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A child welfare crisis in Texas is putting pressure on the person Gov. Greg Abbott picked to reverse the trend of allegedly mistreated kids slipping between the cracks. Abbott on Wednesday publicly prodded retired Texas Ranger Hank Whitman for quicker action after new state...
Texas has set a new record for statewide registered voters - exceeding 15 million ahead of Election Day on Nov. 8. Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced Thursday that 15,015,700 Texans had registered ahead of the deadline, which expired two days prior. That's roughly 78...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is ordering action at the state's beleaguered child welfare agency that has shown no progress in reducing the number of vulnerable kids going unseen by investigators. Abbott said Wednesday it was "completely unacceptable" that the Texas Department of...
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he'll ask the Legislature for up to $20 million to provide more heavily fortified bullet-proof vests to Texas' 40,000 police officers on regular patrol. Patrick said at a Wednesday news conference that the goal is to furnish officers with special - and...
AUSTIN – At stores in the city of Brownsville, shoppers are charged a $1 per bag “environmental fee” for plastic bags provided during checkout. Maintaining that the fee is an illegal sales tax, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against the city to...
The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Hewitt Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man whose remains were discovered in 1978 in Hewitt. The Hewitt Police Department is the lead agency in the investigation. On April 3, 1978, a man’s body...
Social media posts from Smithville officials report that a man is barricaded inside the woman's dorm at Serenity Star treatment center in downtown Smithville is threatening to commit suicide. The man is an ex-husband of a staff member at the center. The mayor says he's armed,...
Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is closer to standing trial on criminal fraud charges after the state's highest appeals court refused to consider dismissing his felony indictments. Wednesday's decision exhausts the Republican's efforts to end the case before trial...
San Antonio's police chief is vowing to discipline more than a dozen officers seen in a Donald Trump campaign video wearing "Make America Great Again" caps while in uniform. In a statement posted to the city's Twitter account, Chief William McManus says the officers "displayed...