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olice said a pair of possible suspects in a southwest Houston carjacking died when they wrecked the victim's pickup during a chase. It happened on Beechnut at Eldridge around 11 p.m. Wednesday. An officer with the Houston Police Department tried to alert the driver of the truck...
A man nicknamed "Money Mike" for allegedly giving wads of cash to teenage girls for sex acts was convicted Tuesday by a Galveston County jury of sexual assault of a child, but jurors recommended sentencing him to 10 years of probation instead of the 20 years in prison that state...
Demetria Johnson, a 32-year-old beautician, used to sleep on a couch at her cousin’s apartment in Pleasant Grove, a low-income neighborhood in south Dallas. When she came home from work, she said, she was often greeted by drunks in the parking lot and the occasional sound of gun...
Republican Greg Abbott has been sworn in as Texas' governor, the state's first new chief executive in more than 14 years. The 57-year-old was inaugurated Tuesday in a ceremony on the state Capitol steps. Abbott succeeds Rick Perry, who had been in office since December 2000 and...
Republican Greg Abbott will be sworn in tomorrow as the state's 48th chief executive. He'll take the oath on the Sam Houston Bible, which is now 199 years old and is believed to have belonged to the titan of Texas history. But caretakers of the brittle, brown holy book...
State Representative Dan Flynn from the East Texas town of Canton says he filed a bill last session that would regulate the sale of raw milk. He says currently the only place it can be purchased is on the farm. His bill would change that. “Let the farmer take it to the farmer’s...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They call it the State of the Union address. But presidents spend more time laying out their to-do lists and beseeching Congress, mostly unsuccessfully, to approve a wish list of legislative proposals. The actual condition of the country gets short shrift. So...
In the long history of Texas school districts suing the state for inadequate and inequitable funding, state lawmakers in recent decades have refrained from injecting lots of new money into the public education system or tweaking the way it is distributed among districts until...
Standing in a prison chow hall, Richard Chavez Jr. outlines his past: violent felon, former gang member, the fourth member of his family to go to prison. Then his future: owner of a mobile counseling youth service that goes where the troubled kids are. Arching a tattooed eyebrow...