Dump truck ambulance: Hospital finds way to see patients

Texas state health officials thought they were turning a corner Thursday, as hospitals in Houston and the southeast corner of the state started reopening after Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rains and high waters forced their closure over the past week. But then the Neches River kept rising and Beaumont’s water pump broke, cutting off water supplies to the city. Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont had to shut down and evacuate.

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Congress, time for tough love for Texas

The shoe’s on the other muddy foot for Texas Republicans who attempted to block relief and recovery aid to New York and New Jersey in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in 2012 — and are now pleading for levels of aid that could reach $160 billion, which would be the largest emergency aid package in US history.

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