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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Texas mass violence committee members receive death threats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top leaders of a new Texas House committee that is addressing issues related to gun violence in the wake of two local mass shootings say some of its Republican members...
Art&Seek

“Making a Public Spectacle: Fort Worth’s Reenergized Public Art Program” With Moderator Jerome Weeks

On Friday, September 27, Art&Seek's State of the Arts presents "Making a Public Spectacle: Fort Worth's Reenergized Public Art Program," with a reception to follow. Public art has the power to enliven and elevate...

Council Update: Fort Worth continues push to be healthier city

UPDATE ON HEALTHY FOOD POLICY The mission to become a healthier city continues, as noted in Tuesday's work session of the Fort Worth City Council as they received a briefing on the city's healthy food...

Texas environmental commission denies waste permit after residents rally against new facility

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality denied a permit request by a company seeking to open a hazardous waste processing facility near the Colorado River, citing concerns of contamination to both surface and ground water in the region.

OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid-crisis settlement

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. Arizona Attorney General...

Texas told cities they couldn’t fund abortion providers. So Austin is funding abortion access...

On Tuesday night, the Austin City Council approved $150,000 for organizations that help women afford incidental costs like transportation, lodging and childcare when they seek an abortion.

Council Report: Economic Development Incentive Update

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE UPDATE At Tuesday's work session, the Fort Worth City Council received an informal report with an overview of the incentive compliance review process for economic development incentive agreements and results for Tax...

18 years later, America vows to never forget 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn...

“We failed as an agency”: Texas prison officials admit violating court order on air...

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier was questioned in court for about two hours for not complying with a court order to keep some Texas prisoners in air conditioned housing.

Texas executes man who killed woman during spate of crimes

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that...