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AUSTIN – On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice issued a guidance letter that told schools across the country that, as a condition of receiving federal funds, they were now required under Title IX to allow students to use intimate...
A new smartphone app making its debut this week allows members of the public to do their part to promote public safety by reporting breaches of the peace and other incidents which occur inside businesses licensed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. TABC:Mobile is now...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $2.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents more than last week and 30 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the...
The Texas Transportation Commission today approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) with $70 billion worth of projects to help TxDOT meet the state’s growing transportation demands. The plan is the largest of its kind in the agency’s history that addresses capacity...
The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend. A fraternity statement Thursday announced the suspension while an investigation into the death of 19-year-...
Students and adults have marched to a new school complex in a Central Texas town where a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people. Classes began Wednesday at the combination West High School and Middle School, following a march from the elementary campus left standing...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Charles Willis, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Willis is wanted in Texas for failure to comply...
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...