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Bigger Tax Exemptions for Seniors

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners Court has voted to increase the property tax exemption for senior homeowners. This will reduce county taxes for many homeowners, and eliminate them completely for others. Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell explains.

Elections

Will Hispanics Vote in the Primary?

Posted on · With the Texas primaries coming up tomorrow, the two Democratic Presidential candidates are busier than ever courting minority voters, especially Hispanics. Political pundits and election watchers say Hispanics could determine who wins tomorrow, if they show up. Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell reports.

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Walesa Recovering from Heart Surgery

Posted on · Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Polish President Lech Walesa is recovering after heart surgery at Houston's Methodist Hospital. Even though he's doing better, his doctors say they still don't know if he'll need a heart transplant, as Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell reports.

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Texting Becomes Political Tool For Young People

Posted on · With the Texas primaries less than a week away, students at the University of St. Thomas are trying a new way to get young voters to the polls. They're part of a national effort that uses text messages to get the word out about important election days. Houston Public Radio's Jack Williams reports.

Elections

Early Voting Imbalance

Posted on · Early voting for next week's primaries is drawing record numbers of voters to nearly three dozen sites around Harris County. Election officials say they're concerned that some of the voting sites are attracting less voters than others, and in some cases, A LOT LESS. Houston Public Radio's Jim Bell reports.

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Dem County Judge Hopefuls Ready for March 4th

Posted on · It's a tale of two very different backgrounds for the men vying to be the Democratic nominee in the race for Harris County judge. Ahmad Hassan and David Mincberg both have business backgrounds, but are approaching the race from opposite directions. Houston Public Radio's Jack Williams explains.