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Democrat Bill White must appeal to an unlikely source to win the race for governor: the Grand Old Party. In one of the most conservative states in the country, White is hoping to peel off enough Republicans and independents to beat incumbent Rick Perry, the poster boy of the...
In response to a News 8 investigation, the Texas Department of Transportation will take action to prevent some contractors from collecting millions of dollars in bonus profits. TxDOT rules currently allow some contractors to keep windfall profits that come from falling...
Cash Express, an Irving-based company that makes payday loans and cash advances, faces at least 20 lawsuits in state court over its debt collection practices, and 96 similar complaints with the Texas Attorney General's office. "It's something that haunts me when I sleep at night...
A Walzem Elementary School kindergartener was suspended this week because of a swirl design cut into his closely cropped hair. Five-year-old Tyran Miller was getting out of his mom's car Monday morning when Principal Laura Huggins noticed the design. “As soon as she saw his head...
City residents reported seeing 755 coyotes in Austin since January 2009, but Gov. Rick Perry is the only person known to have shot and killed one inside the city limits. While there are city ordinances against discharging firearms and hunting in the city limits, Austin police...
Though it's been 10 years since Firestone recalled millions of defective tires believed to have caused rollover accidents and many deaths, tonight no one knows how many are still on the roads. And according to a pair of siblings, they think their spare was one that fell through...
It's being called Frisco "fight night." High school kids are duking it out while others surround them to watch. But while this fight club is not illegal, there are concerns that it could get quickly out of control. And that has parents concerned. Students at Wakeland High School...
An unarmed reconnaissance drone soon will fly over Texas as drug violence continues to escalate on the U.S.-Mexico border, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Texas is the last border state to receive a Predator drone, and Sen. John Cornyn...
Texas lawmakers are closely watching Arizona's get-tough immigration law, with Democrats saying the legislation is wrongheaded while some Republicans say they'll push for similar action here. “The first priority for any elected official is to make sure that the safety and...