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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections, reaching the opposite conclusion from a similar Wisconsin case a week earlier. The order, coming two days before early voting is set to begin...
DALLAS (AP) -- Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has joined calls for an air travel ban from countries hit the hardest by Ebola. Perry said Friday that air travel is how Ebola crosses borders and that's how it arrived in Texas, so an air travel ban is the right policy. A Texas hospital had the first...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Alfredo Rangel, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. He has a violent criminal past, and is wanted for parole violation,...
Health officials say the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is prepared to accept Ebola patients and dispose of associated medical waste. UTMB planned a news conference Friday on readiness after an Ebola patient died in Dallas and two health care workers became...
A former gang captain has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over the 2008 drug-related slaying of a prospective member in South Texas. Frank Lavelle Urbish Jr. of Pasadena was sentenced Thursday in San Antonio in a case involving the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after being briefed yesterday by Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on the latest efforts to contain Ebola: “It is...
Dallas County commissioners will consider issuing a disaster declaration after Ebola has left a man from Liberia dead and two nurses infected. Commissioners scheduled an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon. The proposal says Dallas County "has the potential to suffer widespread...
A former West Texas jailer is behind bars after authorities say he set up a fake Facebook account to defame a sheriff's deputy. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Tipton is being held on $300,000 bond at the Brown County Jail on charges of online impersonation, stalking and retaliation...