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A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them. The "Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act" by Magnolia Republican...
Law enforcement is being extra-vigilant with a Texas Republican legislator who has received threats over a bill that would limit independent bloggers filming police. Dallas Rep. Jason Villalba's spokeswoman Jordan Hunter said Villalba hasn't been assigned a security detail at...
With 146 people killed in Texas work zone crashes last year -- an increas of more than 20 percent from 2013 -- the Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to slow down, pay attention and be extra cautious when driving through work zones and construction areas. TxDoT's...
Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature. More than $8 billion is left on the table in the two-year spending plan that advanced Tuesday...
A new report by the Department of Family and Protective Services gives a rare, comprehensive glimpse inside child deaths on CPS' watch. "The quality of data is very important - the study is based on our own child and abuse neglect data which is those cases that cps has...
The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University has released an informative and potentially lifesaving civilian response to active shooter event video, which is available to the public on the AvoidDenyDefend.org website as well as...
Against a backdrop of cheering students at America's largest Christian university, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the White House on Monday in rural Virginia, peppering a 30-minute speech with conservative applause lines and a call to dismantle most of what...
They signed up to fight for their country, and the state of Texas promised to pay for their education. For decades, Texas - which has the state second-highest veterans' population in the country - has funded higher education for the enlisted under the Hazlewood Exemption. But in...
The Supreme Court is weighing a free-speech challenge to Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag. Specialty plates are big business in Texas, where drivers spent $17.6 million last year to choose from among more than 350 messages the state...