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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in May to reach 4.3 percent. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced that compares to a statewide jobless rate of 4.2 percent in April, which was the same as March. Unemployment nationwide last month was 5...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Supreme Court has upheld the Austin divorce of a same-sex couple, rejecting challenges in a state where gay marriage remains outlawed. The court ruled Friday that the state lacks standing to intervene in the divorce of Angelique Taylor and Sabina...
It's about freedom, not the fries. So says new Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller, who announced Thursday that the state will repeal a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public school kitchens. The Republican says government mandates have failed to make kids healthier in...
Special prosecutor: AG Paxton investigation nears grand jury AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A special prosecutor says a criminal investigation surrounding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and allegations that he broke state securities laws will soon head to a grand jury. Houston attorney...
AUSTIN, Texas (June 18, 2015) – Texas Military Forces officials have released the name of a Soldier who died during a training accident at Fort Hood on June 17, 2015. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. when four Soldiers from the Texas Army National Guard were...
AUSTIN, TX - House Bill 549 by State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) was filed with the Texas Secretary of State by Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Effective September 1, 2015, House Bill 549 requires the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to...
The Supreme Court has upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge. The court said Thursday that Texas can limit the content of license plates because they are state property and not the equivalent of a...
The University of Texas will start selling beer and wine to fans at home football games beginning this fall. Beer and wine were already sold at other sporting events, but Royal-Memorial Stadium had remained alcohol-free. The school announced the change Wednesday. Athletic...
Already-soaked states in the nation's midsection are bracing for additional rainfall and possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill head their way. Flood advisories were posted from Arkansas and Oklahoma into Illinois. High water could last into the weekend. Areas...