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Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 02:29 PM CST

Latinos Voters Surged in 2016 Compared to 2012: Report

Latinos Voters Surged in 2016 Compared to 2012: Report

A state report says the number of Latinos in Texas who went to the polls last year jumped 30 percent from the number in 2012, outpacing the increase in that time for non-Latino voters.

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 09:41 AM CST

Man Shot Ater Displaying Threatening Behavior: Police

Man Shot Ater Displaying Threatening Behavior: Police

A 33-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after Bryan police say he approached officers in a threatening manner and was shot.

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:30 PM CST

Austin Police Car Set on Fire During Immigration Protest

Austin Police Car Set on Fire During Immigration Protest

One person has been arrested in Austin for throwing lit fireworks into a city police car, setting it on fire, during a protest at an intersection where immigrants illegally in the country have been arrested...

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 06:53 PM CST

Galveston Man's Obituary Remembers 'No Redeeming Qualities'

Galveston Man's Obituary Remembers 'No Redeeming Qualities'

An obituary written for a man born in Galveston has been making headlines for its brutal honesty and harsh criticism.

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 06:33 PM CST

NFL More Forceful on Texas 'Bathroom Bill' After Super Bowl

NFL More Forceful on Texas 'Bathroom Bill' After Super Bowl

The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-crazed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 09:10 AM CST

Fort Bliss Soldier Sentenced for Immigrant Smuggling

Fort Bliss Soldier Sentenced for Immigrant Smuggling

A Fort Bliss soldier is sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle two immigrants through a South Texas border checkpoint.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:40 AM CST

Man Dies After Being Detained by Deputies in West Texas

Man Dies After Being Detained by Deputies in West Texas

A 47-year-old man has died after becoming unresponsive while being held in a patrol vehicle in West Texas, investigators said.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 06:38 PM CST

Pete Sessions: 'Welcoming Community' Fundamentally Wrong

Pete Sessions: 'Welcoming Community' Fundamentally Wrong

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has warned local elected officials the state would "hammer" them if they resist federal efforts to deport immigrants in the country illegally.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 08:11 PM CST

Nearly 2 Tons of Marijuana Found Hidden in Fake Limes

Nearly 2 Tons of Marijuana Found Hidden in Fake Limes

Nearly 2 tons of marijuana was found inside thousands of lime-shaped bundles hidden in a load of real citrus.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 at 06:20 PM CST

‘Tower’ Reveals Stories of Survivors of 1966 Mass Shooting

‘Tower’ Reveals Stories of Survivors of 1966 Mass Shooting

Keith Maitland, the director, producer and editor of Tower, a film about the 1966 shooting at UT Austin, wanted to look beyond the story of the sniper and reveal the people behind the grim numbers of the...

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