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Huntsville, Texas – Last week the U.S. Justice Department announced it would be phasing out all of its private prison contracts in a move that mirrored the 2013 closure of two private prisons by the Texas legislature. Currently the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing...
A new report shows that black women face the greatest risk for pregnancy-related death in Texas. Houston Chronicle says the report was released last week. A 2013 bill created a Texas Department of State Health Services maternal mortality task force and charged it with producing...
Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack...
A North Texas high school student is facing a felony charge after being accused of threatening another student with a replica gun. Police say the student brought an air gun that is a realistic replica of a Beretta 92 handgun to Haltom City High School during the first day of...
A Sept. 15 sentencing date has been set for an Arizona man convicted of supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and helping to plot an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was accused of providing the guns used at the event in...
An attorney for homeless man accused of bludgeoning then decapitating a Houston auto-parts store owner says the man will be psychologically evaluated. The Houston Chronicle reports Raymond Jackson appeared in court Monday after his arrest in the death of 58-year-old Enayatolah...
A federal judge has denied a last-minute attempt by professors to block a new Texas law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. The decision Monday comes two days before the fall semester begins at the University of Texas at Austin. The 50,000-...
From GASBUDDY.COM Austin, TX, August 22- Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.96/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has...
FROM TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON Ruling in Favor of School and State Rights, Federal Court Stops Enforcement of Obama Public Schools Bathroom Directive Nationwide AUSTIN – Late yesterday, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the...