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ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A Texas family law judge suspended since his daughter released a video of him beating her with a belt several years ago when she was a teenager has waived his right to appeal a sanction from the state. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct issued a...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license. The case will be heard Tuesday. Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the United States from Mexico at age 9. He has since graduated from college...
HOUSTON (AP) - Another batch of billionaire R. Allen Stanford's stuff goes up for auction this weekend, with proceeds going toward those he's convicted of defrauding in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Seth Worstell Auction Co. of Houston will conduct the auction at 10 a.m...
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) - A suburban Dallas city council will consider a single-member replacement for a municipal voting system struck down by the federal courts. Previously, all five members of the Farmers Branch City Council were elected citywide. Reports the council will...
A $2 scratch-off game in Texas created to help veterans is plummeting in popularity, even as the state lottery posts record sales overall. Since 'Veterans Cash' launched in 2009, nearly $20.8 million in ticket sales has helped veterans with everything from housing to counseling...
A man charged with killing a Texas pastor during a robbery at a church is about to go on trial for capital murder. Opening statements in Steven Lawayne Nelson's trial start Monday morning in Fort Worth. He faces the death penalty if convicted. He's accused of killing the Rev...
Attorneys for a Houston-area former high school coach convicted of killing his pregnant wife will be back in court to argue for a chance to present new evidence they say shows their client is innocent. David Temple was sentenced to life in prison for the 1999 shooting death of...
The amount of unpaid child support in Texas is nearly $11 billion statewide. Records show that of about one million parents across Texas who are required to pay child support, nearly half fell behind on payments last year by at least a month. The Texas attorney general's office...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Heavy rain in West Texas has led to some flooding in the Midland and Odessa areas. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area Friday. Forecasters predict storms through Saturday. Forecaster Greg Murdoch says the Midland area...