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The winner of a Texas education board runoff says he thinks Republican voters in March simply weren't paying attention when they nearly nominated a retired schoolteacher who once claimed President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute. Keven Ellis said after his victory over Mary...
Baylor University and its president are facing mounting pressure over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players. Asked about reports Tuesday that the university's board of regents had voted to fire President Ken Starr, school spokeswoman Lori...
The Texas Attorney General’s Office Tuesday defended the state’s Voter ID law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller presented arguments on behalf of the State of Texas before an en banc panel of all circuit judges. Texas...
Federal immigration officials will soon open a new detention facility southwest of Dallas that includes a special unit for transgender detainees. The facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas, will include 36 beds for transgender people. Officials at U.S. Immigration and...
A federal appeals court is preparing to take a second look at a Texas voter ID law. Texas' law requires residents to show one of seven forms of approved identification. The state and other supporters of the law say it prevents fraud. Opponents, including the U.S. Justice...
FROM AAA Texas Press Release (Coppell, TX) – AAA Texas projects nearly 3.1 million Texans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. Spurred by the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, the...
Six Central and South Texas congressmen reach across the aisle for veterans. Austin/San Antonio Rep. Lamar Smith says a letter to Veterans Affair Secretary Robert McDonald wants answers and action on reports that vets in Austin, San Antonio and Temple are having to wait too long...
Police in some Texas cities say they've seen an uptick in crimes being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns. Authorities say that's likely because the imitation guns are cheap, easy to obtain and criminals may mistakenly believe that if they're caught, they'll avoid the...
A 31-year-old West Texas man faces a felony charge after allegedly spanking and leaving several welts on his 8-year-old son for missing a goal in a soccer match. The Odessa American reports that Carlos Jesus Vasquez of Odessa was charged with injury to a child after the boy's...