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New historically accurate carpet for the Texas Senate comes from England as part of a more than $500,000 update to the chamber in Austin. Officials with the State Preservation Board, which manages and maintains the 126-year-old statehouse, say the custom green carpet replaces...
An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he's delusional. Attorneys for Scott Panetti are telling the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the new tests are...
Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old. Michael Webb, who played keyboard with Keys, said Keys died on Tuesday after a lengthy illness. Keys...
Unsatisfied with the options for Texas governor last month, one voter opted to write in a candidate he or she thought was better suited for the state's top job - Optimus Prime. The Texas Secretary of State's Office on Monday affirmed Republican Greg Abbott as the winner with...
Lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle. The Legislative Budget Board unanimously approved the limit Monday for the 2016-2017 budget cycle. The panel consists of the lieutenant...
A group of engineering students from Texas A&M returning from a holiday road trip to New Orleans crashed into a pickup truck on a dark road in Montgomery County Sunday night, sending all five of the students to area hospitals and renewing calls for state highway officials to...
Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies are on alert after a neighbor caught a man on security cameras in what appears to be his underpants looking through a backdoor. Neighbors said it happened around 11 p.m. Sunday in the Greatwood subdivision off Highway 59. "He's definitely...
A former Dallas police officer will try to get his job back after a jury found him not guilty of assault and official oppression after the alleged victim was deported and didn't show up for court. Prosecutors said they couldn't present a case against 37-year-old Rene Villanueva...
Two North Texas counties have opted out of a state-mandated prostitution diversion initiative because they say it's not a big enough problem in their areas. The Dallas Morning News reports the state has granted waivers for Denton and Collin counties. Gov. Rick Perry in June 2013...