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Churchgoers arrive for a dedication ceremony for a new sanctuary and memorial room at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, May 19, 2019. In 2017 a gunman opened fire at the church and killed more than two dozen congregants. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 19, 2019 - 3:43 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. Parishioners, elected leaders and...
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Actor and 1988 Longview High School graduate Matthew McConaughey delivers the commencement speech at the school's graduation ceremony in Longview, Texas, on Friday, May 17, 2019. McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. (Les Hassell/The News-Journal via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told...
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Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune
May 18, 2019 - 8:55 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- The Republican-led push to rid Texas intersections of red-light cameras moved one step closer to becoming law after the state Senate signed off on a measure with that aim Friday, sending the bill to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
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May 18, 2019 - 8:46 am
AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) -- Texas and its local governments would no longer be able to partner with abortion providers or their affiliates — even for services like sexual health education and pregnancy prevention initiatives — under a bill the Texas House passed in a preliminary vote late Friday...
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This undated photo provided by the Turner family shows Pamela Turner, right, with her daughter Chelsie Rubin in Baytown, Texas. A Houston-area police officer knew his neighbor suffered from mental illness and should have offered assistance when that was apparent, but instead he fatally shot the 44-year-old woman, a lawyer for the victim's family said Thursday, May 16, 2019. A police spokesman did not immediately respond to questions Thursday, but previously has said the officer tried to arrest Turner because he knew there were outstanding warrants against her. (Courtesy of the Turner Family via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 5:31 pm
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — State records show a Texas police officer who fatally shot a woman who authorities say shocked him with his Taser had completed dozens of hours of crisis intervention training before the deadly arrest attempt. Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz completed a 16-hour crisis...
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May 17, 2019 - 4:19 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Flags at the state Capitol will fly at half-staff Saturday, marking the one year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued the order Friday afternoon, which affects flags at the Capitol as well as those in Galveston County,...
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May 17, 2019 - 12:24 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man used a hacksaw to cut off his mother's head before fleeing and leading police on a chase into Oklahoma last week before they arrested him, authorities said. Isaac Israel Warriner, 22, was being held Friday in a Denton County, Texas, jail on charges including the...
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May 17, 2019 - 8:56 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy.
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AP Photo/John L. Mone
May 14, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a woman at a Houston-area apartment complex after she hit him with his Taser during a struggle, shocking him, police said.
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May 14, 2019 - 8:50 am
GONZALES COUNTY, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- A 3.1 magnitude earthquake rattled a part of south Texas early Tuesday morning. The United States Geological Survey says the quake , at 5:52 a.m. Tuesday morning, was centered about a mile northwest of the town of Smiley, about 70 miles south of Austin. The...
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