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Federal prison authorities will investigate whether guards at a South Texas lockup pointed guns at firefighters amid a "heightened security level" days after a riot. The Valley Morning Star ( http://bit.ly/1AUCIOa ) reports Raymondville police Chief Oscar Gutierrez says Federal...
Rick Perry 's lawyers have asked a state appeals court to dismiss the indictment against the former governor, saying he lawfully used his power to veto funds to the Travis County district attorney's office and his right to do so is protected by free speech. "On its face, without...
The defense team of convicted killer Eric Williams say he deserves a new trial, and that his brain is damaged. But even their own experts do not agree. In two days of testimony, two neuroradiologists testifying for the defense offered opposing assessments: One said the brain...
http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ut-students-figh... Thursday night UT students came together to prevent the radicalization of Muslims in Central Texas. The "Stop the Crisis" event comes not only a day after three New York men were arrested for allegedly...
The bill filed by Houston State Senator Rodney Ellis calls for a significant bump in pay for hourly workers. “Senate Bill 67 would simply increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10, or the federal rate, whichever is greater.” Ellis says Texas has more minimum-wage workers than...
A lawmaker whose district sits near the proposed route for a planned bullet train connecting Houston and Dallas filed a bill Wednesday that could stop the project in its tracks. House Bill 1889 from state Rep. Will Metcalf , R-Conroe, a persistent critic of the plan, would...
A prosecutor has said after the conviction of an ex-Marine in the killing of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man that "the biggest fallacy" of the trial was that post-traumatic stress disorder caused the defendant to commit the crime. Erath (EE'-rath) County...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to drive responsibly and to take extra precautions as they make travel plans during Spring Break. “With students and families out of school and off work, the weeks during Spring Break can result in an influx of...
The head of the Texas Senate and the chamber's chief budget writer are promising $4.6 billion in property and business tax cuts for the 2016-2017 budget cycle, representing an additional $600 million than they previously pledged. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Finance Committee...