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(Credit: Shutterstock) A Texas sheriff says he's aware of claims by activists that a weekend shooting that killed a 7-year-old black girl was racially motivated but adds that it remains unclear what prompted the shooting and investigators are considering all possibilities...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.93 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than this day last week and is 32 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. Of...
Texas does not have a state income tax, and a state lawmaker is proposing a constitutional amendment to keep it that way. The resolution by State Representative Jeff Leech would take income taxes off the table forever, and the bill has the endorsement of the Texas Association of...
A criminal justice reform bill spearheaded by US Senator from Texas John Cornyn awaits the President's signature. Cornyn says this bill is based on how states like Texas reformed their criminal justice systems. The bill enjoyed wide bi-partisan support because liberals didn't...
(Credit: Associated Press) After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn't be blamed for finally relaxing, but that's not her. Fein, now 84, went to back to school. And this week she'll accomplish a long-held goal when she graduates...
The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are both investigating numerous bomb threats that have been made across the country. At last count, the Austin Police Department has reported two dozen bomb threats made toward businesses and local organizations...
One of whom is from Austin. Chief Deputy Edwin Toquica says the two AG officers were with a Harris County deputy at the time. The AG officers are identified as Captain Wes Hensley and Sergeant Mark Rychen, although its' not known which is from Austin. The deputy hasn't been...
One state representative has filed a bill that would make it illegal for an employer to ask about a person's criminal history, before making a job offer. Derek Cohen is the Director of the group, The right on Crime, and calls it well meaning but misguided. Cohen said where...
(Credit: Associated Press) A Texas state senator is gathering donated soccer balls as Christmas gifts for the more than 2,000 migrant teens being held a tent city in Tornillo, Texas. KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports Texas Sen. Jose Rodríguez has launched a soccer ball donation...