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Cleanup continues in an East Texas town slammed by a tornado that left two people dead and damaged dozens of buildings, including schools. The Van Independent School District canceled classes again Tuesday. School was also called off Monday as emergency personnel surveyed the...
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that would allow Texas high school students to fail two high-stakes exams and still graduate. Abbott said Monday that the state "must protect" students from what he called evolving testing standards. His signature offers an immediate...
The Texas Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their religious beliefs, as top Republicans move to further shield the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay...
A Pearland woman has been arrested in the drowning deaths of her 15-month-old twin daughters. The Pearland Police Department announced that a 21-year-old woman was arrested Sunday on two counts of manslaughter. Authorities say the suspect found her daughters unresponsive in the...
You've heard the stories a lot recently. Folks in the security line at the airport with CHLs who forget they're carrying a handgun in their carry-on luggage and are arrested. Now a bill that passed the House last week would give those holders a break. It's not just happening at...
A copy of more than 800 hours of video footage shot of Texas lawmakers by a nonprofit group tied to conservative causes has been turned over to Breitbart Texas , the news organization’s managing director, Brandon Darby, confirmed to The Texas Tribune late Sunday. “Some of it is...
Official: Over 20 injured, homes destroyed after Texas storm UNDATED (AP) - An emergency management official in a northeastern Texas county says about two dozen people are injured and homes have been completely destroyed after a severe storm struck the small town of Van. The...
At least 10 adults are unaccounted for after a tornado hit the East Texas town of Van, injuring more than two dozen people. Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen said Monday that 26 people were transported to hospitals by emergency personnel. Allen says an unknown number of...
Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright will be buried at a historic cemetery in his hometown of Weatherford that also serves as the final resting place of other famous Texans. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( http://bit.ly/1J2H4Yr ) reports that the Wright family plot is only steps...