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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:30 PM CDT

Senate OKs Shielding Landowners from Rock Climbing Lawsuits

Senate OKs Shielding Landowners from Rock Climbing Lawsuits

Landowners in Texas who allow rock climbers to use their property are no longer liable for their injuries.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:23 PM CDT

Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting Trick

Texas House Speaker Blasts Senate Budget's Accounting Trick

A $106.3 billion spending bill that gives Texas public schools roughly the same amount of money as classrooms receive now is headed to the Senate.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:51 AM CDT

Denton Woman Stranded Near Grand Canyon for 5 Days

Denton Woman Stranded Near Grand Canyon for 5 Days

A Denton woman survived in a remote area of Arizona for five days before her rescue on Friday.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 01:42 PM CDT

Enbridge Cutting 1,000 Jobs after Takeover of Spectra Energy

Enbridge Cutting 1,000 Jobs after Takeover of Spectra Energy

A Houston-based energy company's acquisition by a Canadian company will result in the loss of 1,000 jobs.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 01:22 PM CDT

Texas Senate OKs Banning Some Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Texas Senate OKs Banning Some Insurance Coverage of Abortion

A bill barring health insurance plans offered through Obamacare from covering the cost of abortions without supplemental coverage lacks one largely ceremonial vote before heading to the Texas House.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM CDT

Xcel Plans $1.6 Billion Wind Farms in New Mexico, West TX

 Xcel Plans $1.6 Billion Wind Farms in New Mexico, West TX

An energy company has filed proposals with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to construct and operate wind-energy facilities.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:06 PM CDT

Texas Police Chief Arrested Following Standoff at Home

Texas Police Chief Arrested Following Standoff at Home

A Texas police chief is in custody after a four- hour police standoff at his home early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM CDT

Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo on Texas School Funding

Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo on Texas School Funding

A $106.3 billion spending bill that gives Texas public schools roughly the same amount of money as classrooms receive now is headed to the Senate.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:04 PM CDT

2 Killed in Houston when Handgun Accidentally Discharges

2 Killed in Houston when Handgun Accidentally Discharges

Two people in Houston are dead from shots they suffered when a handgun they were playing with went off.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:21 AM CDT

Texas Man Says Money Woes, Failing Health Led to Standoff

Texas Man Says Money Woes, Failing Health Led to Standoff

A West Texas man involved in a police standoff and house fire in January says he and his wife had hoped to die in the incident.

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