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Bulverde native Brent Lowak is said to be doing better after the shootings in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. Brent was shot in the buttocks during the massacre but made it out alive. He was visiting his friend, San Antonio native Jessica Ghawi, who died in the massacre. Jessica's brother Jordan says Brent underwent surgery and is doing well. Sunday Brent's family released a statement that reads: "The Lowak family would like to thank everyone for their concern and prayers for Brent as he recovers in a Colorado hospital. Our hearts go out to all the victims of this senseless tragedy, including Brent's dear friend Jessica Ghawi. Our family has been overwhelmed by the show of support for Brent and we wanted to let everyone know that we expect
him to make a full recovery."
Technicality topples key financial reporting bill
May 22, 2013 02:25 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A much-watched bill designed to give the public more information on schools, taxes, government spending and debt held by state entities has gone down on a House technicality.
The measure was sponsored by Sen. Tommy Williams, who chairs the Senate's powerful Finance Committee. It was carried in the House by Rep. Jim Pitts, head of appropriations.
The bill would have required increased disclosure by public bodies. But it died Tuesday night, after San Antonio Democratic Rep. Philip Cortez raised a parliamentary objection.
Critics worried it could place undo reporting burdens on smaller entities. But modifications to address those concerns had helped the bill sail through the Senate 29-1.
The bill was backed by conservative and tea party groups worried about excessive government bond debt. Some good-government groups also supported it.
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