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With 146 people killed in Texas work zone crashes last year -- an increas of more than 20 percent from 2013 -- the Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to slow down, pay attention and be extra cautious when driving through work zones and construction areas. TxDoT's...
Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature. More than $8 billion is left on the table in the two-year spending plan that advanced Tuesday...
A new report by the Department of Family and Protective Services gives a rare, comprehensive glimpse inside child deaths on CPS' watch. "The quality of data is very important - the study is based on our own child and abuse neglect data which is those cases that cps has...
The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University has released an informative and potentially lifesaving civilian response to active shooter event video, which is available to the public on the AvoidDenyDefend.org website as well as...
Against a backdrop of cheering students at America's largest Christian university, Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the White House on Monday in rural Virginia, peppering a 30-minute speech with conservative applause lines and a call to dismantle most of what...
They signed up to fight for their country, and the state of Texas promised to pay for their education. For decades, Texas - which has the state second-highest veterans' population in the country - has funded higher education for the enlisted under the Hazlewood Exemption. But in...
The Supreme Court is weighing a free-speech challenge to Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag. Specialty plates are big business in Texas, where drivers spent $17.6 million last year to choose from among more than 350 messages the state...
Police in a Dallas suburb say a 31-year-old man called them after fatally shooting his mother's 65-year-old live-in boyfriend during a fight. Garland police say Joseph Robic had gone Saturday afternoon to visit his mother. She wasn't home but her live-in boyfriend, Ray Keech,...
Authorities say about a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said no injuries or fires were reported in the Saturday evening accident near Valley Mills, but that...