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AUSTIN — In Texas, as in the rest of the U.S., debates over immigration, DACA and building a border wall frequently segue into talking about the languages we do or don't speak. For some, the conversation is not just about the frequency with which they encounter Spanish in daily life, but whether the ...
South Texas officials are trying to identify a tattoo-covered body found in the Rio Grande. By Kelsey Bradshaw, mySanAntonio.com ...... South Texas officials are hoping three tattoos will lead them to the identity of a body found in the Rio Grande earlier this month. At roughly 9:48 a.m. on Feb. 3, deputies with ...

It's dry in Texas. And getting drier. The majority of the state is impacted by drought, and parts of the Panhandle haven't received any measureable rainfall in over 100 days. News reports tell a scary tale. Fire danger is high in the Lone Star State, and there's plenty of fuel to burn. The lush, green vegetation ...
The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in a border county in south Texas. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said he would meet with contractors in the clubby confines of the restaurant in a strip mall in McAllen. There, Godfrey ...
Jason Clark, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman, confirmed that both sides had reached a tentative settlement but said he could not provide details until the agreement became final and was presented to Ellison. In addition to ending the fight over air-conditioning the Pack unit, prison officials ...
In the report, Texas Health and Human Services Commission officials agreed to auditors' recommendations and said they are working to implement changes by Sept. 1, including defining the process Superior will follow to justify pricing, clarifying how bonuses will work and improving procedures for ...

Authorities investigate a homicide in the 12700 block of William Harrison Street in Manor, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. EMS officials said a man, ... A man died from a reported gunshot wound near Manor on Wednesday night, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. The man, who is estimated to ...
More than a decade ago, unelected officials at the agency in charge of educating our children placed an enrollment limit on the number of special education children that a district could serve, a Houston Chronicle investigation found. It was likely an attempt to save money since children with autism, ...
Officials in Texas have released a picture of an unidentified dead boy because they're still trying to positively ID him. The boy was found in Galveston on Oct. 20, washed ashore. Investigators released the photo in the hopes that someone who knew the boy will recognize him. A sketch of the boy was ...
The Texas General Land Office said Wednesday it would change how it plans to spend federal disaster recovery funds after Harris County officials complained the agency was going to divert money from buyouts of local Hurricane Harvey-damaged homes to finance state costs for another program. The U.S. ...
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has replaced two key officials at the Texas of Juvenile Justice in two days, in an effort to revamp the long-beleaguered agency after its latest abuse scandal. On Tuesday, Debbie Unruh confirmed she will be replaced as the juvenile justice chief ombudsman. Created after a ...
Texas Officials Schedule Talk On Ending Homelessness. Texas Department of Housing and ... AUSTIN, TX -- Join the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs ("TDHCA") for its Ending Homelessness Fund Roundtable discussion taking place Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. The 85th ...
“If the Court were to overturn the (current) standard in a broadly-applicable way, it might open the door for the Texas Legislature to adopt a law resembling South Dakota's that would require out-of-state and online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes on remote sales,” according to a Texas Municipal ...
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas- Officials say a mother and her young child were killed in a house fire early Saturday morning in Spring. According to the Harris County Fire Marshall's Office, they were notified around 12:50 a.m. by the Spring Volunteer Fire Department about a fire at the home located in the 2300 ...
But Sullivan said he couldn't say if the shutdown would have any impact on Texas's long wait for more permanent housing repair money from the federal government. Congress approved $7.4 billion in relief funding last year, but HUD officials are still working on the rules for how that money will be ...
Overruling numerous objections raised by lawyers for Texas, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack of Corpus Christi ordered Texas officials to adopt almost 100 changes, including reduced workloads for caseworkers, a ban on children sleeping in state offices and steps to better monitor, and reduce, ...
Officials Say Deaths of Mom, Baby in Texas Fire Suspicious. A woman and her 8-month-old baby have been found dead in their Central Texas home after it caught fire and authorities say they consider the deaths suspicious. Jan. 19, 2018, at 8:39 a.m.. Officials Say Deaths of Mom, Baby in Texas Fire Suspicious ...

The track record for head coach Tom Herman and his Texas Longhorns staff in creating big impressions on recruits during official visits is impeccable during this cycle and could help close out the 2018 recruiting class with some fireworks. As many as four high school prospects and one graduate transfer ...
Paxton, a Republican, was one of the only statewide officials who didn't draw a primary opponent this year. His Democratic opponent, Justin Nelson, got $288,000 in contributions following his campaign launch in early November and loaned himself $500,000, giving him a cash-on-hand total of $645,000.
For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday. In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state, regulators from the ...
AUSTIN - Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton have showcased their support for Israel with trips there to promote business development and cultural ties, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $156,000 for travel by their state security details.
More than two dozen Horne LLP executives have contributed $27,500 to Republican Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush to assist him with his re-election campaign, the Texas Tribune has reported. The contributions from the Mississippi-based accounting firm executives came three days after The ...
BEAUMONT, Texas (WKRN) – Authorities in Texas say a federal inmate was arrested Thursday after he was caught sneaking back into prison with food, alcohol, and other contraband items. According to a press release, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Texas said it was given information that some ...
Texas officials announced Friday the creation of an official, family-approved website for those looking to support Andrew Jones financially. All donations made will be given directly to the Jones family for medical and necessary family expenses, as allowed by the NCAA. The family wishes to maintain its ...
Penny Schwinn, the Texas Education Agency's deputy commissioner of academics, is a finalist for a job as Massachusetts education commissioner — a month after a special education contract she spearheaded took a nosedive. According to a release from Massachusetts' state education agency, Schwinn ...
City officials in Texas faced several challenges in 2017, from pension shortfalls that threatened their budgets to lawmakers who increasingly got involved in local matters. And as Texans continued to face problems finding affordable homes, legislators failed to deliver on promises of property tax relief.
State officials say the number of men pursuing public college degrees must increase to catch up with their female counterparts as part of a statewide effort to expand the number of Texans who graduate. Officials with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board tell the Austin American-Statesman that ...
THRALL, Texas – One person has died in a crash near Thrall on Tuesday, Texas Highway Patrol confirmed. Officials at Texas Highway Patrol on Tuesday evening said that the accident occurred around 11:21 a.m. on County Road 424 about a mile north of Thrall when a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 traveling ...
Now at Giddings, one of the state's five youth lockups and the one where top Texas Juvenile Justice Department officials say they send the most violent youths, the first-time offender serves his time in an environment where more than 61 percent of the 220 youths housed there committed violent crimes.
AUSTIN - Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton have showcased their support for Israel with trips there to promote business development and cultural ties, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $156,000 for travel by their state security details.
Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is making the unusual move of running again for his old office against his successor and fellow Republican George P. Bush. Patterson said Friday that he was entering the Republican primary. He ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2014 and ...
El PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials say about 150 high school students in western Texas may have been exposed to tuberculosis. El Paso's Department of Public Health is investigating the possible TB exposure at Hanks High School. Officials believe a student came in close contact with someone who ...
"Opportunity in Texas ought to be as big as this great state, but it is out of reach for far too many. That's why I'm running for Texas governor," Valdez said after filing paperwork with party officials to formally declare her long-shot candidacy. "I'm a proud Texas Democrat. I believe good government can make ...
If Congress doesn't fund children's health insurance, Texas officials have an idea ... to see creative thinking going on about how we can postpone what will be a tremendous waste of state money and effort and tremendous stress for 400,000 children,” said Dunkelberg, a former state Medicaid official.
At least one person has died on Texas roadways every day since November 2000, state traffic safety officials say. The Texas Department of Transportation said that since Nov. 7, 2000, fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes on Texas roadways have numbered 59,388. The leading causes of fatalities ...
AUSTIN, TX — Local officials, area law enforcement, and community partners on Wednesday will join Texas Department of Transportation officials in launching the "Be Safe Be Seen" pedestrian safety campaign. The initiative aims to address pedestrian fatalities and injuries along Interstate 35 and other ...
Texas church massacre followed 'domestic situation' involving gunman's family, officials say ... Two officials — one a U.S. official and one in law enforcement — who were briefed on the investigation identified the shooter as Devin Kelley, 26, who lived in a San Antonio suburb and doesn't appear to be ...
Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos was the keynote speaker at the Texas Border Coalition Annual Meeting in Laredo, at La Posada ...
An ex-consultant linked to a Dallas County commissioner acquitted of bribery and fraud counts must serve probation in a plea deal that says he ...
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - As police are investigating recent threats made against Texas State University, authorities believe the threats are ...
Officials in Oklahoma and Texas are collaborating to provide housing vouchers for low-income residents of Houston where Hurricane Harvey ...
Venezuelan Ex-Official Detained in Spain on US Warrant ... 10 businessmen to plead guilty for their roles in kickbacks to Venezuelan officials. ... everything from a PDVSA official's $165,000 mortgage in Texas to picking up a ...
Welcome to SEC Country's daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman.
Emmett also is advocating Texas tap its "rainy day fund" to accelerate the process, ... Emmett said he would lobby state and federal officials.
In Texas, officials know there's a small window before funding runs out and ... and the head of Texas CHIP expects to run out of money in about ...
AUSTIN — State and federal Medicaid officials haven't provided the same ... Former Texas Medicaid official Anne Dunkelberg helps run the ...
Approximately 3,000 pot plants weighing 179 pounds were discovered and removed in a joint operation in Dallas, Texas. Shortly afterward ...
A Texas city official who resigned after using a racial slur to describe two black prosecutors has rescinded that resignation. Brownsville City ...
This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune. The Red Cross' anemic response to Hurricane Harvey left officials in several Texas ...
The Red Cross' anemic response to Hurricane Harvey left officials in several Texas counties seething, emails obtained by ProPublica show.


 

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