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Residents of Dallas are being warned of several "jugging" crimes across the city involving stolen money recently withdrawn from the bank. "Jugging is an offense that occurs when the suspect(s) follow the complainant and wait for them to exit the vehicle and go into a building...
Potholes have turned a west Houston couple into hubcap collectors. It is Royce and Lauren Beam's accidental new hobby. "As soon as I have a (complete) set, I'm hitting EBay," Royce Beam joked. Each day, they find hubcaps snapped, cracked and dropped in their yard. The culprit?...
At least one state lawmaker and a slew of protesters made their opposition to Texas Muslim Capitol Day known on Thursday. The event, organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, "is an opportunity for community members to learn about the...
(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...
The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. A change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process. Nidal Hasan appeared in...
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...