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Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP
June 17, 2019 - 2:37 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire Monday on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers, witnesses and authorities said.
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Alex Wong, Joshua Lott/Getty Images
June 17, 2019 - 11:14 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Half of the registered voters in Texas would vote to reelect President Donald Trump, but half of them would not, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune
June 17, 2019 - 8:45 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- With national Democrats looking to make Texas a battleground, a new Republican group is launching to register hundreds of thousands of new voters here and convince them to help keep the state red in 2020.
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This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows former Grace Family Baptist Church pastor Stephen Bratton, 43. The former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 3:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the...
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Dreamstime
June 16, 2019 - 8:45 am
By Riane Roldan, The Texas Tribune AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state’s roughly $250 billion budget Saturday, bringing a session-long effort to address the Legislature’s top priorities — school funding and property taxes — to a close. A spokesman for Abbott confirmed that...
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courtesy Whataburger
June 14, 2019 - 1:20 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Whataburger as the Texas-based fast-food company seeks to expand in an increasingly competitive market. Whataburger announced Friday that the purchase by Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners should be finalized by the end of the...
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June 13, 2019 - 9:05 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Heading off the prospect of everyone in Texas being able to call themselves plumbers, Gov. Greg Abbott extended the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and its licensing law until 2021 Thursday via an executive order.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
June 12, 2019 - 4:14 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Against the backdrop of an Austin burger joint struggling with its property taxes, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Wednesday an expansive reform measure meant to slow the growth of Texans’ property tax bills, long a priority issue for GOP state leaders.
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune
June 11, 2019 - 1:58 pm
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law one of lawmakers' biggest achievements this year, a massive overhaul of Texas' long-beleaguered school finance system.
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June 11, 2019 - 9:13 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Great news, children of Texas: Your unlicensed lemonade stands soon won’t be criminal enterprises.
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