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The Texas Tribune reports Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate who has drawn fire for his inflammatory comments on illegal immigration, is making a trip to the Texas-Mexico border, a Border Patrol union official said late Tuesday. Trump is visiting Laredo this...
As a response to last week's Chattanooga shooting, Brenham residents are taking up arms to guard their local military recruitment center. They are hoping other cities will join in on the movement. Warning - weapons prohibited; it's the first thing you see when walking up to the...
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control...
Add “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell to the list of Americans who believe the Pentagon should arm recruiters and other service members after the attack in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Navy SEAL veteran took to Facebook on Monday night and ripped the Pentagon’s decisions in the...
Gov. Greg Abbott says he is reluctantly asking Texas Military Forces to arm soldiers at their home bases after Thursday’s attacks at military sites in Tennessee that killed four Marines and one sailor. Abbott said in a release Saturday that he will authorize Adjutant General...
As colleges grapple with the widespread problem of sexual assault, there is a growing consensus that the nation’s schools need to do more to educate young people about sex and relationships before they ever set foot on campus. A little-noticed measure tucked into the Senate’s...
President Obama announced a pilot program to bring broadband to low-income households in public housing on Wednesday, attempting to close a gap that leaves many without high-speed Internet. The plan, called ConnectHome, will launch in 27 cities nationwide and is expected to...
Police said a man witnessed a horrible car crash. What happened next, just downright cold behavior, according to police. They explained he whipped out his cell phone to record the teen's final moments alive instead of racing over to help a dying teenager. The man now faces...
Montgomery County’s school board has backed a plan to end final exams in middle-school- level courses and is looking closely at a proposal to scrap high school finals. The Montgomery County Board of Education voted on Tuesday to endorse interim superintendent Larry Bowers’ plan...