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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 04:06 PM CDT

Texas Police Chief Arrested Following Standoff at Home

Texas Police Chief Arrested Following Standoff at Home

A Texas police chief is in custody after a four- hour police standoff at his home early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:12 PM CDT

Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo on Texas School Funding

Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo on Texas School Funding

A $106.3 billion spending bill that gives Texas public schools roughly the same amount of money as classrooms receive now is headed to the Senate.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:04 PM CDT

2 Killed in Houston when Handgun Accidentally Discharges

2 Killed in Houston when Handgun Accidentally Discharges

Two people in Houston are dead from shots they suffered when a handgun they were playing with went off.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:21 AM CDT

Texas Man Says Money Woes, Failing Health Led to Standoff

Texas Man Says Money Woes, Failing Health Led to Standoff

A West Texas man involved in a police standoff and house fire in January says he and his wife had hoped to die in the incident.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 07:42 PM CDT

Texas Senate OKs Plan That May Phase Out Key Business Tax

Texas Senate OKs Plan That May Phase Out Key Business Tax

The Texas Senate has approved a bill seeking to gradually phase out taxes levied on businesses during future legislative sessions -- when the state potentially has shaken off the oil price slump and seen its...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:13 AM CDT
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'Selena' Movie Turns 20: A Look Back on Her Life in Photos

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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:26 PM CDT

Bill to Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads to Texas House

Bill to Curb 'Wrongful Birth' Lawsuits Heads to Texas House

The Texas Senate has given final approval to a so-called "wrongful birth" bill seeking to prevent parents from suing doctors for malpractice after their child is born with severe disabilities.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:24 PM CDT

Parents of Murder Victim Want Killer Spared from Execution

Parents of Murder Victim Want Killer Spared from Execution

The parents of a North Texas man shot to death during a robbery in 2006 believe the execution of their son's killer set for next month should be called off and the death row prisoner be locked up for life...

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 04:20 PM CDT

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Houston Schoolchildren

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Houston Schoolchildren

Police investigators say a 35-year-old man sexually assaulted at least 10 children over the course of nearly three years as they walked to or from Houston schools.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 02:08 PM CDT

Voucher Plan Begins Rocky Journey Through Texas Legislature

Voucher Plan Begins Rocky Journey Through Texas Legislature

Texas lawmakers have begun grappling with a hot-button voucher plan offering families public money to send their children to private and religious schools.

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