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Texas Republican leaders Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months. The U.S. senator and Texas attorney general on Monday...
State figures show criminal acts in the Texas prison system are rampant as authorities have filed 3,000 charges against prisoners since 2009 and nearly 600 more against corrections officers in that time. Inmates have been accused of committing a variety of crimes while...
The largest city in Texas will be getting a fourth area code. The Public Utility Commission of Texas on Monday announced Houston will add the 346 telephone area code on July 1. The new number involves an overlay of existing area codes 713, 281 and 832 in Harris, Fort Bend,...
A federal review has determined some South Texas physicians stopped accepting veterans as patients because a Veterans Affairs center was not reimbursing the doctors in a timely manner. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel in a report released Monday also found the VA center in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas countryside could become dotted by billboards up to 65 feet tall under a rule revision being considered by the Texas Transportation Commission. A public hearing has been scheduled Tuesday at Texas Department of Transportation headquarters. Such...
Millions of gallons of water from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could be treated and reused without extra energy costs using gas that is typically burned off at drilling sites, according to a new study by a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin. Enough...
A Canadian man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for traveling to Texas and luring a 14-year-old boy he met online into having sex. A federal judge in Dallas on Wednesday sentenced 43-year-old Phillip Amisano-Camillo of Surrey, British Columbia. Amisano-Camillo pleaded...
An integrated circuit that Texas Instruments engineer Jack Kilby used in 1958 to demonstrate his invention of the new technology is expected to sell for up to $2 million at auction. Christie's New York is offering the prototype, which helped create the microchip revolution, at...
Texas will meet Texas A&M and Oklahoma will face Arkansas in a women's basketball doubleheader Dec. 21 that marks the inaugural edition of a challenge event formed by the Southeastern Conference and Big 12. The event will span at least two years and will have two teams from...