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A white Houston-area man accused of sucker punching an elderly black man has been indicted on a hate crime charge. (Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Getty Images)

32 Charged In Texas Human Smuggling Ring

More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas.

01/31/2014

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Gay Rights Group Sues Over Same-Sex Benefits

A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit meant to preserve Houston’s extension of benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of city employees.

12/27/2013

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Two-Thirds Of Eligible Texans Received Food Stamps

An advocacy group says only two-thirds of Texans who may be eligible for food stamp assistance received the benefits in 2011.

05/15/2013

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Texas AG: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Unconstitutional

Local governments and school districts that offer marriage benefits to same-sex partners are violating the state constitution, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stated in an opinion Monday.

04/29/2013

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