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Texas Senate passes bill requiring school bus seat belts
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Thousands more Texas children could soon have seat belts on the buses they ride to school.
Texas advocates push longshot pot bills
Dallas police: Man fatally shoots boss, kills himself
Harris County looking for water solutions following floods
HOUSTON (AP) -- County commissioners in the Houston area have approved a $160,000 study this month to investigate whether capturing floodwaters and storing them underground is feasible.
Texas Senate OKs shuttering ‘symbolic’ Texas refugee office
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas -- a symbolic move that comes months after Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would stop cooperating with the process.
Oklahoma author, Texas fight over ‘lunar Bibles’ ownership
TULSA, Okla. -- Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes.
Civil rights group reaches successful settlement in jail suicide case
District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently awarded a settlement for the family of Amber May, who was arrested in 2014 and subsequently committed suicide in the Ochiltree County Jail in Perryton, according to a press release from the Texas Civil Rights Project.
Blotter: Police locate driver involved in hit-and-run fatality
Horn, Coleman get into heated exchange during Denton County Commissioners Court meeting
Judge mulls review of Houston area’s disabled voter access
HOUSTON (AP) -- A federal judge told officials he is considering an independent review of the Houston area's polling locations to ensure they are accessible to disabled voters.