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The city of El Paso is collecting food donations as a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his efforts. The El Paso Times reports the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Canned Food Drive will start Monday. It will last through Jan. 19, which is the federal holiday...
The first full week of 2015 is a big one for Texas in front of a federal appeals court. Both the state ban on gay marriage and tough new Texas abortion restrictions are being tackled this week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Oral arguments in both cases follow rulings...
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead and a fourth is undergoing surgery after an early morning shooting in Dallas. Dallas police spokesman Chinh Le said officers Sunday discovered the four victims, all with gunshot wounds, in the southeast fringe of the city. Two...
Some Texas lawmakers say prescription drugs can be bettered monitored by moving the state's database out of the Department of Public Safety. The Austin American-Statesman ( http://bit.ly/1D7esLL ) reports that House and Senate committees that studied the issue recommend that the...
One of the biggest attractions in Texas is ditching a dirty routine for 2015: the annual draining and cleaning of the San Antonio River Walk. City officials say the usual January scrub down that greeted unsuspecting tourists with unsightly views of sunken trash and mud is no...
The first new district attorney in Hidalgo County since 1983 says he will keep his pledge for a public corruption task force in the Rio Grande Valley community beset by scandal. Former state district Judge Ricardo Rodriguez says one of his top priorities will be holding elected...
<p>The reward for Freddie Alaniz, 34, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. Alaniz is wanted for murder, sexual assault of a...
Former President George H.W. Bush didn't make it, but Jeb Bush was on hand to see his son officially take office in Texas. George P. Bush was sworn in Friday as Texas land commissioner. The 38-year-old political newcomer sat next to his father in the Texas Senate while formally...
A 12-year-old boy has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a home north of Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that gunshots were reported at the home Thursday afternoon in north Harris County. A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times...