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January 07, 2019 - 2:58 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As lawmakers return to Austin to gavel in the 86th Texas Legislature this week, they'll have a projected increase in state revenues to work with. Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the state's Biennial Revenue Estimate Monday morning, projecting the state will collect $119.1 billion...
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This undated image provided the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows Eric Black Jr. Prosecutors said Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, that the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl as she rode in her family's vehicle stemmed from a case of mistaken identity. Prosecutors charged Black in the Dec. 30 death of Jazmine Barnes. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 4:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A black man was arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting that authorities said Sunday appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, not a racially motivated attack, as her family feared. Jazmine Barnes' family had described the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, Texas state Rep. Poncho Nevarez, D-Eagle Pass, voices his view during a hearing in Brownsville, Texas. Lawmakers in Texas say a new legislative session will test whether Republicans' rocky 2018 will soften one of the most hard-right statehouses in the country. The Texas Legislature returns to work Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)
January 06, 2019 - 2:06 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More than a year...
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Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File
January 06, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to the NFL issuing warnings over a "bathroom bill" targeting...
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This Jan. 3, 2019 booking photo released by Texas City Police Department shows Junaid Hashim Mehmood. Police say Mehmood, a person of interest in the fatal shooting of three children and the wounding of a woman at an apartment in Southeast Texas has been arrested on an unrelated warrant. Texas City Police say 27-year-old Mehmood surrendered to police Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Texas City Police Department via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 6:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The father of one of three children found stabbed and beaten to death in a Southeast Texas apartment they shared with their mother was charged with capital murder Friday in the attack that left the woman with severe injuries. Texas City police Chief Joe Stanton said Junaid Hashim...
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January 04, 2019 - 3:17 am
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas have taken into custody a 27-year-old man after three young children were found dead Thursday in an apartment. Police in Texas City, 48 miles (77 kilometers) southeast of Houston on the Gulf Coast, went to Pointe Ann Apartments on Thursday evening on a...
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Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP
January 03, 2019 - 10:56 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday released a composite sketch of a man accused in the death of a 7-year-old black girl during a Houston-area shooting that her family believes might have been racially motivated.
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 1998, file photo, Southwest Airlines President and CEO Herb Kelleher speaks at a news conference at MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y. Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. Southwest confirmed Kelleher died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. He was 87. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
January 03, 2019 - 7:53 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel...
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Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston. Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a man in a pickup truck who pulled up next to a car that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot Sunday and started shooting, killing Barnes inside the car and wounding the girl's mother. (Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 01, 2019 - 5:18 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators in Houston said Monday that they have a surveillance video image of a pickup truck from which a driver fired several shots into a car carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother. The image of the red, four-door pickup was captured...
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December 30, 2018 - 10:42 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man in a pickup truck pulled up next to a car that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot and started shooting, killing a 7-year-old girl inside the car and wounding the girl's mother, authorities said Sunday. Three other girls were in the car, but it wasn't immediately...
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