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  • 'Nazis' spray-painted on Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas

    'Nazis' spray-painted on Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas

    Saturday, August 19 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-20 02:08:36 GMT
    (Courtesy Michael Hamtil, Dallas Morning-News)(Courtesy Michael Hamtil, Dallas Morning-News)

    DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police officials say a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized. The Dallas Morning News reported a crew of city workers went to Lee Park early Saturday to power-wash the spray-painted word "Nazis" off of the statue, one of three Confederate monuments in the city.

    DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police officials say a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has been vandalized. The Dallas Morning News reported a crew of city workers went to Lee Park early Saturday to power-wash the spray-painted word "Nazis" off of the statue, one of three Confederate monuments in the city.

  • DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

    DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

    Saturday, August 19 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-08-20 02:02:43 GMT
    PHOTO: A doctor performing tests in a lab, Photo Date: 12/10/2014 (Courtesy Pixabay)PHOTO: A doctor performing tests in a lab, Photo Date: 12/10/2014 (Courtesy Pixabay)

    DALLAS (AP) - A Texas lab that's a world leader in specialized DNA testing has stopped accepting samples from outside the state because of funding issues. The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas is dependent upon grants to provide free testing. This year, the National Institute of Justice did not offer millions of dollars for DNA technology to identify missing people.

    DALLAS (AP) - A Texas lab that's a world leader in specialized DNA testing has stopped accepting samples from outside the state because of funding issues. The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas is dependent upon grants to provide free testing. This year, the National Institute of Justice did not offer millions of dollars for DNA technology to identify missing people.

  • Mother indicted in hot car deaths of 2 toddlers

    Mother indicted in hot car deaths of 2 toddlers

    Saturday, August 19 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-08-19 21:53:09 GMT
    Cynthia Marie Randolph is accused of intentionally leaving her kids inside a vehicle. (Courtesy: Parker County Sheriff's Office)Cynthia Marie Randolph is accused of intentionally leaving her kids inside a vehicle. (Courtesy: Parker County Sheriff's Office)

    WEATHORFORD, Texas (AP) - A North Texas mother has been indicted on two counts of knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child after her two toddlers died in a hot car. A Parker County Grand Jury indicted 25-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph on Thursday. The first degree felony charges carry a sentence of up to life in prison.

    WEATHORFORD, Texas (AP) - A North Texas mother has been indicted on two counts of knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child after her two toddlers died in a hot car. A Parker County Grand Jury indicted 25-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph on Thursday. The first degree felony charges carry a sentence of up to life in prison.

  • Paramedic struck by drunk driver while helping at car crash

    Paramedic struck by drunk driver while helping at car crash

    Saturday, August 19 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-19 20:00:58 GMT

    WACO, Texas (AP) - Police say a paramedic was struck by a drunk driver and seriously injured while responding to a car crash in Waco, Texas. A spokesman for the Waco Police says the paramedic, who is not being named, was struck about 3:30 a.m. Saturday while helping at the scene of a car crash.

    WACO, Texas (AP) - Police say a paramedic was struck by a drunk driver and seriously injured while responding to a car crash in Waco, Texas. A spokesman for the Waco Police says the paramedic, who is not being named, was struck about 3:30 a.m. Saturday while helping at the scene of a car crash.

  • Texas unemployment rate improves to 4.3 percent, same as US

    Texas unemployment rate improves to 4.3 percent, same as US

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-08-19 17:31:56 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate improved to 4.3 percent in July to mirror the national jobless figure. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the third straight month of declining statewide unemployment. The June unemployment rate for Texas was 4.6 percent.

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate improved to 4.3 percent in July to mirror the national jobless figure. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the third straight month of declining statewide unemployment. The June unemployment rate for Texas was 4.6 percent.

  • Over 250 arrested in Houston sex trafficking sting

    Over 250 arrested in Houston sex trafficking sting

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:03:29 GMT
    More than 250 alleged sex traffickers and buyers were arrested in a Houston area sting operation. Photo: MGNMore than 250 alleged sex traffickers and buyers were arrested in a Houston area sting operation. Photo: MGN

    HOUSTON (AP) - More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday.

    HOUSTON (AP) - More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday.

  • Texas police chiefs begin adapting to sanctuary cities law

    Texas police chiefs begin adapting to sanctuary cities law

    Thursday, August 17 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-08-17 19:37:29 GMT
    Governor Greg Abbott, seen after signing SB4 into law. Photo: Office of the Gov. Greg Abbott / FacebookGovernor Greg Abbott, seen after signing SB4 into law. Photo: Office of the Gov. Greg Abbott / Facebook

    HOUSTON (AP) - Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people whether they are in the United States illegally.

    HOUSTON (AP) - Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people whether they are in the United States illegally.

  • $2 million Powerball ticket sold near Houston, jackpot climbs

    $2 million Powerball ticket sold near Houston, jackpot climbs

    Thursday, August 17 2017 6:32 AM EDT2017-08-17 10:32:12 GMT
    While there was no Powerball jackpot winner Wednesday night, someone in the Houston area is waking up with an extra $2 million in their bank account this morning after matching 5 numbers on their ticket. The winning ticket was sold at a gas station near Bush Airport on FM 1960.  The numbers drawn were 9,15,43,60,64 with a Powerball of 4. The grand prize jumped from $430 million to $510 million Wednesday night. This will be the 8th largest lottery prize jackpot of all time...
    While there was no Powerball jackpot winner Wednesday night, someone in the Houston area is waking up with an extra $2 million in their bank account this morning after matching 5 numbers on their ticket. The winning ticket was sold at a gas station near Bush Airport on FM 1960.  The numbers drawn were 9,15,43,60,64 with a Powerball of 4. The grand prize jumped from $430 million to $510 million Wednesday night. This will be the 8th largest lottery prize jackpot of all time...
  • Driver of Texas trailer indicted for 10 passengers' deaths

    Driver of Texas trailer indicted for 10 passengers' deaths

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-08-17 09:52:46 GMT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a tractor-trailer packed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation was indicted Wednesday on charges related to the deaths of 10 people inside.    James Matthew Bradley Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in San Antonio on five counts, including a count of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death, and a separate count of conspiracy to transport immi...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a tractor-trailer packed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation was indicted Wednesday on charges related to the deaths of 10 people inside.    James Matthew Bradley Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in San Antonio on five counts, including a count of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain, resulting in death, and a separate count of conspiracy to transport immi...
  • Special session ends one day early, Gov. could call another

    Special session ends one day early, Gov. could call another

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:13:15 GMT
    PHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, TexasPHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, Texas

    By: Wes Rapaport KXAN Austin, TX (AP/KXAN)–The Texas Legislature has adjourned for good, ending its month-long special session a day early. The Senate gaveled out around 10 p.m. Tuesday. That came hours after the state House surprised everyone by adjourning and declaring that it wasn’t coming back, even though the session didn’t end until midnight Wednesday. House members quit to force the Senate to accept their version of a contentious property tax bill. But the ...

    By: Wes Rapaport KXAN Austin, TX (AP/KXAN)–The Texas Legislature has adjourned for good, ending its month-long special session a day early. The Senate gaveled out around 10 p.m. Tuesday. That came hours after the state House surprised everyone by adjourning and declaring that it wasn’t coming back, even though the session didn’t end until midnight Wednesday. House members quit to force the Senate to accept their version of a contentious property tax bill. But the ...

  • Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018

    Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-08-16 14:25:55 GMT

     (AP) - A federal court has ruled that Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections.      The decision Tuesday ordered changes to two of Texas' 36 congressional districts. One is held by Democrat Lloyd Doggett of Austin and the other by Republican Blake Farenthold.    

     (AP) - A federal court has ruled that Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections.      The decision Tuesday ordered changes to two of Texas' 36 congressional districts. One is held by Democrat Lloyd Doggett of Austin and the other by Republican Blake Farenthold.    

  • 'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

    'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:37 AM EDT2017-08-16 08:37:37 GMT
    The 'bathroom bill" cleared first vote in Texas.The 'bathroom bill" cleared first vote in Texas.
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season.    It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to st...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season.    It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, and Abbott gave no indication he would order weary lawmakers to st...
  • Texas Legislature approves new do-not-resuscitate rules

    Texas Legislature approves new do-not-resuscitate rules

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:24:53 GMT

     (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved a bill requiring explicit patient approval before doctors can act on hospital do-not-resuscitate orders.      The Senate voted 21-10 late Tuesday to approve House changes made to the original bill. That sends it to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it into law.      

     (AP) - The Texas Legislature has approved a bill requiring explicit patient approval before doctors can act on hospital do-not-resuscitate orders.      The Senate voted 21-10 late Tuesday to approve House changes made to the original bill. That sends it to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it into law.      

  • 95-plus percent of Texas school districts meet standards

    95-plus percent of Texas school districts meet standards

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:19:11 GMT
    PHOTO: Elementary school teacher and her students, Photo Date: May 6, 2014PHOTO: Elementary school teacher and her students, Photo Date: May 6, 2014
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than 95 percent of Texas school districts, and around 89 percent of individual schools, have met minimum education standards - slight improvements over last year.    The Texas Education Agency announced results Tuesday for 1,203 districts and 8,757 schools. It has frequently overhauled ratings in recent years, meaning lower failure rates.    In 2016, about 94 percent of districts met state standards and almost 89 percent of schools did. ...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than 95 percent of Texas school districts, and around 89 percent of individual schools, have met minimum education standards - slight improvements over last year.    The Texas Education Agency announced results Tuesday for 1,203 districts and 8,757 schools. It has frequently overhauled ratings in recent years, meaning lower failure rates.    In 2016, about 94 percent of districts met state standards and almost 89 percent of schools did. ...
  • Texas Senate advances scaled-back school finance plan

    Texas Senate advances scaled-back school finance plan

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-08-15 15:14:05 GMT
    PHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, TexasPHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, Texas

    (AP) - The Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.    

    (AP) - The Texas Senate has advanced a once-sweeping school finance plan, but only after scaling it back so much that it will only offer about $500 million in extra funding for some school districts statewide and teacher retirement.    

  • Sheriff: Texas deputies suspended following 'hazing ritual'

    Sheriff: Texas deputies suspended following 'hazing ritual'

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-08-15 15:13:27 GMT
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Bexar County sheriff has suspended seven deputies after a video surfaced showing them participating in a "hazing ritual" that involved the 4-year-old daughter of one of the deputies.    Sheriff Javier Salazar said Monday six of the deputies hazed the seventh one using handcuffs, shackles and a Taser.    At one point the child participated in the hazing but it's not clear how.    Salazar says the incident occurred during...
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Bexar County sheriff has suspended seven deputies after a video surfaced showing them participating in a "hazing ritual" that involved the 4-year-old daughter of one of the deputies.    Sheriff Javier Salazar said Monday six of the deputies hazed the seventh one using handcuffs, shackles and a Taser.    At one point the child participated in the hazing but it's not clear how.    Salazar says the incident occurred during...
  • Texas A&M says planned rally posed security risk

    Texas A&M says planned rally posed security risk

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:17 AM EDT2017-08-15 10:17:57 GMT
    PHOTO: A gathering of white Nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Photo Date: 8/11/2017PHOTO: A gathering of white Nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Photo Date: 8/11/2017
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University says it is canceling a planned "white lives matter" rally on its campus next month "because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public."    Attempting to organize the event on Sept. 11 was a former A&M student who said he was inspired by the weekend's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.    But, in a statement Monday evening,...
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University says it is canceling a planned "white lives matter" rally on its campus next month "because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public."    Attempting to organize the event on Sept. 11 was a former A&M student who said he was inspired by the weekend's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.    But, in a statement Monday evening,...
  • Texas A&M criticizes white nationalist planning campus rally

    Texas A&M criticizes white nationalist planning campus rally

    Monday, August 14 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-08-14 16:49:58 GMT
    Texas A&M / FacebookTexas A&M / Facebook

    (AP) - Texas A&M University has criticized the views of a white nationalist who is planning a "white lives matter" rally on campus next month.      A&M spokeswoman Amy Smith told The Battalion student newspaper that Preston Wiginton's rhetoric is "counter to the core values of Texas A&M."    EDITORIAL: In regard to the coming days — The Battalion responds to the protests occurring on 9/11. https://t.co/FW4CHIjV9t pic.tw...

    (AP) - Texas A&M University has criticized the views of a white nationalist who is planning a "white lives matter" rally on campus next month.      A&M spokeswoman Amy Smith told The Battalion student newspaper that Preston Wiginton's rhetoric is "counter to the core values of Texas A&M."    EDITORIAL: In regard to the coming days — The Battalion responds to the protests occurring on 9/11. https://t.co/FW4CHIjV9t pic.tw...

  • Houston latest to join fledgling Texas poker club effort

    Houston latest to join fledgling Texas poker club effort

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-08-14 15:56:43 GMT

    (AP) - Michael Eakman, a poker aficionado from a very young age, has hosted poker tournaments from around the country, but Texas gambling laws have long shut him out of his own state and his hometown of Houston.      

    (AP) - Michael Eakman, a poker aficionado from a very young age, has hosted poker tournaments from around the country, but Texas gambling laws have long shut him out of his own state and his hometown of Houston.      

  • TABC announces back-to-school undercover operations

    TABC announces back-to-school undercover operations

    Monday, August 14 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-08-14 14:12:14 GMT
    The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today that they will be conducting a series of undercover operations as tens of thousands of college students return to class. The operations, known as minor stings, are intended to identify retailers who illegally sell alcohol to people under 21, and will take place throughout the months of August and September. According to TABC officials, the stings will take place at bars, restaurants, convenience and liquor stores, or any loca...
    The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today that they will be conducting a series of undercover operations as tens of thousands of college students return to class. The operations, known as minor stings, are intended to identify retailers who illegally sell alcohol to people under 21, and will take place throughout the months of August and September. According to TABC officials, the stings will take place at bars, restaurants, convenience and liquor stores, or any loca...
  • Insurance restrictions for abortion head to Texas governor

    Insurance restrictions for abortion head to Texas governor

    Monday, August 14 2017 4:50 AM EDT2017-08-14 08:50:51 GMT
    Photo: Office of the Governor of Greg AbbottPhoto: Office of the Governor of Greg Abbott
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have sent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would restrict insurance coverage for abortion and makes no exceptions in cases of rape and incest.    Abbott is expected to sign the measure that was given final approval by the Senate on Sunday night. It requires women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortion except amid medical emergencies.    Ten other states already have laws restricting insurance coverage of abortion...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have sent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would restrict insurance coverage for abortion and makes no exceptions in cases of rape and incest.    Abbott is expected to sign the measure that was given final approval by the Senate on Sunday night. It requires women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortion except amid medical emergencies.    Ten other states already have laws restricting insurance coverage of abortion...
  • 17 immigrants found locked inside trailer in Edinburg, reports say

    17 immigrants found locked inside trailer in Edinburg, reports say

    Sunday, August 13 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-08-13 20:40:52 GMT

    According to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, the Edinburg Police Department confirmed Sunday that 17 immigrants were locked inside the back of a trailer. 

    According to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston, the Edinburg Police Department confirmed Sunday that 17 immigrants were locked inside the back of a trailer. 

  • San Antonio officer injured as SUV plows into patrol car

    San Antonio officer injured as SUV plows into patrol car

    Sunday, August 13 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-08-13 18:39:20 GMT
    A San Antonio police officer is hospitalized after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. (Courtesy: news4sanantonio.com)A San Antonio police officer is hospitalized after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver. (Courtesy: news4sanantonio.com)

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio police officer is hospitalized in stable condition after an SUV slammed into his patrol car while he was diverting traffic from another unrelated crash.  Police spokesman Officer Doug Greene says charges are pending against the driver of the SUV which "smelled strongly of alcohol" after the early Sunday morning wreck. The driver is hospitalized in serious condition.  Greene says the officer was sitting in...

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio police officer is hospitalized in stable condition after an SUV slammed into his patrol car while he was diverting traffic from another unrelated crash.  Police spokesman Officer Doug Greene says charges are pending against the driver of the SUV which "smelled strongly of alcohol" after the early Sunday morning wreck. The driver is hospitalized in serious condition.  Greene says the officer was sitting in...

  • 1 arrest at San Antonio rallies about Confederate statue

    1 arrest at San Antonio rallies about Confederate statue

    Sunday, August 13 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-08-13 16:24:54 GMT
    (AP) - One person has been charged with misdemeanor assault and police say a second was detained but not charged after about 300 demonstrators showed up at competing rallies over the presence of a Confederate monument in downtown San Antonio.      Two city council members have filed a request to move the monument elsewhere. The 40-foot monument at Travis Park features a soldier at the top. It was erected in 1899.      Police kept the protesters Saturday a...
    (AP) - One person has been charged with misdemeanor assault and police say a second was detained but not charged after about 300 demonstrators showed up at competing rallies over the presence of a Confederate monument in downtown San Antonio.      Two city council members have filed a request to move the monument elsewhere. The 40-foot monument at Travis Park features a soldier at the top. It was erected in 1899.      Police kept the protesters Saturday a...
  • Booming Texas cities feeling stunted by governor's agenda

    Booming Texas cities feeling stunted by governor's agenda

    Sunday, August 13 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-08-13 13:54:07 GMT
    PHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, TexasPHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, Texas

     (AP) - As Texas' big cities boom like few places in the U.S., Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to rein them in and reassert himself ahead of his 2018 re-election bid, but some of his summer demands are wilting.     

     (AP) - As Texas' big cities boom like few places in the U.S., Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to rein them in and reassert himself ahead of his 2018 re-election bid, but some of his summer demands are wilting.     

  • Three dead in North Texas crash

    Three dead in North Texas crash

    Saturday, August 12 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-13 03:58:04 GMT
    Photo: KTRK / MGNPhoto: KTRK / MGN

    Authorities are investigating a one-car crash in the Dallas-area that left three people dead, including two young children.

    Authorities are investigating a one-car crash in the Dallas-area that left three people dead, including two young children.

  • Baylor ordered to turn over documents in sex assault trial

    Baylor ordered to turn over documents in sex assault trial

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:14:56 GMT
    File photoFile photo

    (AP) - A federal judge on Friday ordered Baylor University to turn over information -including interview recordings and documents - it provided to a law firm it hired amid a sexual assault scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school.

    (AP) - A federal judge on Friday ordered Baylor University to turn over information -including interview recordings and documents - it provided to a law firm it hired amid a sexual assault scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school.

  • Texas Legislature approves strict reporting rules for abortion complications

    Texas Legislature approves strict reporting rules for abortion complications

    Saturday, August 12 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-08-12 04:11:24 GMT
    Photo: MGNPhoto: MGN

    The Texas Legislature has approved requiring physicians and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and impose fines on those who don't.

    The Texas Legislature has approved requiring physicians and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and impose fines on those who don't.

  • Fact Check: Tax Free Weekend

    Fact Check: Tax Free Weekend

    Friday, August 11 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-08-12 01:38:24 GMT

    If you've got a lot of kids headed back to school this fall, a weekend of shopping without paying sales tax sounds like a great deal. But is it?

    If you've got a lot of kids headed back to school this fall, a weekend of shopping without paying sales tax sounds like a great deal. But is it?

  • Tax free weekend is underway

    Tax free weekend is underway

    Friday, August 11 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-08-12 01:34:12 GMT

    If you've been holding off on back to school shopping, this is your weekend.

    If you've been holding off on back to school shopping, this is your weekend.

  • Employees sue Houston over potential denial of same sex marriage benefits

    Employees sue Houston over potential denial of same sex marriage benefits

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:14:22 GMT
    Photo: MGNPhoto: MGN

    (AP) - Three city employees and their spouses who are concerned that Houston could be forced to stop paying benefits to same-sex spouses due to an ongoing civil case on Thursday sued the city, asking for a court order to stop any such action.

    (AP) - Three city employees and their spouses who are concerned that Houston could be forced to stop paying benefits to same-sex spouses due to an ongoing civil case on Thursday sued the city, asking for a court order to stop any such action.

  • One city's healthcare is divided by the two states it shares

    One city's healthcare is divided by the two states it shares

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:13:23 GMT

    The quality of Texarkana's healthcare comes down to what side of the state line residents live on because of the decisions of two states that share this small Southern town.

    The quality of Texarkana's healthcare comes down to what side of the state line residents live on because of the decisions of two states that share this small Southern town.

  • DNC Day 3: Speakers discuss change, endorse Hillary Clinton

    DNC Day 3: Speakers discuss change, endorse Hillary Clinton

    Thursday, July 28 2016 6:35 AM EDT2016-07-28 10:35:03 GMT
    Mary Alice Palacios is a Hillary Clinton delegate.Mary Alice Palacios is a Hillary Clinton delegate.

    The star power was in full force Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention with a theme of "Working Together."  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy. 

    The star power was in full force Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention with a theme of "Working Together."  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy. 

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