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Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:29 PM CST

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Lottery Scandal Case

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Lottery Scandal Case

A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 11:59 AM CST

Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts Likely

Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts Likely

A prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 12:05 PM CST

Dan Patrick Not Opposing Abbott, Announces Re-Election Bid

Dan Patrick Not Opposing Abbott, Announces Re-Election Bid

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces he won't oppose Greg Abbott for governor in the 2018 election.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:16 AM CST

Texas Lawmakers Consider Reforming Marijuana Laws

Texas Lawmakers Consider Reforming Marijuana Laws

Several bills filed by Texas lawmakers would decriminalize marijuana in the state, or at least allow it for medical reasons.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:06 AM CST

UT Regent Argues Claim for Access to Records

UT Regent Argues Claim for Access to Records

The Texas Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday by a University of Texas regent claiming he's entitled to review student admissions and other records in an effort to identify what he sees as...

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 11:26 PM CST

Handcuffed Texas Suspect Who Shot Himself Has Died

Handcuffed Texas Suspect Who Shot Himself Has Died

A Texas man who managed to pull a handgun from his waistband and shoot himself in the head while handcuffed in the back of a police patrol car died of his wound Monday, one day after the shooting.

Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 04:58 PM CST

Ted Cruz, Texas Governor Meet with Taiwan President

Ted Cruz, Texas Governor Meet with Taiwan President

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott said they met Sunday with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen while she was passing through Houston on her way to Central America.

Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 at 05:34 PM CST

3 Duck Hunters Found Dead in South Texas

3 Duck Hunters Found Dead in South Texas

Three duck hunters who went missing Friday have been found dead, KPRC reports.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 05:07 PM CST

Child Born in Austin Area with Microcephaly Has Zika

Child Born in Austin Area with Microcephaly Has Zika

Austin health officials say a child born in Travis County with microcephaly has the Zika virus.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 06:42 AM CST

Effort to Help Oldest Living Military Veteran in US

Effort to Help Oldest Living Military Veteran in US

Friends and strangers alike have rallied to raise money for Richard Overton, a 110-year-old veteran living in Austin. A GoFundMe page was established to help costs for 24/7 home care in order to help keep him...

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