Texas Minister, Family Sentenced In Hurricane Relief Fraud CaseWalter Diggles, 66, the former executive director of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments, was sentenced Tuesday to nine years behind bars.
Mnuchin: Congress Should Tie Harvey Aid To Debt Limit BillCongress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the help they need.
Red Cross Houston 6-19-16Dave, Mahoney & DK from MIX 96.5 talk with Eric Oubre from the Red Cross Houston. They discuss some of the best ways to help the Red Cross, by volunteering or donating, and Eric shares some stories of how your donations help those in need. Visit http://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast for more information.
Harris County, 14 Other Texas Counties Declared Disasters From October StormsThe declaration clears the way for more government assistance to help recover from the late October storms.
Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It DownRomney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should "absolutely" be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was "immoral" to provide such relief in the face of "larger debts", emphasizing that "it makes no sense at all" to have such programs.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.