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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - A possible watershed date has arrived for the Boy Scouts of America. The Scouts' national leadership votes Thursday on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks. It's a decision on a critical, emotionally charged issue for one of the nation's oldest...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas district attorney charged with helping a crooked judge has testified in his own defense. Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos was called to testify after federal prosecutors rested in his corruption trial. He...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's Office says a federal safety panel's investigators had access to the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others. The chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board had asked for...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Veteran Democratic Rep. Craig Eiland of Galveston says he won't seek re-election. His voice cracking, Eiland addressed the House late Wednesday and said he wants to spend more time with his wife and children, and be a better lawyer. Eiland said he first came...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved a bill allowing publishers to mitigate libel lawsuits if the party affected by a mistake doesn't request a correction or retraction. The House on Wednesday voted 148-0 to approve the measure as previously amended by the...
DALLAS (AP) - Jurors will begin deliberating whether a North Texas man should die for drowning his two young sons. Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday on whether Naim Rasool Muhammad should receive the death penalty or a sentence of life imprisonment without parole...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he is taking House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated Texas budget deal will be passed. A big test comes today. That is when the House is expected to finally take up a new state water plan that is...
DALLAS (AP) - A rare $10 bill from 1929 marked with the name of the Texas town of West fetched more than $4,800 at auction to benefit the families of victims of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion there. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold the bill at auction for a top bid of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than an hour of delaying tactics from House Democrats has blocked a vote on a hotly debated bill that would have mandated drug testing for some welfare applicants. Lawmakers earlier Tuesday night approved a measure requiring some people seeking...