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Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Gov. Greg Abbott says "heinous and deliberate crimes against law enforcement will not be tolerated in the State of Texas." Abbott released a...
The family of a man who died in a Dallas County jail lobby has been shown surveillance video of the panic-stricken man's erratic behavior before being subdued and handcuffed by deputies and losing consciousness. Joseph Hutcheson's family had demanded to see the 40-minute silent...
Gov. Greg Abbott is calling on the Legislature to approve several new abortion restrictions - even though Texas already has some of the nation's toughest limits on the procedure. Lawmakers don't reconvene until 2017, unless Abbott calls a special session. Still, in a statement...
She may not be able to match her age on the radar gun, but a Texas centenarian was able to throw out the first pitch for her favorite team after surviving a brush with death. Lucille Fleming, 103, of Dallas, managed an admirable effort while tossing the ball before her beloved...
Police have nabbed a driver accused of flashing law enforcement-style red and blue lights behind a vehicle being driven by an off-duty Dallas officer. Charles Troutman was charged Wednesday with impersonating a public servant and possession of marijuana. Dallas County online...
A former IRS employee in Texas has been sentenced to two years and a day in prison for stealing personal data to file more than 50 bogus tax returns. Kenneth Goheen of Austin was sentenced Wednesday and ordered to repay nearly $120,000 that he illegally received. The 57-year-old...
The Texas Racing Commission has voted to retain a rule to allow a new form of electronic gambling at tracks. Commissioners voted Tuesday to let Texas horse and dog tracks install terminals for so-called historical racing, in which people place bets on already-run races that no...
Texas health officials are postponing a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments to therapists after being pushed to the brink of legal action in state court. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission told a judge Wednesday that the agency now plans to start over and consider...
The Texas state senator whose 2013 floor filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Former Sen. Wendy Davis is delivering the keynote address at three...