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(Information in the following story is from: The Monitor, http://www.themonitor.com ) EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — An audit of a South Texas sheriff's department reveals that hundreds of items have gone missing, including firearms and vehicles, and there were few protections against...
HOUSTON (AP) — Local health systems across Texas are working to disqualify certain patients who remained enrolled in the taxpayer-funded medical programs instead of getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The hospital districts say that because insurance premiums are...
A proposal to allow alcohol sales at guns shows in Texas got a mostly unfavorable reaction at a gun show in Houston, with many in attendance calling it a bad idea. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is considering the proposal, provided that at such events live ammunition...
The Texas Education Agency says 90 percent of districts and 85 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards, and many earned distinctions. The agency made the announcement Friday as it continues to overhaul an accountability system that will...
A federal judge that will decide whether to block a Texas law that would end abortions at 18 clinics in Texas has pushed closing arguments to next week. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Thursday heard the final witnesses in a four-day trial in Austin. The lawsuit was brought by...
A conservative court challenge has prompted Houston officials to suspend new protections for gay and transgender residents until an Aug. 15 court hearing. Conservative activists have sued the city after failing to collect enough votes for a repeal referendum. Mayor Annise Parker...
Two Texans eyeing possible 2016 presidential runs are addressing the kind of top-tier conservative event necessary to build national support. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are both addressing the RedState Gathering in Fort Worth on Friday. Perry's speech helps...
Four Houston teachers accused in a cheating scandal have agreed to resignation packages that include a year's salary. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1vj9Zm5 ) the Houston Independent School District board approved the deal Thursday. Superintendent Terry Grier had...
The Drunk Driving Symposium discussed how Austin continuously ranks as one of the country's safest cities, but there's a category of crime police say is preventable that they want to eliminate: Traffic crashes caused by drunk driving. "When you're driving home from working at...