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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some Republican and Democratic legislators have joined forces on measures aimed at curtailing Gov. Rick Perry's power, benefits and number of terms. At least six bills, proposed constitutional amendments and budget decisions would reduce the governor's power...
Cleanup at a Southeast Texas cemetery has revealed some unmarked graves in a discovery that could help recognize the site's history. The Galveston County Daily News reported Monday that Magnolia Cemetery has about 150 marked headstones - mainly African-Americans - dating to the...
CONROE, Texas (AP) - An inmate at a Houston-area jail has escaped and investigators believe the bank robbery suspect went over a wall. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Britt Chadvurn Privatte of Sugar Land was unaccounted for during a check Sunday...
Police say a man was fatally shot and an officer wounded twice in a confrontation that began when the man was seen driving erratically. They say the motorist was spotted shortly before midnight Sunday weaving through traffic and later driving slowly with the driver's side door...
Why is Gov. Rick Perry, a man who got a D in Meats at Texas A&M, using the Board of Regents to mess with University of Texas President Bill Powers? I think I’ve figured it out. Perry, a West Texas guy who should know a rib-eye from a kumquat, might not be impressed that...
Gov. Rick Perry is not budging despite mounting pressure to accept billions of federal dollars by expanding the pool of Texans eligible for Medicaid. Perry has so far turned down $100 billion of additional federal money over the next decade by resisting the push to expand...
After two-and-a-half months on the job, Ted Cruz capped a blistering start to his Senate career Saturday with the closing keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, securing his place as a rising star of the Republican right. Cruz told the largest annual...
Texas' long and miserable season would seem like it can't end soon enough. Coach Rick Barnes may not let that happen. The Longhorns crashed out of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night and for the first time since 1998 won't be playing in the NCAA tournament. But Barnes said...
A Labrador retriever that authorities say had been coated with fuel and set on fire last month has survived and is near release from a veterinary clinic. Houston animal control officers found the dog February 20th after it had wandered for days near Hobby Airport, covered with...