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A bikini-clad black teenager who was shoved to the ground by a white Texas police officer seeks $5 million in a lawsuit alleging negligence, false arrest, assault and excessive force. The lawsuit, filed Dec. 19, names the city of McKinney, its police department and now-former...
A federal judge appears to be casting doubt on the legality of new Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning whether they override existing state cremation laws. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Wednesday pressed state attorneys on whether Texas...
UPDATE: The victim in Tuesday’s hit and run fatality has been positively identified as Tara Jane Wood, 35, of New Braunfels. Next of kin has been notified. The search for the unknown vehicle that struck the victim continues, and the New Braunfels Police Department is still...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Johnny June Mason Jr., 48, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Mason is wanted for parole violation and failure...
Lawmakers in DC are gearing up to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn says in the next few days congressional leaders will address Obamacare's broken promises. "Higher premiums, less coverage, many lost their insurance altogether after being promised by...
The reward for Freddie Alaniz, 36, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. Alaniz is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a child and...
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.44 billion in December, 4.9 percent more than in December 2015. “Sales tax revenue growth was led by collections from sectors...
A federal judge is hearing arguments from abortion rights advocates and Texas attorneys before deciding whether the state's rules mandating burial or cremation for fetal remains can take effect. The health department regulations would ban hospitals and abortion facilities from...
Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony later this month. Bush's office said in a statement Tuesday that they'll be attending the Jan. 20 inauguration. The statement said they're "pleased...