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A federal judge that will decide whether to block a Texas law that would end abortions at 18 clinics in Texas has pushed closing arguments to next week. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Thursday heard the final witnesses in a four-day trial in Austin. The lawsuit was brought by...
A conservative court challenge has prompted Houston officials to suspend new protections for gay and transgender residents until an Aug. 15 court hearing. Conservative activists have sued the city after failing to collect enough votes for a repeal referendum. Mayor Annise Parker...
Two Texans eyeing possible 2016 presidential runs are addressing the kind of top-tier conservative event necessary to build national support. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are both addressing the RedState Gathering in Fort Worth on Friday. Perry's speech helps...
Four Houston teachers accused in a cheating scandal have agreed to resignation packages that include a year's salary. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1vj9Zm5 ) the Houston Independent School District board approved the deal Thursday. Superintendent Terry Grier had...
The Drunk Driving Symposium discussed how Austin continuously ranks as one of the country's safest cities, but there's a category of crime police say is preventable that they want to eliminate: Traffic crashes caused by drunk driving. "When you're driving home from working at...
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Houston man has been slightly hurt when his glider crashed in a Central Texas field. The Eagle newspaper reports the crash happened late Wednesday afternoon north of Brenham. The glider came to rest about 20 yards from a home. The Texas...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Security video from a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus wreck in San Antonio shows the vehicle being hit by a car and careening into a house. No charges have been filed against the driver of a car that allegedly ran a stop sign July 24 and hit the bus. Bus security...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A nearly $10 million dredging project is ahead of schedule on a South Texas bayou that was silted in years ago. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Wednesday that the contractor says the work on Cedar Bayou near Rockport is about 75 percent finished...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It's nearly sales tax break time in Texas. The state's annual sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday as children prepare to return to school. Comptroller Susan Combs says shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100. The Texas...