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LIBERTY HILL, Texas -- Two children are dead after a crash along U.S. 183 near Liberty Hill on Wednesday, according to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers. Troopers said a 15-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl died at the scene after the car they were riding in was rear-...
A Fort Worth grandmother turned the table on a would-be robber Monday after he put a knife to her throat. Jewell Turner was parked outside her doctor’s office when a man approached her van, asking for directions. When she rolled down the window he put a knife up to her throat...
As Texas moves closer to becoming an open carry state, a change added right before the final passage of the House bill is getting some attention. “It’s a necessary part of the open carry bill, without this you truly don’t have open carry,” said Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving. He...
A top Texas Republican hopes to push talk forward this session on legislation to allow some undocumented immigrants to get on the books and drive legally. "How can we drive to the hospitals without fear? How can we go to the grocery stores?" said Tanairi Martinez, a former...
The Round Rock Police Department is investigating after an officer was recorded slamming a woman to the ground, knocking her out cold. The dashboard camera video recorded from Officer Ben Johnson's cruiser shows the officer confronting 27-year-old Viviana Keith in the parking...
Advisers to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative as socialist and keeping children in a ‘Godless environment’ in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday. The letter was a rebuke over a preschool push being led by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott,...
An upcoming documentary describes Yelp as the internet's equivalent to the mafia, and the publicly-traded company is doing everything in its power to discredit the film before it is released. Yelp, founded in 2004 by two former PayPal employees, is a website that lets users...
Leading up to Monday's House vote on the Open Carry bill, Representative Harold Dutton from Houston, a Democrat, proposed an amendment that prohibits peace officers from stopping and questioning someone based solely on the fact that a person is openly carrying a handgun in their...
Would you opt your kids out of the STAAR test? That is what some central Texas parents are doing this week for their children amid pressures and inconsistencies with standardized testing. One local attorney that is helping out with the cause says that it is possible for parents...