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Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 06:24 PM CDT

Businessman Challenging Texas' 'Extreme' Lieutenant Governor

Businessman Challenging Texas' 'Extreme' Lieutenant Governor

Scott Milder, a former city council member and businessman who has been an outspoken advocate for public schools, has announced a long-shot challenge of tea party-backed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 11:43 AM CDT

Ex-South Texas Hospice Director Convicted of Murder

Ex-South Texas Hospice Director Convicted of Murder

The former administrator of a South Texas hospice has been convicted of capital murder and other theft and misuse of funds charges in the January 2015 death of a 96-year-old man whose estate she controlled.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 09:55 AM CDT

Galveston Expecting Quarter-Million Bikers for Annual Rally

Galveston Expecting Quarter-Million Bikers for Annual Rally

An expected more than 250,000 motorcycles and a half-million people are beginning to converge on Galveston for the start of one of the island's biggest annual events.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 08:59 AM CDT

Austin Authorities Seek Road Rage Slaying Suspect in Mexico

Austin Authorities Seek Road Rage Slaying Suspect in Mexico

Travis County prosecutors say they're working to extradite from Mexico the suspect in a fatal road rage shooting in Austin.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 at 08:46 AM CDT

Death Penalty Sought for Ex-Austin Police Officer

Death Penalty Sought for Ex-Austin Police Officer

A former Austin police officer could wind up on death row when he's tried for capital murder for the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 09:15 PM CDT

Student Indicted in Death of Texas Tech Police Officer

Student Indicted in Death of Texas Tech Police Officer

Authorities say a 19-year-old college student has been indicted in last month's fatal shooting of a Texas Tech University police officer.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 04:58 PM CDT

3rd Biker Seeks Removal of Prosecutors in Waco

3rd Biker Seeks Removal of Prosecutors in Waco

A third biker charged in a shooting between bikers and police in Waco, Texas, has asked that the McLennan County district attorney recuse his office, while 19 others have filed notice in court that they...

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 03:33 PM CDT

Abbott Voiced 'Concern' About Red Cross After Harvey

Abbott Voiced 'Concern' About Red Cross After Harvey

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he raised concerns with the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey that donated money wasn't getting to people who needed it.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 03:04 PM CDT

Houston Among 4 Future CFP Championship Sites

Houston Among 4 Future CFP Championship Sites

The College Football Playoff says the national championship game will be held in Miami Gardens, Florida, Indianapolis, Inglewood, California and Houston from 2021 through 2024.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 at 05:07 PM CDT

Classic License Plate Will Soon Return to Texas Vehicles

Classic License Plate Will Soon Return to Texas Vehicles

Texas license plate manufacturer My Plates is bringing back one of the state's most popular general-issue license plate designs.

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