Mixed bag in Texas' court challenges of Obama's EPA Video

AUSTIN (AP) - Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed (http://atxne.ws/1MW1W5o ) 23 actions filed by the Texas attorney general's office since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office. The Statesman found that Texas won favorable rulings in five of those challenges and lost at least three others, with less clear results in a small number of other cases.…

UT removes Davis statue

AUSTIN (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group. Crews were seen removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university’s iconic clock tower. Davis’ statue

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing. Shannon J. Miles was charged Saturday with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Darren

New Texas law battles growing synthetic marijuana problem Video

(KYTX) - Since synthetic marijuana hit retailers in 2009, poison centers everywhere have been bombarded with phone calls relating to its use. The designer drug has been linked to more than 15 deaths in the U.S. this year alone. That’s nearly triple what it was last year. “Synthetic drugs have become a big problem for us,” said Lt. Gary Middleton with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

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UT removes Davis statue

AUSTIN (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas…

31 August 2015 [04:08 AM]
Hughes has endorsements, Simpson seeks votes in race to replace Eltife

The endorsement scales have tipped in the race to replace retiring District 1 Senator Kevin Eltife as two candidates continue to work the district for enough voter endorsements to win. Reps. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, and David Simpson, R-Longview, continue to…

26 August 2015 [10:04 AM]
Sandra Bland's death launches new hearings on jail suicides

AUSTIN (AP) - The death of Sandra Bland in a rural county lockup launched a new review of jail safety in Texas, but state lawmakers were noncommittal Tuesday about whether Bland’s family would be part of the process. Republican Lt.…

19 August 2015 [05:24 AM]
Texas man charged in killing of 8 set for court appearance

  HOUSTON (AP) - A man with a violent criminal history entered a Houston home through an unlocked window and fatally shot a woman he'd previously dated, her husband and six children, including a boy believed to be his own…

10 August 2015 [05:49 AM]
Former president chosen for jury duty

  DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush may once have been commander in chief but that apparently didn't help him when he showed up for jury duty at a Dallas courthouse. The 43rd president was not chosen for…

05 August 2015 [10:10 PM]
Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a…

04 August 2015 [11:01 PM]
State AG Paxton arrested, booked

AUSTIN — Facing three felony counts of securities law violations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was arrested, fingerprinted and photographed Monday morning…

03 August 2015 [10:44 PM]
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