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Austin State Representative Donna Howard is proposing legislation that would, under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for teens, allow them to be able to get contraceptive coverage, but only with their parents' consent. She says that typically involves 15-...
A police officer who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman as she brandished a firearm in a small Texas town was fired on Saturday, a police official said. Officer Stephen Stem fatally shot Pearlie Golden in Hearne, Texas, on Tuesday after responding to an emergency call about a...
A legislative committee Thursday decided that the state rainy day fund’s minimum balance should be $7 billion, in the process freeing up $1.74 billion for highways under a Texas constitutional amendment approved last month. Thursday’s action, under that amendment, means that...
A $250 million lawsuit has been filed against the developer of a Texas Lottery scratch-off game that recently ended after some players complained that it had confusing rules. The Dallas Morning News reports confusion over the rules led many to think they had winning "Fun 5's"...
Southern Methodist University has agreed to provide a safer environment for students who allege sexual assault or other gender-based violence. The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced SMU violated Title IX. The law bars discrimination on the basis of sex in...
Authorities have arrested the father of a four-year-old boy who was found dead Tuesday inside a Garland home. At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, police first received a call reporting an unconscious child at the home, located in the 2400 block of Newcastle Drive, according to a statement...
Police said two adults were found dead inside a home on the 2500 block of Edinburgh Street Wednesday afternoon. Veronica Dunnachie, 35, was arrested without incident 11 miles away at Millwood Hospital on North Cooper Street, a mental health facility. She is facing a capital...
HOUSTON -- Police are hoping new photos of a missing 11-month-old Houston baby will lead to tips in the case. The FBI is assisting in the nationwide search for little Achilles Lambert, whose mother was found stabbed to death inside a refrigerator Monday. Police believe the baby...
Representative Armando Martinez from Weslaco says the purpose of HB 45 is to reflect the annual rate of inflation and adjust retirees' benefits accordingly, similar to what's done for Social Security recipients. He says during the last legislative session retirees...