Stay weather aware: Scattered strong to severe storms possible Saturday
Rain chances increase Saturday, especially in the evening as potential strong to severe storms approach from the north
Outcry in Texas: Residents React Strongly to Cracker Barrel's Pride Month Post
Another major company supporting Pride Month has attracted criticism from Texas conservatives. Yet another business has attracted criticism from people for its support of Pride Month.
Texas governor announces plan to deploy marine floating barriers on Rio Grande to deter migrant crossings
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced plans to deploy a floating marine barrier along the Rio Grande to deter illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border.
Real Estate Investor Tied to Suspended Texas AG Faces Felony Charges
Austin-based real estate investor Nate Paul, who has connections to suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is now facing felony charges according to a 23-page federal indictment. The indictment lists eight counts of making false statements to financial institutions, such as underrepresenting liabilities and overstating assets. Court documents disclose that Paul falsely claimed one bank account held millions of dollars when, in reality, the balance was less than $13,200.
Benefits could increase for retired Texas teachers in 2024
The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 10 this session, setting the stage for a cost-of-living adjustment to the Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS) at the start of the new year.
Free pharmacy helps uninsured patients in Texas
DALLAS — Since St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy opened its doors in 2018, it's been busy and growing. It's the first charitable pharmacy in Texas and continues to provide free medications for uninsured and low-income residents. In five years, more than 200,000 prescriptions have been filled at this Dallas...
Texas Border: Radar Blimps vs "Virtual Wall"
In the late 70's and through the 80's drug-smuggling pilots nicknamed the "Cocaine Cowboys" were (in)famous for flying loads of coke and grass into the state. (One infamous Texas group was known as the "Cowboy Mafia.") The feds finally stopped their smuggling routes by plugging huge holes in the radar system along the Texas-Mexico border by launching "Aerostats" - essentially radar systems launched aloft on a network of blimps operated by U.S. Customs.
‘Priced out:’ Texans fed up with the politics of property taxes
Top Texas Republicans are at an intractable impasse on property tax relief. For Texans anxious about rising property taxes, that's adding to their frustrations.
Texas CPS Makes Strides in Addressing Housing Crisis for Unplaced Minors
The Texas Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) has reported significant progress in resolving the housing crisis for unplaced minors under their care. At a recent council meeting in Austin, Child Protective Services (CPS) shared updates on their ongoing efforts to secure long-term solutions for these vulnerable children.
Unique ‘Airplane Truck’ turning heads in Texas
Rich Puryear is no stranger to custom car creations, but nothing is quite like this "airplane truck."
Real Estate Investor Nate Paul Arrested Amid Texas Attorney General Bribery Allegations
Real estate investor Nate Paul, accused of bribing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, was arrested by the FBI on Thursday. A 23-page indictment alleges that the Austin-based businessman misled lenders and credit unions regarding his assets and liabilities to fraudulently acquire real estate loans. The government is seeking up to $172 million in restitution from Paul.
Funding for take-home DNA kits to find missing children cut from Texas budget
SAN ANTONIO - Lawmakers were set to put millions of your taxpayer dollars toward take-home DNA kits, meant to help find your child if they ever went missing. But as the session drew to a close, funding was eliminated. This comes after reports that the kits haven't helped find anyone.
11 Best Hotels And Resorts In Texas
Whether you’re looking for a historic downtown destination, a boutique hotel in the museum district, or a lakeside or oceanfront resort, my unique collection of Texas hotels offers fine food, spa amenities, inviting pool areas, and countless guest activities that will reinvigorate and rejuvenate you during your stay. Come along and explore my favorite Texas hotels and resorts.
Texas' Bold Cauliflower Steak Creations: Celebrating Flavors Without Meat
The state of Texas, which is renowned for its flavourful food and robust fare, also provides a delicious selection of foods that suit vegetarian and plant-based diet choices. The cauliflower steak, a flexible and tasty dish that highlights Lone Star State's culinary expertise, is one of the well-known dishes. Join us as we explore the world of cauliflower steak, a cherished component of the Texan culinary scene, and learn about its distinctive flavours and regional variations.
Operation Lone Star: Texas' Border Security Efforts Yield Over 381,000 Apprehensions and 29,000 Criminal Arrests
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas National Guard are working together to secure the border and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry. Operation Lone Star has led to over 381,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 29,000 criminal arrests, with more than 26,000 felony charges reported. Texas law enforcement has seized over 418 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission. Texas has also bused more than 9,700 migrants to Washington D.C., over 7,600 migrants to New York City, more than 2,200 migrants to Chicago, more than 1,400 migrants to Philadelphia, and over 120 migrants to Denver.
Director Frank Marshall and Dan Rather Bonded Over Texas Pasts for Newscaster Doc: ‘We Shared a Lot of Stories’
The filmmaker's latest documentary premieres Friday at Tribeca
Real Estate Investor Nate Paul Indicted on Fraud Charges: Impact on Paxton's Impeachment Trial
Nate Paul, the real estate investor entangled in the impeachment investigation of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been indicted on eight federal counts of providing false information to lenders. Paul was charged on Friday with making false statements to financial institutions, enabling him to obtain $172 million in loans. This indictment has raised questions about its potential implications for Paxton's impeachment trial in the Senate.
Allergies in North Texas: The season that never ends
DALLAS — North Texas is the place to be! Well, if you don't suffer from allergies. Just ask Dr. Sharon Wiener. "It's absolutely horrible in North Texas." Wiener says. So horrible in fact, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked the metroplex as the No. 2 “Allergy Capital” of America. If you're fairly new here and feeling totally fine now... Don't count yourself lucky just yet.
Texas higher education changes strengthen, weaken power of campus admin
The Republican-led effort to reshape Texas' higher education during the regular legislative session was a partial success: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) offices will be shut down under SB 17, but the attempt to ban tenure for professors (SB 18) only garnered restrictions on the practice.
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