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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:38 AM CDT

Texas Senate Advances Scaled-Back School Finance Plan

Texas Senate Advances Scaled-Back School Finance Plan

The Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and...

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:35 AM CDT

Sheriff: Texas Deputies Suspended Following 'Hazing Ritual'

Sheriff: Texas Deputies Suspended Following 'Hazing Ritual'

The Bexar (bayr) County sheriff has suspended seven deputies after a video surfaced showing them participating in a "hazing ritual" that involved the 4-year-old daughter of one of the deputies.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:31 AM CDT

Northeast Texas Man on Death Row Loses Federal Court Appeal

Northeast Texas Man on Death Row Loses Federal Court Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Northeast Texas man on death row for strangling his girlfriend 17 years ago.

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 09:33 AM CDT

Texas Mother Charged After Newborn Left in Flower Bed

Texas Mother Charged After Newborn Left in Flower Bed

A Houston-area woman has been charged with felony child abandonment after officials say her newborn daughter was found covered with ants in an apartment complex flower bed.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:49 PM CDT

Texas Rep. Denounces Hate, Calls for Moment of Silence

Texas Rep. Denounces Hate, Calls for Moment of Silence

In the House chamber Monday, Texas Rep. Helen Giddings (D-DeSoto) called on the membership to stand with her as she denounced hatred, bigotry and terrorism in the wake of deadly violence in Charlottesville,...

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:06 PM CDT

GOP Texas Lawmakers Get in Each Other's Faces Over Tax Bill

GOP Texas Lawmakers Get in Each Other's Faces Over Tax Bill

A small group of Texas House Republicans haven gotten in each other's faces during a brief but intense exchange after the chamber passed a contentious property tax bill.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 05:54 PM CDT

White Nationalists Planning More Events

White Nationalists Planning More Events

Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations including speaking engagements in Texas.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 03:49 PM CDT

Texas Police Officer Charged With Helping Drug Traffickers

Texas Police Officer Charged With Helping Drug Traffickers

Authorities say a South Texas police officer has been arrested and charged with helping a drug trafficking organization.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 03:54 PM CDT

Rep. Paul Workman Calls on TAMU Chancellor to Ban WLM Rally

Rep. Paul Workman Calls on TAMU Chancellor to Ban WLM Rally

Many Texas legislators are asking Texas A&M to denounce Preston Wiginton's planned 'White Lives Matter rally', which is scheduled to take place on Septemeber 11.

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:51 PM CDT

Son Arrested in 94-Year-Old Mother's Death

Son Arrested in 94-Year-Old Mother's Death

Corpus Christi police say a man has been arrested after his 94-year-old mother was found dead in a wheelchair, apparently shot to death.

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