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Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote. Gov. Rick Perry has hammered public universities about making college more affordable. A proposal by Republican state Rep. Dan Branch would...
Texas' assistant state fire marshal says investigators hope to complete their onsite probe into a deadly plant explosion by May 10. Kelly Kistner said Wednesday at a legislative hearing into the blast last month that killed 14 people that investigators believe they will wrap up...
The 18th military trial in the U.S. Air Force's worst sex scandal is underway at a San Antonio base. Staff Sgt. Emily J. Allen faces up to a year in jail if convicted of charges that include having sex with a male trainee. So far, 17 instructors at Joint Base San Antonio-...
The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man found guilty of fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse last March has been delayed by angry outbursts from the convicted killer. Bartholomew Granger erupted in a Galveston courtroom...
A Coast Guard petty officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for going on a $230,000 personal spending spree with a government credit card. Petty Officer 1st Class Gavino Ortiz III was sentenced in Houston on Wednesday. The 32-year-old League City man pleaded guilty in...
A man is in custody after a woman and 8-year-old boy were found stabbed to death at an apartment complex. Bedford police Lt. David Smith says police and fire personnel responding to the call Wednesday at 8:42 p.m. found the boy and 30-year-old woman already dead. Smith says a 12...
Texas A&M University System regents have selected two-term board member Phil Adams of Bryan-College Station as chairman. Adams, an insurance businessman, was first appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Perry in 2001. He was reappointed in 2009. The board on Wednesday also...
A Texas company has been ordered to pay 32 mentally disabled workers $240 million in damages for what government lawyers described as years of around-the-clock abuse. The federal jury in Davenport, Iowa, ruled Wednesday that Henry's Turkey Service, of Goldthwaite, Tex., violated...
Hospitals would have to provide enhanced treatment for victims of sexual assault under a proposal advancing in the Texas Legislature. In a 31-0 vote on Wednesday, the Texas Senate approved SB 1191 by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth. The bill would require nearly every...