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Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 06:47 AM CDT

Lawmaker Fasts in Protest of Texas Sanctuary Cities Bill

Lawmaker Fasts in Protest of Texas Sanctuary Cities Bill

State Rep. Victoria Neave is withstanding from food to protest the anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill that is set for debate this Wednesday.

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This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation

This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation

Police in South Texas say a recent close call should serve as a warning for residents to keep a watchful eye out for snakes.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 08:12 PM CDT

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

For months, Gov. Greg Abbott stayed silent and Texas' bathroom bill languished in the Legislature amid mounting criticism from LGBT activists and business groups.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 08:12 PM CDT

Costs Mount Despite Waco Motorcycle Gang Trials on Hold

Costs Mount Despite Waco Motorcycle Gang Trials on Hold

Costs are mounting for the Central Texas county where a fatal gunfight involving two motorcycle gangs and police led to the indictments of 155 bikers.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

Texas Board OKs Science Curriculum Compromise on Evolution

Texas Board OKs Science Curriculum Compromise on Evolution

A compromise has been reached on the language used about evolution in Texas curriculum.

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