Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:48:02 GMT
Pascrell introduced House Resolution 186, an inquiry directing the Secretary of the T... . House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks during a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to discuss House Resolution 186, an inquiry directing the Treasury Secretary to ... .
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:48:01 GMT
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., speaks during a House Ways and Means Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Pascrell introduced House Resolution 186, an inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to the House of Representatives the tax returns and other specified financial information of President Donald Trump.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:13:27 GMT
Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate. Texas' finances are not as bleak as other energy states - Oklahoma is grappling with a roughly $870 million shortfall that could decimate core state services, and Kansas is considering big tax increases to offset serious budget problems.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:13:26 GMT
The Texas House's Republican speaker has thwarted a tea party-backed effort to tack "bathroom bill" restrictions onto an unrelated measure regulating the agency overseeing oil and gas. Rep. Matt Schafer of Tyler sought to ban transgender Texans from using public restrooms of their choice as part of a sweeping Railroad Commission bill.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:13:25 GMT
Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed by the state Senate.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:38:32 GMT
A man who authorities had sought for decades in the death of a woman in Austin has pleaded guilty to a charge of murder and will be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Van Wisse entered his plea Tuesday as part of an agreement reached earlier with prosecutors.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:38:31 GMT
Multiple rounds of severe weather are in the forecast this week for Southern Plains states, with Texas and Oklahoma at risk Tuesday for big hail, tornadoes and damaging winds.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:12:12 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas death row inmate Tuesday, sending his case back to the appeals court and invalidating the state's current method of determining if a death-sentenced inmate is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for execution. Texas' method relies on decades-old medical standards and a controversial set of factors.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:12:11 GMT
Bobby James Moore, seen in an undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, is on death row for the shooting death of James McCarble during a grocery store robbery on April 25, 1980. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear his claim of mental disability on Nov. 29, 2016.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:12:10 GMT
This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows inmate Bobby Moore. The U.S. The Supreme Court has sided with a Texas death row inmate Moore who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:43:06 GMT
As the investigation into multiple complaints of child sexual assault closed in on Dwayne Bernard Howard , the 43-year-old - already a registered sex offender - knew where he could go to lay low: Prague, Czech Republic, where his friend and fellow expat sex offender Floyd Dwayne Rice lived.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:47 GMT
Rebecca Goerdel was arrested March 24, 2017 for allegedly participating in an improper relationship with a student in Grand Prairie Independent School District. Rebecca Goerdel was arrested March 24, 2017 for allegedly participating in an improper relationship with a student in Grand Prairie Independent School District.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:21:13 GMT
Some Amtrak trains operating between Chicago and St. Louis will stop running while upgrades designed to enable trains to reach 110 mph get done. The affected Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains will halt April 3. Buses will replace them for the one day.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:17:30 GMT
Jacksonville Republican Sen. Robert Nichols originally sought to scrap the full $140 fee for first-time licenses and the $70 charge for 5-year license renewals. But doing so would have cost Texas $55-plus million during a two-year state budget cycle.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:51:40 GMT
Laredo Democratic Sen. Judith Zaffirini's proposal is named for state District Judge Julie Kocurek, who was shot and wounded outside her Austin home in 2015.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:51:39 GMT
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is applauding the Trump administration's vows to punish "sanctuary cities," which shelter people in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:56:45 GMT
While most of the ship's wood has long since disintegrated, copper that sheathed the hull beneath the waterline as a protection against marine-boring organisms remains, leaving a copper shell retaining the form of the ship. The copper has turned green due to oxidation and chemical processes over more than a century on the seafloor.