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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he does expect the U.S. to build new physical barriers along the border with Mexico once Donald Trump takes office. But Abbott also said Tuesday that "we don't want to see a wall" through the Big Bend region. Texas shares more than 1,200 miles with...
AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a reply in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to take up Texas’ voter ID law and correct the Fifth Circuit’s misguided ruling that the law violates Section 2 of the Voting...
The Killeen Independent School District (ISD) board of trustees is discussing a Christmas poster displayed by a staff member that was forced to be torn down. Dedra Shannon, a clinic aid at Patterson Middle School, decorated the nurse’s office door with a scene from A Charlie...
Yesterday , 33rd District Court Judge Allan Garrett sentenced Garrett James Ballard to life without the possibility of parole for the capital murders of Elijah Benson, 17, and Travis Fox, 26. Garrett Ballard was immediately remanded to the custody of the Burnet County Sheriff...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act , which includes reforms to the mental health and criminal justice system based on his Mental Health and Safe Communities Act : “Today is a...
A statewide effort to overturn local Ban The Box ordinances like the one Austin has on the books gets underway at the Capitol. A Central Texas lawmaker wants to overturn Austin's Ban The Box ordinance and make sure no other Texas city does something similar. Lakeway...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jared Luke Langley, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Langley, who has ties to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas...
State Representative Paul Workman today introduced House Bill 577, which will prohibit local governments from mandating upon private employers any so-called "Ban the Box" and "Fair Chance" hiring ordinances. Ban the Box regulations prohibit employers from asking about criminal...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State: “Rex Tillerson’s successful tenure leading a large multinational corporation reflects a keen...