation

A police officer from Fort Worth has been fired after being accused of stealing more than $20,000 from a business bank account in order to pay his personal bills.

09/05/2013

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Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

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Texas PUC May Double Electric Prices Cap

The Texas Public Utility Commission will consider doubling the cap on wholesale electricity prices in hopes of convincing generators to build more power plants.

10/25/2012

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Organizations Offer Relief From North Texas Heat

The Tarrant County Health Department is reminding people that summer is not over, and residents should take precautions to keep cool during the hottest months of the year.

07/17/2012

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