Andres Araiza http://kut.org en Five Legal Documents Same-Sex Couples Need in Texas http://kut.org/post/five-legal-documents-same-sex-couples-need-texas <p>A&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">recent&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/lon.watts.90/posts/167898633375920" style="line-height: 1.5;">story of a North Texas man</a>&nbsp;that took social media by storm has<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;unique legal issues for same-sex couples across Texas.</span></p><p>Lon Watts says he was forced to move from his home of 12 years, and was banned from caring for his partner who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, after a legal battle with his partner’s family.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:29:54 +0000 Andres Araiza 8366 at http://kut.org Five Legal Documents Same-Sex Couples Need in Texas Student Loan Reprieve Fails Again; Interest Rate Remains Doubled http://kut.org/post/student-loan-reprieve-fails-again-interest-rate-remains-doubled <p>U.S. Senators failed Wednesday to pass legislation to extend lower interest rates on federally-backed student loans. Republicans banded together to block the bill. But they have their own plan.</p><p>Interest rates of federally subsidized student loans have doubled to 6.8 percent. But there’s time for the rates to be reduced before students begin receiving their loans in late August.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:43:01 +0000 Andres Araiza 8334 at http://kut.org Student Loan Reprieve Fails Again; Interest Rate Remains Doubled After Perry Kills Funding, What’s Next for Austin Corruption Unit? http://kut.org/post/after-perry-kills-funding-what-s-next-austin-corruption-unit <p>A member of the <a href="http://www.house.state.tx.us">Texas House of Representatives</a> is calling on his fellow lawmakers to look for&nbsp;ways to pay for the Public Integrity Unit of the <a href="http://www.co.travis.tx.us/district_attorney/">Travis County District Attorney’s Office</a>.</p><p>Governor Rick Perry used a <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/perry-vetoes-more-two-dozen-bills">line-item veto</a> to cut off the Unit’s state funding, citing D.A. Rosemary <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/da-lehmberg-seeking-treatment-following-dwi-jail-release">Lehmberg’s DWI conviction</a>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:11:59 +0000 Trey Shaar & Andres Araiza 8150 at http://kut.org After Perry Kills Funding, What’s Next for Austin Corruption Unit?