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Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 03:37 PM CDT

Bush to Remain Hospitalized Through the Week

Bush to Remain Hospitalized Through the Week

Former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized for a few more days, according to spokesman Jim McGrath.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 04:13 PM CDT

Texas Senate OKs Shuttering 'Symbolic' Texas Refugee Office

Texas Senate OKs Shuttering 'Symbolic' Texas Refugee Office

The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 07:32 PM CDT

Lawmaker Fasts to Protest Texas' Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

Lawmaker Fasts to Protest Texas' Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill

State Rep. Victoria Neave is withstanding from food to protest the anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill that is set for debate this Wednesday.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 06:26 PM CDT

This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation

This Cat's Showdown With Rattler is Your Monday Motivation

Police in South Texas say a recent close call should serve as a warning for residents to keep a watchful eye out for snakes.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 08:12 PM CDT

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

For months, Gov. Greg Abbott stayed silent and Texas' bathroom bill languished in the Legislature amid mounting criticism from LGBT activists and business groups.

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 at 08:12 PM CDT

Costs Mount Despite Waco Motorcycle Gang Trials on Hold

Costs Mount Despite Waco Motorcycle Gang Trials on Hold

Costs are mounting for the Central Texas county where a fatal gunfight involving two motorcycle gangs and police led to the indictments of 155 bikers.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 01:40 PM CDT

Texas Board OKs Science Curriculum Compromise on Evolution

Texas Board OKs Science Curriculum Compromise on Evolution

A compromise has been reached on the language used about evolution in Texas curriculum.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:34 PM CDT

Former President George W. Bush Visits Father in Hospital

Former President George W. Bush Visits Father in Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush got a hospital visit from another former president – his son.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 06:16 PM CDT

Ex-California Officer Gets 10 Years in Texas Enticement Case

Ex-California Officer Gets 10 Years in Texas Enticement Case

Prosecutors in Texas say a former California police officer must serve 10 years in federal prison for trying to lure someone he thought was a child into having sex.

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 03:48 PM CDT

Top 10 Sex Offender Caught in Florida

Top 10 Sex Offender Caught in Florida

A Houston man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been caught in Florida.

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