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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates lavish Texas with early attention

Texas could be key to helping the Democratic candidates clinch their party's nomination — even if they don't win the state's primary.

Houston has become a political hotbed — and not just because of Thursday’s presidential...

The state's biggest city has competitive races for Congress, and the Texas House and Democrats see it as vital to turning Texas blue.

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...

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians...

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen denied Michael Quinn Sullivan’s allegations in a voicemail. Hear...

The message was left on the phone of a member of the Texas House soon after news of a meeting between Michael Quinn Sullivan and Dennis Bonnen surfaced.

Federal judge orders Galveston County to have defense lawyers at bail-setting hearings

Galveston County, like Harris and Dallas, was sued for bail practices that lawyers and judges have said discriminate against poor criminal defendants.

Council Report: CCPD, DFW Airport budget actions

CCPD BUDGET APPROVED Following a public hearing at Tuesday's Fort Worth City Council meeting, council members unanimously approved the 2019-20 Crime Control Prevention District budget of $87,865,005. District 7 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Shingleton...

Council Report: City Manager responds to budget items

BUDGET RESPONSE ITEMS Time for the Fort Worth City Council to approve its annual budget for the coming year is approaching, and City Manager David Cooke addressed the council with a response to some questions...

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.

Supreme Court lets Trump’s rule for asylum seekers on southern border stand

The ruling made Wednesday allows the policy — which requires many migrants to seek asylum in countries other than the United States — to continue in the states on the nation's southern border.