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Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide. Perry said Sunday "it's a curious thought" whether Rivers might be alive had there been tighter regulations...
When Angela Radtke saw a 1-year-old baby locked in a hot, parked car, she didn't hesitate to take action. Despite warnings from security and the apprehension of others, Radtke smashed straight though the front windshield with a tire iron. She then crawled into the car through...
AUSTIN — Reacting to harsh criticism from Mexico’s government, Gov. Rick Perry extended an invitation Wednesday to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to come to Texas see the professionalism of the National Guard troops he has deployed to the border. While praising the...
For Florencio Soliz, his two daughters and his future son-in-law, working for the taxpayer-funded Travis County Emergency Services District No. 4 is family business. But their employment arrangement appears to violate rules Soliz helped put together himself. When Soliz took over...
HOUSTON – A man fatally shot his wife early Saturday morning because she was in "bad health." http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/20/man-fatally-shoots-wife-in-bad-health/15953583/ Police responded to a homicide on the 11600 block of Sela Lane at 12:30 and found a woman...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions such as a ban on sales of live ammunition. Staff at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage...
(Photo from the El Paso Times elpasotimes.com) EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday. The employee, who worked...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said. The rare breach was likely to renew...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Democrat Wendy Davis came out swinging against Republican Greg Abbott over classroom funding and women in their first debate Friday night, but uncomfortably skirted whether she supported President Barack Obama. Still, no real fireworks livened up a mostly...