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The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s...
SAN ANTONIO -- The city of San Antonio released Tuesday renderings of what a renovated Alamodome could look like. City Council is currently deciding on a contractor for the $50 million project. Among some of the proposed changes in the renderings would be to do away with the...
The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a $640,000 federal grant to help economically disadvantaged students pursue science careers. UTSA announced the five-year grant from the National Science Foundation Tuesday. The funding will create a scholarship program to...
A San Antonio jury has found a man guilty of human trafficking for forcing at least 10 women into prostitution. Jurors delivered the verdict for 45-year-old Glen Dukes on Tuesday after deliberating for less than an hour. Prosecutors say he lured women into homes and forced them...
The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease. The department says in the statement emailed early Wednesday and...
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...