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The Sigma Nu fraternity has suspended all activities of its Kappa Sigma chapter at Texas A&M University following the death by drug overdose of a member last weekend. A fraternity statement Thursday announced the suspension while an investigation into the death of 19-year-...
Students and adults have marched to a new school complex in a Central Texas town where a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people. Classes began Wednesday at the combination West High School and Middle School, following a march from the elementary campus left standing...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Charles Willis, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Willis is wanted in Texas for failure to comply...
Huntsville, Texas – Last week the U.S. Justice Department announced it would be phasing out all of its private prison contracts in a move that mirrored the 2013 closure of two private prisons by the Texas legislature. Currently the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing...
A new report shows that black women face the greatest risk for pregnancy-related death in Texas. Houston Chronicle says the report was released last week. A 2013 bill created a Texas Department of State Health Services maternal mortality task force and charged it with producing...
Texas and four other states are again suing the Obama administration over its efforts to strengthen discrimination protections for transgender people. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in a North Texas federal court seeks to block parts of a nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack...
A North Texas high school student is facing a felony charge after being accused of threatening another student with a replica gun. Police say the student brought an air gun that is a realistic replica of a Beretta 92 handgun to Haltom City High School during the first day of...
A Sept. 15 sentencing date has been set for an Arizona man convicted of supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and helping to plot an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was accused of providing the guns used at the event in...
An attorney for homeless man accused of bludgeoning then decapitating a Houston auto-parts store owner says the man will be psychologically evaluated. The Houston Chronicle reports Raymond Jackson appeared in court Monday after his arrest in the death of 58-year-old Enayatolah...