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Recession, Hurricane Ike put dent in Texas Lottery sales

posted on Dec 30, 2008

The Texas Lottery, hard hit by the struggling economy and a brutal hurricane season, is watching its sales slide. Ticket revenue has dropped by more than $45 million since last fiscal year, a 4... more →

Shelters brace for holiday influx - Stress from bills, family can add to violence

posted on Dec 30, 2008

Think of everyday stresses — the blend of keeping a job, paying the rent and fixing a troubled marriage — as if they were a soup simmering in a pot. Mix in holiday tension, a troubled economy... more →