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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - State Representative Dan Branch says he has raised $1.9 million in the last six months for his campaign to become the next Texas attorney general. The Dallas Republican announced Thursday that his campaign has $4.9 million in cash on hand. Branch's campaign...
The former workers' compensation claims chief for the Texas Association of School Boards admits to stealing more than $500,000 from the group's insurance fund. Federal prosecutors say Herman G. Wilks pleaded guilty Wednesday in Austin to 10 mail fraud counts. He admitted...
A former FBI director conducting an investigation into alleged misconduct inside the settlement program for compensating victims of BP's 2010 Gulf oil spill has concluded that a claim at the center of his probe was awarded more than $357,000 based on fraudulent information. In a...
The FBI says it's investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a rare permit to kill an endangered black rhino. FBI spokeswoman Katherine Chaumont says the agency is reviewing multiple threats against the Dallas Safari...
The state's child protection agency says it missed warning signs that a 1-year-old who died after being beaten was in a dangerous environment. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging the failings in the case of Orion...
Police say two teenagers are suspects in a string of armed robberies and one sexual assault on a Houston bike trail. Houston police said Wednesday that Damontres Darnell Mitchell and Jassan Rashaad Hughes have both been charged with single aggravated sexual assault counts and...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department plans on becoming the only major state agency with an executive solely in charge of diversity. Plans to hire a chief diversity and inclusion officer in 2014 come after two employees filed federal discrimination complaints against the...
The Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are disciplined for breaking school rules. Government civil rights data show black students without disabilities are more...
A conservative political action committee has begun airing television ads attacking Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Stockman. The group called Texans for a Conservative Majority bought time on television stations in Houston, Beaumont and Port Arthur, the heart of Stockman...