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A Bush Grandson and Trump’s Former V.A. Pick Vie for Congressional Seats in Texas

One comes from a political dynasty that has had its differences with President Trump, and the other is intertwined with the president. Now, both are seeking to fill a Republican power vacuum in open-seat congressional races in Texas. Pierce Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, and Ronny L. Jackson, the former White […]

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Teen accused of carving his name into girlfriend’s forehead

× Teen accused of carving his name into girlfriend’s forehead SAN ANTONIO (WGHP) — A Texas 19-year-old is accused of carving his name into his girlfriend’s forehead during an alleged assault at an apartment complex Friday night, KSAT reports. Catalina Mireles, 22, says she thought Jackub Jackson Hildreth was going to kill her. Hildreth was arrested Friday and […]

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Despite Warnings, Trump Moves to Expand Migrant Family Detention

DILLEY, Tex. — On a burning hot day last summer at the South Texas Family Residential Center, a federal detention facility for immigrant families, Kenia and her son, Michael, 11, were hunched over a foosball table in an air-conditioned recreation room when Michael dropped to the floor and started sobbing. He curled his body into […]

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Our Lives Are on the Line

HOUSTON — While families across the country celebrated Thanksgiving with their loved ones, more than 50,000 people in Port Neches, Tex., were forced to evacuate from their homes and spend the holiday in makeshift shelters. The reason? Two explosions at the Texas Petroleum Chemical plant sent flames into the sky, injured eight people, and released […]

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Texas Judge Blocks Construction of Private Border Wall, for Now

A Texas judge granted a temporary restraining order this week to the opponents of a crowdfunded project to build part of President Trump’s border wall, siding with a butterfly conservancy that sued over its projected environmental impact. The legal standoff involves a three-mile stretch along the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, where a hard-line immigration […]

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Texas father dies in ‘freak accident’ while hanging up Christmas lights

RHOME, Texas – A Texas father died after falling from a rooftop while stringing Christmas lights. Felipe Gallegos, 39, operated a window cleaning business with his wife, Alisha Flick. During the holidays, he hangs Christmas lights for his clients, which is what he was doing on Saturday when he fell, according to CNN affiliate KTVT. Flick […]

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Botham Jean’s brother accepts award from police group, implores them to ‘amplify the value of all lives’

The brother of Botham Jean, who redirected the national conversation on police violence when he embraced the ex-Dallas police officer who killed his brother, accepted an ethical courage award from a law enforcement organization Tuesday — but not without reservations. The brother of Botham Jean, who redirected the national conversation on police violence when he embraced the […]

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Teacher Fired After Asking Trump to ‘Remove’ Immigrants Wins Her Appeal

A high school English teacher in Texas who was fired after she sent tweets to President Trump asking him to rid her school of undocumented immigrants should be reinstated or be paid a year’s salary, a state agency ruled this week. But the ruling is probably not the last turn in the story, as the […]

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Couple surprised their Denny’s waitress who walked hours to work with new car

While it doesn’t have much to do with turkey, a waitress at a Denny’s restaurant in Galveston, Texas, has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Almost every day, Adrianna Edwards walks over four hours to and from work. “I have bills to pay,” Edwards told CNN affiliate KTRK. “I’ve got to eat. You’ve got […]

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Videos Show Giant Texas Chemical Plant Explosion That Forced 60,000 People to Evacuate

Some 60,000 Texans have been driven from their homes on Thanksgiving by a series of explosions at a petrochemical plant Wednesday that has created a massive ongoing fire. Three workers were injured when a processing unit at the Texas Petroleum Chemical Group (TPC Group) plant in Port Neches in southeast Texas exploded at about 1 […]

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These Texas shelter animals will get to eat Thanksgiving meals and that’s something we’re thankful for

It was the sight of a Thanksgiving miracle. Dozens of volunteers were hard at work one day before Thanksgiving preparing 600 delicious meals for the temporary residents of the Fort Worth animal shelter. There was a station for grain-free dehydrated dog food, another for pumpkins, another for green beans and another for chicken. “And we’ve […]

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Feral Hogs ‘Becoming Bigger Problem’ In Area Where Caretaker Was Brutally Killed

Source: YouTube / Youtube A caretaker met a tragic end in Texas as authorities confirm that she was brutally killed by feral hogs. Further comment on the incident from neighbors and officials show that the animals are becoming a major problem in the area of the attack. According to ABC13, 59-year-old Christine Rollins was found […]

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Duke, the Nation’s No. 1 Team, Loses to Unranked Stephen F. Austin

DURHAM, N.C. — Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer as Stephen F. Austin State University knocked off top-ranked Duke University, 85-83, on Tuesday night, ending the Blue Devils’ 150-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents. Stephen F. Austin, out of Nacogdoches, Tex., became the first non-Atlantic Coast Conference […]

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Food worker faces child pornography charges after hidden camera discovered in school bathroom

A food services contract worker faces child pornography charges after employees at a Texas elementary school discovered a hidden camera in the boys’ bathroom, police said. Scott Gelardi, a 42-year-old Aramark employee from Rosenberg, was arrested Tuesday as he arrived for work at Northside Elementary School, El Campo police said in a statement Wednesday. Scott Gelardi, 42, […]

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Not Just Rodney Reed: New Evidence Taints More Death Row Convictions

The number of executions in the United States remains close to nearly a three-decade low. And yet the decline has not prevented what those who closely track the death penalty see as a disturbing trend: a significant number of cases in which prisoners are being put to death, or whose execution dates are near, despite […]

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How Early Is Too Early to Put Up Holiday Decorations?

’Twas the night after Halloween, and all round the block, a big light-up snowman had stirred neighborhood talk. When Nick Simonis Jr. of San Antonio put the smiling snowman in his front yard on Nov. 1, the homeowners’ association for his neighborhood noticed and demanded he remove it because it was too soon for holiday […]

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