On Thanksgiving, family hurt by Hurricane Harvey counts its blessings

HOUSTON (AP) - The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams. Almost three months after Hurricane…

Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common second-trimester abortion procedure

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature's attempts to make getting an abortion as difficult as possible in America's second most-populous state. Austin-based U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel extended

Texas Congressman Joe Barton apologizes for nude photo on Twitter

Texas Congressman Joe Barton is apologizing after a nude photo of him circulated on social media. Barton released a statement Wednesday to the Texas Tribune acknowledging that while separated from his second wife, prior to their divorce, he had sexual relationships "with other mature adult women." The 68-year-old Republican from

North Texas Army veteran uses music to help make his way

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Weatherford native and U.S. Army veteran Taylor Bonham just got back from competing in the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Buffalo, New York, in late October, and his guitar strings and singing skills are what got him there. The Weatherford Democrat reports having gotten out the military in 2012, Bonham

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