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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is holding the first public hearing of the special session to adopt new election maps. The Select Committee on Redistricting is to meet Thursday morning to hear testimony on adopting redistricting maps drawn by a federal court. Gov. Rick...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say they've captured the man suspected of fatally shooting two half-brothers during a confrontation at a Dallas nightclub. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Bernard Deamus was taken into custody Tuesday. An arrest warrant affidavit states Deamus, a convicted...
NEW YORK (AP) - A Texas man who admits plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States is facing sentencing. Manssor Arbabsiar is due in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday. The 58-year-old Arbabsiar pleaded guilty last year to charges accusing him of going to...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A leading financial rating service has downgraded the credit rating of the company that built and operates the Central Texas toll road notorious for its 85 mph speed limit. Moody's Investor Service dropped the credit of the SH 130 Concession Co. by four grades...
EDEN, Texas (AP) - A West Texas sheriff wounded by a man who killed a woman and injured four other people in a rampage Sunday says the shooter "was intent on shooting anybody and everybody" as he drove. Concho County Sheriff Richard Doane said Tuesday that Lance Cpl. Esteban J...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two state hospitals face June deadlines to reform hazardous conditions or lose millions of dollars in Medicaid money. The Terrell State Hospital faces a June 4 deadline to implement reforms or face the loss of Medicare funding. That's after Medicare...
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Officials with a Central Texas wildlife refuge say twin giraffes have been born, marking just the second time such a birth has occurred in the United States. Female calf Wasswa was born first May 10 followed by brother Nakato. Officials with the...
DALLAS (AP) - State prison system officials will have the last call on a push to close a state jail in Dallas, despite elimination of its funding from the state budget plan approved by the Legislature. Lawmakers removed from the budget $97 million allocated for the Dawson State...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The fight over Texas voting maps is back in federal court. A three-judge panel in San Antonio on Wednesday will hear arguments from state attorneys and minority rights groups for the first time since the November elections. That's when Texans voted based on...