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  • Blood Sport: Texas lawmakers consider upping penalty for dog theft, amid claims of use in dog fighting

    Blood Sport: Texas lawmakers consider upping penalty for dog theft, amid claims of use in dog fighting
    Richard Hunter sees the fear bubble up in his four-year old pit bull, Mel when a stranger enters the room. "He starts to shake and convulse," said the Dallas radio personality. The pitbull was seized from the dog fighting operation run by NFL...
  • Disabled woman's death inspires calls for expanded Amber Alert system

    Disabled woman's death inspires calls for expanded Amber Alert system
    It is a special mission for Michelle Mills, who cares for the mentally disabled. But, it is the fate of one of Mill's first clients, that still haunts her. "We feel a great loss," said Mills, who is the Executive Director of Mary's House in Arlington....
  • Fort Worth Mother of brain-injured son, urges lawmakers to toughen drunk driving measures

    Fort Worth Mother of brain-injured son, urges lawmakers to toughen drunk driving measures
    The balloons were up, the pirate cake was ready at the Ellharazin home in Fort Worth. But the 5-year old birthday boy, Abdullah, was not able to enjoy somthing so simple as a birthday party, It made for a bitter sweet day for Loubna and Fahad ElHarazin....
  • Teenage Sex offenders may be dropped from Texas sexual offender registry, under "Romeo and Juliet" proposal

    Teenage Sex offenders may be dropped from Texas sexual offender registry, under "Romeo and Juliet" proposal
    When teenage romance turns sexual, it can also be criminal, landing a young lover in jail and sometimes on the sexual offender registry for life. But a Texas proposal, would offer teenage sex offenders the chance to remove their name from the list, that...
  • Texas mother pushes for changes in pornography law, after children shown sexual, adult images

    Texas mother pushes for changes in pornography law, after children shown sexual, adult images
    The tears flow when Crystal Buckner remembers what happened to her two, young daughters. "I just try not to think about it," the North Texas mother, said. Buckner says while visiting her ex-husband in Amarillo, Jack Buckner showed the two girls, ages...
  • Effective police tool or torture device: Texas lawmakers to debate the taser

    Effective police tool or torture device: Texas lawmakers to debate the taser
    It is hard for Marcus Hardin to even talk about what happened to his grandson outside a Fort Worth bar almost three years ago, when Marcus Swiat was taken into custody by officers, who deployed a taser. "Tasers are torture," Hardin said. Swiat was tased...
  • Arlington lawmaker proposes new warning for online dating sites

    Arlington lawmaker proposes new warning for online dating sites
    Paul thought he had found the woman of his dreams on a popular, online dating site. "She was beautiful with blonde hair and green eyes." But, the successful businessman quickly discovered the woman who called herself, Kristen was a phony. Paul says...
  • List: Texas Highways with Speed Limit Increase

    news Texas Department of Transportation 125 E. 11th Street Austin, Texas 78701-2483 (512) 463-8700 FAX (512) 463-9896 TxDOT's six goals: Prepare for the future; Enhance safety; Maintain the transportation system; Relieve congestion; Enhance...
  • Texas animal advocates push for law to ban "gas chambers" to euthanize shelter animals

    Texas animal advocates push for law to ban "gas chambers" to euthanize shelter animals
    Each day, Patti Watson spends her time on Facebook updating others on an issue that is close to her heart. "I really think most people don't know about this." The Rockwall grandmother is part of a grassroots army that posts to a page called, "Stop...
  • Budget Battles Still Ahead for Texas Legislature

    Budget Battles Still Ahead for Texas Legislature
    Texas Tribune¬† The state Legislature heads back to work in less than a year, and the state’s improving economy won't likely save legislators from the protracted budget battle that awaits them. The state ended 2011 with about $1.6 billion more in...
  • Mortgage crisis settlement

    Mortgage crisis settlement
    Good news for people who still have homes that are under water, and we’re not talking about flooding. More than 40 states have agreed to a nationwide settlement with the nation’s five biggest banks.¬† That agreement would force Bank of America,...
  • Texas puppy mill regulation under fire for being too lax, allowing cruelty

    Texas puppy mill regulation under fire for being too lax, allowing cruelty
    For several months, Stacy Smith has tried to coax her newly-adopted collie out from under the desk in Smith's Flower Mound office, but the dog won't budge. Smith says Emme was rescued from an alleged puppy mill and is now fearful of humans after being...