Stories tagged: Texas
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza
An unusual rash of seven congressional retirements is triggering a stampede among ambitious conservatives – and, gasp, even some Democrats – who see a rare opportunity for seizing higher-profile office …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960
An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
South Texas gets rare snowfall
Frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico have yielded a rare snowfall in many parts of South and Southeast Texas.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Steve Christilaw: Sports have different a meaning across the country
College sports, high school sports – they both have different meanings in other parts of the country.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Supreme Court lets stand Texas ruling on gay spouse benefits
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social conservatives hoping …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
‘Where’s Waldo?’ among list of banned books in Texas prisons
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice provided to the Dallas Morning News the list of banned publications and the more than 248,000 works that inmates are allowed to read.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Texas Rep. Barton, embarrassed by sex scandal, to retire
Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, Texas’ most-senior member of Congress, announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election after a nude photo of him circulated online and a Republican activist revealed …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Air Force: Several dozen criminal histories not given to FBI
The Air Force said Tuesday that its failure to report the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church in early November was “not …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey
Hundreds of day laborers like Guillermo Miranda Vazquez have quietly become an integral part of the recovery from Harvey, toiling in dangerous conditions amid the fear of being picked up …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott
A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Texas trooper killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody
A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a traffic stop in East Texas on Thanksgiving.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Texas fires special education director over past allegations in Oregon
Texas has fired its special education director after learning that she had been accused in a lawsuit of trying to keep others from talking about the alleged sexual abuse of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Barton to go mum over disclosed photo, citing probe
Suggesting he’s a victim of revenge porn from a jilted lover, Republican Rep. Joe Barton of Texas says he plans to go silent about the release of a nude photo …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Debris removal from Harvey starts to wrap up in Texas
Residents across the Houston area are starting to wrap up the monthslong effort of removing debris created by Hurricane Harvey.
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature’s attempts …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
FBI: Border agent’s death a ‘potential assault’
An FBI official said Tuesday that the bureau is investigating the death of a border patrol agent and severe injuries to another as “potential assault,” but he wouldn’t rule out …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Texas governor: White House disaster aid bill ‘inadequate’
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday criticized as “completely inadequate” the Trump administration’s $44 billion request to Congress for disaster relief in his hurricane-ravaged state and other areas hammered …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Harvey’s ‘biblical’ rainfall is getting more likely
The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
Texas town holds 1st Sunday service since church attack
Hundreds of mourners crowded into the tiny town of Sutherland Springs for the first Sunday service since a gunman stormed the First Baptist Church a week earlier, killing more than …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Pall of church shooting shrouds town’s Veterans Day ceremony
First responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed Saturday in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was meant to honor the more than two dozen …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Tiny Texas town turns inward in wake of mass shooting
The people of Sutherland Springs have not held news conferences, they haven’t made appearances on network morning television shows, and while they’ve been polite to the media, they’re not exactly …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Outside View: Enforcing gun laws would be progress
The goal must be to find out what went wrong in order make corrections to ensure the federal law is followed. No, it won’t prevent all mass shootings, but it …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
Amy Goodman: Domestic violence connected to mass shootings
“The majority of mass shootings are connected to domestic violence or family violence in some way,” Sarah Tofte, research director at Everytown for Gun Safety, told us on the “Democracy …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Mexican citizen facing execution in Texas for killing cousin
Attorneys for a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas for the abduction and slaying of his 16-year-old cousin more than two decades ago looked to the federal courts in …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Lawyers for Texas cities argue against state immigration law
Attorneys for numerous Texas local governments and immigrant advocates told a federal appeals court Tuesday that a Texas law aimed at cracking down on so-called sanctuary cities puts illegal and …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Texas church gunman once escaped from mental health center
The gunman who carried out the massacre at a small-town Texas church briefly escaped from a mental health center in New Mexico in 2012 and got in trouble for bringing …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Two men in a truck chase down Texas church shooter: ‘Let’s go’
A barefoot Texas man who grabbed his rifle and opened fire on the gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a small-town church was hailed as a hero Monday, along with …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Texas church gunman sent hostile text messages before attack
The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence and sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, a member of First Baptist, …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Man linked to Texas shooting faced military court martial
The man authorities have identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his spouse and child, according …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Temporary dump in storm-ravaged southeast Texas city closed
A temporary dumping ground used to sort moldy debris from buildings flooded after Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas was closed following a weeks-long campaign by the neighborhood’s predominantly elderly black …