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Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in “stable, lasting relationships”, the state’s attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban. Attorney general Greg Abbott, the...
Opponents of race-based college admissions on Tuesday asked all 15 judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a July 15 ruling allowing the University of Texas to consider the race of prospective students in the undergraduate application process. In that 2-1...
East Texas authorities say they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million. Chief Deputy Byron Lyons from the Polk County Sheriff's Office tells KHOU-TV in Houston that the fields were part of a...
University of Texas System regents have picked a top U.S. military special operations leader as the finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses. Regents picked Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. McRaven...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry compares the role of National Guard troops at his state’s border to the deterring effect that cop cars stationed along neighborhood roads have on crime. Perry, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal, said even though the 1,000 military troops he...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The new mayor of San Antonio says $32 million in city money pledged for a streetcar system should be diverted to other projects. Mayor Ivy Taylor on Monday said any future streetcar or rail plans should be voted on by the public. Bexar County Judge Nelson...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 8-10 as families prepare to send children back to school. Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the tax-free holiday weekend. The state law...
Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the U.S. to hold unaccompanied children who enter the country illegally. A number of sites in Texas and elsewhere are being considered as detention facilities for many of the more...
After a weekend break, jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are entering their fifth day of deliberations. Jurors have had the case since last Tuesday. They're expected to return to the federal courthouse...