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The border wall President Donald Trump has imagined could seal some Americans on the "Mexican side" - technically on U.S. soil, but outside of a barrier built north of the river separating the two countries. Landowners could lose property. Those who that already lost some for an...
(Photo credit: DFPS) New state funding is helping Texas Child Protective Services make more timely first visits with the state's most endangered children and improve employee retention. The Dallas Morning News reports that in December, Texas lawmakers approved $142.4 million for...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Houston City Council has approved an ordinance that bans homeless camps in public places and also cracks down on panhandling. Council members on Wednesday approved the measure that prohibits temporary shelters, tents and unauthorized cooking...
A tough Texas bill cracking down on local police who refuse to help enforce federal immigration law has cleared a key legislative hurdle toward becoming law. A House committee voted 7-5 without debate Wednesday to approve a softened version of the anti-"sanctuary cities" bill...
(Image courtesy H-E-B) H-E-B announces they are the largest privately-held employer in Texas. The grocery chain has 90 thousand employees they call partners in the state and another ten thousand in Mexico. H-E-B operates 322 stores in Texas and another 56 in Mexico. They plan to...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a hotly debated bill allowing county judges and other officials to refuse to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couple because of personal religious objections. Sen. Brian Birdwell's proposal passed 21-10...
(Photo credit: Texas Department of Public Safety) Police say a man who fatally shot a Houston-area deputy constable outside a county courthouse last week killed himself the next day. Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris on Monday said 64-year-old William Kenny was the man who shot...
The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring children under 18 to get their parents' permission before joining labor unions. The proposal by Republican Sen. Jane Nelson of Flower Mound passed 20-11 along party lines in the Republican-controlled chamber...
Photo: Shutterstock A new effort to reduce gang violence in Houston won't be affected by reports of rising fear among Latinos of being detained by immigration authorities, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday. Abbott announced that he would direct $500,000 in grant money and...