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(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide are down a penny this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the statewide price at the pump was an average $2.11 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. are paying an average $2.30 per gallon. The association...
(Photo credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office) A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station in 2015 has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial for capital murder. During a court hearing Wednesday, a judge ruled Shannon Miles could be tried...
Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years. The Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer filed its petition in bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday. The company says it's closing about 200 stores and evaluating...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) A woman who says she was wrongfully arrested following a deadly 2015 shootout involving bikers at a Waco, Texas, restaurant has filed a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations and asking for $350 million in damages. Attorneys for Morgan English...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has unanimously approved a bill seeking to crackdown on improper relationships between teachers and students. Lawmakers have for months expressed alarm at what they've called a growing problem. Houston Republican Sen. Paul Bettencourt's...
(Photo Credit: Getty Images) Bills in the Texas House and Senate would authorize state facilities funding for charter schools. Charters are public schools whose students are subject to the same academic accountability standards as those in traditional public schools. But they...
(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) A North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" has cleared a first vote in Texas after 13 consecutive hours of public comment dominated by transgender-rights supporters who scolded the measure. A Senate committee early Wednesday advanced the proposal that...
Photo courtesy of Fayette County Yesterday just before 12 noon, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner Lobos, stopped a Dodge pickup truck on Interstate 10 at the 658 mile-marker for a traffic violation. Thumann observed the...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN, TX -- Today, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 313 and Senate Bill 314, legislation to reform the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE) and the Texas Optometry Board (TOB), respectively. Both bills represent key...