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Texas reacts to new Obama immigration plan

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott vows another lawsuit against the Obama administration. Attorneys for…

22 November 2014 [07:41 AM]
Austin public housing to have Internet access

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of public housing residents in Austin will have access to free basic Internet service in a technological partnership with Google. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was on hand Thursday in support of…

21 November 2014 [10:02 AM]
Gov.-elect Abbott vows legal challenge to immigration order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott is pledging to challenge President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration in court. Abbott, who is the Texas attorney general until he succeeds Gov. Rick Perry in January, issued his vow Thursday…

20 November 2014 [09:19 PM]
2 fired Jasper officers not charged over arrest

JASPER, Texas (AP) — Two fired Southeast Texas officers will not be charged over a videotaped incident in which a woman held for an unpaid traffic ticket had her face slammed on a jail counter. A Jasper County grand jury…

20 November 2014 [02:00 PM]
Texas to allow inmate weddings in prison

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas plans to allow marriage ceremonies inside prisons between an inmate and an intended spouse who isn't incarcerated, officials disclosed Tuesday. Inmates in Texas historically have been allowed to marry by proxy, meaning someone stood in for…

18 November 2014 [02:30 PM]
Mourners recall 1999 Texas A&M bonfire accident

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Mourners have lit candles and left flowers at the Texas A&M Bonfire Memorial to honor those killed and injured 15 years ago in the log pile collapse. Hundreds of people were present at 2:42 a.m.…

18 November 2014 [10:02 AM]
Signs of hope for young Texan victim of lightning strike

TONY PLOHETSKI, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first sign of hope came about three weeks after Roger and Jadwiga Hermann's only son nearly died on the soccer field. Before that day, 9-year-old Alex Hermann had responded to nothing…

17 November 2014 [03:16 PM]
Police: Armed customer stops Texas robbery

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a man who tried to rob cash from a Subway restaurant was stopped by a customer with a gun. Police said Tuesday they are still searching for the would-be robber after the…

12 November 2014 [09:37 AM]
UPDATE: Suspect found dead after Texas RV park slaying

UPDATED 11:20 a.m.: MOUNT VERNON, Texas (AP) — A suspect sought after the fatal shooting of a woman at a Texas recreational vehicle park has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office had issued…

11 November 2014 [11:21 AM]
Galveston to do $4.8M beach restoration project

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Sand will be dredged from the Galveston Ship Channel for a $4.8 million beach restoration project that begins Dec. 1. The Galveston County Daily News reports city officials on Monday announced the project. Crews plan to…

11 November 2014 [09:54 AM]
Texas judge rules against historical racing at tracks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge says the Texas Racing Commission exceeded its authority by clearing the way for historical racing at dog and horse tracks. Judge Lora Livingston in Austin on Monday ruled the commission on Aug. 29 wrongly…

11 November 2014 [09:46 AM]
Former Rep. Allen West to head Dallas think tank

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tea party hero Allen West is leaving Florida to take over a Texas think tank. The one-term congressman announced Friday he will become CEO of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis in January.…

07 November 2014 [02:58 PM]
Texans celebrate 125th State Arbor Day in Austin

Nov. 7, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas – Texans from around the state converged at the state capitol Friday to celebrate Texas’ 125th State Arbor Day. With shovels in hand, local and state officials ceremoniously put mulch around a newly-planted tree…

07 November 2014 [11:18 AM]