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The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil. The next stop is Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, marking a milestone that marijuana-reform advocates say is nothing short of...
A Texas Senate panel has approved tighter restrictions on a process enabling teens to have abortions in extreme cases, when they can't get the required parental consent. Members of the Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday recommended Republican Rep. Geanie Morrison's...
The restaurant shootout among rival biker gangs in Waco became a last-ditch rallying cry Monday for opponents of a bill that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is all but certain to soon sign into law: legalizing openly carried handguns in Texas. The shootout that left nine people dead...
Marijuana supporters are on the brink of a small victory they say is nonetheless significant in the conservative Texas Legislature. The Republican-controlled House on Monday approved legalizing trace amounts of a marijuana plant extract for medicinal purposes. The cannabis oil...
WACO, Texas (AP) — A meeting of motorcycle clubs ended in a deadly shootout after two rival gangs faced off at a Waco restaurant, an explosion of what Texas authorities had warned earlier in the month was growing animosity between the groups. The Texas Department of Public...
Law enforcement officers kept watch on the near-deserted streets in part of Waco where a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs at a restaurant left nine bikers dead and raised the specter of further violence. Authorities increased security to quell fresh attempts at criminal...
Federal investigators are examining the burned wreckage of a plane to determine what caused it to crash shortly after takeoff, killing a Central Texas family. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Edward Malinowski said Sunday that it could take six months to a year...
Police escorted about a dozen protesters from the audience as Gov. Greg Abbott began his commencement address to graduates at the University of North Texas. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports ( http://bit.ly/1KebzMP ) that one student turned his back on the governor as he...
The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 22 cents in the past three weeks to $2.80. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude prices caused by a weaker U.S. dollar and strong gasoline demand drove the increase. However, she says...