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Lawyers for the state of Texas are arguing that Democrats and minority groups had ample time to weigh in on redistricting maps that are being challenged in federal court. Attorney Adam Mortara gave opening remarks Tuesday at the start of a two-week hearing on the maps in...
Thirty-two people were taken to a Central Texas hospital, 29 of them children, after a tractor-trailer rig and clipped a school bus, flipping the bus onto its side. The crash happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Farm-to-Market Road 93 on the southeastern outskirts of Temple,...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says he doesn't expect the Texas primary to be held on April 3 and calls the potential delay "not desirable.'' The Texas Republican said Monday he believed a later primary date was likely considering that the U.S. Supreme Court had yet to rule on a dispute...
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is blasting the Obama administration for intruding on states' rights. In a Republican debate in South Carolina Monday night, the Texas governor said the state "is at war with this federal government and this administration.'' He...
A runaway horse threw a scare into a crowd watching a Dallas parade marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The rider-less horse broke away from its owner about 11:30 a.m. Monday and galloped down side streets before returning to the parade route. Police Lt...
An autistic teenager who wandered away from his family during an outing at White Sands National Monument and spent the night among the sand dunes has been found. Monument officials say the 15 year old was spotted Monday morning by a U.S. Air Force Blackhawk helicopter. He was...
A 16-year veteran of a Central Texas police force has been arrested and charged with sexual assault relating to a relationship he's accused of having with a 16-year-old Explorer Scout. A Killeen police statement issued Thursday says Officer Kirt Yarbrough Sr. is free on $100,000...
U.S. Senate candidate Craig James says he accepted an "insignificant amount'' in money and gifts from Southern Methodist University football boosters while a star running back at SMU during the 1980s. James, who was a prominent player in the Mustangs' "Pony Express'' offense...
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst found himself under steady attack from former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the first formal debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Cruz questioned Dewhurst's conservatism while former ESPN commentator Craig James and small...