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The mother of a Texas teenager who was suspended from school for helping a friend who was having an asthma attack says her son won't return to the school. Mandy Cortes said Monday that she will home-school her 15-year-old rather than have him return to Gateway Middle School in...
Immigrant rights attorneys are challenging part of a Texas security law that they say could allow state authorities to target shelters and landlords for harboring immigrants who are in the country illegally. The Mexican American Legal Defense And Education Fund filed a federal...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood has indicted two anti-abortion activists who covertly shot videos of the organization. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Monday that Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden was...
Today, Monday, Jan. 25, is the last day Texans may register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Survivors of the Oct. 22-31 disaster can register today: By calling the toll-free FEMA Helpline (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362...
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is endorsing Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary, Perry told POLITICO in an interview Sunday night. Perry, who also sought the GOP nomination before dropping out in September, said he now sees the race as one that is between Cruz, a...
The University of Texas is buying a big plot of land in Houston near the Medical Center and now some lawmakers and regents at the University of Houston are not happy. The Houston Chronicle reports that the 300 acre plot was offered by a donor and UT jumped on it. The land cost...
As a leaky roof threatens a million-dollar work by a muralist depicting the contributions of black women to life and education, a Houston multi-cultural association says it doesn't have the funds for repair. The Houston Chronicle reports that the 1953 work by John Biggers sits...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is unlikely to know until spring whether an appeals court will throw out criminal charges that accuse the state's top prosecutor of defrauding wealthy investors. Lawyers for Paxton have until late February to make their case to the Fifth Court...
A Turkish Airlines flight from Houston to Istanbul, Turkey had to make an emergency landing in Ireland after crews found a napkin with the word bomb written on it. Sources say the napkin was found in one of the planes bathrooms. The Boeing 777 landed safely in Shannon, Ireland...