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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Switchblade knives would become legal to carry under a proposal advancing in the Texas Capitol. Houston Democratic Rep. Harold Dutton presented House Bill 1862 to the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Tuesday. Under current law, switchblades...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has approved a constitutional amendment that would clarify the chain of command if the governor can't perform his or her duties. Under the current Constitution, the lieutenant governor takes over when the governor travels outside of the state...
HOUSTON (AP) - Pastor Joel Osteen is reassuring church members and fans that - despite the claims of an apparent Internet hoax - he is not giving up his Christian faith. A website purporting to belong to the famous pastor of Houston's Lakewood Church claims that Osteen has...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police say GPS programs in computer tablets reported stolen from a West Texas business during the weekend led them to three men accused of stealing them. Quinton Quontrail Brown, Kendrick Raynard Johnson and Kendrick D. Lawton are charged each with five...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A longtime investigator for the district attorney's office in Austin has died in a motorcycle crash. Sgt. Lorraine Kerlick died just after 4 p.m. Sunday after a crash west of Bee Cave, near Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety could not immediately...
HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston's chancellor has agreed to higher wages for English department teaching fellows after they staged a sit-in outside her office. Renu Khator committed $1 million a year Monday to roughly 70 teaching fellows, five days after they began their...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man is accused of using a "medieval-type" sword to threaten a woman trying to mediate a fight between him and his wife. Jamie Lewis Wehunt was charged with waving the weapon in the woman's direction. A police spokesman says the woman reported...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas convict with a lengthy criminal history is to die in the state death chamber in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of a man 22 years ago during a home break-in. The murdered man's fiancee also was raped. Rickey Lynn Lewis already had been in and...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Two Central Texas men are accused of illegal dumping after a giant junk pile was found in their yard. Killeen police say they saw a 4-foot-high pile of items between the street and sidewalk that extended the length of the house. They say the junk pile...