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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...
Police in a Dallas suburb say a 31-year-old man called them after fatally shooting his mother's 65-year-old live-in boyfriend during a fight. Garland police say Joseph Robic had gone Saturday afternoon to visit his mother. She wasn't home but her live-in boyfriend, Ray Keech,...
Authorities say about a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said no injuries or fires were reported in the Saturday evening accident near Valley Mills, but that...
Native Americans who gathered in a small West Texas town for a sunrise ceremony to predict this year's weather outlook say the winds signal a fair year. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( http://bit.ly/1DL4W1G ) reports Native Americans gathered Sunday morning at the city park in...
Three lawsuits over an Oklahoma bus crash that killed four North Central Texas College softball players have been dismissed or settled; but the reasons for dismissal and terms of the settlement have not been released. The team was traveling home to Gainesville, Texas, from a...
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of three people whose bodies were found in a Houston apartment. Investigators say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday at the Arbor Court Apartments. Houston police Lt. Robert Blaine says a friend who went to the apartment...
Charges have been dropped against a former Amarillo police officer who had been accused of altering a police report in connection with an incident in which he and another officer illegally entered a home. The Amarillo Globe-News reports ( http://bit.ly/1FLZb3t ) prosecutors...