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A north Austin bank has been held up twice in just over a month and the suspect covered his face with a Halloween mask. Police say on Friday, a heavy built man in his 50’s walked into the Compass Bank, on the 4100 block if North Lamar Blvd, wearing a George Bush mask. The George...
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It was, at the very least, an odd political sight: former Texas Gov. Mark White, who had sent almost a score of killers to their executions, rubbing shoulders with New York lawyer Barry Scheck at a downtown press conference. Scheck is co-director of the Innocence Project, an...
Some sort of crackdown on illegal immigration seems certain to emerge from next year's legislative session, though what the law will entail remains to be seen. Conservative grass-roots activists have clamored for reform, and Republicans dramatically widened their majority in the...
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A week after newly emboldened Republicans in the Legislature floated a radical cost-saving proposal — opting out of the federal Medicaid program — health care experts, economists and think tanks are trying to determine just how serious they are and if it would even be possible...
The Texas National Guard plans to demolish 49 vacant structures in Dallas next month as part of a program to rid neighborhoods of drug havens. The Guard's counterdrug task force bulldozes dilapidated houses every few months in cities across the state. It has torn down more than...
A strand of light-colored hair prosecutors insisted linked career criminal Claude Jones to the robbery-murder of a San Jacinto County liquor store owner likely came from the victim, not from the accused killer, DNA testing revealed on Thursday. The new DNA testing came one...