Texas News

February 14, 2019 - 9:29 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Not in the Valentine's Day spirit? A Texas zoo has a cockroach that can help. The El Paso Zoo is running a promotion called "Quit Bugging Me" that allows people to name cockroaches after ex-spouses, former friends or anyone else on the nope list. On Thursday, the cockroaches...
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AP Photo/Eric Gay
February 11, 2019 - 7:58 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People walking over the Paso del Norte Bridge linking this West Texas border city to Mexico can watch President Donald Trump's border wall getting bigger in real time.
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Mickie Subia gathers her laundry at her home in El Paso, Texas. Subia lives less than a block away from a border barrier that runs along the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 10, 2019 - 10:45 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People walking over the Paso del Norte Bridge linking this West Texas border city to Mexico can watch President Donald Trump's border wall getting bigger in real time. Workers in fluorescent smocks can be seen digging trenches, pouring concrete and erecting rust-colored slabs...
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In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, students participate in a Youth Aware of Mental Health session at Uplift Hampton Preparatory School in Dallas. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers the program to schools to help educate students about mental health and suicide prevention. Part of the program includes the students participating in role-playing sessions to help them understand the issues being discussed. (AP Photo/Benny Snyder)
February 09, 2019 - 3:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — In a scenario playing out in more and more classrooms around the world, a Dallas teenager recently asked her classmate if anything was wrong, noting that she hadn't been acting like herself. The brusque reply: "Just leave me alone." The ninth-graders at the Uplift Hampton Preparatory...
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Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
February 05, 2019 - 1:29 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Feeling the "camaraderie and the collaboration" he says is already present in the 86th Texas Legislature, Gov. Greg Abbott said he'd be willing to work to reinstate an annual rivalry game between the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. Abbott made the overture near...
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pool video/Texas House of Representatives
February 05, 2019 - 12:51 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Below are the prepared remarks for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's State of the State address, as delivered in the House chamber Tuesday morning. Thank you Lt. Governor Patrick. I am honored to work with you and Speaker Bonnen as we embark on this new session. A session, by the way, that...
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Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune
February 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott, in his biennial State of the State address on Tuesday, stayed on message about education and taxes, continuing state leaders’ so-far unified focus on bread-and-butter policy reforms in a forum where he has in the past served up red meat.
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Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times
February 05, 2019 - 8:14 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver his biennial State of the State address Tuesday. In the address, Abbot will lay out his legislative priorities for the session - including a list of "emergency items" that he wishes for lawmakers to prioritize. Legislation can't be brought up on...
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Kent County Michigan Sheriff's Office via AP
February 03, 2019 - 5:44 pm
CONROE, Texas (AP) — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said. Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies,...
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January 31, 2019 - 7:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Catholic leaders in Texas on Thursday identified 286 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children, a number that represents one of the largest collections of names to be released since an explosive grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania.
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