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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed the state's effort to overturn an Austin lesbian couple's marriage that came months before same-sex weddings were legalized nationwide. Three justices objected Friday. Nonetheless, the Republican-controlled court has...
Texas prison officials are cracking down on social media accounts managed for inmates by friends or relatives while the prisoners themselves have no internet access because they're locked up. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Thursday the agency has...
The trauma surgeon who treated a Houston deputy constable for multiple gunshot wounds says the deputy remains in critical condition, is recovering "fairly routinely" and should make a full recovery. Dr. Joseph Love says the deputy, Alden Clopton, has six wounds to his abdomen...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.90 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents more than last week and 32 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the...
AUSTIN – Dustin Ray Smith, 33, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after turning himself in on Tuesday in Amarillo. Smith was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, evading arrest and probation violation. The arrest was not the result of a tip, and...
Two seconds. That’s how long Rodney Matthews, former construction inspector for the Texas Department of Transportation, had to react after he heard a crash and a driver drove through his work zone. Matthews was thrown 30 feet in the air and sustained a concussion and severe...
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of an unidentified woman whose remains were discovered in 1992 in Refugio County. As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas...
A local union of Border Patrol agents narrowly voted down a motion to break from the National Border Patrol Council's endorsement of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The El Paso Times reports Local 1929 in El Paso voted 14-13 Tuesday night to support the union's national...
A Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense following a deadly drunken-driving wreck will appear in adult court facing the prospect of more jail time. Ethan Couch is due Wednesday before a Fort Worth judge who could order more jail time as part of the conditions of his...