Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Nov 4, 2013 2:31 AM
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) The threat of looming flood insurance hikes has many in Galveston worried that they may be forced off the Gulf Coast. Federal law passed last year to eliminate the National Flood Insurance Program's multibillion-dollar shortfall will result in higher premiums for many homeowners. A city councilwoman in Galveston says some people could see premiums three to four times what they're currently paying.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro has gotten married. The freshman Democrat said he and fiancee Anna Flores were married in a private ceremony on Saturday that was attended by family members. Castro said the couple plans a Catholic ceremony next summer to celebrate with friends.
DALLAS (AP) A rare early American psalm book that could fetch as much as $30 million when it goes up for auction in New York City makes a stop this week in Dallas. The Bay Psalm Book will be on display Thursday afternoon at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. It was the first book printed in British North America.
CHIRENO, Texas (AP) An East Texas woman has been recognized for her 80-year unbroken membership in her church. Lilly Stone joined the Chireno United Methodist Church in 1933. Stone was recently awarded a plaque signed by the church's bishop and district superintendent honoring her longtime membership.