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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court. The House Redistricting Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Friday on the court's maps. Minority groups and...
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...
DALLAS (AP) - A second day of strong storms kept residents of the eastern Texas Panhandle and North Texas on edge with high winds and hail. Winds up to 70 mph downed trees and power lines in North Texas on Wednesday night, with one tree falling onto a mobile home near Fort Worth...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Commerce says shrimp subsidies in five nations appear to be undercutting U.S. prices. It has ordered importers to pay bonds up to 63 percent to offset the subsidies. A group representing processors in seven states from North Carolina to...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities say a Marine killed there after a shooting spree has no known ties to the state. Lance Cpl. Esteban J. Smith died Sunday in a gunfight with Texas authorities after a shooting rampage that left one person dead and several hospitalized...
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) - 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...