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(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has approved a bill sharply reducing gun license fees. Jacksonville Republican Sen. Robert Nichols originally sought to scrap the full $140 fee for first-time licenses and the $70 charge for 5-year license renewals. But doing so...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved key modifications to the state's hotly debated voter ID law, incorporating some temporary changes ordered after federal courts found the strict measure discriminatory. Monday's 21-10 vote leaves the measure...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Department of Justice will withhold and claw back federal funds from sanctuary cities that do not comply with immigration laws and enforcement...
Photos courtesy of the Insurance Council of Texas Thunderstorms, producing up to softball size hail, pounded several cities north of Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex Sunday night causing extensive damage. Thousands of homeowner and auto claims had already been reported by sunrise...
(Photo credit: Twitter) State Representative Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) filed HB 2974 to address the growing crime of “sextortion”. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) “sextortion is a relatively new form of sexual exploitation that occurs...
Texas Education Agency officials say revamped efforts and nearly $20 million in improvements should help avoid glitches as standardized testing begins this week. The Dallas Morning News reports the upgrades are meant to avoid online problems with the State of Texas Assessments...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Authorities in Fort Worth say federal immigration agents arrested 26 parolees living in the country illegally as they performed community service. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn tells KXAS-TV his office participated in Sunday morning's...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN, TX – As the nation recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, survivors of sexual assault in Texas now have access to a vital network of free legal services through the Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) statewide hotline [1-844...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas economy expanded in February with the addition of 6,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.9 percent in February, up slightly from 4.8 percent in January. “Texas employers added 222...