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Texas Tribune Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune is featuring 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature — including the dramatically reduced budget — take effect. Check out...
The biggest political donor to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during his 11-year tenure has not been one of the state's oil barons or cattle ranchers, but a Washington-based organization into which Perry helped funnel millions of dollars. The Republican Governors...
Tags: Executive Branch, Sonny Perdue, Justice System, Lawyers, Houston
Texas Tribune Updated 2:30 p.m. In a victory for environmental groups, the LCRA board decided to delay the decision on whether to grant a large water contract to the proposed White Stallion coal plant. The board heard testimony all morning, much of it...
Staff WriterA North Texas man is suing the Texas Lottery Commission and others for $1 million in winnings from a lottery ticket prosecutors say was stolen from him in 2009. Travis County prosecutors say Pankaj Joshi, a convenience store clerk in the Dallas suburb of...
Tags: Justice System, Lotteries, Prosecution, Texas, Crimes
The Texas Tribune Two death row inmates sued the state today, arguing that the decision to use a new lethal injection drug was made too secretly and too hastily. "Executions, and the manner in which we carry them out, are of unique public interest and...
Tags: Justice System, Punishment, Lawyers, Litigation, Prisons
KIAHAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three workers died today after falling from a construction elevator on the 11th floor of an Austin condominium project, when the equipment collapsed. Authorities say two of the men plunged more than 120 feet to their deaths, while...
Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas -- Cursing and belligerent, the great-grandmother refused to sign her speeding ticket, got out of her truck and dared a deputy to shock her with a Taser. So he did. Video released by a Travis County Constable's Office shows 72-year-old...
Staff reporterA police dashboard camera shows exactly what happened between a deputy constable and a 72-year-old woman in Austin, Texas right before the officer tased her. The officer says Kathryn Winkfein -- a great-grandmother -- mouthed off and got physical...
LOS ANGELES -- A 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been arrested in Texas for allegedly forcing himself on a motel employee. Officer Silvio Filipovich, 43, was booked Friday on suspicion of attempted sexual assault, according to...
Tags: Employees, Texas, KTLA, Assault, Hotels and Accommodations
JAMES C. MOORE co-wrote "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential" with Wayne Slater.CONGRESS WANTS TO hear from Karl Rove, and members want him sworn in. Rather than accept a politically expedient deal from the White House — a no-oath interview — Senate and House committees have approved subpoenas for Rove and others....
Tribune senior correspondentThe sprawling private animal sanctuary nestled in the picturesque hills above San Antonio was supposed to be a place of comfort and refuge for hundreds of chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals that had outlived their usefulness as research subjects,...
Tags: Justice System, Texas, Connecticut, Animals, Crimes
HOUSTON // In the 1980s, Jim Mattox was the attorney general of Texas and one of the most powerful figures in the state, mentioned as a future governor and maybe more. Today, because of Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, Mattox is a real...
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