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August 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A sign at a Houston elementary and middle school that sparked criticism on social media has been removed. The Houston Independent School District says the sign that read, "The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman," was removed Friday night. The wall was...
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August 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm
DALLAS (KJCE) -- The finalists have been announced for this year's Big Tex Choice Awards - a showcase of the best food offerings from concessionaires at the State Fair of Texas. This year's Fair is less than two months away, and winners of the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards will be announced on...
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Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP
August 10, 2018 - 3:21 pm
DILLEY, Texas (AP) — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn't quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from...
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In this Feb. 19, 2018 photo, Dallas City council member Dwaine Caraway, of District 4, speaks during a news conference calling for the National Rifle Association to be disinvited from hosting the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas while Caraway was outside Dallas City Hall in Dallas. Federal prosecutors said Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through gambling money, trips to Las Vegas and other cities, and a phony consulting agreement. Court documents filed Thursday, Aug. 9, show Caraway pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 5:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through a phony consulting agreement, gambling money and trips to Las Vegas and elsewhere, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Caraway, the second highest-ranking elected official in Dallas...
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August 09, 2018 - 3:08 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas' annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is this weekend. An annual event since 1999, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar says shoppers will save an estimated $90.3 million in state and local sales taxes this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The law exempts most clothing, footwear,...
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August 08, 2018 - 8:28 am
SAN ANTONIO (KJCE) -- A man is in custody after admitting to starting a fire at Congressman Lloyd Doggett's San Antonio office, officials say. Police say crews arrived at the scene in downtown San Antonio around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. The suspect was seen jumping over a fence; once taken into...
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August 05, 2018 - 8:31 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead. Among the steps that Texas apparently won't be taking...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:33 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members have been indicted in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie...
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Texas Department of Public Safety/Houston Police Department via AP
August 01, 2018 - 4:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man suspected of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on the doctor's operating table more than 20 years ago, authorities said Wednesday.
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Dreamstime
July 28, 2018 - 1:35 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP/KJCE) — Reports of an "active shooter" situation at a mall in McAllen turned out to be a robbery attempt, officials say. The Hidalgo County Precinct 4 constable's office said on its Facebook page that a shooter was at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen, just a few miles from the border...
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