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The Texas Senate has approved two proposals seeking to rollback recent state Supreme Court rulings that advocates say weakened open records laws. Passed 31-0 on Tuesday was Sen. Kirk Watson's bill mandating that governmental entities disclose contracts and other bidding process...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott under an austere spending bill passed...
Photos courtesy of DPS AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jose Mario Lopez, 59, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Lopez is wanted for parole...
(Photo Fayette County Sheriffs Office) A big pot bust in Fayette County. A Sheriff's deputy pulled a pickup truck over Monday on I-10 for a traffic violation. The driver, 31-year-old Alejandro Trevizo, Jr of El Paso acted nervously according to police documents but consented to...
Photos courtesy of DPS AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 2007 murder of Linda Muegge, 55, in Fredericksburg, and a reward up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has approved a bill sharply reducing gun license fees. Jacksonville Republican Sen. Robert Nichols originally sought to scrap the full $140 fee for first-time licenses and the $70 charge for 5-year license renewals. But doing so...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved key modifications to the state's hotly debated voter ID law, incorporating some temporary changes ordered after federal courts found the strict measure discriminatory. Monday's 21-10 vote leaves the measure...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Department of Justice will withhold and claw back federal funds from sanctuary cities that do not comply with immigration laws and enforcement...
Photos courtesy of the Insurance Council of Texas Thunderstorms, producing up to softball size hail, pounded several cities north of Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex Sunday night causing extensive damage. Thousands of homeowner and auto claims had already been reported by sunrise...