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The annual Texas sales tax holiday has been set for the first weekend in August as children prepare to return to classes. The Texas comptroller's office says the tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, will be Aug. 5-7. The law, as in previous years, exempts most...
The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression. Since 2003, state law has mandated that pregnant women be provided information...
A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing. Prosecutors strongly deny the allegations Michael Kelley made...
Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the City of Austin today to bring the city into compliance with the State’s Open Carry laws. On July 5, 2016, the Attorney General gave Austin final notice to comply with the law, but Austin refused. Today’s lawsuit requires Austin to allow...
About 9:45am, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department responded to the 4200 block of I-35 North on the northbound frontage road. Officers and paramedics arrived on scene to find that a Ford Escape had crashed into the rear of an 18- wheeler. The...
A veteran police detective in Fort Worth has been fired after supervisors say he repeatedly mishandled child abuse cases, including failing to arrest a registered sex offender linked to the rape of a young girl. Dennis Hutchins also is accused of failing to properly investigate...
Documents show the $100,000 donation that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted from the head of a company his office was investigating came despite internal agency rules that prohibit such gifts. Ethics and legal experts say the donation, which came to light this week, isn...
A new interactive, online database provides the public full access to records on 6,913 deaths that have occurred in Texas state custody since 2005. The database, launched by The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA), is designed...
Governor Greg Abbott today met with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt to receive an update on Texas’ Zika Preparedness and Response Plan and discuss the next steps in combatting the virus. During the meeting, Governor Abbott was...