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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.

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

Texas Senate OKs Plan to Slow Local Property Tax Increases

Texas Senate OKs Plan to Slow Local Property Tax Increases

The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 09:49 PM CDT

TX Anatomy Teacher Accused of 'Sexual Contact' with Student

TX Anatomy Teacher Accused of 'Sexual Contact' with Student

A Texas high school anatomy teacher has been arrested for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:20 PM CDT

Two Men Ride Horses Inside a Texas Wal-Mart

Two Men Ride Horses Inside a Texas Wal-Mart

This past weekend, two men rode their horses into a Houston Wal-Mart store.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:02 AM CDT

Texas Woman Forced 14-Year-Old Girl into Prostitution

Texas Woman Forced 14-Year-Old Girl into Prostitution

Prosecutors in Houston say a woman held a 14-year-old girl against her will and forced the child to work as a prostitute, at one point having sex with 26 men over the course of a week.

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