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Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 06:31 PM CDT

Texas Law Boosts Security for Judges

Texas Law Boosts Security for Judges

Texas will beef up security for judges under a bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott after an Austin judge was wounded but survived an alleged assassination attempt.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 06:26 PM CDT

Texas Passes Softened Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

Texas Passes Softened Voter ID Law After Judge Finds Bias

The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature has approved a weakened voter ID law and sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters.

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:05 PM CDT

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Near Collapse Over GOP Standoff

A proposed Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people neared collapse Friday over a deadlock between Republicans heeding warnings from big businesses and sports leagues -- including Google and the NFL --...

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 06:14 PM CDT

Former Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Dozens of Kids in '80s

Former Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Dozens of Kids in '80s

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:08 PM CDT

George W. Bush and Bono Hang Out at the Crawford Ranch

George W. Bush and Bono Hang Out at the Crawford Ranch

Before he performs with his band Friday night in Arlington, the lead singer of U2 was busy visiting a former president earlier in the day.

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Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500

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