By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' top Republicans guns, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have teamed up to oppose expanding Medicaid services in the state.
But their rare joint appearance Monday was marred by about 40 protesters screaming "Health care now!" and "Let us in!" outside the governor's Texas Capitol office.
Advocates say extending Medicaid could provide up to 1 million Texans some health care coverage.
But it's also a centerpiece of the White House-backed health care reform Perry, Cruz and Cornyn despise.
Perry says the program will "bankrupt" Texas. Cruz, a tea party firebrand, wants to repeal the entire health care reform law.
Meanwhile, Democratic stars Julian and Joaquin Castro are holding their own event at the state Capitol on Monday, demanding that Texas accept Medicaid expansion.
The Shamrock community is coming together to celebrate the return of injured volunteer firefighter James Moya.
Two teams of railroaders on the morning of June 28 left on trips that would end in twisted, burning wreckage near Panhandle - three people dead, one injured.
Lakes across the Panhandle are preparing for large crowds this Memorial weekend but one lake is offering a new event for visitors.
A new program called Revelation in Self Elevation, or RISE, is working to boost the chances for young men from the North Heights neighborhood to do well in areas such as school and work.
The Deaf Smith County Hospital District could refinance $23 million in debt to save almost $3 million in interest.