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Immigration activists unfurled a sign that read "Refugees Welcome" from the observation deck of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday. The 20-foot by 3-foot red and white banner was hung near the statue's base soon after the Department of Homeland Security announced a host of...
A Dallas jury sentenced a neurosurgeon to life in prison after they heard from over a dozen patient who testified Christopher Duntsch seriously maimed them while they were under his knife. Duntsch, who practiced medicine at various hospitals in Dallas and Collin counties, was...
Texans’ expectations for how good a president Donald Trump could be have soared since his election, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll released Monday. The result was driven by Texas Republicans’ unabashed enthusiasm for the new president. In the poll’s...
Austin City Council members approved giving $200,000 in emergency city funding on Thursday to provide legal help to immigrants, after an emotionally charged debate in which two council members fought back tears. The money, proposed by Council Member Greg Casar, adds to the city’...
As many as 240 protesters are marching from Austin City Hall toward the Texas Capitol to show their solidarity with the area’s immigrant community. Spectators on Thursday lined Congress Avenue in downtown, cheering the passing throngs. The only trouble at the peaceful...
Fired by one American commander-in-chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another. President Donald Trump had been weighing the fate of his national security adviser, a hard-charging, feather-ruffling retired lieutenant general who just...
One person was arrested after causing an Austin Police vehicle to catch fire during ICE protests early Sunday morning at North Lamar Blvd & Rundberg Lane. According to officials, around 3 a.m. the suspect threw a lit firework into an unoccupied APD unit, causing it to catch...
A Grand Prairie woman who was found guilty on two counts of illegal voting has been sentenced to eight years in prison along with a $5,000 fine on Thursday. Rosa Maria Ortega was arrested in 2015. She is a legal U.S. resident, but is not a citizen and therefore, not qualified to...
Seven people were arrested Wednesday outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Phoenix after protesting the apprehension of a Mexican-born woman whom they fear will be deported. The protesters -- chanting "Justice!" and "Power to the people, no one is illegal...