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A bill goes before the House State Affairs Committee today that would make abortion workers take classes that would teach them signs that could indicate their clients are victims of sex trafficking. Human, and ultimately sex, trafficking is becoming a big problem in Texas. Texas...
House lawmakers are hearing 10 bills aimed at easing truancy laws a week after an advocacy group reported that Texas prosecutes twice as many teens for unexcused absences than all other states combined. The proposals, by Republicans and Democrats, will be presented Wednesday...
House lawmakers are hearing 10 bills aimed at easing truancy laws a week after an advocacy group reported that Texas prosecutes twice as many teens for unexcused absences than all other states combined. The proposals, by Republicans and Democrats, will be presented Wednesday...
A bill that would ban texting while driving across Texas is headed to the House floor - but again faces uncertain prospects. Former Gov. Rick Perry had vetoed statewide texting bans in past sessions, calling them a form of government micromanagement. Gov. Greg Abbott said during...
A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base is to go before a military tribunal. A Fort Hood court-martial is to begin Wednesday in the case against Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen. Initial charges were...
The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking the public to help identify a child who may have been exposed to a rabid dog at a park in Austin. The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is looking for an elementary school-aged boy with pale skin who...
AUSTIN, Tx.—March 9, 2015—A new poll released today by Right on Crime, the nation’s leading conservative public policy campaign for criminal justice reform, shows voters strongly support criminal justice reforms in Texas. The poll conducted by Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion...
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say federal agents have captured 271 immigrants with criminal records during a five-day immigration sweep of Texas. An ICE statement Monday said the arrests were part of a nationwide operation that netted a little more than 2,...
The Wharton County Sheriff's Department is trying to solve a gruesome mystery out of El Campo. According to Sgt. Scott Grosser, 43 animals including sheep, rams and emus were found shot to death in a pasture off County Road 406. Investigators believe the animals were killed over...