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The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise in the world at a worth of $4 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

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Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered all flags in Texas to be flown at half-staff to remember victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. 

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An initial autopsy report has found that a black college football player killed by a police officer had used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at an Arlington car dealership.

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The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry says a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.

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Blue Bell ice cream is back in parts of Texas. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding investors before he became the state's top lawyer.

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Yvonne Craig, who grew up in Dallas and played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit "Batman," has died. She was 78.

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A professor and associate dean at the Harvard Business School has been selected as the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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Autopsy reports for nine people killed in a shootout involving bikers and police in Waco have been released.

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A funeral will be held this weekend for a college football player who was fatally shot by an Arlington police officer answering a burglary call at a car dealership.

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The Arlington police chief has fired an officer who fatally shot an unarmed college football player.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stopped paying his presidential campaign staff amid slow fundraising that has left his 2016 bid cash-starved after barely two months.

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The FBI says it will not join the investigation of an Arlington police officer's shooting of an unarmed teenage burglary suspect by police gunfire.

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The brother of Christian Taylor, the college football player fatally shot by an Arlington police officer, says he's not angry at police but does think they could have handled the confrontation differently.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has again told a federal judge that he shouldn't have to personally appear before him and contest being held in contempt of court.

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Arlington police have asked the FBI to participate in the investigation into the death of a college football player who was fatally shot by an officer during a burglary call at a car dealership.

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Six children and two adults have been found dead inside a Houston-area home and the 49-year-old man charged has a long criminal history that includes violence.

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Temperatures topping 100 degrees and heat effects making it feel even hotter caused an all-time record hourly demand for electricity on Texas' biggest electrical grid.

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Public health officials are allowing Blue Bell to resume the production and sale of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant.

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A federal appeals court has struck down Texas' voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.

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Former Cowboys safety Darren Woodson is set to be the sixth player from Dallas' Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s to join the franchise's ring of honor.

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The family of a black motorist who died while in custody says they've filed a lawsuit against a Texas sheriff's office and others because they still haven't received enough answers from authorities.

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American Airlines has said that it will no longer transport big game trophies, the latest carrier to announce such a policy since a popular lion named Cecil was killed by a recreational hunter in Zimbabwe.

Update 2:33 p.m.: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawyer says Paxton will plead not guilty to felony securities fraud charges and request a jury trial.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected to turn himself in on felony securities fraud charges and so far, state Republican leaders are not rushing to his defense.

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Texas and America are wrestling with the relationship between African Americans and police.

In Austin Thursday, legislators gathered for a hearing focused on Sandra Bland’s death, which has become a national flash point in the discussion about race. 

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As temperatures climb above 100 degrees, the grid operator for Texas has urged conservation during peak electric demand hours.

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A North Texas city has stopped using treated toilet water to supplement its water supply after a catastrophic drought was followed by heavy springtime rains.

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The Texas Supreme Court has ordered the city of Houston to either repeal a newly adopted equal rights ordinance or let voters decide if they want to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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