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File photo of DNA testing. (Credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Advocates Urge Texas To Again Expand DNA Testing

Advocacy groups and a Texan who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a killing he didn’t commit are urging the 2015 Legislature to again expand access to crime-scene DNA testing.

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Judge Excuses Indicted Perry From Next Court Date

A judge has excused indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry from his next court appearance but denied the Republican’s request to skip all other pretrial hearings.

09/26/2014

Contemporary view of the clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin. In 1966, Charles Whitman killed 17 people and wounded dozens more when he opened fire from the top of the tower.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rifle Used In 1966 Sniper Rampage Up For Sale

Charles Whitman killed 17 people and wounded dozens more when he opened fire from the top of the clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin.

09/25/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Officials Propose Texas Immigration Lockup

Federal authorities want to build a South Texas immigration lockup for families amid the surge of youngsters pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border.

09/11/2014

File photo of a hearse. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

No Permit for Couple Charged With Abusing Corpses

A North Texas husband and wife charged with abuse of corpses after their funeral home closed have failed to get their operating license renewed.

09/10/2014

File photo of skulls. (Credit: TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Skull Found In Donations At Thrift Store

Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.

08/28/2014

File photo of firetruck. (Photo Credit: www.houstontx.gov)

Babysitter Set Man’s House On Fire While Watching Twin Boys

Austin authorities say a 57-year-old babysitter intentionally set a man’s house on fire while watching his twin 5-year-old boys.

08/22/2014

Sandra Johnson and Natalie Jeng two are accused of conspiring to steal more than $2 million from Garden Ridge Pottery. (Getty Images)

Contractor Serving 1,100 Foster Children Quits

The state will take over direct management of the care and service of about 1,100 foster children after the contractor it had hired canceled its contract.

08/01/2014

President Barack Obama orders BBQ at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fist-Bumps Cashier Who Said ‘Only When I Have Sex’ When President Asked If He’s Gay

President Barack Obama had a good laugh with a cashier at Franklin Barbecue in Austin last week during a surprise stop.

07/14/2014

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Obama’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.   (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz Sends Obama Map With Directions From Fundraisers To Border Towns

Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has joined Texas Gov. Rick Perry in calling on President Barack Obama to visit the Mexican border personally, with Cruz sending Obama actual directions to the border from Obama’s planned fundraiser stops in Austin and Dallas.

07/09/2014

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