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Retired Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who stepped into the national spotlight after a sniper killed five law enforcement officers at a July protest, will step back into the spotlight as a contributor for ABC News. A news release posted on ABC News' website Wednesday morning...
Texas has spent more than $7 million fighting a class-action lawsuit over its troubled foster care system. Data obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows that three state agencies have spent almost $6.6 million since 2011 in lawyers' and other state staff members' time on travel...
Texas A&M University says it will hold an event to highlight diversity and unity at the same time a white nationalist is set to speak at the College Station campus in December. The "Aggies United" event was scheduled after Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes...
Evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of the world-famous fossil, Lucy, suggests the ancient human species frequently climbed trees, according to a new analysis by scientists from The Johns Hopkins University and The University of Texas at Austin. Since Lucy’s...
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for their residents. In an address to local public housing officials, residents and public...
Prosecutors say two Fort Bliss soldiers face up to 10-year prison terms for trying to smuggle two immigrants through a South Texas border checkpoint. Marco Antonio Nava Jr. and Joseph Edmond Cleveland pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy-related human smuggling counts. A federal...
Authorities say a woman jumped from an emergency exit door on a flight after it landed at a Houston airport and took off running toward the terminal before she was caught. Authorities say the woman was a passenger on a United Airlines flight from New Orleans that landed in...
Prosecutors say a Texas woman who operated a home health care company has pleaded guilty in a case linked to more than $40 million in fraudulent services. Myrna S. Parcon pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dallas to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in cases involving Medicare...
Texas cities and counties that plan to become Sanctuary Cities are getting no love from Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott promises to put the smackdown on local jurisdictions, like the City of Austin, which intend to defy federal law and become sanctuary cities for undocumented...