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The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 that he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while ... of court documents about former airman Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed more than two dozen people during a rampage in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Curious Texas is an ongoing project from The Dallas Morning News that invites you to join in our reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists track down the answers. Natalie became curious after she came to Texas from Wisconsin about a decade ago. Driving into Dallas ...

AUSTIN — Texas may well boast a strong economy and low unemployment rates, but a higher percentage of workers in many jobs here are also more likely to cede their right to a day in court when it comes to taking on their bosses than in almost any other state. With 68 percent of the state's nonunion, ...
Clues Sought On Severed Heads Discovered In Texas, LouisianaInvestigators are trying to determine if severed heads discovered last month near lakes in Texas and Louisiana are part of the same gruesome case. Fort Worth Man Executed For Killing 2 At Children's PartyErick Davila received lethal ...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle to ...
Association officials say Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.79 per gallon. The cheapest gasoline statewide was an average $2.50 per gallon and could be found in a number of Texas cities, including Beaumont-Port Arthur, San Antonio, Sherman-Denison, ...

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.
In his new book, God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State, Lawrence Wright examines his native state with a combination of disappointment, affection, and concern. Wright looks at how Texas has become increasingly diverse, with an economy that is more and more tech-driven, as its ...
Xconomy Texas —. Houston—Texas political leaders, along with heads of the Texas Medical Center and its institutions, announced on Monday plans for a biotech-focused hub that could place Houston on the map of life sciences innovation centers. The TMC Translational Research campus, or TMC3, is a ...
They're meant to be used strictly as a barometer for planned hospitalizations and as a research tool for potential emergencies. Just under 200 Texas hospitals figured in the reckoning, several of them securing the coveted grade of "A," according to the analysis. Texas hospitals scoring the highest letter ...
A voluntary recall has been issued over fears that some frozen ice treats sold in Texas might be contaminated with listeria, the Food and Drug Administration reported. Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ziegenfelder Co. issued the recall of some 3,000 cases of Budget Saver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar ...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years. Fifty-three-year-old Gilberto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita ...
The conservatives did not focus as much on the threshold question of the court's ability to decide the issue and Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that Texas legislature deserved "some presumption of good faith." The case is the latest in a series of voting rights cases the Supreme Court is hearing this ...
When my wife, Jeanne, was pregnant with our first child, in 1987, we couldn't fly to Texas for the delivery, but I did come up with a plan: Get some dirt to put under the delivery table. It might sound like a nutty idea, but it wasn't a new one. I first heard of it during a study abroad program in Siena, Italy, in the ...
The New Yorker, "America's Future Is Texas" — "Texans, however, are hardly monolithic. The state is as politically divided as the rest of the nation. One can drive across it and be in two different states at the same time: FM Texas and AM Texas. FM Texas is the silky voice of city dwellers, the kingdom of NPR ...
By Asher Price. To the extent election law prevents or delays the recovery of Texas' coastal areas in the long aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Gov. Greg Abbott can suspend that law, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday. Tying the ravages of Hurricane Harvey with the abrupt resignation of ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has unveiled a formal plan to overhaul special education statewide, after federal officials found that services were for years illegally denied to students with disabilities. The Texas Education Agency released a draft plan in January. It conducted 100-plus feedback focus groups ...

An 11-year-old boy in El Paso died on Friday after getting hit by a pickup truck while his school held a walkout to protest gun violence. “Obviously everybody's in a state of shock,” Xavier De La Torre, the superintendent of the Ysleta Independent School District, said at a news conference on Friday. The boy ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) - The United States Supreme Court will hear a case this week that could potentially change who represents Texans in Congress and the state legislature. Abbott v. Perez is the state's effort to overturn a lower-court ruling that challenges the constitutionality of voting districts in Texas. Texas ...
“Police departments that really want to do their jobs well understand that public trust is a huge part of it, and transparency is what leads to public trust,” said Kelley Shannon, executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, a nonprofit group advocating for open government. “If you close ...
Texas used its Orange-White game to host targets in the 2019 class and hand out a select number of offers to younger prospects in attendance. One of the new offers is to Lake Travis athlete Hudson Card. The sophomore spent last season playing wide receiver. He's expected to take over as the ...
The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled "The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View" was placed on leave and the school said it would audit the textbook associated with the lesson, said Aaron Kindel, the superintendent of Great Hearts Texas, which operates 28 public charter ...
Nobody inside the Texas football complex will say it publicly, but some were overjoyed with the defensive performance against Missouri in the Texas Bowl. It's because of who wasn't on the field. Safety DeShon Elliott pulled out to protect his draft status. Linebacker Malik Jefferson tried, but ultimately ...
“God Save Texas” (Knopf, 349 pages, $27.95) is this generation's definitive Texas book, with plenty of sunsets and sagebrush but also chapters on energy genius George Mitchell's Wise County natural-gas magic and on musical heroes like Al Stricklin, the Johnson County piano star of Bob Wills' Western ...
In Texas, where the weather is no laughing matter, it's not an exaggeration to say storms are wreaking havoc in many parts of the state. On Thursday, tornadoes touched down near Rockport and Refugio. KUT Ausin's Jimmy Maas says at least three Texas communities recovering from Harvey – Holiday ...
"I told him what I was there for and that is, I wanted to establish a direct flight from Texas to a site in India,” Abbott said after a Wednesday meeting with Suresh Prabhu, India's Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation. “When I get home, it's going to be one of the issues I focus on. ... I'm going to ...
often ties police in knots, and it's what Olmos Park police were grappling with when Grisham, president and co-founder of Open Carry Texas, showed up Tuesday on McCullough Avenue openly carrying a firearm. “We told you guys you were gonna' learn,” a man tells police in a video of the confrontation.
Convicted felons lose their voting rights in Texas until they complete their full sentences, including parole and probation. Mason reportedly told the court, however, that she was not aware of that prohibition and had not been informed that she was ineligible to vote until her sentence was complete.
A Texas officer fatally shot a suspect who allegedly shot at him several times during a traffic stop Thursday. KTRK. By Jessica Willey. Friday, March 30, 2018 02:26PM. PASADENA, Texas --. Police have released the identity of a man who was fatally shot by a Texas police officer Thursday afternoon. Marco Antonio Saavedra ...
An arsenal of weapons found in a hotel room at the Tewksbury Residence Inn last Saturday led to the arrests of 59-year-old Francho Bradley and his 40-year-old common law wife Adrianne Jennings – both of Texas. “He brought with him at least five or six long rifles, three handguns, many, many, many ...
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the 2020 census will include questions about immigration status for the first time since 1950. The policy change, supported by Texas officials including Attorney General Ken Paxton and Sen. Ted Cruz, could have a tremendous effect of ...
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 was ...
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 the ...
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, immigrants ...
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 called ...
“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 Leo ...
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 greatest ...
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 ...


 

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