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A Texas man has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to violating a federal law protecting birds while he was in Kansas. The U.S. Attorney's office says 52-year-old George Morgan of Gordonville, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday to violating the Migratory...
As Texas’ top health officials steer $110 million in no-bid contracts to an Austin tech company they say is revolutionizing Medicaid fraud investigations, the state’s top contract manager says those contracts are too loosely written and raise questions about what taxpayers are...
The Air Force ordered Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston to be locked down Sunday after a "suspicious vehicle" was reported to authorities. The lockdown ran from 5:30 p.m. to around 9 p.m., one person familiar with the incident said, but Joint Base San Antonio officials...
AUSTIN -- Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. The Dallas Morning News reports that Abbott called the president's executive action "the...
A Texas mother is facing medical child abuse charges for allegedly treating her child with medication, and doctor shopping all the way to Minnesota to find someone to perform surgery on the boy, even though doctors in Texas say the treatment was unnecessary. This is a story that...
A state board working to increase the percentage of Texas college graduates has made strides since 2000, but has work to do if 60 percent of residents are going to have earned at least associate degrees by 2030. The Austin American Statesman reports that the number of people...
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told Border Patrol agents in Texas that enforcement priorities are realigning after President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration. Johnson on Friday made a Border Patrol station in McAllen a symbolic first stop a day after...
A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. The Republican-controlled State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 Friday, sanctioning most...
Dallas police are considering a plan that would cite and release people with small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting people in possession. The law has been on the books since 2007 but never put into practice in Dallas. Assistant Dallas Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker is...