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(from Governor's Press Office) Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal to eliminate the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) and use the ETF’s unexpended balances to establish the Governor’s University Research Initiative. Under Governor Abbott’s proposal, the Governor’s...
The state's public safety department says a suspect was fatally shot after he killed a police dog following a car chase in North Texas. The Wednesday pursuit began after authorities say Montague County deputies attempted to arrest a man on an outstanding warrant. WFAA-TV reports...
A new study concludes that the Texas juvenile justice system's shift away from housing youths in state-run detention facilities has coincided with a sharp drop in crime committed by young people. The report commissioned by Texas and compiled by the Justice Center at the...
An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court. Nidal Hasan has a hearing Thursday at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is being held on military death row. Army officials say the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, wants to...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning to formally announce his response to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed. On Wednesday, Perry will read a statement surrounded by his defense attorneys at an Austin hotel. That comes a day after...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is planning to formally announce his response to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed. On Wednesday, Perry will read a statement surrounded by his defense attorneys at an Austin hotel. That comes a day after...
Here in Gustine, population 457, what happens at the schoolhouse affects nearly everyone. And something happened Monday that is causing a big controversy in this small town. "I felt uncomfortable, and I didn't want to do it," said 11-year-old Eliza Medina. "I felt like they...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that three fugitives on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list were captured recently. Paul Ray Bass, 53, was arrested on Jan. 23 in Houston; Derrick Kyle Garton, 29, was apprehended on Jan. 23 in New Boston, Texas...
Houston State Representative Sylvester Turner says he's gotten reports of students washing their clothes and showering in schools and sleeping in store parking lots. His bill calls for a study to be done to identify them and “… to determine what their needs are, whether or...