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April 23, 2019 - 9:08 am
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (Talk1370.com) -- Among all the hoopla in the 2020 Presidential race, a prominent Texas Democrat has jumped in the race for one of the Lone Star State's Senate seats. Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar says she's running for U.S. Senate in 2020, in what would likely be a challenge to...
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Authorities investigate at the crash scene of a twin-engine Beechcraft BE58, Monday, April 22, 2019, near Kerrville, Texas. The pilot and the five other people aboard the plane were all killed, said Sgt. Orlando Moreno, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
April 22, 2019 - 10:17 pm
KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas was at the controls of a twin-engine airplane that crashed Monday in the Hill Country of central Texas, killing all six aboard. Jeffrey C. Weiss, 65, was a senior...
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In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. in Houston. James Byrd Jr. was the victim of what is considered to be one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
April 21, 2019 - 2:44 pm
JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The...
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April 20, 2019 - 1:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National...
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A roof is torn off a home following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas. (Laura McKenzie/College Station Eagle via AP)
April 13, 2019 - 11:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Powerful storms that rolled across the South on Saturday spawned at least two suspected tornadoes, damaged homes and killed two children in Texas, authorities said. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the...
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State Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe
Emree Weaver/The Texas Tribune
April 11, 2019 - 8:12 pm
AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) -- After facing unexpected friction in Texas’ Republican-dominated Legislature, a pair of bills to override local rules mandating paid sick leave and standardize employment practices across the state passed the Senate on Thursday over the objections of LGBTQ advocates who...
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Juan Figueroa/The Texas Tribune
April 11, 2019 - 8:07 pm
AUSTIN (The Texas Tribune) -- Thursday was scheduled to be property tax day in the Texas House. Then it was rumored to be property tax day in the Texas Senate. And finally, it proved to be neither.
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Patrick Murphy. Texas death row inmate Patrick Murphy and Alabama death row inmate Dominique Ray both came to the Supreme Court recently with the same request. Halt my execution, each said, because the state won’t let my spiritual adviser accompany me into the execution chamber, even as other inmates of different faiths get that ability. But while the Supreme Court declined to stop Ray’s execution in February, they gave Murphy a temporary reprieve Thursday night. The difference in the two cases looks like it comes down to when each man asked for his spiritual adviser to be present. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 12:42 am
DALLAS (AP) — Texas prisons will no longer allow clergy in the death chamber after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the scheduled execution of a man who argued his religious freedom would be violated if his Buddhist spiritual adviser couldn't accompany him. Effective immediately, the Texas Department...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson raises his hand while thanking supporters during an election party, in Waco, Texas. Johnson said in a statement Tuesday, April 2, 2019, that all charges will be dropped in the 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco restaurant parking lot that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured. Johnson said any further effort to prosecute the case would be a "waste of time, effort and resources." (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:21 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — No one will be convicted or otherwise held accountable for the 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco restaurant parking lot that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured, prosecutors in Central Texas said Tuesday. In a statement announcing all charges will be...
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March 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A SWAT team on Saturday arrested a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Texas state trooper after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop and then holing up in a suburban Dallas apartment for a 15-hour standoff, authorities said. Bryan M. Cahill, of Frisco, was taken into...
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