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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:47 PM CST

No Charges Against Central Texas Deputy in Fatal Shooting

No Charges Against Central Texas Deputy in Fatal Shooting

A Central Texas sheriff's deputy will not face charges in the 2016 fatal shooting of a driver following an attempted traffic stop and chase.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 03:31 PM CST

Contentious Union Dues Bill Heads to Full Texas Senate

Contentious Union Dues Bill Heads to Full Texas Senate

A hotly debated bill barring voluntary payroll deductions of union dues from state employee paychecks is going to the full Texas Senate.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 03:32 PM CST

Austin Agrees to $3.25M Settlement With Family of Slain Teen

Austin Agrees to $3.25M Settlement With Family of Slain Teen

Officials in Austin have approved a $3.25 million settlement for the family of a teenager who was running naked along a street when he was fatally shot by a police officer.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:53 AM CST

Travis Co. Sheriff May Soften 'Sanctuary Cities' Stance

Travis Co. Sheriff May Soften 'Sanctuary Cities' Stance

A Texas sheriff whose state funding was halted in a "sanctuary cities" standoff may be softening her stance.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:49 AM CST

NJ Teen Admits Making Threat Amid Texas School Shooting

NJ Teen Admits Making Threat Amid Texas School Shooting

A New Jersey teenager has admitted he contacted authorities in Texas and made a series of threats to kill others, including calls that added to the chaos as law enforcement personnel rushed to a school...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:40 AM CST

Gas Prices Climb in Texas, Nationwide This Week

Gas Prices Climb in Texas, Nationwide This Week

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country are up this week.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM CST

Texas Constable Injured in Crash with Pickup

Texas Constable Injured in Crash with Pickup

A Houston-area law enforcement officer is hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a pickup that barreled through a traffic barricade.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 08:14 PM CST

Man Abducts Woman, Shoots Her Dead as Deputies Approach

Man Abducts Woman, Shoots Her Dead as Deputies Approach

A man is hospitalized in critical condition after investigators say he abducted a woman he knew from a Bastrop barber shop, drove her toward Austin, shot her dead as deputies approached, then turned the gun...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 06:16 PM CST

Texas AG Paxton Defends Rejected Trump Travel Ban

Texas AG Paxton Defends Rejected Trump Travel Ban

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is splitting with other states and defending President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:33 AM CST

Man Held on $4B Bond Freed on Reduced Bond

Man Held on $4B Bond Freed on Reduced Bond

A murder suspect who had been booked into a Central Texas jail with bond initially set at $4 billion has been released after he posted a reduced bond of $151,000.

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