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3 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

6 hrs ago | The Columbian

Senate reprieve for highly-contested border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Harry Reid, Democrat

8 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

New mayor of East Texas town of Winona resigns

Winona Mayor DeDe Stroud was elected in May. Stroud did not list reasons for her resignation Monday, effective immediately.


12 hrs ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Texas woman pleads guilty to halfway house theft

A South Texas woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $90,000 from a halfway house where she worked as an administrative assistant.


16 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Texas father get 10 years for child's death

The San Antonio Express-News reports Nicholas Anthony Clifton was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to the second-degree felony charge of child abandonment.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.


Related Topix: Goodrich, TX, Polk County, TX

Dallas Morning News

University of Texas regents pick Navy Adm. William McRaven as chancellor finalist

University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor to oversee 15 campuses.


Related Topix: Naval Postgraduate School, US Military, US Navy, University of Texas at Austin, San Antonio, TX

KHOU-TV Houston

Lawmakers: Is beefed-up border security worth it?

A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors

CBS Local

Perry: NH Should Be Embarrassed By Shaheen

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Immigration Reform, Scott Brown, Republican

The Washington Post

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics

KHOU-TV Houston

US bars Kurdish oil from entering Texas port

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered the seizure of a vessel carrying about 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about 60 miles off the Galveston coast.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

Bellingham Herald

Texas woman opens 'Gone with the Wind' museum

After 30 years of amassing a 6,000-piece collection including a rare signed first printing of the novel, Rogers began to share her treasures this month with the grand opening of the Gone with the Wind Remembered Museum and gift shop.


Related Topix: Home, Home Listing


Texas AG: Gay-marriage ban in state's interest

Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."


CBS News

Texas marijuana bust yields over 40,000 plants

Police in Texas are clearing thousands of marijuana plants today. The crop is part of sophisticated operation that could end up being the largest bust of its kind in state history, CBS News' Tim Wetzel reports.


Related Topix: Marijuana

KHOU-TV Houston

Texas teen convicted of killing police officer

The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina.

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Elaborate marijuana farm discovered in East Texas

Texas authorities are working to clear more than a dozen marijuana fields found in the eastern part of the state.



Teen Stabbed To Death Near Texas University Campus; Arrest Made

Abilene police made an arrest Monday after a stabbing near the campus of Abilene Christian University that left a teenager dead and another person seriously injured.

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Related Topix: Abilene Christian University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Navy Times

Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference July 21. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.


Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, US National Guard, US Military, Hidalgo, TX, US News, Illegal Immigration

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Re-sentencing delay for McRae in burned-body case

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Brandan Butler, the man accused in the Mother's Day double murder of 2 Bossier City women.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Bellingham Herald

California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

At a news conference Monday with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the immigration overload of thousands of Central American youths at the border should be seen as a humanitarian issue.

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Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry


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