Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harshly criticized so-called "sanctuary cities" late Tuesday, urging the rest of the nation to emulate Texas' tough law banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of staff, Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate last week. She wasted little time…

Houston proposes site for new homeless shelter

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston officials hope a proposed shelter will help alleviate concerns about homeless camps beneath downtown freeways. The Houston Chronicle reports that city officials considered a plan Monday that would move some of Houston's homeless population to a plot at the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Buffalo Bayou bus depot. If

Man outside Houston gun range killed when rifle discharges

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says the bullet from the hunting rifle went through a wall and struck the man who had

Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza Video

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Is Texas' political dinner bell ringing? An unusual rash of seven congressional retirements is triggering a stampede among ambitious conservatives - and, gasp, even some Democrats - who see a rare opportunity for seizing higher-profile office in the state. Five Republicans and two Democrats in Congress have announced that

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Houston proposes site for new homeless shelter

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston officials hope a proposed shelter will help alleviate concerns about homeless camps beneath downtown freeways. The Houston Chronicle…

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