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Police have nabbed a driver accused of flashing law enforcement-style red and blue lights behind a vehicle being driven by an off-duty Dallas officer. Charles Troutman was charged Wednesday with impersonating a public servant and possession of marijuana. Dallas County online...
A former IRS employee in Texas has been sentenced to two years and a day in prison for stealing personal data to file more than 50 bogus tax returns. Kenneth Goheen of Austin was sentenced Wednesday and ordered to repay nearly $120,000 that he illegally received. The 57-year-old...
The Texas Racing Commission has voted to retain a rule to allow a new form of electronic gambling at tracks. Commissioners voted Tuesday to let Texas horse and dog tracks install terminals for so-called historical racing, in which people place bets on already-run races that no...
Texas health officials are postponing a $350 million cut in Medicaid payments to therapists after being pushed to the brink of legal action in state court. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission told a judge Wednesday that the agency now plans to start over and consider...
The Texas state senator whose 2013 floor filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Former Sen. Wendy Davis is delivering the keynote address at three...
Police in the North Texas town of Burleson say a 5-year-old autistic boy was found unconscious in a hot car about an hour after his family called authorities to say he'd gotten out of the house. Burleson police Deputy Chief Chris Havens said the boy's family called police at...
Two children still missing after they were swept away in the flash flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas nearly three months ago have been the focus of a renewed search. Search teams have converged on three areas now exposed by lower water levels in hopes of finding...
A South Texas prison shut this month is the latest of more than a dozen formerly profitable private prisons in Texas to have failed. And records from a bond research firm examined by the San Antonio Express-News ( http://bit.ly/1V2va5t ) show at least seven of lockups are in...
Some Texas and national roadways will get new guardrails after testing at Texas A&M University found a specially-made reinforced concrete barrier works better to protect drivers. The project involves engineers from A&M's Transportation Institute and the Texas Department...