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Police from around the nation are among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked officers on patrol around the state turn on their vehicles' flashing lights for a minute...
Having been barred from driving her car after a DWI arrest, a creative Texas State University student switched to a different set of wheels - a hot pink Barbie Jeep. Tara Monroe, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, had her license suspended after she refused to submit...
The number of Texas teachers accused of having inappropriate relationships with students has increased for the seventh year in a row, a trend experts say is fueled by off-campus contact through social media and text messaging. The Texas Education Agency opened 188 cases in the...
The Houston Police Officers Union asked the FBI Wednesday to investigate two videos posted on the Internet that union members said are meant to incite violence against police officers. "We're all for the First Amendment and freedom of speech, but we're not for speech that's...
In the wake of the deadly shooting of a Harris County deputy last weekend, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued a statement Wednesday in which he urged Texans to change “this negative attitude toward those that protect us” and show their appreciation for law enforcement. According...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood described...
The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the winter. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, announces its final seasonal assessment for fall and the preliminary outlook for winter. ERCOT's fall assessment for October and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Racing Commission has suspended operations - meaning horse and dog racing tracks cannot take bets - amid legislative funding squabbles. There was no answer at commission offices Tuesday, but officials had previously suggested any suspension would...
The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the winter. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, on Tuesday announced its final seasonal assessment for fall and the preliminary outlook for winter. ERCOT's fall assessment for...