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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 02:56 PM CST

Abbott Urges Unity Ahead of Potentially Contentious Session

Abbott Urges Unity Ahead of Potentially Contentious Session

Gov. Greg Abbott opened the Texas legislative session on Tuesday calling on lawmakers to put aside their differences, but they are unlikely to do so.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 07:06 PM CST

Texas Carries Out First US Execution of 2017

Texas Carries Out First US Execution of 2017

Texas on Wednesday put to death an inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, the first U.S. execution of 2017.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 07:45 PM CST

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas Legislature Opens 85th Session; Straus Named Speaker

Texas legislators opened the state's 85th Legislature Tuesday, the first time they've convened since June 2015.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 07:29 AM CST

Austin Police Officer Fired After Breaking into Home

Austin Police Officer Fired After Breaking into Home

Police officials say they fired an Austin officer after he broke into the home of a fellow officer who had ended a romantic relationship with him.

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:13 AM CST

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

TX Lawmakers Face Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill

A cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work Tuesday.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:29 PM CST

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Lottery Scandal Case

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Lottery Scandal Case

A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 11:59 AM CST

Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts Likely

Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts Likely

A prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 12:05 PM CST

Dan Patrick Not Opposing Abbott, Announces Re-Election Bid

Dan Patrick Not Opposing Abbott, Announces Re-Election Bid

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces he won't oppose Greg Abbott for governor in the 2018 election.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:16 AM CST

Texas Lawmakers Consider Reforming Marijuana Laws

Texas Lawmakers Consider Reforming Marijuana Laws

Several bills filed by Texas lawmakers would decriminalize marijuana in the state, or at least allow it for medical reasons.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:06 AM CST

UT Regent Argues Claim for Access to Records

UT Regent Argues Claim for Access to Records

The Texas Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday by a University of Texas regent claiming he's entitled to review student admissions and other records in an effort to identify what he sees as...

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What Are the Odds? Mom, Dad, Son All Share a Birthday

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Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

Teen Calls Mom, a 911 Dispatcher, When House Catches Fire

An emergency call a 911 dispatcher in Texas recently answered turned out to be from the dispatcher's daughter who was reporting that their house was burning.

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

Beachcomber in Galveston Finds Foreign Coins Believed Stolen

A beachgoer hunting treasure found more than 100 foreign coins buried in the sand along the Galveston coast.

Cat Litter or Meth? Man Says Deputies Couldn't Tell

Cat Litter or Meth? Man Says Deputies Couldn't Tell

A Houston-area man says sheriff's deputies conducted faulty field tests on cat litter they found in his vehicle, which they believed was methamphetamine.

Community Embraces Goat Neighbors

Community Embraces Goat Neighbors

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