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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

A police officer displays his badge. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

People are seen through a box fan, trying to keep cool in times of extreme heat. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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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NTTA Targeting Top 100 Toll Violators

The NTTA has posted a list online featuring the top toll violators, and some of them owe more money than most people make in a year. There are 22 people who have bills topping six figures.

07/11/2012

A picture taken shows cows on a field next to electricity poles. (credit: Charly Triballeau/AFP/GettyImages)

Texas Approves Doubling Wholesale Electricity Rates

The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to raise the wholesale electricity price cap by 50 percent this summer in a move it hopes will spur construction of new power plants.

06/28/2012

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Texas Woman Gets $1.4 Million Electric Bill

People often gripe when they get high electric bills, but an Abilene woman’s bill was nearly $1.4 million. She called her provider and quickly learned that the bill was an error.

06/26/2012

President Barack Obama speaks after touring Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 6, 2011. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Atmos Energy Warns About Utility Bill Scam

Atmos Energy has warned customers that President Barack Obama will not be paying their bills, despite scheming claims that Obama is providing credits or directly paying for utilities.

05/18/2012

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Energy Company Offering Free Electricity At Night

If you are a “night owl” and a TXU customer a new service plan could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your bill. TXU now has a set of plans that offers customers free nighttime energy usage.

05/04/2012

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Monthly Smartphone Bills Down At AT&T

Hidden in AT&T’s financial statements is a story that runs counter to its optimistic profit projections. The company is generating less revenue from each new smartphone subscriber.

04/25/2012

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