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Friday, Jan 19, 2018

Texas Observes 'Confederate Heroes Day' Amid Growing Debate

Texas Observes 'Confederate Heroes Day' Amid Growing Debate

Texas is again observing "Confederate Heroes Day" as a state holiday after recent failed attempts to change the name and avoid calendar conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Linked to Texas Fatal Shooting

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Linked to Texas Fatal Shooting

Investigators say a man has died in a West Texas shooting involving an off-duty Border Patrol agent in gunfire not related to the officer's law enforcement duties.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Texas Man Found Dead After Boat Overturns on Oklahoma Lake

Texas Man Found Dead After Boat Overturns on Oklahoma Lake

Authorities say a Texas man died on an Oklahoma lake when the boat he was riding in overturned.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

UT Won't Take Funding From Group With Chinese Gov't Ties

UT Won't Take Funding From Group With Chinese Gov't Ties

The University of Texas says it will decline donations for its new China Policy Center from a Hong Kong-based foundation with ties to a Chinese Communist Party branch in charge of promoting propaganda abroad.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Authorities Say Houston-Area Couple Ambushed, Slain, Robbed

Authorities Say Houston-Area Couple Ambushed, Slain, Robbed

Investigators say a Houston-area husband and wife were ambushed and killed during a home robbery and the suspects later returned several times to the shooting scene.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

US Supreme Court Refuses Appeal for Houston Police Killer

US Supreme Court Refuses Appeal for Houston Police Killer

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a Houston police officer 27 years ago. The high court, without comment, declined Tuesday to review arguments...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Oklahoma Highway Shootings

Texas Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Oklahoma Highway Shootings

A Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing two people as he drunkenly shot at vehicles while driving along a freeway in Oklahoma.

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Austin Candidate Challenges State Law With Criminal Past

Austin Candidate Challenges State Law With Criminal Past

A criminal justice activist is challenging a state law that blocks felons from public office by running for a seat on Austin's City Council. Lewis Conway Jr., 47, officially launched his campaign Tuesday to join...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Indicted Texas Attorney General Has War Chest Worth $5.7M

Indicted Texas Attorney General Has War Chest Worth $5.7M

Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has a campaign war chest of $5.7-plus million as he seeks re-election. Paxton campaign's announced Tuesday that the Republican raised nearly $775,000 through the end of...

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

Half of Central Texas Town's Police Force on Paid Leave

Half of Central Texas Town's Police Force on Paid Leave

The police chief of a Central Texas town and two officers have been placed on paid lead as part of an ongoing investigation. KXAN-TV in Austin reports that Llano Police Chief Kevin Ratliff and officers...

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