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New grand jury seated in Perry ethics investigation

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry hires Austin lawyer David Botsford “to ensure the special prosecutor receives the facts in this matter” — the matter being whether Perry tried to coerce the Travis County DA into resigning.

State fire marshal suggests new rules on storage of ammonium nitrate

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Lawmakers say businesses already objecting to proposed rules on storing the potentially explosive chemical. The anniversary of the deadly West explosion is Thursday.

Trial delayed in Lon Burnam election loss

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

The trial to determine whether there were any illegalities in the House District 90 election has been delayed until an appeal is resolved.

Saginaw woman died in small plane crash in Denton

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The woman who died Saturday night in a small-plane crash in Denton has been identified as Jennifer Lunow, 35, of Saginaw.

Tuesday eclipse will be last full lunar eclipse visible from US until 2019

|Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

Proposal would allow slot-machine-like devices in Texas bingo halls

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

Foes say a rule up for consideration this week at the Lottery Commission would essentially expand gambling in Texas, but proponents don’t see it that way.

DFW area could see severe weather Sunday

| |Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Forecasters say hail, high winds and tornadoes could arrive by afternoon.

Vets with PTSD often live near bases

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Data compiled by the Veterans Affairs Department and analyzed by McClatchy show that hundreds of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and live near Fort Hood, while thousands more reside near other military installations.

Search teams that rely on drones run afoul of FAA

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Texas EquuSearch volunteers are gearing up for their next search, this time for a 31-year-old man who went missing more than a week ago in rural Louisiana. But if they use drones to help out, they could run afoul of the federal government.

Obama meets with Wendy Davis in Texas

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

President Barack Obama met briefly Thursday with state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Visitors step into Parker County time capsule

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

A collection of ancient-looking buildings is the ideal stage for actors who recreate the Passover.

TxTag trauma: state shuts down toll tag website

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

A blogger noticed a flaw in the TxTag.org website that allowed someone to view a toll tag user’s credit card information

Texas board rejects Mexican-American studies course

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

There will be no statewide high school elective in Mexican-American studies.

2009 Fort Hood shooting victim: ‘Don’t give up’

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

One of the wounded in the 2009 massacre hopes to help victims of the latest shooting.

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.

At civil rights summit, former President Carter decries inequalities for blacks, women

|Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter says the country “is pretty much dormant” on disparities.

Activists want Mexican-American studies in all Texas schools

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

But the proposal gets a cool reception at the State Board of Education.

Perry’s chief marketing tool is funded by prolific donors

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Critics say the governor is using the TexasOne fund not just to sell Texas to investors, but also himself to voters around the nation.

The battle over House District 90 continues

| |Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

State Rep.-elect Ramon Romero Jr. said he didn’t do anything illegal.

Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

|Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.