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Texas releases its first-ever strategic plan on child abuse prevention and early intervention, shifting from primarily investigation-based efforts aimed at protecting children to a public health approach to strengthen families. The five-year plan, developed by the Prevention and...
The State of Texas today sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) giving official notice of its intention to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program should ORR not unconditionally approve Texas’ state plan by September 30th. Today’s letter comes...
Texas law enforcement officials won't confirm that nearly 4,000 troopers will receive de-escalation training despite an attorney for Sandra Bland's family saying the state made that deal as part of a $1.9 million wrongful-death settlement. A spokesman for the Texas Department of...
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller won't face criminal charges for allegedly using taxpayer funds to obtain a "Jesus shot" in Oklahoma. The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the Republican for possible abuse of power. In a memo released Tuesday, prosecutors...
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Whole Foods, Inc. over violations of hazardous waste regulations. During a year-long investigation, EPA found Whole Foods improperly identified or mishandled hazardous waste at company facilities...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking the public’s help in solving the 1973 murder of Candyce Fletcher-Mora, 23, in Harlingen. As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured each month by the Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes...
Authorities say they've confiscated more than 11,000 pieces of jewelry from a San Antonio store after investigators found stolen items in a store safe. Bexar County sheriff's spokeswoman Rosanne Hughes said Monday the investigation began last month when residents reported stolen...
A longtime federal judge in Texas who was reprimanded for making unwanted sexual advances has retired from the bench. U.S. District Judge Walter Smith Jr. in a letter to President Barack Obama said his retirement was effective last Wednesday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
Officials say a man has been charged in the death of a North Texas college student whose body was found dismembered and burned in a park. Grapevine police said Monday that 30-year-old Charles Dean Bryant has been charged with capital murder in the death of 24-year-old Jacqueline...