Texas Among The Two-Thirds Of States Facing Budget ChallengesThe $4 billion that lawmakers left unspent after their last session two years ago appears to have evaporated. Now Texas could be as much as $6 billion short of the money needed just to keep the status quo.
Despite Attached Strings, City Ready To Accept Fire Grant $$The Fort Worth Fire Department is hoping Homeland Security in Washington D.C. will throw them a financial lifeline by way of grant money -- but that lifeline would come with serious strings attached.
Meals On Wheels Facing Critical Shortage Of FundsAn agency that helps provide meals to the elderly is itself in need of help. Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is dealing with a critical shortage of funds. Executive Director Carla Jutson said state and federal budget cuts created a $400,000 shortfall.
Expected Surplus Won't Lessen 2013 Texas Budget FightShortfall and sacrifice: that's how the Texas Legislature two years ago defended gutting $5.4 billion from public education, laying off thousands of public workers with slashed spending and stripping Medicaid to the bone.
City Of Kemp Closes Police DepartmentCity Administrator Charles Fenner said in an email the move was “because of budget matters.”
Plano Teacher Feels Like "Dead Man Walking"Patti Weinbrenner has suffered her share of setbacks. In 2005, Weinbrenner lost her Richardson home to a massive fire. This week, she suffered yet another setback.
Texas Can Spend More On Education, Dewhurst SaysWhat budget crisis? The Lieutenant Governor says Texas can actually spend more on schools next year, not less.