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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:42 PM CST

Texas Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Texas Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Violence on College Campuses

An Austin Democratic state senator has filed a package of bills requiring Texas colleges to adopt "affirmative consent" policies for sexual contact and create anonymous online reporting tools for assault...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:32 PM CST

Texas Easing out of Oil Downturn: Report

Texas Easing out of Oil Downturn: Report

Texas' oil and natural gas industry added 4,700 new jobs between September and December last year and is starting to "ease out of the dramatic downturn."

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:16 PM CST

Stolen Tom Brady Jersey Valued at $500,000: Report

Stolen Tom Brady Jersey Valued at $500,000: Report

Houston police release an official report on the theft of the jersey New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wore during Super Bowl LI, valued at $500,000.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:22 AM CST

Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Bust Near Amarillo

Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Bust Near Amarillo

A woman is in custody and more than 145 pounds of marijuana was seized after a recent traffic stop near Amarillo, authorities say.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 09:25 AM CST

Disaster Declaration for Tornado-Damaged San Antonio

Disaster Declaration for Tornado-Damaged San Antonio

The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 09:19 AM CST

Video Shows Man Strike Child With Belt 62 Times

Video Shows Man Strike Child With Belt 62 Times

A Texas man has been charged with child abuse after investigators said he hit a 7-year-old boy 62 times within five minutes.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:21 AM CST

Texas Child Welfare Agency Adding 400-Plus New Staffers

Texas Child Welfare Agency Adding 400-Plus New Staffers

The head of Texas' troubled foster care system says emergency state funding helped hire 441 new employees in December and January.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:50 AM CST

Confirmed Tornadoes Leave Damage, Injuries in San Antonio

Confirmed Tornadoes Leave Damage, Injuries in San Antonio

A severe storm system spawns a possible tornado that caused minor injuries and damaged more than 100 homes in the San Antonia area.

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:44 PM CST

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

Planned Parenthood Ruling Expected Tuesday

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas' attempt to boot Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists in 2015 -- but a deadline now looms...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:14 AM CST

TX Lawmakers Look at Foster Care on Monday

TX Lawmakers Look at Foster Care on Monday

The House Human Services Committee on Monday hears a series of bills aiming to improve Texas' troubled foster system, including a proposal making it easier for relatives to adopt at-risk children.

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