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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Energy companies engaging in fracking and other oil and gas exploration would be excused from some possible litigation involving recycled waste water under a bill approved by the Texas House. The measure has been cheered by oil and gas companies, who say it...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Vatican's culture minister says Mexico's folk Death Saint is a blasphemous symbol that shouldn't be part of any religion. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says worshipping such an icon is a degeneration of religion. The Santa Muerte is a skeletal figure of a...
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - A Houston man who was a gymnastics coach in Colorado is facing charges including sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Robert Edward Barke is due to be arraigned June 20 in Broomfield County,...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's comment likening a Republican lawmaker to a schoolyard bully is drawing a rebuttal from his target - and a suggestion from another senator that he apologize. Reid made the remark about Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday after the Texan...
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday threatened to call legislators back to Austin this summer if they don’t meet his demands for tax relief and money for water projects. “It should be no surprise that if folks want to go home at the end of this legislative session, send me $1.8 billion...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A state-appointed board to manage the El Paso school district held its first official meeting after replacing the district's ousted board. State Education Commissioner Michael Williams charged the new board to "restore the confidence and trust" of the...
On the brink of summer, defending Christmas is on the wish list of the Texas Legislature. The House on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that aims to remove legal risks of saying "Merry Christmas" in Texas public schools . Traditional holiday symbols, such as a menorah or...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow drug dealer while robbing him outside of a Waco convenience store 10 years ago has been executed. Carroll Joe Parr received a lethal injection Tuesday evening. Appeals to block the punishment were...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State health officials have raised mercury concerns in advising some people not to eat or to limit consumption of certain fish caught off the Texas coast. The Department of State Health Services issued the advisory Tuesday. Experts say too much mercury can...