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A Texas Sunset Commission has recommended the Department of Aging and Disability, the body that regulates nursing home facilities in Texas be eliminated and combined with two other agencies under the umbrella of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The proposal will...
Within four years, North Texas could become home to the world’s most advanced indoor snow center. Inevitably, the megaproject, which would include seven ski slopes, has raised questions over its potential impact on the environment and the economy. http://keranews.org/post/grand-...
A North Texas man who won a highly controversial auction to shoot a black rhino in Africa says he expects that hunt will go forward, despite threats to his life and a potential ruling by officials in Washington that could prevent him from bringing the animal back to the United...
An off-duty police officer opened fire on a knife-wielding shoplifting suspect at a Walmart store in Northeast Dallas early Tuesday morning. Investigators said Officer Larry Moody — who was working as a security guard — confronted the suspect shortly after midnight at the store...
A man is behind bars after leading deputies on a high speed chase through North Harris County. "All y'all young people this is what you all need to realize this is what them bars do to y'all, that Xanax," said Alex Ruiz, his father. It's a high speed chase this father claims was...
(from State Farm) This time of year insurance companies see a spike in fire and home burglary claims. In 2013 Texas ranked 2nd in the nation for December thefts and tied for no. 1 (with Illinois) for December fire claims. Nationwide, December is the #1 month for fire claims at...
Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) introduced a bill Monday that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Representative Moody announced the details of the bill at a news conference hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy...
The Obama administration is officially inaugurating a new family detention center in rural South Texas commissioned amid the recent influx of children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is visiting the lockup Monday in Dilley, about 70...
A newspaper investigation has found that none of more than 300 convicted sex offenders ordered into a little-known Texas program since 1999 have ever successfully completed treatment and been freed. The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that dozens of offenders have severe...