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Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:35 PM CST

Democrats See Big TX Turnout Early for 1st Primary of 2018

Democrats See Big TX Turnout Early for 1st Primary of 2018

Democrats in Texas are early voting in large numbers ahead of the first primary elections before the 2018 midterms, stoking party optimism that backlash to President Donald Trump won't escape the biggest...

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 08:05 PM CST

Gov. Abbott Commutes Death Sentence for Convicted Killer

Gov. Abbott Commutes Death Sentence for Convicted Killer

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution.

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 05:33 PM CST

Texas District Suspends Students Protesting Gun Laws

Texas District Suspends Students Protesting Gun Laws

A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who disrupt classes or walk out to protest current gun laws.

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 06:44 PM CST

Texas Parole Board Recommends Killer Be Spared from Death

Texas Parole Board Recommends Killer Be Spared from Death

The Texas parole board on Tuesday made a rare recommendation to commute a death sentence, unanimously endorsing a "lesser penalty" for a man set to be executed this week for masterminding the killings of his...

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM CST

Opinions Vary on Possible Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

Opinions Vary on Possible Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

William Shelton will not let go of the past, even if it is in the way of someone else's future. Shelton has spent more than five years rebuilding his family's ancestral home, board by board, and has no intention...

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