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Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants a review of jail safety in Texas following the death this summer of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup. Patrick said Tuesday that lawmakers will begin holding hearings next month about suicides in state jails. Texas has seen an average of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller won't apologize for a shared post on his Facebook page that appears to suggest using an atomic bomb on the Muslim population, a spokesman for the Republican said Monday. The post shows a mushroom cloud and says Japan...
Doug Hutchison wears a badge and carries a gun but his most effective weapon in the pursuit of livestock thieves in the nation's largest cattle-producing territory may be his smartphone. With it, Hutchison, one of 30 Special Rangers with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers...
SOME BUSINESSES ARE COMING TOGETHER TO HELP SCHOOL OPEN ON TIME IN VAN... A TORNADO THAT RIPPED THROUGH THE EAST TEXAS CITY ON MAY 10 HEAVILIY DAMAGED THE ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIAT SCHOOLS... ALONG WITH THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. SO SOME BUSINESSES ARE COMING UP WITH THE...
Disabled or elderly residents can currently receive mail-in ballots for all elections in a calendar year under a seemingly innocuous condition: The elections must be held in areas where the county clerk is the early voting clerk. That requirement, however, has proved to have an...
A friend of a family found shot to death at their Houston home says relatives can't understand why it took authorities four visits and repeated 911 calls before going inside. Jesi Greening, who has served as a spokeswoman for the family, shared with reporters Friday Facebook...
More than 1,000 people have attended the funeral of a college football player who was shot and killed by a North Texas police officer answering a burglary call at a car dealership. Saturday's service for Christian Taylor at Koinonia (koyn-oh-NEE'-uh) Christian Church in...
A Central Texas police officer has fatally shot an armed man during a disturbance call at an apartment complex. Police in Boerne (BER'-nee) say the shooting happened Friday night. The officer has been placed on administrative leave. Boerne police say two officers responded to...
A 38-year-old man in an Iowa jail has been accused of setting fire to a car outside the Texas Capitol on Aug. 7. A Texas Department of Public Safety statement issued Thursday says Iowa resident Michael Patrick Wagner was arrested in Marion, Iowa, on an unrelated charge. Two...