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The city of Austin said it is now enforcing an ordinance that prohibits landlords from rejecting low-income applicants who plan on paying part of their rent with a housing voucher if they meet all the qualifications for tenancy. The announcement follows a Friday ruling from U.S...
A US Department of Justice report, to be released this week, alleges that Ferguson police are guilty of disproportional fining and arresting African-American residents to balance the town’s budget, making the lives of those unable to pay a nightmare. Officials familiar with the...
AUSTIN, Texas — A judge refused to delay an Austin ordinance that would prevent apartment complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay their rent. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Friday rebuffed an effort by the Austin Apartment Association to...
A 4-year-old boy is dead from what authorities say was an accidental shooting in north Harris County Sunday morning. It happened at a home in the 19000 block of Imperial Stone before noon. According to family members, the little boy was staying there for the night and on Sunday...
A Temple man was in the Bell County Jail on Friday after an arrest for driving while intoxicated and the t-shirt he wore in his mug shot had local lawmen laughing, although the serious charge did not. Luciano Gutierrez was arrested Thursday and charged with his ninth DWI. CLICK...
The National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates are speaking out against the government’s move to amend laws regarding certain ammunition, which could, in effect, ban “one of the most popular cartridges for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15.” The...
AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin apartment complex is requiring pet owners to provide DNA samples from their dogs or risk having their leases terminated. Residents at the AMLI 5350 apartments were notified by letter this week that all dogs must be DNA tested before April 1 of this year...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally. The historic vote on the proposal, pitched by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, elicited...
PASADENA, Texas -- Ted Myers wishes he could always be there to protect his daughter. And he was sick to his stomach when he saw a picture of her with a gun pointed at her head -- allegedly by her classmate's mother. "I literally, my stomach dropped," Myers said. "I got nauseous...