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Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 07:43 AM CST

Report: LGBT Students Face Discrimination

Report: LGBT Students Face Discrimination

A report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 06:57 PM CST

Texas A&M Student, Fraternity Member, Dies at House

Texas A&M Student, Fraternity Member, Dies at House

Investigators say a 20-year-old Texas A&M student and Sigma Phi Epsilon member has died at the fraternity house where he lived.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:01 AM CST

Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction of Waco Man on Death Row

Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction of Waco Man on Death Row

Texas' highest criminal court has thrown out the conviction of a man sent to death row for the ambush slayings of two men outside a Waco apartment complex in 2011.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 04:57 PM CST

Texas Lowe's Hires Air Force Vet and His Service Dog

Texas Lowe's Hires Air Force Vet and His Service Dog

Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 10:52 AM CST

Man Charged in TX Detective Slaying Says He's Not 'Bad Guy'

Man Charged in TX Detective Slaying Says He's Not 'Bad Guy'

A man charged with capital murder in the slaying of a San Antonio police officer says he's not a "bad guy" and has had trouble since losing his identification in 2006.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 06:39 PM CST

7 Texas Special-Needs Teens Were Regularly Locked in Closet

7 Texas Special-Needs Teens Were Regularly Locked in Closet

Seven special-needs teenagers living near Houston were repeatedly locked away in a closet by their adoptive mother and restricted to a lone room strewn with human waste, state and county officials said Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 06:03 AM CST

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

Texas Releases Abortion Booklet Citing Refuted Cancer Links

A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link between terminating pregnancies and increased risks of breast cancer and...

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 04:12 PM CST

Texas Secretary of State Stepping Down After 2 Years

Texas Secretary of State Stepping Down After 2 Years

Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos is leaving and being replaced by a former utility regulator with business ties on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 05:56 PM CST

Sinkhole Swallows Vehicles, Kills Deputy in Texas

Sinkhole Swallows Vehicles, Kills Deputy in Texas

Officials say one person has died and two others were hurt when two vehicles fell into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 02:20 PM CST

Texas Appeals Ruling That Bans License for Detention Centers

Texas Appeals Ruling That Bans License for Detention Centers

The Texas attorney general is appealing a judge's ruling that prevents state officials from issuing child-care licenses to two federal detention centers in South Texas holding families who have illegally entered...

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