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The Texas House has overwhelmingly voted to prevent "double dipping," or elected officials who retire on paper to begin drawing state pensions while still in their jobs. Officials have to be in office for many years to qualify, but aren't required to divulge when they file for...
From the past two years, 24 names have now been inducted into the Texas Police Officer Memorial Monument. This morning, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush thanked the families who sacrificed their loved ones for our safety and said every day, officers walk the...
(from AP) Texas lawmakers are getting a taste of the religious objections issue that sparked uproar elsewhere - with some supporters arguing that church freedoms must be protected, but others openly decrying gay marriage. Top Republicans in the state Legislature have made a last...
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday defended his decision to have the Texas State Guard monitor a military training exercise that has riled conspiracy theorists, denying he has lent credence to their suspicions. Instead, Abbott said his office is simply looking to serve as a "...
A contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building. An officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland and told...
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday. A police officer shot and killed two gunmen...
A green laser struck two small planes overnight in Dallas, raising safety concerns in an incident that can be prosecuted as a federal crime. The Federal Aviation Administration reported Sunday that two pilots reported seeing the laser shortly after midnight. The planes were...
Police say six people have been shot after an argument that began between two groups inside a Houston nightclub continued outside as they were leaving. Investigators say as members of one group were departing Club Empire in a vehicle early Sunday they shot randomly at the other...
A review of regional transportation agencies that were established following a change in state law 15 years ago finds most have struggled to meet expectations while spending at least $1 billion in taxpayer money. Nine agencies known as regional mobility authorities were...