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Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a handful of cheaters. Once lauded as a model for the nation, the program instead...
Flood concerns are lingering in Texas, with more storms in the forecast. At least 28 people have been killed in storms that began pummeling Texas and Oklahoma over Memorial Day weekend. Twenty-four of the deaths have been in Texas alone. A dozen people were still missing early...
Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous state. The bill cleared the Legislature late Friday. It now heads to Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. The bill would reverse a ban dating...
Texas state lawmakers negotiated on Thursday a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, easing concerns of police and priming it for a vote that would send it to Gov. Greg Abbott. House and Senate negotiators said they stripped out language that sought...
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a pre-K boost that delivers one promise and appears close to making good on another over gun rights before Texas lawmakers go home next week. In the home stretch of the first legislative session under Abbott, which ends Monday, there...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Cruz Alfredo Bazan, 26, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Bazan is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender...
Disabled students say they were charged with truancy and funneled out of public schools, according to an official complaint they filed Wednesday, accusing 13 districts and the Texas Education Agency of violating federal law. Three nonprofits - Disability Rights Texas, the...
Fierce opposition from police across the state on Wednesday derailed efforts to pass a bill allowing open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas, a significant delay that could threaten its passage before Monday's end of the legislative session. The bill applies to Texans...
Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas. The bill appeared ready to pass the House and be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott to sign into law. But law enforcement groups rallied strong...