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The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed near Lockhart, killing 16 people, was able to keep flying despite having at least four convictions for drunken driving in Missouri and twice spending time in prison. Whether the pilot's drinking habits had anything to do with the crash...
Texas agreed to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot. The state worked fast to soften the law before November's election, moving from...
With local Zika cases detected in Florida and increased travel to Brazil for the Summer Olympics, Texas is on high alert for local Zika transmission by mosquito bites and is urging everyone to strictly follow precautions. “It’s the perfect mix – local transmission in Florida,...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after reports surfaced outlining the Obama administration’s payment of $400 million in exchange for three Americans held in Tehran in January: “The revelation that the Obama administration ransomed the three...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying one last time to have his criminal indictment on securities fraud charges dismissed before trial. The Republican has asked the state's highest criminal court to throw out felony charges that accuse Texas' top prosecutor of deceiving...
Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that yesterday at 10:46 am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K9 partner “Lobos” with Deputy David Smith seized approximately 8 kilos of what is believed to be white Heroin. Deputy Smith and Sgt...
Pilots' union leaders are asking Southwest to replace CEO Gary Kelly because of the technology outage that caused the airline to cancel or delay thousands of flights in July. The union says Southwest is spending too much on buying back shares and not enough on updating its...
On Friday, Nueces County jury returned a guilty verdict in the case State vs. Jovan Miles in the 94th Judicial District Court. Today the jury returned a sentence of 40 years for Miles’ crime. This case marks the important first human trafficking conviction in the county’s fight...
The reward for Jose Luis Rodriguez, 61, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. Rodriguez is wanted for probation violation and...