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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey overflow from Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston, Texas. A study released on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 says that between being tripped up by downtown and the bigger effect of massive paving and building up of the metro area to reduce drainage, development in Houston on average increased the extreme flooding risk by 21 times. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
November 14, 2018 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of Houston, causing it to slow and dump more rain than it normally would, one study found. The city's massive amounts of paving had...
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP
November 14, 2018 - 7:34 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican citizen scheduled to be executed for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he is a "bipolar, brain-injured" person who was severely abused as a child.
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AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall File
November 14, 2018 - 7:28 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro is meeting with potential supporters about running for president in 2020. The former housing secretary under President Barack Obama said last month that he would "likely" make a bid for the White House. The 44-year-old Castro continued moving in that direction...
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Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK
November 12, 2018 - 9:29 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying firefighters from Texas to help with the devastating wildifres in California. Abbott announced Sunday night that some 200 firefighters, along with 55 fire engines from local departments across Texas will begin deploying to California. Teams...
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November 08, 2018 - 8:48 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Thanksgiving travel will reach its highest point in more than a dozen years, according to estimates released Thursday by AAA. AAA says 4.1 million Texans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.7 percent increase over last year. That mirrors an increase...
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers his victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 07, 2018 - 1:23 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. Cruz began as the...
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AP Photo/Eric Gay
November 07, 2018 - 12:00 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke didn't go quietly to defeat. Thanking his campaign supporters for their spirited challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz, he said on live television Tuesday: "All of you, showing the country how you do this. I'm so f---ing proud of you guys." The Texas Democrat has been...
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Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File
November 06, 2018 - 9:45 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top.
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November 06, 2018 - 6:11 pm
Here are the latest results for Texas' statewide races... check back for updated results throughout the night. Campaign 2018 Results: Federal Races | Texas Statewide Races | Travis County Races | Williamson County Races | City of Austin Races | Other Metro Races Last Updated: 1:25am (92% of...
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November 06, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Here are the latest results for federal races from across the state... check back for updated results throughout the night. Campaign 2018 Results: Federal Races | Texas Statewide Races | Travis County Races | Williamson County Races | City of Austin Races | Other Metro Races Last Updated: 1:15am (...
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