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GOP Leader: Congress on Track to do 'Absolutely Nothing' on Border Crisis With the White House's emergency funding request for the Southern border in jeopardy, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn on Tuesday added to the increased speculation that Congress would fail to act on the...
WILLIS, Texas (AP) - A house has exploded in Central Texas and emergency responders are trying to determine whether anyone was hurt. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the fiery blast was reported before dawn Tuesday at a home near Willis. That's about 40 miles north of...
DALLAS (AP) - The superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District has received a two-year contract extension but no raise. Trustees early Tuesday approved the deal with Mike Miles, who makes about $300,000 annually. The agreement extends a contract that was set to...
HOUSTON (AP) - Testimony resumes in Houston as prosecutors seek the death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. The punishment phase begins Monday in a...
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Police Department is using civilian employees at the county jail to help free up its officers. The Dallas Morning News reports department commanders recently transferred 10 employees to the jail to watch arrested suspects while the county processes them...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas teenager has died after her go-kart crashed during an autocross event near Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday identified the victim as 14-year-old Kierstin Eaddy of Flower Mound. No...
Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce he'll be sending more security to the Mexico border. According to Senator Juan Hinojosa, he will be activating the Texas National Guard for duty there. According to the McAllen Monitor, he will call up about a thousand troops. The...
The Texas unemployment rate for June held steady at 5.1 percent. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said last onth's seasonally adjusted figure matched the May unemployment rate. Texas had recorded declines in statewide unemployment during March, April and May. The...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas dentist has been sentenced to 21 days in prison for taping a female employee changing in the office bathroom. Sixty-seven-year-old William Birdwell pleaded guilty Thursday in Bryan to improper visual recording. Birdwell was appointed to the...