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Former president's breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:22:50 GMT

Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube. His underlying health problems include vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease.




US judge delays Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:19:41 GMT

A U.S. judge issued a temporary restraining on Thursday that halted Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, local media reports said. FILE PHOTO - Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016.




Country singer Lee Greenwood 'would be embarrassed to turn down inauguration'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:01:03 GMT

Country music singer Lee Greenwood said he could not imagine the "embarrassment" at turning down an invitation to perform at a presidential inauguration, adding that "very few people get the honour". Greenwood, 74, will perform at Thursday evening's Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, which officially kicks off festivities ahead of the inauguration of American President-elect Donald Trump, in Washington DC.




Study: Texas abortions declined as clinics got farther away

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:41:07 GMT

The number of abortions performed throughout Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics, a study found.




Some Abilene students learn about aerospace technology

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:51:00 GMT

Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math & Science students test different rocket engines in their aerospace engineering course Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Abilene, Texas. Aerospace engineering, a subspecialty within the engineering track at the specialized high school, was launched this year.




Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Face Congress in Confirmation Hearing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:29:07 GMT

Donald Trump's former GOP primary rival, former Texas Governor Rick Perry, will come before Congress tomorrow for his confirmation hearing for Secretary of the Energy Department. Trump selected Perry to serve as his Secretary of Energy on December 14, nearly a year-and-a-half after a contentious primary season where the two ran against each other.




Democrats again to lead just 2 Texas Senate committees

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:14:05 GMT

Democrats will again head just two Texas Senate committees, the same number that the minority party ran last session in 2015. Republican Lt.




The Latest: George HW Bush, Barbara, in hospital overnight

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:49:41 GMT

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says physicians initially believed the 92-year-old former president would be released later this week following several days of treatment for respiratory issues related to pneumonia, but his stay has been extended after doctors performed a procedure Wednesday to help clear his airway. He then was moved to intensive care.




Texas police detective killed, suspect later found dead

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:11:52 GMT

Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Walker died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at a Denton hospital hours after being shot whil... . Officers stand outside the emergency room at the Denton Regional Medical Hospital after a police detective, who was shot while responding to a report of an armed man outside a house, was taken to the... The Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study.




Heavy rain pounds Houston area, other parts of Texas

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:31:35 GMT

Another round of heavy rain is battering parts of Texas, particularly the Houston area where the morning commute is slowed by flooded streets and poor visibility.




Woman arrested in Leonne Weeks murder probe

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:05:38 GMT

Donald flies in to DC on his private jet to join a stunning Kellyanne Conway and Jon Voight at glamorous pre-inauguration dinner Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who 'murdered' veteran female officer at a Walmart is arrested after a week on the run - and then paraded covered in BANDAGES after struggle with cops Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, is taken to hospital in Texas but his aides insist he is 'fine' and will be home in two days Do YOU know the meaning of the trickiest words in the dictionary? Fiendishly tough quiz puts your vocabulary to the test 'He looks like a soccer mom enjoying hunting season!' NFL star Jay Cutler is body-shamed after his wife Kristin Cavallari posts 'unflattering' shot of their Mexican vacation Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence: Soldier who leaked military secrets will be free in FIVE MONTHS - but gives no hope of clemency ... (more)




Texas starting industrial development program in Bowie County

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:36:00 GMT

A new program in Texas aims to change the look of vacant industrial areas to make them more appealing to prospective businesses. Texas Economic Development Council officials say they began the Star Site program to gear up for what they hope will create an influx of job opportunities.




Police: Daughters taken 3 decades ago found in Texas, mom arrested

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:18:22 GMT

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday. An anonymous tip two days before Christmas led police to Kimberly and Kelly Yates and their mother, Elaine Yates, state police Lt.




Texas, 13 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:54:05 GMT

Texas and 13 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas and 13 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.




Texas, 13 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:54:04 GMT

Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Paxton said in a statement that the "Stream Protection Rule" imposes "mandatory, one-size-fits-all" regulations that violate states' rights.




Judge: Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:34:43 GMT

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program says rehashing secretly recorded videos from 2015 amounts to "baloney."




2 Texas Democratic congressmen boycotting Trump inauguration

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:34:42 GMT

Democratic U.S. Reps. Al Green and Joaquin Castro of Texas say they will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington on Friday.