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(Credit: Associated Press) The embattled director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has resigned after lawmakers sharply criticized her agency taking taxpayer-funded trips to Hawaii and San Diego. Sherry Cook's resignation came weeks after the Texas Tribune reported on...
(Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office) A special prosecutor has been named to pursue the case of a Houston man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy at a gas station. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon will prosecute Shannon Miles, the man charged with killing...
Photo: Shutterstock AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has approved a bipartisan bill requiring further study before the state's agriculture commissioner can authorize the use of a poison he's boasted will trigger an "apocalypse" against the invasive creatures. Approved Monday...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Authorities say a fire where an estimated 100,000 tires were burning for nearly a week at a West Texas disposal facility finally is out. West Odessa Volunteer Fire Chief Jimmy Ellis tells the Odessa American a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
The border wall President Donald Trump has imagined could seal some Americans on the "Mexican side" - technically on U.S. soil, but outside of a barrier built north of the river separating the two countries. Landowners could lose property. Those who that already lost some for an...
(Photo credit: DFPS) New state funding is helping Texas Child Protective Services make more timely first visits with the state's most endangered children and improve employee retention. The Dallas Morning News reports that in December, Texas lawmakers approved $142.4 million for...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Houston City Council has approved an ordinance that bans homeless camps in public places and also cracks down on panhandling. Council members on Wednesday approved the measure that prohibits temporary shelters, tents and unauthorized cooking...
A tough Texas bill cracking down on local police who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law has cleared a key legislative hurdle toward becoming law. A House committee voted 7-5 without debate Wednesday to approve a softened version of the anti-"sanctuary cities" bill...
(Image courtesy H-E-B) H-E-B announces they are the largest privately-held employer in Texas. The grocery chain has 90 thousand employees they call partners in the state and another ten thousand in Mexico. H-E-B operates 322 stores in Texas and another 56 in Mexico. They plan to...