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Texas Votes In First Election Day Under ID Law

Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents re-elected their mayor and rejected a plan to renovate the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters’ photo IDs.

11/05/2013

Authorities say 2 are dead after flash flooding in Central Texas. (Getty Images)

Cleanup Begins After Central Texas Floods Kill 2

Flash floods across Central Texas killed two men and prompted dozens of emergency rescues.

11/01/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Back In Texas, Fresh Off Gov’t Shutdown Fight

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in Texas where his political star is still rising — even if his helping lead the government shutdown fight may have hurt him nationally.

10/19/2013

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Student Kills Self Outside School Cafeteria

A student at an Austin high school has shot and killed himself as others gathered nearby for lunch.

10/16/2013

The Texas state government has spent over $2.5 million on 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Affects Thousands In Texas

Thousands of federal workers in Texas are set to begin furloughs after Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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Texas Law Gets Tough On Public, Private Drone Use

A hobbyist using a remote-control airplane mounted with a digital camera just happened to capture images last year of a Dallas creek running red with pig’s blood.

09/14/2013

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Texas Closes Nonprofit, Wrongful Immigrant Actions

A Central Texas organization accused of providing unauthorized legal services to immigrants has been closed and must pay fines and restitution of more than $500,000.

09/10/2013

US Senate hopeful Ted Cruz laughed off his media distinction as a "Tea Party Intellectual." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas’ Cornyn Avoids Tea Party Primary Challenger

One national conservative group produced an online video calling Texas Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn a chicken.

09/07/2013

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Ex-Kindergarten Teacher Pleads Guilty To More Child Porn

An ex-kindergarten teacher already sentenced to 60 years in a Texas child pornography case has pleaded guilty in an international exploitation investigation.

09/04/2013

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Ex-Teacher Gets 60 Years In Texas Child Porn Cases

A former elementary school teacher in the Houston and Austin areas has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in a child pornography case.

08/13/2013

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