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Attorneys for the former Marine accused of fatally shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man are set to present Day Three of their insanity defense. Eddie Ray Routh's attorneys have been calling friends and family members to testify to Routh's behavior before...
The roughly 28,000 public high school seniors who still need to pass a state exam to get their diplomas this May could get a lifeline from Texas legislators. State Sen. Kel Seliger , R-Amarillo, is looking to fast-track a bill that would give school officials the option to...
Tens of thousands of Texas Drivers licenses and ID Cards are being recalled for printing errors. Some 850 thousand erroneous cards were issued. Texas Department of Public Safety says new licenses for those who got misprints will be arriving in the mail by the end of the month...
Gov. Greg Abbott says finding the funding to train and station 500 new state troopers along the Texas-Mexico border is a top priority for the Texas Legislature. In his first State of the State address Tuesday, Abbott also named stiffening ethics rules and bolstering early public...
Eddie Routh said he had to kill Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield in 2013, even though he didn't know them. Jurors at Routh's murder trial in Stephenville got to watch a recording of the defendant's rambling, often nonsensical confession in court Monday. His...
A suspect has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire at the Quba Islamic Institute last week. Darryl Ferguson, 55, was arrested around 4 p.m. Monday and charged with felony first degree arson. Ferguson also allegedly admitted to setting the fire...
Representative Gene Wu (D-Houston) filed a bill to create a new Class C misdemeanor penalty range for the possession of small amounts of Marijuana. House Bill 325 will make possession of up to 0.35 ounces or 9.9222 grams of Marijuana punishable by a fine of no more than $500. "...
While the film "Boyhood" racks up awards and nominations it's also putting Texas in the spotlight as a film production center. Texas film industry incentives, the money that the state pays to production companies to keep their cameras shooting in Texas are coming under the...
AUSTIN -- With days left before convicted killer Rodney Reed is executed, his family and members of the victim's family united Sunday to fight for a stay of execution. "I'm the brother of Rodney Reed, an innocent man on death row," said Roderick Reed, Rodney's brother. Rodney...