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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he's pleased an ethics complaint over his response to the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage last year has been dropped. Paxton on Wednesday called the complaint co-signed by more than 200 attorneys "baseless." It asked the State...
A group of demonstrators protesting outside the Dallas County jail has dwindled to about a dozen, and the remaining participants are taking turns with a megaphone telling personal accounts of what each regarded as police brutality against them. Meanwhile, a dozen Dallas County...
A revamped Texas women's health program that kicked out Planned Parenthood is giving a $1.6 million state contract to a nonprofit run by an anti-abortion activist. The Heidi Group's Carol Everett said Wednesday the money will connect rural women with health providers. The Heidi...
A Pearland mom went before the city's school board Tuesday night to fight for her transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom when she starts kindergarten. Five-year-old Kai was born male, but has lived publicly as a little girl for the last two years. "Please...
Investigators say a flight instructor and a student have been hurt in a North Texas helicopter crash. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Tuesday night in a field near Howe (how), about 50 miles north of Dallas. Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett says...
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says several officers testifying on the fatal shooting of five colleagues last month were overwhelmed when they returned to the scene and that some could need up to five years of treatment to recover from the trauma. Brown told the city council...
Although the summer is nearing an end, coastal residents still need to be vigilant about hurricane preparedness. The peak of the hurricane season is September 10 and the tropical storm activity appears to be heating up with last week’s landfall of Hurricane Earl in Belize. “...
Dallas police expect to spend $32 million in overtime this fiscal year to fight violent crime, adjust for attrition and pay for extra hours after five officers were slain. The Dallas Morning News reports the city had earmarked $15 million for OT in the budget period through...
The Zika virus has claimed the life of a Texas baby, health officials reported Tuesday. The baby, whose mother had traveled to Latin America during her pregnancy, died shortly after birth. The infant was born with microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's head is abnormally...