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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...
Some were outraged, some were sympathetic, but there was no indifference among the families of workers affected by Blue Bell Creameries' announced plans for layoffs and furloughs. The Brenham, Texas-based company is cutting more than a third of its workforce after a series of...
A Texas head shop chain, its owner and his daughter are among more than two dozen individuals accused in a federal indictment of participating in a synthetic marijuana distribution ring. Dallas-based Gas Pipe Inc., owner Gerald "Jerry" Shults, his daughter Amy Lynn Herrig, and...
A North Texas sheriff, his former chief deputy and another former deputy have been indicted on charges stemming from allegations of officer-licensing irregularities. A judge has suspended Hill County Sheriff Michael Cox in light of the charges. Cox, former chief deputy Mark...
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, delivers a floor speech on Amendment (#16) to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 will ensure that the Department of Defense will prioritize the transfer of surplus equipment to the...
The Texas House has voted to criminalize the posting of so-called revenge porn, or putting explicit images online with the intent to embarrass a former lover or spouse. The proposal by Rep. Sarah Davis, a Republican from West University Place, was approved by simple voice vote...
The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools' academic performance - but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal. The plan passed late Thursday would distribute letter grades based on student and school...
Texas health officials today finalized with Blue Bell Creameries the steps the company must take before selling ice cream from its Brenham plant. The company temporarily shut down its operation following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in certain ice cream products...