News from around the state of Texas

3 hours ago

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

State Rep. Cites God in Push for Legal Pot

A state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake, wants the plant legalized.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 07:31 PM CST

Former TX Land Commissioner Armstrong Dead at 82

Former TX Land Commissioner Armstrong Dead at 82

Leaders from both parties are honoring Bob Armstrong, a former Texas land commissioner who served as assistant U.S. secretary of the interior under President Bill Clinton and who died over the weekend at 82.

5 hours ago

Braum's Missing 1,100 Head of Cattle

Braum's Missing 1,100 Head of Cattle

Officials are investigating how 1,121 cattle went missing from a dairy facility in the northeast Texas Panhandle.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 05:22 PM CST

Texas Journalists Seek More Libel Protection

Texas Journalists Seek More Libel Protection

Texas journalists are asking legislators to cement into law guarantees that they will be shielded from libel lawsuits if they accurately report a whistleblower's allegations that turn out to be false.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 06:07 PM CST

Checkpoints, More Troopers in Texas Border Bill

Checkpoints, More Troopers in Texas Border Bill

Putting retired police officers on duty and tougher penalties for smugglers are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that would ramp up enforcement under new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 01:32 PM CST

Texas Boy, 6, Hospitalized After Shot By Little Brother

Texas Boy, 6, Hospitalized After Shot By Little Brother

Authorities say a 6-year-old Houston-area boy has been accidentally shot by his 5-year-old brother while at home with their mother.

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