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Texas Republicans last lost a statewide office in 1994, and they appear likely to extend their longest-in-the nation winning streak in November. The only real threat is incumbent Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Lawrence Meyers, who switched parties and became a Democrat in 2013...
An Austin area lawmaker is keeping up his efforts to end food deserts in Texas. State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez says in the upcoming legislative session he plans to re-introduce a double dollars measure for those getting food assistance. "Essentially if you have the Lone Star Card...
Today, Texas released its first-ever strategic plan on child abuse prevention and early intervention, shifting from primarily investigation-based efforts aimed at protecting children to a public health approach to strengthen families. The five-year plan, developed by the...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming General Election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices. In an ongoing effort...
Officials say a security guard was injured in a shooting at a fraternity house near the University of Texas at Austin after a person who was asked to leave a party there returned and an altercation ensued. Officials say the security guard was shot early Sunday at the Sigma Chi...
Texas alcohol regulators have begun a back-to-school operation meant to halt illegal sales to underage individuals. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on Thursday announced the September undercover effort. The Texas legal drinking age for alcohol is 21. Undercover TABC...
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says he's retiring because, "it's time to go," but he's not saying what he'll do next. Brown became the face of a city reeling from tragedy after a sniper killed five law enforcement officers during a July 7 protest against police brutality. He...
This morning, FBI agents arrested former Temple police officer Erick French, 24, for allegedly revealing an ongoing investigation announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher B. Combs, San...
A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station last year is set to return to court following the completion of a competency evaluation after his stay at a state mental hospital. Court records show that a sealed competency evaluation of Shannon...