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Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:29 AM CDT

Statewide Texting While Driving Could Clear Legislature

Statewide Texting While Driving Could Clear Legislature

A statewide ban on texting while driving is one of the issues to watch with the end of the legislative session now just 15 days away.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM CDT

Why School Vouchers May Be Back From The Dead

Why School Vouchers May Be Back From The Dead

The Texas House thought it had killed school vouchers. The Senate is resurrecting them with the end of the legislative session now just 15 days away.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:28 AM CDT

'Raise the Age' Bill Bottled Up in Texas Legislature

'Raise the Age' Bill Bottled Up in Texas Legislature

A bill to increase the age at which offenders are considered an adult in the legal system is one of the issues to watch with the end of the legislative session now just 15 days away.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 11:27 AM CDT

What to Watch at Texas Legislature: Pharmacist 'Religious Refusal'

What to Watch at Texas Legislature: Pharmacist 'Religious Refusal'

Pharmacist 'religious refusal' is one of the issues to watch with the end of the legislative session now just 15 days away

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 05:25 PM CDT

Texas Restaurant Makes Baby-Sized Burritos

Texas Restaurant Makes Baby-Sized Burritos

A Mexican restaurant in Corpus Christi makes a breakfast burrito the size of a baby!

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 08:10 AM CDT

Texas United Passengers Spot Scorpion

Texas United Passengers Spot Scorpion

A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard.

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 06:42 AM CDT

TX House Runs Out Clock on Bill Deadline

TX House Runs Out Clock on Bill Deadline

The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher after the Republican-controlled state House ran out the clock Thursday on a key midnight bill...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 09:18 PM CDT

Retail Gasoline Prices in Texas, Across US Decline 3 Cents

Retail Gasoline Prices in Texas, Across US Decline 3 Cents

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and the rest of the country have declined an average 3 cents per gallon this week.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:42 PM CDT

Oldest Veteran Turns 111 Years Old

Oldest Veteran Turns 111 Years Old

Richard Overton, America's oldest living World War II veteran, celebrates his 111th birthday in Austin.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 01:55 PM CDT

Sentence Reduced for Prisoner on Texas Death Row 25 Years

Sentence Reduced for Prisoner on Texas Death Row 25 Years

A man on Texas death row's sentence has been reduced to life due to evidence he is intellectually disabled.

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