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Texas Senate OKs agency oversight bill in late-night session

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:15:53 GMT

The Texas Senate has approved bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and other state agencies whose operations were jeopardized by similar measures stalling in May. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick convened an unusual floor session after midnight Thursday for the move on just the third day of a special legislative session.




East Texas woman authors 'Brutal Obituary,' says abuse occurred daily

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:45:40 GMT

In February, a Polk County woman wrote a brutally honest obituary about her late father. That obituary went viral with numerous news outlets nationwide sharing the story behind words like, "he possessed no redeeming qualities."




House to vote on Trump's $1.6B border wall request next week

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:51:04 GMT

House Republicans are moving next week to fund President Donald Trump's $1.6 billion request to begin construction of his oft-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Aides said Tuesday evening that GOP leaders have decided to attach the money - to build 74 miles of fencing and levee wall in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and near San Diego - to a spending bill for the Defense Department and a handful of other agencies like the Department of Veterans Affairs.




News 2 hour ago 3:02 p.m.Body found in University of Texas at Arlington pool

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:57:39 GMT

Authorities are working to identify a male body found submerged in an outdoor pool at about 3 a.m. Tuesday at the University of Texas at Arlington. According to a spokesperson with the school, the pool is located outside the Physical Education Building in the 800 block of West Greek Row.




Ex-worker at military depot in Texas gets prison for theft

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:37:23 GMT

An ex-inspector at the Red River Army Depot in Texas must serve more than two years in prison and repay the government $762,000 for stealing parts and selling them for scrap. Jason Allen Autrey of Maud in February pleaded guilty to theft of government property, in a plea agreement involving stolen military items.




Trans woman takes photo with Texas gov. ahead of bathroom bill debate

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:21:50 GMT

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is at the center of controversy over a bill that regulates bathroom use for transgender people, posed alongside a woman from San Antonio. "How will the Potty Police know I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't," longtime San Antonio resident Smith captioned the photo, which has the hashtag #BATHROOMBUDDY.




News 2 hour ago 10:27 a.m.Follow Live: Special Session officially begins at Texas Legislature

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:50:34 GMT

More than one month after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he was calling lawmakers back to tackle 20 agenda items that weren't settled on during the regular session, the Special Session has officially begun. Lawmakers have 30 days to look at bills that didn't go anywhere during one of the most contentious regular sessions in Texas history.




Texas Legislature begins hustling to revive 'bathroom bill'

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:05:47 GMT

The Texas Legislature has opened its special session with Republicans vowing to pass a transgender "bathroom bill" and other conservative priorities in record time and outnumbered Democrats trying to stall. Things in the state House stayed orderly Tuesday.




Texas Judge Accused Of Sexting Bailiff & Using Him To Buy Drugs

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:42:07 GMT

Hilary H. Green's suspension will remain in effect until a civil trial, which will determine if she should be removed from office. exas judge Hilary H. Green has been suspended on charges of sexting her bailiff and using him to buy drugs, hiring prostitutes and bringing home marijuana confiscated from a defendant, The Washington Post reports.




OUCH: Texas paper destroys Trump's six months in office by...

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:54:33 GMT

President Donald J. Trump arrives at the Memorial Amphitheater during the 149th annual Department of Defense National Memorial Day Observance. In a scorching editorial published by a major Texas daily newspaper, President Donald Trump's first six months in office were documented in embarrassing detail with the nicest description of Trump being: "ham-handed."




At some Texas universities, students accused of sex assault can transfer without a record

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:21:59 GMT

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Trump administration awards $2.3 million to Texas for border security

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:49:44 GMT

The state military patrol that's been on the Texas-Mexico border since 2014 just got a $2.3 million boost from the federal government to help keep it in place. The Texas Military Department said on Monday it's been allotted that money from the federal government to continue its border security efforts through the end of the current fiscal year.




Ex-Texas officer indicted on murder charge in teen's death

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:06:51 GMT

This file booking photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office shows Roy Oliver. Oliver has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager who was leaving a party, prosecutors said Monday, July 17, 2017.




Transgender Texan posts photo with Abbott to decry bill

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:06:50 GMT

A transgender Texan has posted an all-smiles photo with Gov. Greg Abbott to protest a "bathroom bill" that state lawmakers will again consider during a special legislative session beginning Tuesday. Smith, who has been active with groups opposing the bathroom bill, also posted: "How will the Potty Police know I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't?" and received thousands of likes.




Ex-Texas officer indicted on murder charge in teen's death

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:06:49 GMT

This file booking photo provided by the Parker County Sheriff's Office shows Roy Oliver. Oliver has been indicted on a murder charge in the April shooting death of a black teenager who was leaving a party, prosecutors said Monday, July 17, 2017.




The pope praised him for providing for his parents; now Texas may want to deport them

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:50:58 GMT

Pope Francis, speaking via satellite, had praised Ortiz for "the way you gave everything you could as a boy, when you supported your family." Now, the 21-year-old Ortiz - like numerous other Hispanics in Texas - worries about how the Lone Star State's immigration enforcement crackdown may make his family a target.




Woman dies after being found in van at Texas care center

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:04:26 GMT

A disabled woman living at a state care center has died after she was found inside a van at the facility in Brenham. Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, says the woman was missing for several hours Tuesday before being found in the van.