Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

Austin Shooting

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A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

‘Lost Boy’ hopes to reunite with mom after 30 years

James Thiep Angui survived a civil war in Sudan, eventually making his way to Texas. He hopes to return home — for a visit to see his mother and family — next year.

Republican appeals judge opposes death penalty

Judge Tom Price of Dallas, one of nine members of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, wrote Wednesday that he has “given a substantial amount of consideration to the propriety of the death penalty as a form of punishment for those who commit capital murder, and I now believe that it should be abolished.”

Should Texas stop observing daylight-saving time?

Two state lawmakers have filed measures to address daylight-saving time.

Texas lawmaker to push bill on foreclosed gas leases

State Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, saw his previous bill to address the problems in the Barnett Shale vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry.

EPA proposes lowering ozone standard

Over the objections of Texas officials, the Obama administration proposed a long-delayed rule Wednesday to reduce ozone, a smog-forming pollutant known to worsen asthma, lung disease and heart conditions.

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.