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Politics

Gov. Abbott calls for reform of child protection in Texas

Gov. Abbott calls for reform of child protection in TexasAbbott asked for $40 million more in new funding for the chronically underfunded and understaffed department.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Texas House OKs ban on texting while driving

Texas House OKs ban on texting while driving"It is a safety issue in this state — driving is not a privilege"
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Texas News

Audit: DSHS botched privatization of mental hospital

Audit: DSHS botched privatization of mental hospitalA state audit of the DSHS found that it didn't fully comply with rules ensuring contracts are awarded to qualified vendors.
  • Texas News
  • 6 days, 11 hours ago
Politics

Texas Senate passes Patrick's tax cut package

Texas Senate passes Patrick's tax cut package'The Senate has voted to return $4.6 billion to Texas homeowners and businesses over the next two years'
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Elections

Ted Cruz: I'm no back bencher, but Obama was

Ted Cruz: I'm no back bencher, but Obama was"Unlike Barack Obama, before I was in the Senate, I wasn't a community organizer"
  • Elections
  • 1 week ago
Elections

Border voters react to Cruz candidacy

Border voters react to Cruz candidacyAngela Kocherga samples voter sentiment at an El Paso restaurant
  • Elections
  • 1 week ago
Features

Bowie County cow has quadruplets

Bowie County cow has quadrupletsTheir names are Eeny, Meeny, Miney... and Moo
  • Features
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare

Ted Cruz is signing up for Obamacare"We'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange"
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Consumer

Toll road opponents push for free highways

Toll road opponents push for free highways'My constituents tell me we are facing a rebellion against tolls in Collin County'
  • Consumer
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Elections

Ted Cruz on experience, fundraising goals

Ted Cruz on experience, fundraising goalsSen. Ted Cruz hopes to capitalize this week off the buzz generated from his presidential announcement in Virginia.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Analysis: Anonymous 3 years ago, Cruz now a candidate

Analysis: Anonymous 3 years ago, Cruz now a candidateTed Cruz's problem now — as it was then — is his lack of experience.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Elections

Cruz to declare presidential hopes before 11,000 people

Cruz to declare presidential hopes before 11,000 peopleU.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will declare his candidacy for president at Liberty University this morning.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Elections

Sen. Ted Cruz to become first GOP presidential candidate

Sen. Ted Cruz to become first GOP presidential candidateAfter two years as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz will announce his intentions for the White House.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

In Legislature, toll roads facing strong opposition

In Legislature, toll roads facing strong oppositionAnti-toll sentiment at the Capitol is at its highest level in at least a decade.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Texas News

Train derailment forces evacuation in Bosque Co.

Train derailment forces evacuation in Bosque Co.Twelve of the train's 40 cars went off the track around 5 p.m., a state trooper told KCEN.
  • Texas News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Ted Cruz sets off 2016 buzz with speech announcement

Ted Cruz sets off 2016 buzz with speech announcementMultiple sources close to Cruz said the senator was days away from making an announcement about his political future
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Lawmaker proposes mandatory audit of all forfeiture funds

Lawmaker proposes mandatory audit of all forfeiture fundsThe legislation would tighten restrictions on how DAs can spend their criminal forfeiture funds.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Villalba faces death threats, amends controversial bill

Villalba faces death threats, amends controversial billDespite death threats, State Rep. Jason Villalba will not withdraw a bill that puts limits on photographing police.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Crime

Search on for suspect in Sky Ranch inappropriate touching case

Search on for suspect in Sky Ranch inappropriate touching caseThe Smith County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who allegedly entered a cabin at Sky Ranch in Van, Texas and touched a 9-year-old girl inappropriately.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Tech

Lawmakers hope to steer self-driving car bills to Abbott's desk

Lawmakers hope to steer self-driving car bills to Abbott's deskAs self-driving cars move from futuristic concept to plausible technology, the Texas Legislature is looking to become a magnet for the fast-developing industry.
  • Tech
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Entertainment

2015 State Fair gets 'Texified'

2015 State Fair gets 'Texified'The plan is to encourage Texans to make the trek to Fair Park in Dallas this fall
  • Entertainment
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Entertainment

Tickets on sale for ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium

Tickets on sale for ACM Awards at AT&T StadiumTickets are now on sale for the 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards, being held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
  • Entertainment
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

High-speed rail opponents gain steam

High-speed rail opponents gain steamProperty owners in Ellis County are galvanizing against a proposed Texas bullet train
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

State Medicaid investigations produce paltry results

State Medicaid investigations produce paltry resultsTexas funnels a river of federal and state money — at that time $28 billion and change each year — out to doctors, dentists, labs and other medical providers to pay them for treating Medicaid patients.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Texas News

Abbott discusses trade with Irish prime minister

Abbott discusses trade with Irish prime ministerAbbott's visit with Kenny was the latest chapter in Texas' long-standing relationship with Ireland.
  • Texas News
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Crime

Police chase in hills near Austin leads to deadly crash

Police chase in hills near Austin leads to deadly crashThe suspect's car drove through an intersection and crashed head-on into another vehicle
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Crime

Infamous real estate heir Robert Durst arrested

Infamous real estate heir Robert Durst arrestedDurst was picked up on a warrant from Los Angeles County, according to New Orleans police
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago