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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...
Amid STAAR testing season, North Texas parents are joining thousands of others nationwide who are fed up with standardized testing and, in protest, are opting their children out of it. Arlington mom Kim Martinez, a kindergarten teacher, has kept her children out of tests before...
DALLAS — A two-month-old boy was killed by his family's pet pitbull Sunday afternoon, police said. Just before 5 p.m., the boy was inside the family's house on the 6800 block of Beechnut Street in Dallas when the father went outside to turn on the sprinklers, according to police...
Michelle Manhart, a female veteran of the United States Air Force , found herself in handcuffs after she stopped a protest in which activists were stomping on a U.S. flag tossed to the ground, The Blaze reported Saturday. According to the Valdosta Daily Times , Manhart was also...