Former Texas House Representative Leo Berman passes away

Former state Rep. Leo Berman passed away Saturday after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 79. Berman served as District 6 representative, which represented Tyler and portions of Smith County, from 1999 to 2012. He was known as a conservative stalwart and was given leaderships roles, including positions on the House Appropriations committee and…

Rains in Texas bring end to second-worst drought category

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Ongoing rainfall across much of Texas has brought additional improvement in drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows Texas with no areas in extreme drought, the second worst category. The last time the state was without extreme drought was in late November 2010.

10 tornadoes hit North Texas Tuesday night Video

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Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns Video

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen. The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems across the U.S. in which video visitation has replaced the more familiar in-person visits, where people are in the same room but separated by thick glass.

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