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December 14, 2018 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act "invalid" Friday, the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year.
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December 14, 2018 - 9:08 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- 2018 will go out with a record-breaking holiday travel season, according to numbers released Thursday by AAA. The forecast says 9.1 million Texans will travel, joining more than one third of Americans traveling to enjoy the holidays with family and friends - or just to get away. A...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — While Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline, according to a new report. The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty said in its year-end review report the drop can be attributed, in part,...
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December 12, 2018 - 9:57 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12.
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 10:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor...
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December 10, 2018 - 9:11 am
DALLAS (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police...
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December 01, 2018 - 10:04 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Flags across the state of Texas and the country will fly at half-staff for the next 30 days, mourning the loss of former president George H.W. Bush. Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered flags across the state to half-staff Saturday morning. Our state and nation mourns with the...
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November 29, 2018 - 10:50 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel across the state of Texas has dropped to its lowest point in 2018, according to the latest numbers from AAA. The statewide average this week is $2.19, which is a drop of nine cents from last week and eight cents less than this...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. Texas has long been a pipeline for Republican presidential candidates like nowhere in the nation. But it's two of the state's rising stars from the other party who look poised to take 2020 shots at the White House. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says he's likely to run, while O'Rourke has done an about-face and isn't ruling one out a bid either, after nearly upsetting Republican Ted Cruz in a Senate race that became highly-watched nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Known in recent decades for producing Republican presidential candidates, Texas has two Democrats poised to run for president in 2020. Julian Castro, a secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, says he's likely to run, while Rep. Beto O'...
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November 26, 2018 - 8:16 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Monday he isn't ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run, walking back earlier pronouncements that he wouldn't seek the White House regardless of the outcome of his Senate campaign in Texas.
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