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The University of Texas at El Paso has won a $4.9 million grant to lead a study of how to do more with less water. The El Paso Times reports ( http://bit.ly/1D7pyOS ) that the university will use the money to investigate the impacts of climate change in the Rio Grande Basin...
A former Texas district judge accused of soliciting and taking bribes from a San Antonio lawyer is expected to appear in court Monday to plead guilty. The San Antonio Express-News reports ( http://bit.ly/1OnroQB ) that U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez has set a plea and...
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis on Thursday asked the Texas Rangers to look into Attorney General Ken Paxton's admitted violations of state securities law, a day after a local grand jury appeared ready to start its own investigation. On Monday, Austin-based watchdog...
Prosecutors say a criminal security violations complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton will be examined by the Texas Rangers. Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said Thursday that his office doesn't provide special treatment. That follows criticism that Willis had...
It's back to the drawing board for legislation that would mandate police in Texas to wear body cameras. While many said the conceptually support the idea of police wearing body cams State Reps like Marisa Marquez seemed to ask questions with no real answers. One glaring issue...
A bill before state lawmakers would put to an end to a practice that occurs in lawsuits involving asbestos...a practice many believe is motivated by greed. The focus of the discussion is a measure (HB 1492) sponsored by New Braunfels State Representative Doug Miller. Jennifer...
The bills under consideration include House Bill 41 from Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, which would work with House Joint Resolution 26 to put a minimum-wage increase to a statewide vote. Another bill, HB 1590 from Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, would raise the...
A Houston-area teacher faces unspecified discipline for allegedly giving students anti-Muslim documents during class. Officials with the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District say the handout, with references to terrorism and beheadings, was not approved by...
Texas lawmakers and top business leaders are vowing to kill two proposed state constitutional amendments they say will promote discrimination and possibly result in backlash similar to what happened in Indiana and Arkansas. Opponents say the amendments, by Republicans Rep. Matt...