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Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 04:42 PM CDT

Texas Boy, 8, Dead in Boating Accident; Texas Man Jailed

Texas Boy, 8, Dead in Boating Accident; Texas Man Jailed

Louisiana authorities say a boating accident killed an 8-year-old Texas boy, and a man from the same Texas town has been arrested on drunken driving charges

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 04:56 AM CDT

Bad Immigration Lawyers Hard to Find, Harder to Stop

Bad Immigration Lawyers Hard to Find, Harder to Stop

With a rapid succession of policy changes and a sharp rise in arrests, the Trump administration has created a surge in demand for legal help among immigrants.

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 at 08:37 AM CDT

University of Texas Removes All Confederate Statues

University of Texas Removes All Confederate Statues

The University of Texas President ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus.

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:33 PM CDT

Paramedic Struck by Drunk Driver While Helping at Car Crash

Paramedic Struck by Drunk Driver While Helping at Car Crash

Police say a paramedic was struck by a drunk driver and seriously injured while responding to a car crash in Waco, Texas.

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:33 PM CDT

Incentives Offered for New Agents at Remote Border Crossings

Incentives Offered for New Agents at Remote Border Crossings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering hiring bonuses and job security to people willing to work at some of the nation's most remote border crossings with Canada and Mexico.

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