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  • Houston-area teen dies in ATV wreck during chase 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:02 am
  • MONTGOMERY, Texas - A Houston-area teenager has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding crashed into a brick culvert while being pursued by a law officer.

  • Report: Lab delays lead to false drug convictions 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:52 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Lengthy crime lab delays have forced at least 21 people across Texas to serve time on drug possession charges when the substance they had wasn't illegal, according to a published report Sunday.

  • DPS investigating trooper's shooting of driver 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:44 pm
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas authorities are investigating the death of a driver who allegedly struggled with a trooper before she shot and killed him.

  • State not finished with El Paso cheating scandal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:49 pm
  • El PASO, Texas - Texas education officials want to repeal the state certifications of 11 administrators linked to an El Paso classroom cheating scandal.

  • Perry's passed-over pick for A&M president resigns 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:40 pm
  • COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president quietly resigned after not getting the job, becoming the latest top campus official to step down in recent months.

  • Report: FBI probe includes legal work by Davis 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:00 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' legal work for a taxpayer-funded tollway agency is part of a larger FBI-led investigation into the tollway group, according to a published report Friday.

  • Texas jobless rate falls to 5.5 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:55 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The strength of the Texas economy combined with a growing labor force contributed to a 5.5 percent March unemployment rate, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

  • Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:43 pm
  • ELDORADO, Texas - The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:09 pm
  • HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.

  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:34 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber.

  • Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:08 pm
  • FORT WORTH, Texas - Energy Future Holdings is still not ready to file its already delayed annual report, the company said in a filing Tuesday with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Senators vying for higher posts spar in hearing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:13 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate panel's discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for Texas high schools at times felt like a political debate Monday, as a gubernatorial hopeful and two candidates for lieutenant governor shared the spotlight.

  • Fire chief urges changes ahead of West anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:51 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The state fire marshal recommended Monday that 46 facilities storing ammonium nitrate in Texas be required to make structural improvements to prevent another deadly blast like the one that killed 15 people nearly a year ago in West.

  • State to take over Southeast Texas school district 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:22 pm
  • BEAUMONT, Texas - A troubled Southeast Texas school district that has been investigated over its finances and its handling of services to disabled students is being taken over by the Texas Education Agency, officials announced Monday.

  • Texas to weigh slot-like devices at bingo halls 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:37 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Lottery Commission is set to consider this week letting bingo halls in the state use electronic devices similar to slot machines.

  • North Texas city awaits word on wastewater re-use 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:25 am
  • LUBBOCK, Texas - Grappling with a three-year drought, a North Texas city is awaiting word from the state to re-use wastewater, including some from toilet flushes, for drinking.

  • Judge allows Texas to keep execution drug secret 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:02 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge allowed state prison officials on Thursday to keep the identity of a new execution drug supplier secret despite new challenges to the state's claim that making the name public could put the company in danger.

  • Obama meets with Wendy Davis in Texas 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:49 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

  • Galveston Bay March oil spill among 100s each year 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:47 am
  • HOUSTON - The March oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel is just one of the hundreds of spills occurring in Galveston Bay each year.

  • TxDOT: Feds investigating land deals near I-35E 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:20 am
  • DALLAS - A federal grand jury is investigating state purchases of land for expansion of Interstate 35E in North Texas that benefited two Dallas real estate dealers.

  • Business interests question Republican truths 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:05 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

  • Authorities: Woman found with $2.7M in heroin 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:04 pm
  • AMARILLO, Texas - Authorities say a Southern California woman has been arrested after she was found with more than 15 pounds of heroin in her car following a traffic stop east of Amarillo.

  • Experts: Texas lags in venture capital investment 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:34 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is not getting its share of venture capital investment, but experts disagreed Thursday on how to remedy the problem.

  • Appeals court: 1 Texas execution back on schedule 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:13 pm
  • HOUSTON - A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

  • AG Abbott stays mum on Texas execution drug ruling 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:14 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott isn't publicly wading into whether the state prison system should disclose information about a new supplier of a lethal-injection drugs.