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A community wide effort is underway to address teen dating violence. Carolyn Mosely's daughter, Otralla, was stabbed to death at Reagan High School by her ex-boyfriend. She says sometimes parents miss the signs of dating violence. The campaign, called "choose respect" is...
Texas joins all 50 states in filing a brief supporting the pledge of allegiance. The 9th circuit court in California must decide if saying the pledge in public schools violates the seperationo of church and state since the phrase "under god" is in the pledge. Texas Attorney...
Independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn is asking to be listed on the November ballot as Carole Keeton "Grandma" Strayhorn, saying that is how voters know her since her campaign for Texas Comptroller in 1988. State law stipulates that nicknames can be used...
A gunman opened fire outside a downtown Dallas pub at closing time, injuring 11 people early Saturday morning. Ten victims were treated at hospitals and released. The other victim was initially listed in critical condition and upgraded to stable condition. Authorities are...
An alleged drunken driver in Houston has been arrested in connection with the car crash that killed her four-year-old daughter. Police say Sara Chavis Williams faces felony charges of intoxication manslaughter and reckless injury to a child. The 43-year-old was allegedly...
Members of the church set ablaze on purpose last Tuesday or Wednesday gather for services outside the building in Manchaca Sunday. "We just thought it would be good for everyone to be at our church," Saint John's Presbyterian Church elder Amy Fisher said. A fire that was...
28 year old Lance Ian Rendon is the second person to be charged in the stabbing of a 12 year old Pflugerville boy last week. Rendon is charged with failure to report a felony. He turned himself into police Friday. A 19-year-old man Christopher Juarez was arrested Thursday and...
Libertarians were hopeful during the party's state convention that they could win a variety of offices in November, saying their group offers better values than the Democratic and Republican parties. Wes Benedict, the party's executive director for the state, touted Libertarians...
State Democrats have hammered together a wide-ranging platform urging President Bush to withdraw troops from Iraq ``in the most rapid manner possible'' and supporting a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who qualify. Expanding their existing party platform on immigration...