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Federal agents arrested 89 people, including more than two dozen in North Texas, in an operation that targeted unauthorized immigrants and those with criminal records, according to preliminary numbers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The three-day operation ended Thursday and ...
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has intervened in a third U.S. House race in Texas, endorsing former Obama administration official and NFL linebacker Colin Allred for a Dallas-area seat held by incumbent Republican Pete Sessions. In 2016, the party failed to field a candidate in ...

This photo provided by the Cameron County, Texas, Sheriff's Department shows Jeffrey Henry. The Kansas City Star reports that Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts co-owner Henry was arrested Monday, March 26, 2018, in Cameron County. (Cameron County Sheriff's Department via AP)more +.
In a terrific preview of the 2020 census by the Tribune's Alexa Ura and Chris Essig, the ties between the citizenship question and the Texas count were made explicit: "Almost 5 million immigrants live in the state, and it's estimated that about two-thirds are noncitizens -- legal permanent residents, ...
Tewksbury police said they found a stockpile of high-powered weapons -- including a bump stock, a silencer and several long guns wrapped in a flight suit -- in a hotel room occupied by Francho Bradley and Adrianne Jennings of Frisco, Texas. The case began Saturday when Bradley allegedly ... Massachusetts

"This recent nomination by USA Today as a finalist in the Top Ten Reader's Choice for 2018 regarding best Mexican food is quite a privilege, quite an honor, as there are many great restaurants in the state of Texas. But to be picked out as one possible, for the whole state of Texas, it's terrific," said ...
Although a dry-state disaster was averted, the high-stakes game of legal chicken with the $40 billion alcoholic beverage industry is the latest evidence that Texas's alcoholic beverage rules, many of which have not been updated since the end of Prohibition, are increasingly unworkable. "The ...
The movie was shot in and around the town of Marfa, in West Texas, located in what's called the Permian Basin, an area approximately 250 miles (400 km) wide and 300 miles (480 km) long. Somewhere in the story (spoiler alert), the character of Jett Rink, played in the movie by James Dean, strikes oil.
“I'm fortunate enough to be able to play all those positions. I'm just going to keep trying to do my best at each position he puts me at.” Texas (12-9) will host Sam Houston State (16-4) on Tuesday. Sam Houston State, which employed Pierce from 2012-14, was ranked 25th in D1Baseball's poll on Monday.
While a handful of other institutions in the area have similar technology, the North Texas Genome Center, with five machines, will be the most expansive. The center, currently housed in the Engineering and Research Building at UT-Arlington, will move its equipment and staff of five to a $125 million Science ...
"The Pharmacy Deep Ellum, a popular dessert and drink spot outside of Downtown Dallas, has closed its doors amid a name dispute from the State of Texas, and is seeking a new, better equipped location to properly meet the high demand that its indulgent milkshakes produced. In its place, a spinoff of the ...
An officer flagged a tractor trailer carrying cement bricks into the United States for a secondary inspection Tuesday on the World Trade Bridge in Laredo. Upon inspecting the vehicle, officers found bricks made of a different material: cocaine. The agency found 320 pounds of cocaine — with an estimated ...
A 66-year-old Texas man on death row for the icepick slaying of a 20-year-old woman in Houston in 1979 has been set for execution. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg says a judge has signed an order setting Danny Bible for lethal injection June 27 in Huntsville. Bible faces execution for killing Inez ...
Texas improved its career record over ASU to 5-0. Kianna Ibus led all scorers with 27 points. Texas (28-6) will play UCLA in a third-round game Friday night in Kansas City. The Longhorns shot 61.7 percent from the floor. McCarty came alive early in the third quarter, scoring 12 points in the period. During ...
One employee was injured when a package containing nails and shrapnel that was bound for Austin, Texas, exploded at a Texas FedEx facility, the local fire department said. It was unclear if the explosion was related to a string of bombings in the Texas capital over the past two weeks that have killed two ...

COLDSPRING, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged or destroyed five Texas school buses parked in a transportation lot during spring break. A statement from the Coldspring-Oakhurst Independent School District says authorities do not suspect foul play in ...
A bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into a Alabama ravine before dawn Tuesday, killing the bus driver and ... Lulled asleep by the humming of their Texas-bound charter bus following a trip to Disney World, members of a high school band were jarred awake ...
The Brazos River as it flows past Glen Rose on Aug. 2, 2013. Drought conditions have led to a significant decrease in water levels in the river. Use of the river by cattle farmers along its route is another factor leading to a decrease in water quality and shore erosion is. About half of Texas' major industrial ...
ASKELL COUNTY, Texas — To get to the house where Shawn Jordan wants to die, you drive a hypnotic road along miles of furrowed cotton fields, gnarly mesquite trees, low-to-the-ground cactus, and cattle perpetually in search of food. This iconic land of open spaces and oil pumps, where the Panhandle ...
For a while now, Texas' competitive ranking as a place to do business and even live has been slipping. As of late, the news has gotten worse. But the capstone — or rather headstone — on the Texas Miracle is a report by the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives. From infrastructure to ...
More than 10,000 of the 12,500 women in Texas prisons have children waiting for them back home. Not only are incarcerated women much more likely to be parents than men, most of them aren't in prison for a violent offense, unlike male inmates. The majority of women in Texas prisons have also been ...
CRESSON, Texas -- Firefighters say an explosion occurred at a chemical plant in Hood County, Texas, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reports. One person was missing and another was badly burned in the blast, which occurred at Tri-Chem Industries. At least four ambulances responded to the scene. Authorities ...
As Texas prepares to implement a law banning "sanctuary city" policies in that state, immigrant advocates say they will be documenting how the law is enforced as they continue their legal fight against it. A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the law known as SB4 can take effect over the objections of ...
This Tuesday, March 13, 2018 photo released by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office shows a dog "Vader," a north-central Arizona specially trained police dog who helped them find a load of cocaine and marijuana inside a BMW sedan driven by a 20-year-old Texas man they arrested during a traffic stop.
Greg Abbott himself was opposed to the controversial “bathroom bill” that dominated debate at the Texas Capitol for much of 2017, according to a state representative involved in keeping the legislation from passing the Texas House. State Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, the chairman of the House State ...
Can ride-sharing apps replace mass transportation? One Texas town is about to find out. The city of Arlington, Texas is abandoning its 4-year-old bus program for the ride-sharing company Via, a service that operates similarly to Uber and Lyft, CBS This Morning reported. Rather than waiting at a traditional ...
Fredrik Nilehn of Texas Tech took medalist honors after shooting 201, 15 under par. Oklahoma State won the team competition with a score of 820, 44 under par. On Monday, Chervony and Scheffler each shot 142 over two rounds to lead the Longhorns. Chervony shot a 72 followed by a 70, and Scheffler ...
The ACLU issued a travel alert for Texas over the bill, and said it is challenging the latest ruling. Lee Gelernt, the organization's deputy director of Immigrants' Rights Project, said they are looking at all the legal options. "The court made clear that we remain free to challenge the manner in which the law is ...
County and city governments across Texas have been the focus of a legal feeding frenzy as law firms vie to represent them in lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies over the nation's deadly opioid crisis. The firms say the companies oversold the drugs' benefits for treating chronic pain and have ...
In fact, seven Texas schools have qualified for the “Big Dance.” That's the most ever. “I could see the genuine excitement in our guys, and they know they've accomplished something, but at the same time, we know we have a lot to do here going forward,” said coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon's only in his second ...
Officials in Texas are investigating the nondisclosure agreement signed by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels after it was revealed that the notary did not sign or date the document, the Dallas Morning News reported Monday. Texas notaries are required to sign and date agreements, as well as provide a ...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the first time since 2012, Arkansas and Texas will face off on the baseball diamond, renewing a rivalry that dates back to the early 1900s. Coming off its fourth-straight series victory last weekend, the fifth-ranked Razorbacks welcome in the Longhorns to Baum Stadium for a ...
Ridesharing companies often dream of changing the face of public transportation, but one of them is going a step further -- it's becoming the only option for public transportation in one community. Arlington, Texas is replacing its bus service with Via's ridesharing platform. Pay $3 per trip ($10 for a weekly ...
“Texas is a hugely important state for us. It's the second largest exporter to the European Union. There are $26 billion worth of exports to the EU and over 320,000 jobs created here by European investment. So Texas-EU relations are very strong.” O'Sullivan says SXSW is an opportunity to exchange ideas.
Two Ferrum College students hang drywall in one of the homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. ... More than a dozen Ferrum College students and staff spent their spring break earlier this month in Texas helping to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in September. This is the fourth ...
Texas Tech is one of those legitimate contenders for the big show. The Red Raiders had one of the best seasons in program history, finishing 24-9 with impressive wins over Kansas, West Virginia, and Oklahoma. They climbed as high as number six in the Associated Press Top 25 poll before finishing the ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged all Texans to be cautious. "With three reported explosions in the Austin area, I want to urge all Texans to report any suspicious or unexpected packages arriving by mail to local law enforcement authorities. Call 911 immediately if you receive something suspicious," ...
Here are a few descriptions of common snakes you may come across, and some tips on what to do if see one. (KTRK). KTRK. Thursday, March 01, 2018 11:31AM. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --. The approach of Spring means more than allergies in Texas, it means s-s-s-snake season. The saying "everything is bigger in ...
It's a serious relationship, and its future largely depends on the North American Free Trade Agreement, which makes it easier for Texas oil and gas producers to pipe their products across the border. Representatives from the U.S., Mexico and Canada met this week in Mexico City to renegotiate the ...
Judge Paul Clarence Murphy III, one of two Republican judges on a Houston appeals court who ruled in 2000 that the 100- year-old Texas sodomy law was unconstitutional has died, his family said Thursday. He was 81. Murphy, then Chief Justice of the 14th Court of Appeals, gained national notoriety and ...
It has an economy that rivals several nations, as well as the population. The “Don't mess with Texas” and “Everything is bigger in Texas” attitudes make the state stand out, as well. Another area where Texas is unique, too, is its history. Before joining the United States of America, Texas fought a revolutionary ...
AUSTIN — Donations of deer semen, one of Texas deer breeders' most precious commodities, account for more than half of the contributions to a South Texan's state House campaign. Ana Lisa Garza, a Starr County district court judge, is challenging Rio Grande City Democrat Ryan Guillen for the District ...
A Texas university has rebuked its baseball coach for telling a high school player from Colorado that the team doesn't recruit from the state because players there fail drug tests. Texas Wesleyan University coach Mike Jeffcoat said in an email exchange last month that his program previously decided not to ...
The fact that opioids are costing Texas an estimated 1.27 percent of its gross domestic product yearly is something that may well come up when state lawmakers on the newly created House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse begin meeting this spring to consider a slate of interim charges.
Austin, TX – The low single digit lucky number “8” sold at a Texas license plate auction for $34,500, making it the 2nd highest selling plate in Texas. Texans have bought more than 345,000 My Plates since November 2009, putting more than $62 Million in the state general revenue fund. MyPlates.com, the ...
For the first time in decades, Democrats are making a big play for Texas in 2018. There are Democratic candidates running in all of the state's 36 congressional districts for the first time in 25 years. Democrats know they won't be competitive in every congressional district, but they have their sights set on the ...
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs. Officers in Corsicana, about 55 miles (88 kilometers ) south of Dallas, were investigating a report of a theft at a grocery store on Wednesday ...
Texas teenager, Breana Rachelle Harmon, has pled guilty to the charges against her after lying to police about being abducted and raped. According to a previous article by Chron.com, the 19-year-old from Pottsboro had cuts and scratches all over her body when she walked into a church on March 8, ...


 

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