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McKINNEY — The words on the cellphone screen called the 12-year-old girl ugly. Told her to rot in hell. Urged her to kill herself. Jennifer Smith’s anger at the online messages tormenting her daughter turned to disbelief when the attacks moved to the McKinney mother’s Instagram...
Mayors of Texas communities that are home to military bases are seeking $150 million from state lawmakers in order to enhance the bases and make them less likely to be closed. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports ( http://bit.ly/1KkWNRp ) Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and mayors...
A health study has found an alarming rise in El Paso County of a sexually transmitted disease. A report conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows that chlamydia cases in the county far exceed statewide and...
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — More than 200 people gathered to offer prayers and support for Blue Bell Creameries as the more than a century-old company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Republican presidential hopefuls are reiterating their support for Israel before a group of Jewish Republicans. Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry on Saturday appeared at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. The organization's gatherings at...
More than 200 people gathered to offer prayers and support for Blue Bell Creameries as the more than a century-old company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products. Residents,...
A Texas trade delegation is arriving in Cuba with hopes of building a front-of-the-line trade position for renewed trade with the Caribbean nation long isolated by a U.S. trade embargo. The Dallas Morning News ( http://bit.ly/1IX4MDi ) reports the delegation landing in Havana...
A state district judge says she'll appeal a judicial admonition over her Facebook posts about trials before her court. Part of the discipline the State Commission on Judicial Conduct meted out to Judge Michelle Slaughter is that she attend classes on the proper use of social...
In Texas, 15 Fortune 500 companies and some of the most well-known companies in Austin have united for LGBT equality under a new organization called Texas Competes. Ultimately, Texas Competes organizers believe equality pays off for the economy, and nearly 200 companies around...