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New Texas laws go into effect Monday

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Nearly a dozen new laws go into effect Monday, touching on issues from judicial training to higher education for veterans.

Battle for Senate District 10 escalates

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

As Labor Day arrives, candidates ramp up campaigns to replace Wendy Davis in the Texas Senate.

Elderly woman suspect nicknamed ‘No Soul’

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Dorothy Canfield pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to maim the Montgomery County district attorney and kill his chief prosecutor.

Texas governor turns a mug shot into a moneymaker

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

State Rep. Lon Burnam gets roasted — and dumped on — for a Democratic cause.

Texas Tea Partiers have Rick Perry’s back — on at least one issue

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

North Texas Tea Party members say Rick Perry can be ‘all hat, no cattle,’ but they believe the indictment is pure politics.

Perry has drawn $133,000 from state account to pay lawyers

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

State expense records show Gov. Rick Perry has billed taxpayers $133,000 to pay his lawyers, more than previously reported.

Houston chief hopes to add video cameras to cops’ standard gear

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland has asked for $8 million to equip 3,500 officers with wearable video cameras. Fort Worth has equipped about 600 officers with the cameras.

State officials approve historical racing in Texas

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Racing Commissioners approved rule changes that could allow slot machine-like machines in racetracks across the state.

Lawsuit filed to stop vote on historical racing in Texas

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Fort Worth Republican lawmaker wants a temporary restraining order to stop a controversial vote by the Texas Racing Commission.

Judge again finds state school financing unconstitutional

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

State District Judge John Dietz said that the school finance system is unconstitutional not only because of inadequate funding and flaws in the way it distributes money to districts, but also because it imposes a de facto state property tax.

Wendy Davis offers plan to help Texas military and veterans

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Proposal includes helping veterans find jobs and be treated for mental health issues.

Barge on Lake Bridgeport to deal with drought

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Lake Bridgeport’s dropping levels force a Springtown-based water provider and a power cooperative to add a barge to keep the water flowing.

Big Tex will sport new shirt at this year’s State Fair

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. designed the made the shirt, which was unveiled Tuesday morning.

For DFW, cooler temperatures are on the way

| |Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

While there will be a slight cool down with a chance of rain, it will still be “toasty” across North Texas this weekend.

Tim Cole: A final honor for the wrongly convicted

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

A new statue in Lubbock will pay tribute to a Fort Worth man convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.

Is a drought-buster on the way for North Texas?

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Long-range forecasts provide some hope for rain this fall and winter across Texas.

Taxpayers won’t be on hook for Perry defense after all

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Governor’s staff says indictments are “an assault on the Constitution. We don’t want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well.”

Fort Worth meeting Thursday to focus on state water projects

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Water conservation and reuse will be key factors in the proposed Texas Water Development Board rules.

Defiant Gov. Perry booked on 2 charges

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

“I’m going to fight this injustice with every fiber of my being. And we will prevail,” a defiant Rick Perry declared at the Travis County Courthouse. The governor then went to get ice cream.

Perry prosecution headed by a formidable lawyer

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

McCrum is not motivated by partisan political motives, his friends insist.