News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 09:35 AM CDT

Nearly 700 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

Nearly 700 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

From the classroom to the airspace, Texans have nearly 700 new laws going into effect Tuesday.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:44 PM CDT

Lawmakers Agree to Fund Texas Racing Commission

Lawmakers Agree to Fund Texas Racing Commission

Texas legislators have come to an agreement to temporarily fund the state racing commission, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in a statement Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 02:50 PM CDT

Man Dies, Shot in Dispute at Texas Southern University

Man Dies, Shot in Dispute at Texas Southern University

Houston police say a man has died after being shot during a disturbance at a Texas Southern University dormitory parking lot.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:30 AM CDT

Service Friday for Boy Killed by Brain Infection

Service Friday for Boy Killed by Brain Infection

A service will be held at a Houston-area church to remember a 14-year-old swimmer who died after contracting a brain infection linked to a rare amoeba.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 01:38 PM CDT

School Finance Case Heads to State Supreme Court

School Finance Case Heads to State Supreme Court

Lawyers for 600-plus Texas school districts are telling the state Supreme Court that classroom funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed via a "hopelessly broken" system.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 02:45 PM CDT

Missing Radioactive Package Found

Missing Radioactive Package Found

Texas A&M University has located a box containing radioactive research material after the FedEx package was missing since last month.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM CDT

Chicago Girl Sings for Pope

Chicago Girl Sings for Pope

Pope Francis, speaking Monday from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:50 AM CDT

Suspect in Officer Attack Had History of Mental Illness

Suspect in Officer Attack Had History of Mental Illness

A man charged with murder in the ambush of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a history of mental illness and was once declared mentally incompetent, according to authorities and his former attorney.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM CDT

Garland ISD Superintendent Apologizes for Muslim Comments

Garland ISD Superintendent Apologizes for Muslim Comments

A Texas educator has apologized for his Muslim remarks at the same site where two gunmen were killed trying to ambush police during a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM CDT

Low-Lying Flood Pool in Cameron County to be Drained

Low-Lying Flood Pool in Cameron County to be Drained

A low-lying flood pool in South Texas will be drained after causing high-water problems during Hurricane Dolly in 2008.

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