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Federal prosecutors say a Texas man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to U.S. agents about his support for a terrorist group. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Bilal Abood of Mesquite was sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty in October to...
Documents show the number of medals slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle received is different than what he indicated in his book. Navy documents obtained by an online magazine through an open records request show Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze...
Texas is reaching out to its veterans and their families to help ease the psychological wounds of war. Texas Veterans + Family Alliance, a Health and Human Services Commission program, will award four grants through Phase I totaling $885,000 to help veterans and their families...
Houston is one of the worst places to have your vehicle towed. There are multiple reports of vehicles being towed in Houston and the towing service charges thousands of dollars to get the vehicle out. One insurance special investigator called Houston “the wild west” when it...
The winner of a Texas education board runoff says he thinks Republican voters in March simply weren't paying attention when they nearly nominated a retired schoolteacher who once claimed President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute. Keven Ellis said after his victory over Mary...
Baylor University and its president are facing mounting pressure over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players. Asked about reports Tuesday that the university's board of regents had voted to fire President Ken Starr, school spokeswoman Lori...
The Texas Attorney General’s Office Tuesday defended the state’s Voter ID law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller presented arguments on behalf of the State of Texas before an en banc panel of all circuit judges. Texas...
Federal immigration officials will soon open a new detention facility southwest of Dallas that includes a special unit for transgender detainees. The facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas, will include 36 beds for transgender people. Officials at U.S. Immigration and...
A federal appeals court is preparing to take a second look at a Texas voter ID law. Texas' law requires residents to show one of seven forms of approved identification. The state and other supporters of the law say it prevents fraud. Opponents, including the U.S. Justice...