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Texas Senate OKs shuttering ‘symbolic’ Texas refugee office
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas -- a symbolic move that comes months after Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would stop cooperating with the process.
Abbott breathes new life into bathroom bill
Oklahoma author, Texas fight over ‘lunar Bibles’ ownership
Waco gunfight still unresolved in court
WACO (AP) -- Costs are mounting for the Texas county where a fatal gunfight involving two motorcycle gangs and police led to the indictments of more than 150 bikers.
FDA finalizes refusal to give execution drug shipment
GALVESTON (AP) -- Federal officials on Thursday finalized their refusal to allow Texas prison officials to receive a foreign shipment of a drug the state has used to execute death row inmates.
George H.W. Bush to stay through weekend in Houston hospital
HOUSTON (AP) -- A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia.
Experts: Texas peach crop challenged by lack of cold weather
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Winter pretty much stood up South-Central Texas this year, and the neglect is showing in this season's scanty crop of Hill Country peaches.
Unsolved 1981 killing continues to haunt investigators
BRYAN (AP) -- The gruesome 1981 death of Virginia Freeman haunts the investigators involved with the still-unsolved case.
Court: Map weakened strength of Latino vote
AUSTIN -- A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found Thursday -- the third such ruling against the state's voting laws in roughly a month.