AUSTIN (KXAN) - Should disabled veterans have to pay to use toll roads in Texas? As part of a law in the state, toll authorities can choose whether to give those veterans a "free pass."
That's not the case in the Austin area.
Bam Rubenstein says that has really hurt him in the wallet. Rubenstein spends about $90 a month traveling on the Loop 1 and State Highway 45 toll roads. He was injured serving as an US Air Force firefighter pulling a pilot out of a fire.
"I don't know what else to do," Rubenstein said. "It is frustrating really. You think someone says we can do this and then you go ahhh, who cares about them? That's what I feel like TxDOT has decided."
Rubenstein says some areas, including Houston don't charge drivers with D-V or Medal of Honor license plates.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.