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A Houston-area school district says two guns were found this week in a cabinet that had been recently donated to a middle school. KHOU-TV reports that the Fort Bend Independent School District says the incident has prompted it to review its policies regarding accepting donated...
A grand jury has declined to indict three Waco, Texas, police officers who responded to a gunfight involving rival biker gangs that left nine people dead and 20 hurt. Waco police issued a statement Wednesday saying the jury chose not to indict the officers who responded to the...
The family of Sandra Bland settles a wrongful death lawsuit with the Texas Department of Public Safety and Waller County for one-point-nine million dollars. The Texas Tribune reports Waller County pay one point 8 million with DPS paying $100 thousand dollars. Waller County must...
The latest results from the 2016 Texas Lyceum poll are out, and they show more than half of Texans polled say Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the Texas-Mexico border is a bad one. In all, 59% were opposed to the wall. In terms of immigration, 54% believe it helps more...
A federal court has rejected a lawsuit by five Texas death row inmates who say the lethal drugs to be used in their executions need to be retested shortly before to ensure they will suffer no unusual pain. Lawyers for the five prisoners argued to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
An Oct. 25 sentencing date has been set for an Arizona man convicted of supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and helping to plot an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was accused of providing the guns used at the event in...
Texas Republicans last lost a statewide office in 1994, and they appear likely to extend their longest-in-the nation winning streak in November. The only real threat is incumbent Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Lawrence Meyers, who switched parties and became a Democrat in 2013...
An Austin area lawmaker is keeping up his efforts to end food deserts in Texas. State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez says in the upcoming legislative session he plans to re-introduce a double dollars measure for those getting food assistance. "Essentially if you have the Lone Star Card...
Today, Texas released its first-ever strategic plan on child abuse prevention and early intervention, shifting from primarily investigation-based efforts aimed at protecting children to a public health approach to strengthen families. The five-year plan, developed by the...