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Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:52 AM CDT

Judge Testifies Top Prosecutor Threatened Defense Attorney

Judge Testifies Top Prosecutor Threatened Defense Attorney

A judge believes a threat made by a District Attorney to the defense attorney in a murder trial constitutes a Class A misdemeanor of official oppression.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:11 AM CDT

NJ Teenager Gets Probation for Threatening Calls to Texas

NJ Teenager Gets Probation for Threatening Calls to Texas

A New Jersey teenager has five years of probation after contacting Texas authorities with threats to kill other people.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 06:02 PM CDT

Texas Gets NJCAA Title Games Despite 'Bathroom Bill' Push

Texas Gets NJCAA Title Games Despite 'Bathroom Bill' Push

Texas will host six championships for the NJCAA, even though the organization previously expressed disapproval of the "bathroom bill" Texas lawmakers are considering.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 05:41 PM CDT

AG Paxton's Criminal Trial Moved to September

AG Paxton's Criminal Trial Moved to September

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's new trial date on criminal securities fraud charges is set for September.

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 06:12 PM CDT

Texas Has Most Mumps Cases than in 2 Decades

Texas Has Most Mumps Cases than in 2 Decades

The state of Texas has 221 cases of mumps so far this year, the largest total since there were 234 cases in 1994.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 05:29 PM CDT

Wildlife Conservationists Sue Over Proposed Border Wall

Wildlife Conservationists Sue Over Proposed Border Wall

The first federal lawsuit against the proposed border wall has been filed in Tucson by the Center for Biological Diversity and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 02:58 PM CDT

Dozens of Errors by Houston Crime-Scene Investigator

Dozens of Errors by Houston Crime-Scene Investigator

A Houston police investigator may have compromised 65 cases due to errors discovered in a recent audit of the officer's work.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 01:29 PM CDT

Dramatic Changes May Come to Alamo Plaza

Dramatic Changes May Come to Alamo Plaza

New renderings of a long-planned redevelopment of the plaza in front of the Alamo show a dramatic alteration meant to give visitors a more historically accurate depiction of the mission at the time of the...

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 01:26 PM CDT

Another Theory on Waco Mammoths Deaths Attracts Scrutiny

Another Theory on Waco Mammoths Deaths Attracts Scrutiny

A Baylor University study has a new theory about the fate of the Waco mammoths 65,000 years ago, but not everyone agrees.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 05:31 PM CDT

Ancestry.com Helps Texas Family Find Man Posing as Dead Son

Ancestry.com Helps Texas Family Find Man Posing as Dead Son

A Pennsylvania man who assumed the identity of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 was arrested on charges of Social Security fraud and aggravated identity theft after the child's aunt discovered the ruse...

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