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Texas suing 2 hotels, including Hotel Nacogdoches, for raising rates during Ike

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is suing two hotels for raising their rates during Hurricane Ike evacuations.

Abbott's lawsuit says Hotel Nacogdoches boosted its normal room rate from $49.99 - the advertised rate on the marquee - to $109. The Super 8 Brookshire Motel located west of Katy, charged evacuees $125 for a room that normally cost $99.

Both properties charged evacuees state and local hotel and motel taxes despite Gov. Rick Perry's declaration waiving them, Abbott said Thursday.

State law prohibits businesses from selling fuel, food, lodging and medicine at exorbitant rates during a declared disaster.

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