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4 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

Texas father acquited of murder in fatal shooting of drunk driver

A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.


Related Topix: Violent Crime

8 hrs ago | KSWO

Building groundbreaking held at South Texas campus

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a medical education building that will house classrooms and lab space for students at the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.


Related Topix: University of Texas Pan American, University of Texas at Brownsville

12 hrs ago | NBC Action News

Robin Williams turned down Las Vegas gigs

Flood Warning issued August 27 at 8:00AM CDT expiring August 28 at 8:13PM CDT in effect for: Atchison, Holt Heat Advisory issued August 27 at 3:49AM CDT expiring August 27 at 7:00PM CDT in effect for: Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Maries, ... (more)


Related Topix: Good Will Hunting, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | KGNS-TV Laredo

Wendy Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis, lagging behind in both polling and campaign finances, spent about $4 million in August to attack Republican opponent Greg Abbott on television.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Texas education chief under fire for low passing standards on STAAR

State Education Commissioner Michael Williams came under fire from members of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday over his decision to retain low passing standards on state achievement tests for the fourth year in a row.


KXAN-TV Austin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014,...

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WLUK-TV Green Bay

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Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Texas Comptroller Chief Revenue Estimator John Heleman made some eye-opening observations recently about the booming Texas economy and its effect on taxation.


Related Topix: Opinion

The Reporter

5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

The 71st Venice Film Festival opens this week, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the canal-crossed Italian city.


Related Topix: Italy, World News, 21 Grams, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, The Amazing Spider-Man, Stone, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure

Rain delays Burning Man voyagers at Reno Wal-Mart

Hundreds of travelers on the road to Burning Man in their quest for oneness with nature and celebration of self-expression on a peaceful playa in northern Nevada's desert didn't expect to spend their first night in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart or Reno resort casino.


Related Topix: Burning Man, Arts, Way (San Jose, CA)


Davis spends $4 million on Texas attack ads

The San Antonio Express News reported Monday that it reviewed the documents and interviewed industry experts to compile the figure.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Texas Officer Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

Evidence markers were put up as investigators worked to figure out exactly what led to this deadly traffic stop in south Bexar County.


CBS Local

Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Wells After Quakes

The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.


Related Topix: Azle, TX, Reno, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

Lawyer: No evidence tied to drunken driver's death

Investigators say they found a holster and ammunition in the home of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two sons in a traffic wreck.



Correction: Britain-Obit-Richard Attenborough

A commanding general at a Virginia Army base says a soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her.


Related Topix: In Which We Serve, War Movies, Drama Movies, Crime Movies, Brighton Rock, Thriller, Richard Attenborough, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government


Texas' Perry adds another big name to defense team

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added a sixth prominent attorney to his all-star legal team that is fighting two felony charges of abuse of power.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

WSJV-TV South Bend

Mourners gather in St. Louis for Brown funeral

Father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., left, and Reverend Al Sharpton, right, gesture to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. .


Related Topix: California, Violent Crime, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government


Immigration shaping up as a leading election issue

Republican Congressman Scott Perry says immigration has become a top concern for voters in his southeast Pennsylvania district in light of the crisis of Central American children on the Texas border.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Scott Perry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's What Politics And Religion In Texas Tell Us About Modern America

TEXANS miss few opportunities to boast of their history. The capsule version, peddled by politicians and populists, is as follows.


Related Topix: Texas Government, US News, Tea Party

Sun Aug 24, 2014

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Rick Perry Honors James Foley in His New Hampshire Hometown

Texas Gov. Rick Perry commemorated the life of James Foley, the American journalist brutally murdered by ISIS, in his New Hampshire hometown Saturday, merely miles from where Foley's parents live.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government


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