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Two-headed rat snake gets new home at Central Texas zoo

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:24:22 GMT

A two-headed rat snake found this month in a Central Texas yard has a new home at a zoo. Officials with the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco on Wednesday provided details on the nearly foot-long snake.

The Texas Voter ID Fight Keeps Getting Weirder

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:48:14 GMT

"You have elected officials on the eve of this election openly expressing a commitment to suppress the vote," says NAACP President Cornell William Brooks. Texas officials have spent years in court fighting to keep their state's controversial 2011 voter-ID law alive.

Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:04:05 GMT

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev.

Analysis: In Texas, you can fight City Hall

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:34:28 GMT

"Local" might be the byword for fancy farm-to-market restaurants, but it can be a dirty word at the Texas Capitol. The state Legislature has become the appeals court for the state's local governments.

National Democrats expand Texas footprint ahead of November

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:24:09 GMT

National Democrats are stepping up their efforts in Texas ahead of November's presidential election - even though the party hasn't won statewide office here since 1994. The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that Texas is the fourth state joining its Victory Leaders Council program after Arizona, Georgia and Utah.

South Texan faces up to 5 years in schools insurance scam

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:59:22 GMT

A South Texas insurance salesman faces up to five years in federal prison in a contract scam involving coverage for employees of several school districts.

Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:46:19 GMT

Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there. The home of first-term Republican Rep. Will Hurd, 39, is in the San Antonio suburb of Helotes, just outside the borders of a district that is larger in land area than 29 states.

Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:46:18 GMT

In this Aug. 27, 2016, file photo, first-term Republican Rep. Will Hurd, right, of Texas, talks with a supporter at a campaign office in San Antonio. Hurd faces former Democratic Rep. Pete Gallego in Texas' 23rd District, which spans 58,000-plus square miles, making it larger than 29 states.

a oeDancing with the Starsa : Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booted from the Ballroom

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:13:55 GMT

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was sent packing from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night after just three weeks of competition. During his time on the show, the 66-year-old former longtime governor, who twice unsuccessfully sought the Republican Party's nomination for president, turned in ebullient routines that pleased the audience but which judges found lacking in polish, artistry and technical ability.

More disaster loans now available for struggling Texas and Oklahoma businesses

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:54:35 GMT

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering loans for businesses and nonprofits who have been economically impacted by severe weather. Between May 1 and June 24, 2016, 29 counties throughout the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles have seen high winds, flooding, hail and tornadoes, and those impacted by these weather events can now apply for this economic injury disaster loan.

A look at police abuse of confidential databases nationwide

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:52:36 GMT

An Associated Press investigation found police officers across the country abuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons totally unrelated to police work. In the worst cases, officers have stalked, harassed and tampered with criminal cases using details obtained through criminal history and motor vehicle databases.

Texas law firm seeks info on another Guam priest accused of rape

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:44:43 GMT

Texas law firm seeks info on another Guam priest accused of rape The attorney says John H. Sutton worked on Guam in the 1970s and moved to Texas in 1984. Check out this story on A Dallas, Texas-based law firm is reaching out to anyone who has information about a Catholic priest who worked on Guam from 1971 to 1974 and who last year was accused by a man of raping him repeatedly when he was a student in Texas.

Officials: 3rd man arrested in 2015 attack on Texas judge

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:30:36 GMT

Authorities say a third man has been apprehended on allegations that he conspired to kill a Texas judge outside her home last year.

Leaders approve $105M Houston Astrodome renovation plan

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:14:57 GMT

Harris County commissioners have approved a $105 million Houston Astrodome revitalization plan that could turn the vacant venue into a parking garage.

North Texas Wedding Photographer Ruins Brides Big Day

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:44:49 GMT

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DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:14:38 GMT

The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the Clean Power Plan, which aims to slow climate change by reducing power-plant emissions by one-third.

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:07:05 GMT

Those of us who call North Texas home understand all too well the grief of residents in Tulsa and Charlotte, the latest two U.S. cities where police have killed black men under disputed circumstances.