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Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was en route to a Texas state prison Tuesday night following his discharge from a hospital at another prison where he was treated after becoming sick while fasting. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says Jeffs was...
Gov. Rick Perry has revoked the blind trust that holds the majority of his investments, revealing for the first time in 15 years where his money is invested. In a letter to the Texas Ethics Commission, Perry amended his personal financial disclosure. Blind trusts are used by...
Fire officials say sparks from electric power lines likely started the blaze that became the most destructive wildfire in Texas history. The blaze started about 25 miles east of Austin near Bastrop Sept. 4, destroying more than 1,500 homes and killing two people. The Texas...
A woman has been accused of setting five fires in an East Texas area in what her son calls a bid for attention. Tommie Ragsdale is in the Houston County Jail in Crockett charged with five counts of arson. Bond is set at $450,000. Trinity County Constable Woody Wallace arrested...
President Barack Obama makes it sound like there are millionaires all over America paying taxes at lower rates than their secretaries. "Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires,'' Obama said Monday. "That's pretty straightforward. It's...
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is criticizing the Obama administration's policy on Israel. In a speech scheduled for delivery Tuesday, the Texas governor speaks out against efforts by the Palestinian Authority to seek formal recognition by the U.N. General Assembly...
The U.S. Department of Justice says Texas' new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House do not met federal anti-discrimination requirements. But the department's filing Monday with a federal court left the door open for the state to provide more information about the...
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is calling for an independent investigator to look into a $528 million loan approved by the Energy Department for a now-bankrupt solar energy company. Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder on...
Scientists are scooping up minnows from a shrinking Texas river in one of the first rescues of fish being threatened by the state's lingering drought. Hundreds of smalleye and sharpnose shiners are being collected from the Brazos River and will be taken to the state's fish...