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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:19 PM CDT

Woman on Texas Death Row Loses Appeal

Woman on Texas Death Row Loses Appeal

Texas' highest criminal court Wednesday refused an appeal from an East Texas woman on death row for the slaying seven years ago of her developmentally disabled baby sitter.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:50 PM CDT

Texas Sues to Release Execution Drug Shipment Seized By U.S.

Texas Sues to Release Execution Drug Shipment Seized By U.S.

Texas prison officials are asking a federal judge to rescind a U.S. Food and Drug Administration order that blocks the corrections agency from receiving a foreign shipment of a drug to use for executions.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:02 PM CDT

Mayor: Up to 2,200 Layoffs if Houston Pension Reforms Denied

Mayor: Up to 2,200 Layoffs if Houston Pension Reforms Denied

Mayor Sylvester Turner is warning that up to 2,200 city workers would be laid off if Houston's pension-reform measures don't win approval from the Texas Legislature.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 03:59 PM CDT

Livestrong Revenue Dropped Again in 2015

Livestrong Revenue Dropped Again in 2015

The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:40 PM CDT

Texas Poised to Pass 'Sanctuary City' Ban with Jail Penalty

Texas Poised to Pass 'Sanctuary City' Ban with Jail Penalty

Texas Republicans are poised to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:02 PM CDT

FBI Raids Houston Engineering Firm, Laredo City Offices

FBI Raids Houston Engineering Firm, Laredo City Offices

The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety have raided Laredo municipal offices, the Webb County courthouse and other offices as they seized materials and sent employees home.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 04:42 PM CDT

Tough Court on Immigration a Model for Trump's Plans

Tough Court on Immigration a Model for Trump's Plans

President Donald Trump wants to prosecute people caught crossing the border illegally as a warning to others that crossing the border illegally has serious consequences.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 04:36 PM CDT

Canadian Trucker Arrested in Texas for Fatal Montana Crash

Canadian Trucker Arrested in Texas for Fatal Montana Crash

A Canadian trucker is in custody after he allegedly fled the scene of a fatal crash.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 04:11 PM CDT

Coast Guard Ends Search for Cruise Ship Crew Member

Coast Guard Ends Search for Cruise Ship Crew Member

The Coast Guard is giving up its search of a section of the Gulf of Mexico for a crewmember missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 01:36 PM CDT

Critics Protest Closing Texas Fishing Spot Rollover Pass

Critics Protest Closing Texas Fishing Spot Rollover Pass

Some fans of fishing at the popular Rollover Pass cut in Texas have protested plans to fill the gap and build a park and pier.

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