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Friday, May 26, 2017 at 01:23 PM CDT

Gov. Abbott Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Gov. Abbott Signs Law Making Texas Gun Fees Nation's Lowest

Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas' fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:07 PM CDT

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

Texas Pushes Ahead With 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

A push for a "bathroom bill" in Texas is coming down to the wire even as proposed restroom restrictions for transgender people have largely faltered in legislatures across the U.S.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 08:00 PM CDT

Texas Man Gets Life Term for Killing 2 Women, 1 Decapitated

Texas Man Gets Life Term for Killing 2 Women, 1 Decapitated

Prosecutors say a Central Texas man must serve life in prison for killing his girlfriend and another woman in separate attacks in which one victim was decapitated using a machete.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:55 PM CDT

Appeals Court: Texas Must Reveal Execution Drug Supplier

Appeals Court: Texas Must Reveal Execution Drug Supplier

A Texas appeals court panel has upheld a lower court's order that the state's prison agency must identify its execution drug supplier.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:14 PM CDT

Lance Armstrong Announces Engagement to Hansen

Lance Armstrong Announces Engagement to Hansen

Cyclist Lance Armstrong has announced his engagement to longtime partner Anna Hansen.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:21 PM CDT

Abbott Signs Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Law

Abbott Signs Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a crackdown on inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:56 PM CDT

Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217B Spending Bill

Texas Lawmakers Finalize Deal on $217B Spending Bill

Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:56 PM CDT

Texas Legislature OKs Expanded Prohibitions on Bestiality

Texas Legislature OKs Expanded Prohibitions on Bestiality

The Texas Legislature has approved expanded state penal codes prohibiting bestiality, sending them to Gov. Greg Abbott.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:58 PM CDT

Perry Says His Dad Helped Make Him a Cowboy and a Politician

Perry Says His Dad Helped Make Him a Cowboy and a Politician

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says his late father taught him how to be a cowboy but "his real impact on my life was mentoring me in the art of politics."

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 01:39 PM CDT

Texas High School Principal Shoots Self Soon After Resigning

Texas High School Principal Shoots Self Soon After Resigning

Authorities in Southeast Texas say a high school principal submitted his resignation this week and then went to his pickup in the school parking lot and fatally shot himself.

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