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Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced a proposal aimed at strengthening penalties for crimes committed against police officers.

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Five officers were killed and six others injured Thursday night in downtown Dallas after a protest over two recent fatal police shootings. A suspect was reported dead early this morning.

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By the time the dust settles on Dirk Nowitzki’s career, he could be a Dallas Maverick for almost half his life.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the Fort Worth school district’s guidelines for transgender students violate state law.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a dispute involving deaf people in Texas who say driver instruction schools in the state won't let them take classes needed to get a driver's license.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the University of Texas' affirmative action program by a 4-3 vote.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear appeals from two African-American death-row inmates in Texas, including one who argued his sentence was based on his race.

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Fort Hood says three soldiers are dead and six are missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood in Central Texas.

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Shareholders at Exxon's annual meeting rejected several resolutions backed by environmentalists that would have pushed the company to take a stronger stand in favor of steps to limit climate change.

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Updated to include statements from the governor, attorney general: The Texas Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while asserting it could be better. 

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defended offering Dallas help from state police as the nation's ninth-largest city grapples with a dramatic spike in homicides and local officers balk at reassigned shifts to get violent crimes under control.

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The chairman of Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway says about 4,600 railroad employees are furloughed nationwide due to declining oil prices and a reduced demand for coal.

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Jamie Dixon is leaving Pittsburgh to become head coach at TCU, where he played in the 1980s. Scott Barnes, Pittsburgh's athletic director, said Monday that Dixon was taking the job and had already met with Panthers players to tell them.

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A jury has convicted an Arizona man of conspiring to provide support to the Islamic State terrorist group.

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No charges will be filed after an incident at Texas A&M University in which Dallas black high school students touring campus reported hearing racial slurs and taunts.

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A Texas judge says the case of Ethan Couch, a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, will be moved to adult court.

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The Texas Racing Commission has reversed course and voted to bar horse and dog tracks statewide from using "historical racing" terminals that allow bets on already-run races.

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An animal rights group has sued to stop zoos in Texas and two other states from bringing in new elephants from Africa.

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A Dallas County patient has been infected with the Zika virus after having sex, county health officials say.

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A judge has agreed to allow "affluenza" teenager Ethan Couch to remain in a juvenile detention facility as he awaits a judge's ruling on transferring his case to the adult system.

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A hearing has been delayed to consider whether a North Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense violated his probation in a fatal drunken-driving wreck.

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A judge has sharply reduced the bond of the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken wreck.

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The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash has arrived at a North Texas jail.

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President Barack Obama says that contrary to the claims of some GOP presidential candidates, he's not plotting to take away everyone's guns.

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The mother of teen U.S. fugitive Ethan Couch has been returned to the United States without her son after her deportation from Mexico.

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Ethan Couch, the teen fugitive from Texas known for using an "affluenza" defense, has been granted a three-day delay in deportation.

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Before Ethan Couch and his mother fled to Mexico, they held a going-away party. Then they hopped in a pick-up truck and drove to the border.

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After tornadoes disappeared in North Texas, a blizzard entered the Texas Panhandle, shutting down a major highway on Sunday. And in some parts west of Dallas-Fort Worth, it turned icy Monday morning. 

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The Texas unemployment rate for November rose to 4.6 percent for the third straight month of statewide higher jobless figures.

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