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The mother of a fugitive 18-year-old known for using an "affluenza" defense in a drunken-driving case was expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom for an extradition hearing on Tuesday. Prosecutors are likely to ask that Tonya Couch be extradited to Texas. Couch was...
Former Dallas school board member Mike Morath has taken over as head of the Texas Education Agency. According to a Texas Education Agency: Mike Morath was administered the oath of office today in Austin to become the new Commissioner of Education for the State of Texas...
A new Texas state law that counts the school year by minutes instead of days means local school districts could add extra days off for both students and staff. The Dallas Morning News reports the state law requires students to be at school for 75,600 minutes instead of 180 days...
More than 100 fees related to agriculture production are going up this year in Texas, but the added costs to produce food likely won't be passed on to consumers. The Victoria Advocate reports that Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, when disclosing the fees in an October letter...
Gone are the lavish lunches with bottles of wine and luxury cars rolling off the lots, but economists say Houston should weather the latest downturn in oil. The Houston Chronicle reports the local economy is showing strains entering the second year of the worst oil downturn in...
Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee has died. The family confirmed that Commissioner Lee suffered a heart attack and died at 10:01am Sunday. Commissioner El Franco Lee, is a native Houstonian, where he began his political career in 1979 when he was elected Texas State...
Business is booming At Houston's First Gun Show of the new year, just a few days after the state's new open carry law took effect. Vendors say they can hardly keep up with the demand. The new law is prompting more people to buy guns. A Houston gun show employee says every time...
A NEW TEXAS LAW WILL HELP THE THE STATE'S MOST SPECIAL ATHLETES WHEN YOU REGISTER OR RENEW YOUR CARS REGISTRATION...YOU'LL HAVE THE OPTION TO DONATE FIVE DOLLARS OR MORE TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS TEXAS. STEVE HELM WITH SPECIAL OLYMPIC TEXAS SAYS IT WILL ALLOW THEM TO HELP FUND...
The Department of Justice is investigating the Blue Bell ice cream company for its response to a listeria outbreak in April that resulted in three deaths and at least 10 illnesses. The Civil Division within the Department of Justice is investigating, among other things, whether...