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Texas officials are investigating an increasing number of Cyclospora parasite infections, asking for help from health care providers and warning the public that fresh produce is the possible source. As of Thursday, 72 cases had been confirmed, according to Christine Mann. That's...
ESPN reports that a Baylor football player arrested this week on a felony stalking charge was allowed to play in 2015 despite being accused of sexual assault and violating a "no contact" order with the alleged victim. Rami Hammad was suspended from the Baylor football team on...
A former jailer has been indicted after being accused of providing information to a biker later arrested in the deadly shootout outside a Waco Twin Peaks restaurant. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports a grand jury Wednesday indicted Jennifer Guftason Howell on a misuse of official...
Today the Texas Department of State Health Services held a hearing on a new rule that ensures the bodies of aborted children will be treated with respect and human dignity through cremation or burial, rather than be disposed of as medical waste. Texans from across the state came...
Yesterday, an Austin businessman was convicted by a federal jury on four counts of filing false tax returns and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D...
The last thing on the mind of a student headed off to college this month may be renters insurance, but it might be the first thing if a disaster strikes. When it comes to renters insurance, most students don’t think about it, don’t have it or think it’s too expensive. “Unless...
The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.96 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than last week and 49 cents less per gallon than last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in the...
An 86-year-old North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of fatally shooting his son and grandson in 2013. Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said in a statement that a judge sentenced Paul Alexander Tanner Sr. on Monday after a jury...
An independent has won a special election for a San Antonio-based Texas House seat and will be the first non-Republican or -Democrat in the Legislature in decades. But Laura Thompson's term only lasts through December. She won't be serving while the Legislature is in session...