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Texas’ challenge to immigration order in the works

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott says he’s proceeding with legal action to stop President Obama’s executive order on immigration, but says it may be a couple of weeks before a lawsuit is ready.

5 children killed in South Texas house fire

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Five children were killed after their South Texas mobile home caught on fire and its roof partially collapsed, making rescue attempts impossible, officials said Tuesday.

Lawmaker spoke to grand jury after making TRWD complaint

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A state representative says he testified to Henderson County a grand jury after bringing a complaint against the Tarrant Regional Water District, which is building a pipeline to bring water from East Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth.

Clemency sought for schizophrenic man set for execution

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Texas is on track for an 18-year low in executions, likely because the option of life without parole was added in 2005.

Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

Top Texas priorities: border security and immigration

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Texas Republicans say the president shouldn’t take the issue of immigration into his own hands.

More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police reports released Friday.

Holiday gas prices won’t gobble up your money

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

AAA predicts the most road travel on Thanksgiving since 2007, thanks to lower gas prices.

Snow business: DFW can’t touch Buffalo’s big numbers

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

It took Dallas-Fort Worth 40 years to do what Buffalo has done this week.

Texas prepared to fight Obama’s immigration order

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Would a presidential order allowing up to 5 million illegal immigrants to stay be on firm legal ground? Some experts say yes, but many Republicans say no.

Chesapeake accused of not paying for gas it produced from invalid leases

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The leases were void after the properties they were attached to went through foreclosures.

Obama to announce immigration order in prime time Thursday

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama will announce his controversial and long-anticipated plan that would shield millions of immigrants from deportation with a prime-time address Thursday night from the White House.

Amid criticism, Texas fails to OK new textbooks

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The Texas Board of Education couldn't muster the votes late Tuesday to grant preliminary approval for new history and social studies textbooks for classrooms across the nation's second-largest state, failing to act amid stinging criticism of the proposed books from both the right and left.

Texas grid operator says EPA rule would be costly

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas said Monday that a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide would challenge power reliability in Texas and raise consumer electricity costs by as much as 20 percent as half the state's coal-fired power plants shut down.

Texas “ideal market” for high-speed rail

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The nation’s top federal railroad official is unabashedly enthusiastic about the prospect of building a high-speed rail line in Texas.

Two motorists killed in head-on collision in Cleburne

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

A car attempting to pass a tanker truck collided with another vehicle in Cleburne Wednesday morning, killing two motorists, Cleburne police say.

Texas clout grows in U.S. House

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation win more committee chairmanships.

Climate science provokes textbook battle in Texas

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Several textbook publishers have withdrawn passages from social studies textbooks that could have lead middle school students to think that climate change is not caused by human activity, an advocacy group said Monday.

Faint dusting of snow falls in Fort Worth area

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The slight snowfall hit Tarrant County late Sunday and then it was gone, the National Weather Service reported Monday.

Tourists warned to be careful around South Texas deer

| |Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Some residents and others believe the deer population around Port Mansfield needs to be reduced.