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White, speaking on Texas Public Radio, declared: "There is a large number of schools in Texas that don't even offer sex education. Now that, to me, it's bizarre. So we have to make these investments. If you really are serious about reducing the demand for abortion, there are some really simple ways to do ...
Russian nationals working to interfere with the 2016 presidential election visited Texas in 2014, spread derogatory information against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz during the Republican primary and posed as Americans while communicating with a person "affiliated with a Texas-based grassroots organization," ...
Hank Hunt's efforts started as a simple online petition and grew into state laws being passed in at least four states, including his home State of Texas. Legislation was passed on the state level in Illinois, Maryland, Tennessee and in the Hunt's home State of Texas. The Texas law passed in 2015, with Kari's ...

Joe Pickett, an El Paso Democrat who has mixed feelings about toll roads, in September sent Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton a request for an opinion about the fine regimes on non-TxDOT toll roads. To what extent, he asked Paxton, would the new fine caps apply to tollways where TxDOT owns the ...
The Texas Ethics Commission said it's unclear whether Bush was required to disclose the property and the San Houston Trust in his financial statements. "I can't make a determination that any particular asset or trust has to be disclosed," said Ian Steusloff, general counsel at the Texas Ethics Commission.
The US and Mexico have a treaty preventing either side from building in the Rio Grande Floodplain. To avoid that, in some places, the wall must be up to a mile north, into Texas. That isolates tens of thousands of acres on the south side of the wall, including virtually all the Santa Ana Refuge. "There will be ...
Austin (Nexstar) - Texas physicians now have voluntary guidelines to follow when working with opioids in the emergency department. "There's been kind of a long-standing history of emergency departments both over treating and undertreating pain," Dr. Christopher Ziebell, emergency department ...
students Arrested at Three North Texas high schools With guns. Authorities have .... Students at two North Texas high schools were taken into police custody Thursday after officials say they brought a gun on campus a day after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida. (Published Thursday ...
According to the White House, Pence will begin his Texas trip by speaking to a Trump Victory political action committee event -- hosted by the Republican National Committee -- at the Westin Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. Pence had previously said the San Antonio trip also will help raise ...
Texas is blessed with an incredibly diverse array of fish, wildlife and wide-open spaces. These unique resources are part of our past, present and future, and are so ubiquitous they have become part of our cultural identity. Although some of these fish and wildlife species are thriving thanks to careful, ...
Some breeders of captive deer for the multibillion-dollar Texas hunting industry are continuing their fight against the state's wildlife agency and its regulations aimed at curbing the spread of a deadly contagious disease that can infect the animals. A court ruling last fall upheld the authority of the Texas Parks ...
LLANO, Texas (KXAN) -- The year 2011 had the most intense drought and hottest summer ever recorded in Central Texas. Now some cattle ranchers in the Hill Country are beginning to worry that they're seeing indicators of conditions that may rival 2011. "It's pretty scary right now, really. It's pretty dry," ...
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Mike Pence will tour the Texas-Mexico border Friday with Sen. Ted Cruz, during a two-day Texas visit that includes rounding up funds in Dallas to protect endangered GOP congressmen. The visit to McAllen will highlight the administration's demands for a border wall and ...

A new Texas nonprofit promoting crime victims' rights is opposing bipartisan efforts to end cash bail systems that have gained traction around the country - hitting back at one of the few issues that unified advocates on both the right and left. Kicking off Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the Texas Alliance for Safe ...
Austin -- women are underrepresented in U.S. politics based on their population numbers, but the current upsurge in candidates who are women could move the needle in Texas. Nowhere is the uptick in participation clearer than the race for U.S. Congress, where 53 Texas women have filed for seats ...
Texas lawmakers meet at least once every two years to approve the state budget and vote on a range of state policies. House District 46 includes parts of East Austin, Pflugerville and Manor. The job pays $600 per month, or $7,200 per year, plus a per diem of $190 for each day the Legislature is in session, ...
The Texas highlight of the year is that two of the state's restaurants are contenders for the prestigious, national Best New Restaurant award: Kemuri Tatsu-Ya of Austin and Xochi of Houston. But the biggest surprise is that three positions have gone to chefs at decidedly unfancy restaurants: Norma Frances ...
Late last year, veteran Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith announced his resignation -- setting off a scramble to replace him in Texas's 21st District. Eighteen Republicans and four Democrats will be vying for their party's nomination in a primary that takes place on March 6. The south-central Texas district ...
Curious Texas is project from The Dallas Morning News that invites you to join in the reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists are trained to track down answers.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- A federal lawsuit alleges a Prairie View A&M University coach helped a male student accused of sexual assault flee Texas to avoid arrest. The Houston Chronicle reports that an unidentified female athlete filed the lawsuit Friday in in Houston. It accuses the university of ...
Houston doctors have successfully separated two identical twin girls conjoined at their chest and abdomen, a procedure so complex it required a multidisciplinary team of 75 staffers from eight specialties. During a delicate seven-hour operation on Jan. 13, Texas children's surgeons divided 13-month-old ...
WASHINGTON - A long-awaited infrastructure plan President Donald Trump sent to Congress on Monday aims to spur investment in the nation's ailing highways and bridges but provides little in the way of a road map for Texas and other states looking for ways to pay for new construction.
LEANDER, Texas (AP) -- A Leander parent has objected to a civil war-related history assignment in which her 12-year-old daughter was told to draw a picture of herself as a slave. Tonya Jennings of Austin on Friday contacted the Leander Independent school District about seventh-graders studying slave ...
More than 3,700 people were killed on Texas roadways last year marking a 10 percent increase in traffic deaths from 2016, according to data from the Texas Department of Transportation. The insurance Council of Texas reports that since 2010, traffic deaths in the state have increased by 34 percent.
Austin -- The battle to run Texas' General Land Office is generating a lot of political sparks for such an obscure job. The position's duties may be little known, but it involves handling billions of dollars in cash and land management. In the March 6 primary, six candidates -- four Republicans and two ...
EL PASO, Tx. - Kansas chemist Syed Jamal remains in a jail in El Paso, Texas days after being granted a stay from a federal judge. Immigration officials arrested Syed Ahmed Jamal in Lawrence on January 24th. Initially the 55 year old was being detained in a Missouri jail. He's since been moved to Texas.
Travis Scott has been awarded the key to Missouri city, Texas, KTRK reports. The rapper was born in Houston and grew up in its suburb of Missouri City. He received the honor from Mayor Allen Owen in a ceremony held yesterday, February 10, which is now officially recognized by the city as Travis Scott ...
San Antonio -- A group who wants to legalize cannabis in Texas held an 'Open Carry Walk' in San Antonio Saturday. The group says the walk is meant to educate the public about the lack of "cannabis freedom" in Texas and how the public can get change that. A facebook event posted by the group states they are ...
There is a reason Texas is the greatest state in the greatest nation. It is the land of opportunity and made up of a society of people that know hard work pays off. Our economy is up and businesses are booming. Hundreds of businesses across Texas and America are seeing the fruits of the tax cuts and jobs ...
After midnight, a passing disturbance will approach North Texas from the southwest. This could cause some showers to form first across southwestern North Texas (Comanche, Stephenville and Granbury). With temps below freezing, sleet or freezing rain would be the main precipitation type. This is why this ...
More offense came from Paige von Sprecken and Kaitlyn Washington. Each went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Von Sprecken doubled and had an RBI as Texas took a 3-2 lead. Taylor Johnson hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to keep the Badgers close. They tied the game in the seventh and broke out in ...
A report released this month by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that Leiliana was just one of 217 Texas children killed by child abuse that year -- a 34 percent increase from 2015. Texas reported more child fatalities than any other state in 2016, a sobering distinction it is has held ...
Still, the penalties imposed by the Texas Ethics Commission have been growing. And despite referrals to the Texas Attorney General and several court rulings ordering payment, Reynolds still hasn't paid up. Nearly two years and nine deadlines passed with no new filings, creating a situation that highlights ...
The national plague of attacks on houses of worship and other religious institutions is, regrettably, happening here in Texas as well. There is much that can and should be done for our city and our state, and that will also help the national effort. The number of reported hate crimes in Texas appears to be ...
As the saying goes, everything's bigger in Texas. That includes congressional primaries. The March 6 elections will be the first primary contests of 2018, and the initial tests of first-time candidates running for Congress -- Democrats competing in newly targeted seats and Republicans vying to replace ...
San Marcos, Texas - Their voices rang loud, echoing at every corner of the Texas State University campus Monday afternoon. A group of students said they're outraged and want student body President Connor Clegg removed from his position. Clegg is accused of posting several racist social media ...
Wichita Falls, Texas (AP) -- A second elementary school principal for a Texas school district has been arrested on a charge she failed to report a case of abuse to law enforcement. The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports that 35-year-old Cindy Sue Underwood was booked into the Wichita County ...
WASHINGTON -- With Congress slow to restrict bump stocks in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, cities in states from Colorado to Massachusetts are taking matters into their own hands. But gun control advocates aren't holding their breath for a ban in Texas, where state law prohibits Municipalities ...
Agrawal has been interim provost at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Previously, he was vice president of research and dean of the university's engineering college. He earned a doctorate from Duke University in 1989, a master's degree from Clemson in 1985 and a bachelor's degree from IIT-Kanpur ...
They are able to do so under the Texas Compassionate Use Act, which legalized the sale of a specific kind of cannabis oil for a small group of Texans: epilepsy patients, like Sierra, whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. But to qualify for the medicine, Texans must have ...
Correction: Yes, the Holy Rollers are still a Texas Roller Derby team. 0. Share. facebook twitter ... The Holy Rollers, who participate in the Texas Roller Derby league, the city's only banked-track roller derby league, will face off against the Rhinestone Cowgirls at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Travis County Expo ...
Austin -- Gov. Greg Abbott is spending about $1 million a month on his re-election, while each of his two leading Democratic rivals haven't yet harvested that much in contributions. And Abbott is about to unleash even bigger spending, a campaign spokesman said Monday. On the Democratic side, ...
Texas 46 BBQ in Spring Branch will have its soft-opening this weekend at 2 Sun Valley Drive, where it will serve up a limited menu. Photo: Courtesy Photo. Image 2 of 40. Texas 46 BBQ in Spring Branch will have its soft-opening this weekend at 2 Sun Valley Drive, where it will serve up a limited menu.
ORANGE, Texas - A 15-year-old Texas girl who sparked a nationwide search after her parents reported her missing late last year has died months after being reunited with her family, her mother posted to facebook on Saturday. Heaven Cox's mother Tammy posted the news on Facebook Saturday night ...
Texas securities regulators are continuing to crackdown on unregistered companies with opaque business practices selling investments tied to cryptocurrencies. Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles issued on Feb. 2 an emergency cease-and-desist order against a company dubbed DavorCoin to ...
The route recently outlined by the Federal railroad Administration travels through multiple Texas counties. In the Houston area, you can attend a meeting at Woodard Elementary in Cypress on the evening of February 5th, and in Grimes County at Navasota Junior High and Waller County at Waller High ...


 

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