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Flanked by African-American clergy leaders and deputies wearing body cameras, Harris County's district attorney unveiled plans to spend $1.9 million on body cameras for local law enforcement officers. The windfall for the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's...
"Austin really doesn't want to be a city," says architect and University of Texas professor David Heymann. He recently published one of the best descriptions of Austin that I've ever read: No one in Texas thinks of Austin as a real city, and as a city it is in truth a model of...
Alison Howell was shocked when she noticed that her third-grade daughter was failing math after just six weeks of class. “I really was thinking, well, this isn’t right. If a child who isn’t having a behavioral problem, and who is listening, and we know is doing her best and...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A congressional report shows Texas has the largest number of plants in the nation that use the most hazardous chemicals. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts released the report Thursday at a hearing on chemical safety and security, adding that...
Dallas Fire Rescue confirmed three workers were found dead after an electrical fire at Thanksgiving Tower in downtown Dallas Thursday. Two of the men are related, Nicacio and Luis Carrillo. The third man was identified as 36-year-old Oscar Esparza-Romo. The fire broke out on...
Three teenagers were caught on video vandalizing Christmas decorations at a Mansfield home early Saturday morning. Just before 2 a.m., the teens are seen knocking over, tearing apart, and striking lighted decorations in the front yard of a residence. The home in the video is...
Austin State Representative Donna Howard is proposing legislation that would, under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for teens, allow them to be able to get contraceptive coverage, but only with their parents' consent. She says that typically involves 15-...
A police officer who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman as she brandished a firearm in a small Texas town was fired on Saturday, a police official said. Officer Stephen Stem fatally shot Pearlie Golden in Hearne, Texas, on Tuesday after responding to an emergency call about a...
A legislative committee Thursday decided that the state rainy day fund’s minimum balance should be $7 billion, in the process freeing up $1.74 billion for highways under a Texas constitutional amendment approved last month. Thursday’s action, under that amendment, means that...