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Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:01 AM CDT

Fight to Raise Minimum Wage Heads to Capitol

Fight to Raise Minimum Wage Heads to Capitol

Texas lawmakers push to raise minimum wage in one of 14 states with the lowest possible minimum wage.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM CDT

Man Brought to Southeast Texas Jail on Trespass Charge Dies

Man Brought to Southeast Texas Jail on Trespass Charge Dies

A 33-year-old man brought to a Southeast Texas county jail on trespassing charges died has died shortly after arriving.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM CDT

'Sanctuary City' Bill, Budget Come Into Focus at Legislature

'Sanctuary City' Bill, Budget Come Into Focus at Legislature

A "sanctuary city" bill, the voter ID law, redistricting and the budget are expected to take center stage at the Texas Legislature this week.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM CDT

Man Dead Shortly After Arriving at Southeast Texas Jail

Man Dead Shortly After Arriving at Southeast Texas Jail

A 33-year-old man brought to a Southeast Texas county jail on trespassing charges died has died shortly after arriving.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 09:53 PM CDT

Phoenix Flight to Atlanta Makes Emergency Landing in Texas

Phoenix Flight to Atlanta Makes Emergency Landing in Texas

Southwest Airlines says a pressurization issue forced a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta to make an emergency landing in Texas.

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 01:38 PM CDT

Body in Rental House 3 Days Before Houston Police Called

Body in Rental House 3 Days Before Houston Police Called

Police say the body of a man who likely was killed three days earlier has been found in a home in southwest Houston.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 04:57 PM CDT

Federal Flood Insurance for Texas Residents Expected to Rise

Federal Flood Insurance for Texas Residents Expected to Rise

The cost of federal flood insurance is expected to rise for thousands of Houston-area homeowners as Congress looks to overhaul a program that's billions of dollars in debt.

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:29 AM CDT

NTSB Pledges Report on Fatal Biloxi Bus Crash Within 3 Weeks

 NTSB Pledges Report on Fatal Biloxi Bus Crash Within 3 Weeks

Investigators say a preliminary report on the March 7 train-bus crash in Mississippi that killed four Texas tourists should be ready within three weeks.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 03:45 PM CDT

80 Years Ago, Hundreds Killed in Texas School Explosion

80 Years Ago, Hundreds Killed in Texas School Explosion

Eighty years ago Saturday, on March 18, 1937, a school in New London, Texas exploded when a teacher started a machine in the midst of a natural gas leak, killing hundreds.

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 01:30 PM CDT

Texas House Ethics Chair Probes Anti-Abortion Group Contract

Texas House Ethics Chair Probes Anti-Abortion Group Contract

An anti-abortion group received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics. Now Texas health officials want to see if they followed through.

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