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Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 12:52 PM CDT

TxDOT Apologizes for Out-of-State Toll Billing Errors

TxDOT Apologizes for Out-of-State Toll Billing Errors

The Texas Department of Transportation has apologized to drivers who received incorrect toll tag bills or violation notifications for travel in some other states.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 08:10 PM CDT

House to Vote on Trump's $1.6B Border Wall Request Next Week

House to Vote on Trump's $1.6B Border Wall Request Next Week

House Republicans are moving next week to fund President Donald Trump's $1.6 billion request to begin construction of his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:07 PM CDT

Murder Charge Dropped in Fatal Stabbing of Houston Boy, 11

Murder Charge Dropped in Fatal Stabbing of Houston Boy, 11

A murder charge has been dropped against a homeless man accused of fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school last year, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 03:21 PM CDT

Texas Woman Takes $1.4M from Michelin to Keep Company Afloat

Texas Woman Takes $1.4M from Michelin to Keep Company Afloat

Federal prosecutors say a Texas woman has admitted stealing $1.4 million from Michelin in an attempt to keep the tire testing company she worked for in business.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 02:28 PM CDT

Perry Touts Energy Exports, Awaits Study on Electric Grid

Perry Touts Energy Exports, Awaits Study on Electric Grid

The Trump administration is pushing for increased exports of natural gas and other energy sources as it seeks U.S. "energy dominance" in the global market, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 02:03 PM CDT

Ex-Corrections Officer in Texas Sentenced for Taking Bribes

Ex-Corrections Officer in Texas Sentenced for Taking Bribes

A South Texas man has been sentenced to prison for accepting bribes as a corrections officer to smuggle contraband into a federal prison facility.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:40 PM CDT

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Legislature Begins Hustling to Revive 'Bathroom Bill'

The Texas Legislature has opened its special session with Republicans vowing to pass a transgender "bathroom bill" and other conservative priorities in record time and outnumbered Democrats trying to stall.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM CDT

Texas Officials Warn of Increase in Food-Borne Illness

Texas Officials Warn of Increase in Food-Borne Illness

State health officials are warning of an increase in Texas in the number of people who've contracted a food-borne illness often linked to imported produce.

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 06:19 PM CDT

Baby Elephant Makes Debut at Houston Zoo

Baby Elephant Makes Debut at Houston Zoo

The newest resident at the Houston Zoo made its public debut Monday. Crowds gathered to see the baby elephant named Joy. The 300 lbs. Asian elephant was born July 12.

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 08:26 PM CDT

UT Campus Stabbing Suspect Indicted on Murder Count

UT Campus Stabbing Suspect Indicted on Murder Count

A Texas grand jury has returned a murder indictment against a man accused of stabbing four students, one fatally, at the University of Texas.

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