Obamacare ruling’s import clear as mud, Texas ballot-fraud convictions outpace past 5 years combined, former Pharr city official gets sentence in fraud case


Please forgive millions of Americans for drawing at least two incorrect conclusions from U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling Friday in a lawsuit aimed at bringing down the Affordable Care Act.

Obliging officials for the Crowley Independent School District thought they were sending nearly $2 million to a new bank account of one its contractors.

As officials in North Carolina investigate possible voter fraud in last month’s election, 33 people have already been convicted of the crime in Texas this year, more than the state’s combined total for the previous five years.

New Braunfels is using a three-year-old broadband study to move forward on a plan to build a taxpayer-funded fiber-optic system that will allow a contracted provider to offer faster internet services to area businesses.

U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane in McAllen this week sentenced former Pharr city commissioner Oscar Elizondo to 22 months in prison for his part in a nearly $1.8 million insurance scheme with an area pharmacy owner.



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