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Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 05:07 PM CDT

Texas Congressmen Live-Streaming Bipartisan Road Trip

Texas Congressmen Live-Streaming Bipartisan Road Trip

It's a congressional road trip – and a stab at bipartisanship. Two Texas congressmen – a Republican and a Democrat – are live-streaming their 1,600 mile-drive from San Antonio to Washington.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 04:19 PM CDT

Lawmaker Mocks Abortion Law with Call for Masturbation Fines

Lawmaker Mocks Abortion Law with Call for Masturbation Fines

A Texas lawmaker is making a point about legislation that restricts women's access to health care and abortions by proposing to fine men $100 when they masturbate.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 09:26 AM CDT

Baylor Fires Associate Director of Football Operations

Baylor Fires Associate Director of Football Operations

An associate director of football operations has been fired by Baylor University, becoming the second staffer with ties to the football program to be dismissed this year as the program struggles to move beyond a...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 07:27 AM CDT

New Mexico Court Issues Ruling in Texas Medical Case

New Mexico Court Issues Ruling in Texas Medical Case

The New Mexico Supreme Court has overturned a ruling in a medical malpractice case that took aim at more favorable tort laws in Texas.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 07:31 AM CDT

Woman Convicted of Cashing Father-in-Law's Retirement Checks

Woman Convicted of Cashing Father-in-Law's Retirement Checks

A 49-year-old Central Texas woman is scheduled to be sentenced next month for cashing her father-in-law's Nebraska retirement checks after he died.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 07:15 AM CDT

Rough Road for Texas Women's Health Program

Rough Road for Texas Women's Health Program

Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on Planned Parenthood that other clinics will step up to provide their low-cost breast exams, contraception and cancer screenings.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 07:55 PM CDT

Senate Panel Approves Revisions to Texas Voter ID Law

Senate Panel Approves Revisions to Texas Voter ID Law

A Senate panel has approved changes to Texas' strict voter ID law that includes tougher penalties for people found guilty of trying to get around the rules while casting a ballot.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 04:33 PM CDT

Texas Senate Approves Grants for Bullet-Resistant Vests

Texas Senate Approves Grants for Bullet-Resistant Vests

The Texas Senate has approved several law enforcement measures, including a $25 million program to provide officers with bullet-resistant vests.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 02:28 PM CDT

Houston Couple Accused of Hiring Hit Man to Kill Ex-Partners

Houston Couple Accused of Hiring Hit Man to Kill Ex-Partners

A Houston veterinarian and her boyfriend are accused of trying to hire an undercover police officer posing as a hit man to kill their former partners.

Monday, Mar 13, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

No Move Yet by Texas After Court Finds Racial Gerrymandering

No Move Yet by Texas After Court Finds Racial Gerrymandering

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says federal judges got it wrong in ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the voting power of minorities.

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