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Monday, Apr 4, 2016

Lawmakers Push for Statewide Texting and Driving Ban

Lawmakers Push for Statewide Texting and Driving Ban

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and a pair of state legislators are pledging to try and get a statewide ban on texting while driving on the books.

Monday, Nov 30, 2015

Sandra Bland Investigations Nearly Complete

Sandra Bland Investigations Nearly Complete

A Texas lawmaker who assembled state and local authorities to review initial evidence following the death of Sandra Bland in a Southeast Texas jail says multiple investigations of her arrest and death are nearly...

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Nearly 700 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

Nearly 700 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

From the classroom to the airspace, Texans have nearly 700 new laws going into effect Tuesday.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

TX Police Say Man 'Obsessed' With Woman, Corpse Missing

TX Police Say Man 'Obsessed' With Woman, Corpse Missing

San Antonio police trying to find a woman's corpse stolen from a casket say a man "obsessed" with her was the last to leave her funeral.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Rick Perry Shrugs Off Fundraising Woes in Return to TX

Rick Perry Shrugs Off Fundraising Woes in Return to TX

Rick Perry says he's been short of money his whole life as the struggling Republican presidential candidate prepares to take his cash-strapped campaign back to South Carolina.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

Record Rains Could Affect Shrimp, Oyster Harvesting in TX

Record Rains Could Affect Shrimp, Oyster Harvesting in TX

A surge of freshwater runoff brought on by heavy spring rains could cause problems for Galveston Bay shrimp and oyster harvesters this season, according to new predictions from the National Oceanic and...

Monday, Jul 13, 2015

Confederate Symbols at Texas Schools Come Under Scrutiny

Confederate Symbols at Texas Schools Come Under Scrutiny

Some Texas school districts have come under scrutiny for having Confederate symbols that backers say stand for tradition but critics say support racism.

Friday, Jul 10, 2015

Arson Suspected in 2 South Texas Church Fires

Arson Suspected in 2 South Texas Church Fires

Arson investigators suspect a link between fires at two churches in a small South Texas farming town.

Monday, Jun 29, 2015

Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Licenses

Paxton: State Workers Can Deny Same-Sex Licenses

Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling."

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

Whole Foods Mislabels Prepackaged Items, Overcharges

Whole Foods Mislabels Prepackaged Items, Overcharges

Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City's consumer chief said Wednesday.