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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A top House Republican has pleaded with his colleagues to raise by $15 the state's annual car registration fees - despite stiff opposition from fellow conservatives and Gov. Rick Perry. Rep. Drew Darby of San Angelo's impassioned call was purely symbolic,...
A hill country school district approved a policy Thursday that will allow employees to be armed with a handgun. However, the approval didn’t come without some parents asking school board members to reconsider. The vote was close, but the Hunt ISD board of trustees approved the...
It was a late night Thursday for Texas lawmakers in the House of Representatives. Elected state officials had until midnight to file their individual, pet-projects as bills before the House. One of the stand out discussions at the Capitol had to do with the passage of a bill...
HOUSTON (AP) - A celebrated piece of fictional space travel history is to go on display at Space Center Houston. The shuttle Galileo from the starship Enterprise has been donated to the Space Center by a group of "Star Trek" fans who bought it at auction and reconditioned the...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Crews have stopped a Lubbock chemical tank leak almost 24 hours after it forced about 100 families from their homes. A city statement says all of the corrosive hydrogen chloride contained in the leaking tank had been drained into another tank by sundown...
HOUSTON (AP) - Two Houston firefighters have been hurt battling a house blaze in which a brick wall collapsed. The Houston Fire Department on Thursday said one firefighter who was injured when the wall fell is hospitalized in stable condition. The second firefighter was...
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a North Texas home while his father was in another room. Corsicana police on Thursday confirmed the child's death. The boy's name wasn't immediately released. Police...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert's economic developers are announcing that an information technology company will open a western regional office in Salt Lake City. SolarWinds Inc. of Austin, Texas, is taking up Utah's offer of tax incentives tied to the number of jobs it...
Police in Galveston are trying to find several weapons that were stolen from a police officer's car May 1. Investigators said weapons like an M-16 rifle, a glock handgun, several magazines and other items were taken from the swat officer's personal vehicle. The car was locked...