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AUSTIN -- A Texas lawmaker says it's time to protect teachers who stand up to unruly students, but he's filed a bill that would authorize deadly force. "One of the concerns they have is the lack of discipline in their classroom," said state Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton), who...
A member of a Dallas-area real estate family is set to go on trial after being accused of faking a story about a Walt Disney theme park and resort coming to North Texas to trick people into buying land while pocketing sales commissions. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/...
University of Houston administrators are being criticized for hiring a firm to manage games and events at the school's new $128 million football stadium despite having little experience. Emails obtained by the Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1CEQJme ) show a UH vice president...
The Dallas-based company that now disposes of low-level radioactive waste in West Texas is taking the first step to become the nation's first interim storage site for high-level nuclear waste from around the country. Waste Control Specialists is preparing to notify the Nuclear...
A Texas judge has denied requests by former Governor Rick Perry's attorneys to get a list of witnesses who testified before the closed-door grand jury in their client's abuse-of-power case. In orders released Friday, Judge Bert Richardson also directed prosecutors to give the...
HOUSTON - Police are looking for a suspect who fired shots into a building at Grindline Skatepark. Police say around 8 p.m. a lone gunman walked up to the gate and fired shots into the building, hitting a window and causing it to shatter. HPD says no children were struck but a...
Washington (CNN) Rep. Alcee Hastings, citing a dildo law , among other things, has some harsh words for Texas lawmakers. That's the rationale he used in an interview with CNN, in response to outrage from the Texas delegation over his comments this week that Texas is "a crazy...
Acupuncture and Chinese herb treatments may not be traditional forms of therapy for veterans, but inside a building tucked off Highway 183, they are being used to help veterans recover from the trauma of war. "A service member, a veteran or a family member can come to the...
A top Army official confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that hundreds of wounded warriors at three Texas treatment centers had been harassed and abused by staff who considered them "slackers." Col. Chris Toner, head of the Army Transition Command, acknowledged that there had been a...