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A state judicial conduct commission has publicly reprimanded a Southeast Texas judge who is the sole overseer of Texas' troubled civil commitment program for violent sex predators. The Commission on Judicial Conduct made its ruling public Friday after looking into complaints...
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas state education officials and high school coaches on Friday launched a program aimed at student athletes to prevent and raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The ProtectHer Project, developed in response to a string of high profile assault...
It was bound to happen sooner or later: Plastic bag makers have sued the city of Dallas over the ordinance requiring retailers to charge customers a nickel for a single-use bag. It’s the least surprising lawsuit filed against 1500 Marilla since Trinity East Energy sued over the...
The national debate over religious objection laws roiled again Thursday in Texas after Republican lawmakers abruptly pushed a new proposal on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing historic arguments over gay marriage. Even advocates for same-sex couples say the bill, aimed...
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Crowds cheered Thursday as a teenage boy was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-story Kathmandu building that collapsed around him five days ago when an enormous earthquake shook Nepal. Pemba Tamang was carried out on a stretcher, his...
A Texas lawmaker is scrapping his effort to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to have abortions if they can't get the required consent from their parents, in favor of an even stricter measure. Carrollton Republican Rep. Ron Simmons' legislative director Zach Flores...
Several dozen people demonstrated at a busy Houston intersection in protest the death of a black man in the custody of Baltimore police. About 50 people gathered Wednesday evening at the intersection near the south Houston campus of historically black Texas Southern University...
A Dallas police officer has been fired after allegedly pointing a gun at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend last month in Famers Branch. Authorities say 29-year-old Aaron Tolerton was fired Wednesday and faces possible charges in relation to the incident. In a protective...
Small trash adds up to a big expensive litter problem in Texas. That's the message TxDOT is bringing as they revive the Don't Mess With Texas anti-litter campaign to another generation; to make younger and newer Texans aware of how much litter costs us. TxDOT's executive...