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By: Yami Virgin
The Texas Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Southern Memorial Eastview cemetery for violations of the Deceptive Practices Act.
The State claims that Joann Ramon, the owner, buried people without a license since March of last year.
If found guilty the fine is $20,000 per person that was buried at the cemetery.
The lawsuit also looks for a fine of up to $20,000 for every year since 1996 that Ramon has claimed her cemetery was a Corporation.
In March of this year Fox San Antonio first uncovered that Ramon's cemetery didn't have a license to bury people.
Among the claims the state is making is that the cemetery also accepted money from the State's Victims of Crime Program for two people who were killed last year.
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Gun measure triggers Republican fight in House
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By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A move to give lawmakers the right to carry handguns anywhere they wish sparked an angry debate in the Texas House of Representatives between Republican lawmakers.
The shouting match erupted Thursday over whether lawmakers should give themselves special privileges not available to all Texans.
The original draft law only gave special privileges to criminal prosecuting attorneys and judges, adding them to a list of officials allowed to carry concealed handguns anywhere in the state. Regular concealed handgun license holders cannot take their guns into hospitals, churches, bars or private property that bans them. The Texas Senate added lawmakers to those exempted from the restrictions.
Conservative Republicans became enraged, saying lawmakers should not give themselves special privileges. They said the Legislature should drop the restrictions for all license holders.
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