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State Representative Donna Howard from Austin says the contributions not being used for personal use, but there's no restriction on using it for lobbying. “All this is doing is saying, that, at least for the first two years after you leave office, you may not use these...
Chris Kyle, the retired Navy SEAL depicted in the blockbuster movie "American Sniper," has received a state day in his honor two years after his death. Gov. Greg Abbott signed a proclamation declaring Monday as "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas, where Kyle was raised and lived after...
Texas lawmakers won’t be able to get their steaks the way they like them — free of cost and public scrutiny — if a bill authored by one of the Texas House’s most powerful members becomes law. State Rep. Charlie Geren, a Republican from Fort Worth and one of Speaker Joe Straus’...
Republican State Representative Molly White is now fighting back against widespread criticism accusing her of being anti-Muslim. The freshmen representative is in the hot seat for a Facebook message she posted on Muslim Capitol Day Thursday, which she wasn't able to attend. The...
A grand jury will examine the deaths of two people killed in 2013 at a Northeast Texas ranch under mysterious circumstances. Bowie County District Attorney Jerry Rochelle tells the Texarkana Gazette ( http://bit.ly/1yqA8Ml ) that he will present the case of the deaths at Prissy...
Texas Rangers are investigating the police shooting of a man in north Texas who officers say drove toward them in his pickup truck after a pursuit. Police in Ennis, about 30 miles south of Dallas, say the shooting occurred Saturday evening as they were responding to a call about...
DALHART, Texas (AP) - State health officials are investigating about a dozen cases of salmonella over the past several weeks in Dallam and Hartley counties in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle. The director of the infection prevention program at Dalhart's Coon Memorial...
A judge has agreed to let a 40-year-old convicted sex offender in a Texas civil commitment program live on his own in the community. The Houston Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1DhHkxs ) reports it's the first time a person held under the program will be allowed to live outside of...
The FBI has identified a 25-year-old as the man Border Patrol agents shot and killed after he drove through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping. FBI Special Agent Michael Martinez tells the El Paso Times ( http://bit.ly/1DimC0l ) Tiano Meton was fatally shot Jan. 22 after...