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Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed legislation to make higher education more affordable by addressing the dramatic cost growth at Texas' public colleges and universities . Schwertner's SB 233 would cap tuition and fees at their current levels and limit any future...
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he won't make up his mind about running for president until the middle of next year, but he doesn't feel pressure to announce sooner because most people expect that he will. "People think we're going to run, and that's not...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov.-elect Greg Abbott revealed his priority issues for the 2015 Legislature. Abbott, who has been Texas attorney general since 2002, held a Monday news conference at the Texas Capitol. He was easily elected governor last month, and has since led a 20-state...
Police have arrested three people and are actively looking for a fourth suspect after a string of crimes in multiple North Texas cities. Police say it all began with a home invasion in Flower Mound around 9 p.m. Sunday in the 5600 block of Suncrest Drive. A man who lives at the...
Investigators are on the hunt for a killer after a woman's body was found inside a refrigerator in southwest Houston. Police say a strong odor led a maintenance worker to an upstairs unit at the Braeswood Oaks apartments on Monday afternoon. Homicide detectives spent all...
Tesla passed on Texas as the site of its new $5 billion battery factory, but the company still hopes to sell its electric cars directly to Texans over the Internet, instead of through dealerships, and it is dangling the carrot of future investment projects as an incentive. The...
Authorities say a belligerent passenger who caused an airplane to be diverted to a Phoenix airport suffers from mental issues. Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes says an American Airlines flight from Dallas bound for Los Angeles was forced to land at Phoenix Sky Harbor...
Allen Police are searching for three suspects in connection to two home invasions that occurred between 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday evening. One was at a home on the 300 Block of Wrotham Lane, where News 8 spoke to the victim, who asked for anonymity. "I just wanted everybody to be...
The Border Patrol, in an unprecedented move to meet a critical need to hire more women, has a job listing for new agents that is "restricted to female applicants." Currently, 95 percent of all agents working along the southwest border are men. "And we want to change that," said...