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A Texas nurse who's been serving a 99-year prison sentence for the fatal overdose of an infant in her care has been indicted in the death of another infant as prosecutors try to keep her behind bars. A Bexar County grand jury indicted Genene Jones Thursday on a murder count in...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Texas lawmakers say they've finalized a $217 billion state budget deal with only a few days left to deliver the spending bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. The compromise announced Thursday by House and Senate budget leaders boosts funding for the state'...
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds (45,360 kilograms) of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City. The Food Safety and Inspection Service...
(Credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife) Texas lawmakers have approved the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons. Texas' growing hog population causes millions of dollars' worth of damage to crops every year. Texas has an estimated two million feral hogs. Their high...
(Credit: Shutterstock) A standoff between Texas' Republican-majority House and Senate over a modest voucher program has killed an ambitious, bipartisan $1.6 billion school finance plan. The House previously passed a school finance package increasing annual, per-student funding...
File photo The Texas House is rejecting the Senate's effort to scale back a $1.6 billion plan to begin fixing the troubled way the state pays for public schools while tacking a voucher plan onto what's left. The House previously passed a major school finance package increasing...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside of a birthday party last weekend. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a...
Texas is moving closer to making offenses against police officers punishable as hate crimes. The state Senate passed 30-1 on Tuesday a bill adding law enforcement agents to the list of groups targeted by bias or prejudice. Hate crimes against officers would include arson,...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender "bathroom bill." The state Senate voted 21-10 vote after 1 a.m. Wednesday to attach rules requiring transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to their birth...