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Transporting infectious medical waste in Texas is heavily regulated. By contrast, no such regulations or certifications exist for those who clean up that same waste. For those who cleaned up the Ebola infected Dallas apartment of Thomas Eric Church, who died of the disease, they...
HOUSTON – A Texas family has been awarded $1.3 million after their child was seriously injured at an indoor inflatables business. Kimberly Thundyil said she thought her child would be safe playing at the Pump It Up located on 536 Sawdust Rd near the Woodlands, but that wasn't...
A baby sitter who pleaded guilty to child endangerment after a 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself with her gun has been returned to Texas for violating probation. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says Melissa Ringhardt was being held without bond Monday. She was arrested Oct...
The state's highest criminal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution this week of a 40-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy sleeping with his mother at a Corpus Christi apartment 20 years ago. Larry Hatten had ordered no appeals be filed to stop...
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he will file a temporary injunction to keep six truckloads of Dallas Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan's incinerated belongings from entering the state and out of a Calcasieu Parish landfill. Caldwell says the trucks contain...
San Antonio police say two people have died and one has been injured after a fiery head-on collision. The accident was reported Saturday along U.S. Highway 90. Police say a GMC SUV was traveling the wrong way down the highway when it collided with a Mitsubishi SUV and both...
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus, health officials said Sunday in a statement. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease...
Austin Congressman and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul, R schedules a noon hearing today at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to examine the local, state and federal response to the nation's first case of Ebola. Thomas Eric Duncan died at Texas Presbyterian...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in...