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Blue Bell Creameries has announced an investment by a prominent Fort Worth businessman will "ensure" the return of its ice cream products to the market.

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The executive committee of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments over President Barack Obama's plan to protect as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation.

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Authorities say about 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a Hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they are being held with their mothers.

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A North Texas county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the clerk in charge of such documents says it's against her beliefs.


The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.


The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions.

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The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.


The Supreme Court says same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states in a 5-4 ruling Friday morning.


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is urging county clerks to not immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal.


The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

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In a case with Dallas ties, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a key enforcement tool used by the Obama administration and civil rights groups to fight housing bias.

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Texas health officials are investigating an outbreak of a stomach illness caused by consuming food or water contaminated with feces.

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We saw yet more rain over the weekend – 3 to 6 inches in some areas -- and all of that water flooded roads and crept into some homes. It also caused a bridge to collapse in Hunt County, which is northeast of Dallas.


The Texas Supreme Court has upheld the Austin divorce of a same-sex couple, rejecting challenges in a state where gay marriage remains outlawed.

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After a night of heavy rain, a rockslide including a large boulder has blocked part of the main highway between North Texas and Oklahoma City.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / The Texas Tribune

It's about freedom, not the fries. So says new Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller, who announced Thursday that the state will repeal a decade-old ban on deep fryers in public school kitchens.

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Tropical Storm Bill made landfall along the Texas coast at about noon. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph Tuesday morning as it crossed the shores of  Matagorda Island, northeast of Corpus Christi.

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Patrol car video shows a Dallas County sheriff's deputy flinging 'stop sticks' -- devices designed to deflate tires -- in front of a fleeing van after the driver shot up Dallas police headquarters early Saturday morning.

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A Phoenix-area man has been charged with helping plan an attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last month that ended with the two shooters' deaths.

Update 12:50 p.m. from Dallas PD

Twelve hours later, Dallas Police Department have officially confirmed the death of the suspected gunman, who opened fire outside police headquarters in South Dallas at 12:30 a.m.

Although the gunman identified himself as James Boulware earlier this morning, police will confirm after medical examination. 

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says he doesn't know if President Barack Obama has seen the video of a North Texas pool party where officers detained black teenagers but that the president is aware of news coverage about it.


Texas has become the first state to name an official "Tweeter Laureate," and its recipient is not a star quarterback, or pop star but a state Supreme Court justice.


Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment.

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A state jail inspector has found no violations at lockups holding more than 150 bikers arrested after a shootout last month at a Waco restaurant.

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Update, Saturday morning: A second person has died in the Dallas area following Friday's storms and flooding.

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Update, 3:50 p.m. Thursday: Authorities say floodwaters from the swollen Brazos River are lapping at the foundations of 11 homes in a North Texas community west of Fort Worth.

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Authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 350 homes west of Fort Worth because the swollen Brazos River was expected to flood the area.

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Update, 3:15 p.m.: Authorities in Hays County in Central Texas say they're trying to locate more than 40 people after the heavy rain and flooding.