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Immigrants from Central America answer questions from a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Department Of Public Safety: ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ To Secure Border

Democratic state lawmakers questioned Tuesday what Texas will gain by committing more than $4 million a week to pump up border security amid a surge of immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S., since all sides agree the minors pose little criminal or national security threat.

07/30/2014

File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Becomes Highest-Ranking Female In Texas Rangers History

A woman has been promoted to lieutenant in the Texas Rangers in a move making her the highest-ranking female in its storied history.

07/17/2014

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry Takes Rare Step Of Authorizing Additional Spending For ‘Operational Surge’

Plans to ramp up patrols along the Texas-Mexico border at a potential cost of $1.3 million a week are getting new attention in the Capitol.

07/01/2014

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was found guilty of sexually assaulting two young girls by a Texas jury on August 4th, 2011. (Getty Images)

Texas Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch

Followers of Warren Jeffs have still been living on the Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado.

04/17/2014

File photo of cocaine. (credit: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

630 Pounds Of Cocaine Found On Band Bus In Texas

Eight men on a Norteno (nor-TAYN’-yoh) band’s tour bus have been arrested in South Texas after more than 630 pounds of cocaine turned up in the vehicle.

11/05/2013

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South Texas Teen Charged With Killing Six In Wreck

A teenager accused in the deaths of six members of a family after crashing into their SUV while fleeing a state trooper in South Texas earlier this week has been charged with six counts of murder.

08/16/2013

File photo of a cop car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

6 People Killed During Stolen Truck Police Chase

Authorities say six people were killed after a stolen truck being pursued by authorities crashed into several vehicles at an intersection in South Texas.

08/13/2013

File photo of a person pointing a gun. (Photo by Robert Laberge/ Getty Images)

Report: Authorities Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting At Shopping Center

Officials are investigating a fatal DPS trooper-involved shooting that took place at a shopping center parking lot in the Copperfield area of northwest Harris County on Wednesday.

07/10/2013

File photo of smoke rising from the rubble of a house next to the West Fertilizer Co. plant that exploded. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw was among the officials who told lawmakers that 129 facilities store at least five tons of ammonium nitrate and other potentially explosive materials. Sixteen of those were fertilizer-mixing facilities similar to the West Fertilizer Co., which blew up following a fire that ignited ammonium nitrate. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Lawmakers: Put Dangerous Chemical Site Info Online

There are 16 fertilizer production sites in Texas like the one that exploded in West, but authorities aren’t clear how many of those might be built near schools or other residential centers, a top state official said Monday.

06/17/2013

File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Marine Killed Following Shooting Rampage Was Wanted For Questioning In NC Murder

A man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday.

05/28/2013

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