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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following reports of a potential terror threat in Texas: “My office is working with law enforcement officials and we are continuing to monitor the situation in close coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Texans...
Protesters are demanding that the chief executive of the oil-and-gas company trying to build the controversial Dakota Access pipeline resign from his position as a state commissioner for Texas parks and wildlife. About 100 people gathered Thursday for a meeting of the parks and...
Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Wednesday at approximately 8:30am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner “Lobos”, conducted a traffic stop on IH-10 at the 661 mile marker. Sgt. Thumann stopped a 2008 Mercury passenger...
Leading a coalition of nine states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, challenging a court ruling against Mississippi’s religious freedom law. The Mississippi law protects citizens from government...
The Texas Education Agency has denied putting a cap on student enrollment in special education in a letter to federal officials who raised concerns over a newspaper report. A lengthy response sent Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Education comes more than a month after the...
This afternoon, a jury in Austin convicted former Temple police officer Erick French, 24, of lying to federal authorities about divulging the existence of an ongoing investigation announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.29 billion in October, 0.2 percent more than in October 2015. “Opposing trends in consumer and business spending resulted in slight overall growth in state sales tax revenue,” Hegar said. “Continued...
Texas has twice as many motorists killed in vehicles colliding with wild animals than any other state. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 5,000 vehicle/animal crashes occur annually on Texas highways and on average, 17 people are killed...
The man who founded the Schlitterbahn water park in Central Texas has died. Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said in a statement Tuesday that Bob Henry died at his New Braunfels home a day earlier after a prolonged illness. He was 89. Gary Henry, president of Schlitterbahn...