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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Texas big man Drew Timme commits to Gonzaga

Gonzaga bolstered its 2019 recruiting class with a standout forward from Texas. Drew Timme announced his commitment Wednesday morning to the Zags at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …


Report: Texas man charged with DUI after scooter crash

Police in Texas charged a 30-year-old man with driving while intoxicated after he crashed a scooter outside a restaurant on Halloween, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Texas attorney general favored to win despite indictment

Three years ago, criminal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to put his political future in peril.


Houston City Council short circuits proposed robot brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.


Texas surf resort tested after ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death

Test results are expected later this week after a man who visited a landlocked surf resort in Central Texas died from a rare “brain-eating amoeba,” local health officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Idaho prison officials send more inmates out of state

Idaho Department of Correction officials said they have moved another 150 inmates to a prison in Texas because there aren’t enough prison beds in Idaho.


After Willie Nelson says he’ll perform for Beto O’Rourke, some mad fans say ‘Now git!’

After Texas music icon Willie Nelson announced that he’ll headline a Sept. 29 rally for Democrat Beto O’Rourke – who is challenging Republican Ted Cruz for a seat in the …


Lawyer: Dallas cop who killed man at home should be charged

The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 5:44 p.m.

O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide.


Police reports detail Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 drunken-driving arrest

HOUSTON – Police documents from a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke provide a more complete picture of an incident that the congressman has long acknowledged. The …


Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA

A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

Trump to stump for one-time rival Cruz in Texas in October

President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 12:53 p.m.

Texan says he’s selling 3D-printed gun plans, despite ruling

The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns says he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, despite a …


Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

Wilson posted how-to plans for his gun online and said he wanted to do the same for future 3D-printed firearms, launching a national debate – and a still-raging legal battle …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Texas Republicans squelch ‘red flag’ gun law prospects

Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Eight states suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons …


5 relatives dead in murder-suicide; 3 at Texas nursing home

Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of …


Texas company cleared to put 3D-printed gun designs online

After spending years fighting the federal government for the right to do so, a Texas company was given the green light to post blueprints online showing people how to make …


Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

First lady’s ‘don’t care’ jacket is a gift to memers online

Perhaps one day first lady Melania Trump will use her own words to illuminate her fashion “don’t care” message. Until that theoretical moment, we have the memes on one of …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there …


Cruz’s flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

Five dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.


Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing.


Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide

A Honduran migrant separated from his wife and child under the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy was found dead in his Texas jail cell last month, officials said.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley refused entry to facility holding migrants’ kids

A U.S. senator said Monday he had tried to enter a federal facility in Texas where immigrant children are being held, but police were called and he was told to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 3:25 p.m.

Trump meets with families affected by Texas shooting

President Donald Trump planned to meet Thursday with families of the victims of the Texas school shooting that left 10 people dead.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed …