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Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 06:34 AM CDT

Court Finds More Racial Gerrymandering in Texas Voting Maps

Court Finds More Racial Gerrymandering in Texas Voting Maps

Judges have again found that Texas racially gerrymandered voting maps to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 04:22 AM CDT

Emergency Preparedness Items are Tax Free This Weekend

Emergency Preparedness Items are Tax Free This Weekend

From midnight Saturday to midnight Monday, certain emergency preparation supplies are free of sales tax.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 02:19 PM CDT

Teen Fatally Shot in Game of Russian Roulette

Teen Fatally Shot in Game of Russian Roulette

Police south of Houston say a teenage boy was shot and killed after he pulled a revolver at a city park and suggested to friends they play Russian roulette.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:56 AM CDT

Dallas Has Highest Gas Prices in TX: Survey

Dallas Has Highest Gas Prices in TX: Survey

Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up at average 2 cents per gallon this week.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 09:26 AM CDT

It's an Orca! Last Killer Whale is Born at a SeaWorld Park

It's an Orca! Last Killer Whale is Born at a SeaWorld Park

The last orca whale bred in captivity at a SeaWorld park is here, after the decision to stop breeding just over a year ago.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:14 AM CDT

Texas Woman Sues Blue Bell After Becoming 'Violently Ill'

Texas Woman Sues Blue Bell After Becoming 'Violently Ill'

A Texas mom is suing Blue Bell Creameries, claiming she contracted listeria after eating contaminated ice cream, according to reports.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM CDT

Texas House OKs Major School Finance Fix, But Will Senate?

Texas House OKs Major School Finance Fix, But Will Senate?

The Texas House has approved a bipartisan, $1.6 billion bill to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 09:36 PM CDT

Baby Orca! Last Killer Whale Born at SeaWorld

Baby Orca! Last Killer Whale Born at SeaWorld

The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just over a year after the theme park decided to stop breeding orcas following animal rights protests and declining ticket...

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 07:19 AM CDT

Key Facts as Texas Governor Revives Push for 'Bathroom Bill'

Key Facts as Texas Governor Revives Push for 'Bathroom Bill'

After Gov. Abbot broke his silence on the controversial 'bathroom bill', the legislation has gained new momentum.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 04:40 PM CDT

Top 10 Percent Change Advancing in Texas Senate

Top 10 Percent Change Advancing in Texas Senate

Students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class may no longer be guaranteed acceptance into public Texas universities if this bill passes.

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