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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...
Authorities in the Texas Panhandle say a 10-year-old boy has died after an accidental shooting. The Lubbock Independent School district tells KCBD-TV parents were notified Sunday about the death of Jackson Roberts. Childress police say a 14-year-old boy thought he was playing...
The family of the North Texas district attorney and his wife shot dead in their home say they're happy that the trial of the couple's suspected killer will finally begin. The son of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, told The Dallas Morning...
As the first municipal fracking ban in Texas takes effect, its passage has spurred other towns to consider similar challenges to the supremacy of the state's oil and gas industry. Denton's ban is effective Tuesday. The community of Reno is taking steps toward what its mayor...
Tennessee congressman's head of communications was under fire Saturday after scolding President Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia on Facebook for how they behaved at the turkey pardoning ceremony. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, took to...
The state health agency’s top lawyer, instrumental in steering more than $110 million in contracts to an Austin tech company, is a former business partner with that company’s lobbyist, state records show. Records show that beginning in 2002 Jack Stick, chief counsel for the...
A 5-year-old boy was involved in an accidental shooting at a residence in Rice, Texas, according to the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management. Per Elmer Tanner of the Navarro County Sheriff's Office, the boy was shot in the face by another child with a 22-caliber rifle...
A man is lucky to be alive after his truck fell more than 25 feet into a pit at a construction site early Saturday morning. Witnesses said the man ran several red lights, struck the side of a vehicle and swerved through a fence and into a high rise construction site off...
Day and night, for the better part of a month, the drilling rig grinds away to bore a mile and a half deep and a similar distance horizontally into oil-rich shale beneath the endlessly flat, endlessly scrubby West Texas terrain. Once this well 55 miles southeast of Midland...