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AUSTIN, TX - House Bill 549 by State Representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) was filed with the Texas Secretary of State by Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Effective September 1, 2015, House Bill 549 requires the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to...
The Supreme Court has upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge. The court said Thursday that Texas can limit the content of license plates because they are state property and not the equivalent of a...
The University of Texas will start selling beer and wine to fans at home football games beginning this fall. Beer and wine were already sold at other sporting events, but Royal-Memorial Stadium had remained alcohol-free. The school announced the change Wednesday. Athletic...
Already-soaked states in the nation's midsection are bracing for additional rainfall and possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill head their way. Flood advisories were posted from Arkansas and Oklahoma into Illinois. High water could last into the weekend. Areas...
A commissary clerk at a West Texas jail has been accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate facing life in prison and having sex with him. Brown County jail records show 34-year-old Amanda Michelle Sanders was freed Wednesday on $10,000 bond. Online records do not list an attorney...
A man has been charged with helping plan an attack on a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas that ended with two Phoenix men being killed in a shootout with police. An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix last week says that 43-year-old Abdul Malik Abdul...
A Georgetown man has been arrested after police say he had his 13-year-old daughter drive their family home from Austin because he thought he was intoxicated. The man was arrested Sunday and faces a charge of child endangerment. Austin police say an officer had pulled over a...
Texas is going on a spending spree aimed at securing the Mexican border, but the spending raises questions about whether the state is creating its own border patrol. The state's new Republican governor, Greg Abbott, this month approved $800 million for border security over the...
University of Texas President Greg Fenves says an investigation into allegations of academic misconduct in men's basketball could take a "couple of months," and he's ordered a broader review of academic services for the entire athletic department. Fenves said Tuesday he'd been...