A former South Texas convenience store owner faces up to 20 years in prison for running a $275,000 food stamps scheme.
A 37-year-old San Antonio woman has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for falsely claiming over $200,000 in unemployment benefits.
More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas.
A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit meant to preserve Houston’s extension of benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees.
An advocacy group says only two-thirds of Texans who may be eligible for food stamp assistance received the benefits in 2011.
Local governments and school districts that offer marriage benefits to same-sex partners are violating the state constitution, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated in an opinion Monday.