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Top Senate conservatives clamoring for Texas to adopt a school choice voucher plan proposed a series of other education changes instead Tuesday that are less controversial but could still spark heated debates. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry...
A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state law. Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview filed his proposal late Monday. In a statement, he said he wants to "reframe the current...
Four months after she recovered from Ebola, nurse Nina Pham is looking to recover damages. On Monday, she and her attorney, Charla Aldous, have filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. "I find it just unbelievable that they would expose their nurses to that type of danger,"...
A woman has died after being struck by a northline METRO light rail train. METRO Police a woman in her early-20's was hit one block south of the McGowen station. She was transported to Ben Taub Hospital but was later pronounced dead. Police couldn't say why or how the woman got...
A Texas lawmaker, currently in his fifth marriage, has submitted a hand-written complaint against a Texas judge — the wrong judge as it turns out — over a recent ruling allowing two women to get married after 30 years. In an op-ed, in the Star-Telegram , Bud Kennedy explains...
The quiet of a Sunday morning did not last long in the Imperial Green Neighborhood off Airtex and I-45 North. More than a dozen police and emergency vehicles crowded the small street after a call of a shooting involving a child. Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives...
The quiet of a Sunday morning did not last long in the Imperial Green Neighborhood off Airtex and I-45 North. More than a dozen police and emergency vehicles crowded the small street after a call of a shooting involving a child. Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives...
A 76-year-old Texas man is facing a charge after being accused of punching and trying to choke a police officer during a traffic stop. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports ( http://bit.ly/1aI40ij ) Arthur Lee Wright was pulled over after nearly hitting a College Station...
Authorities say a 4-year-old Houston-area boy has died after he accidentally shot himself while in a home. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Sunday morning at a home in north Harris County. Sheriff's office spokesman Thomas Gilliland says...