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Transportation leader pushes for highway funding

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

State seeks to move offenders into Southeast Texas

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Southeast Texas officials say they were never notified by the state of plans to relocate to their county two-dozen sex offenders classified as among the state's most dangerous.

Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.

Texas officials say gang membership exceeds 100K

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

State public safety officials say they believe more than 100,000 people are members of gangs that are a threat to public safety in Texas.

2 found dead at Southeast Texas RV park

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Authorities north of Houston say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Retail gasoline prices up 6 cents across Texas

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Retail gasoline prices continue to creep upward as they've risen 6 cents this week across Texas.

NY-based Texas soldier dies from combat wounds

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Military officials say a soldier from Texas based at Fort Drum in northern New York has died from injuries suffered in an attack in Afghanistan last weekend.

Austin officials: Expand use of housing vouchers

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

City leaders in Austin will consider adopting a measure that prevents housing complexes from turning away applicants who rely on federal vouchers to pay the rent.

New program eases wait times at South Texas border

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

South Texas border officials are relying on a new program to reduce the amount of time travelers must wait before entering the U.S.

Woman sentenced for role in teen's beating death

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

An Austin woman has pleaded guilty to murder in the beating death of a 16-year-old boy that was the result of a feud between families over money.