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Checking the U.S. Supreme Court blog has become a weekly ritual for Bill Reyno, 50. "I think I'll probably be sweating a little on Monday," he said. Though justices will be in session on Thursday and Friday this week, many court- watchers expect them to issue their landmark...
New monitoring program to add more seismic sensors in Texas (Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com ) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will fund the deployment of additional sensors to...
Several students have managed to escape an Alief Independent School District bus that caught fire and exploded in southwest Houston. The driver of the school bus was transporting 13 students home from summer school at Holmquist Elementary school Monday when he smelled smoke and...
A North Texas man has been sentenced to eight years in a U.S. prison in an anabolic steroids case involving packages mailed from Asia. Nicholas Todd Freed was sentenced Monday in Dallas. The 40-year-old Dallas man pleaded guilty last November to attempted possession with intent...
Many groups face discrimination in the U.S., Texas voters say, but they don’t always agree on who faces it most, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. And in the wake of months of gun violence, Texans remain supportive of looser restrictions on where...
One of two men accused in a string of ATM robberies across the United States has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Boise's U.S. District Court. U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said 35-year-old Nathan Paul Davenport was sentenced Monday for larceny, conspiracy and use of a...
Travis County detectives are investigating the death of two people in Leander. Travis County officials said the call came in this morning, for deputies to do a check welfare at the 14000 block of Layne Loop in Leander. TSCO detectives were able to get into the residence later...
Kirk Watson, as he goes about state senatoring for his Austin constituents, has something he calls his 84 percent rule. The idea is that no public policy proposal — even, for instance, eliminating all taxation, giving everyone a $10,000-a-year stipend and a lifetime supply of...
The Guardian newspaper is reporting that the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates. The paper reported that one of the candidates...