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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 04:57 PM CST

Texas Lowe's Hires Air Force Vet and His Service Dog

Texas Lowe's Hires Air Force Vet and His Service Dog

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:52 AM CST

Man Charged in TX Detective Slaying Says He's Not 'Bad Guy'

Man Charged in TX Detective Slaying Says He's Not 'Bad Guy'

A man charged with capital murder in the slaying of a San Antonio police officer says he's not a "bad guy" and has had trouble since losing his identification in 2006.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:55 AM CST

Special-Needs Teens Found in 'Deplorable' Conditions

Special-Needs Teens Found in 'Deplorable' Conditions

A sheriff says seven special-needs teenagers were removed from conditions described as deplorable at a Houston-area home where they were locked for long periods in a closet.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 06:03 AM CST

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and...

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 04:12 PM CST

Texas Secretary of State Stepping Down After 2 Years

Texas Secretary of State Stepping Down After 2 Years

Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos is leaving and being replaced by a former utility regulator with business ties on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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