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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...
Hey, look what I did. That small boast on social media can trigger a whirlwind that spins into real-life grief, as a Texas veterinarian found out after shooting a cat. Dr. Kristen Lindsey allegedly shot an arrow into the back of an orange tabby's head and posted a proud photo...
Deputy constables said a Humble-area dad shot and killed his daughter's boyfriend as the young man arrived to pick up the girl Thursday evening. It happened on Neelie at Kenswick in northeast Harris County. Deputy constables with Harris County Pct. 4 said the 22-year-old...
One congressman is spearheading an effort to help undocumented immigrants avoid deportation with what some are calling a “get out of deportation” free card. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other House Democrats have created the Family Defender Toolkit, an informational pamphlet...
Texas fathers took to the state capitol today to support a bill for equal parenting, and a Frisco dad was front and center. Rustin Wright is the father to a ten-year-old son, who says he’s spent his son’s entire life fighting in court for equal custody. “I’ve spent everything I’...