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Houston has been awarded $9.4 million to install red warning lights and high-water sensors in 40 flood-prone traffic intersections as recovery continues from Hurricane Harvey. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday announced the federal grant. The city, the Texas Department of...
New state data reveals that more than 170 children died in Texas last year from neglect or abuse, a 23 percent decrease from the year before. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services released data this month on child...
Nearly 9,000 homes and other buildings will remain in the floodplains of four Houston-area waterways despite multimillion-dollar flood control projects. The Houston Chronicle reports that momentum built last month to finish the projects on Brays, Hunting and White Oak bayous and...
(photo courtesy Office of the Governor) Safety on Texas' community and junior college campuses gets the attention of Gov. Greg Abbott. Today Abbott sent a letter to the Higher Education Coordinating Board with instructions.. "Review what the standards are. See the extent to...
President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for eight top Texas Republicans ahead of the state's primary next week. On Twitter on Tuesday, Trump encouraged "all of my many Texas friends" to vote for Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General...
Fayette County Sheriffs Deputies pull over an SUV yesterday. The driver and passenger were acting suspiciously. The K-9 Officer Lobos detected narcotics. After dropping the gas tank which had a false bottom, deputies discovered liquid meth with a street value of about $6 million...
Federal authorities are investigating a suspected natural gas leak that caused an explosion at a newly renovated house in Dallas, killing a 12-year-old girl and injuring four other members of her family. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a three-person...
Governor Greg Abbott Thursday issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Thomas Bartlett Whitaker will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole...
A Houston-area school district is threatening to suspend students who disrupt classes or walk out to protest current gun laws. The Houston Chronicle reports that Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes sent a letter to families and published on schools' social media Tuesday...