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(Credit: Associated Press) Several families have been held in Texas immigration lockdowns far longer than federal law allows, even though state lawmakers adjourned without passing legislation to circumvent the rules. The proposals would have allowed the state to license the...
(Credit: Shutterstock) A private investigator says a shooting at a Texas car dealership that left three men dead involved two investigators who had confronted a fugitive wanted in Minnesota on several felony charges. Stew Peters, a bail investigator with the private Minnesota-...
(Credit: Department of Family Protective Services) A federal audit has heaped more criticism onto Texas' troubled child welfare system that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional. The report published Tuesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
(Photo courtesy Fayette County Sheriffs Office) The drug dog in Fayette County makes another..collar. Fayette County Sheriffs say a dodge pickup that was pulled over Friday afternoon on I-10 for a traffic violation. The driver was acting suspiciously and consented to a search. ...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Gov. Greg Abbott says he won't make a decision until later this week on whether to call state lawmakers back to work as their 140-day legislation session ends Monday. Abbott says he's pleased that the Republican-controlled Legislature approved his priority...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Texas' legislative session is winding down with a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people all but dead and negotiations to salvage it at a standstill. Lawmakers were resolving lingering issues ahead of Monday's final adjournment. Their focus was...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Legislature has approved an overhaul of an academic accountability rating system that issues schools and school districts A to F letter grades. The grading scale only passed last session and hasn't even been fully implemented, but has been...
A Texas nurse who's been serving a 99-year prison sentence for the fatal overdose of an infant in her care has been indicted in the death of another infant as prosecutors try to keep her behind bars. A Bexar County grand jury indicted Genene Jones Thursday on a murder count in...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The compromise announced Thursday by House and Senate budget leaders boosts funding for the state'...