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The U.S. Supreme Court engaged in lively and sometimes divisive oral arguments Monday over Texas redistricting as justices argued with attorneys for the state and minority groups -- and with one another -- over how to resolve congressional and legislative boundaries under the...
At least $46 million in revenue from red-light camera tickets, intended to help fund trauma centers across Texas, instead sits in Austin as lawmakers use it to back certification of a balanced state budget. The Texas Constitution requires a balanced budget of the biennial...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he's not giving up on the race for the Republican presidential nomination, comparing himself to the fighters who rode back into the Alamo knowing there would be no reinforcements coming. Perry returned to South Carolina for his first...
A former computer science teacher in West Texas caught with hundreds of child pornography images faces up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors in El Paso say 46-year-old Joachim Rudolf Hees (HAYS) remains in custody after pleading guilty Thursday to receipt of child porn...
Experts say a minor earthquake has shaken the Dallas metropolitan area. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.0 magnitude quake happened at 12:11 a.m. Friday, centered six miles north-northwest of Dallas. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. USGS says it's the second...
A North Carolina soldier who was arrested after a powerful explosive was found in his luggage at a Texas airport could soon learn whether he'll be released from federal custody. Trey Scott Atwater is scheduled to appear in court Friday in Midland. Last weekend, security...
Authorities say dozens of people are injured, at least four critically, in a pileup of some 50 vehicles in Southeast Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Deputy Rod Carroll says two cars caught fire but that nobody died in the chain-reaction collisions that started...
A former Austin State Hospital psychiatrist under investigation over sexual abuse allegations has protested his 2011 firing. Dr. Charles Fischer has filed an official grievance over his Nov. 14 dismissal. Fischer has also notified the Texas Medical Board that he intends to fight...
The parents of an eighth-grader who was fatally shot by police inside his South Texas school are demanding to know why officers took lethal action. But police say the boy was brandishing what appeared to be a handgun Wednesday, though it turned out to be a pellet gun...