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HOUSTON // In the 1980s, Jim Mattox was the attorney general of Texas and one of the most powerful figures in the state, mentioned as a future governor and maybe more. Today, because of Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, Mattox is a real...
HOUSTON // Six days after an indictment of Rep. Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican, on conspiracy charges roiled the political establishment, a new grand jury issued a second indictment yesterday charging him with the far more serious crime of money laundering...
Sun reportersWASHINGTON // Tom DeLay, the Texas Republican whose bare-knuckled style propelled him to the top echelons of the House and drew allegations of ethical lapses, was forced to step aside as majority leader yesterday, after a Texas grand jury indicted him for...
Texas Tribune Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune is featuring 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature — including the dramatically reduced budget — take effect. Check out...
The biggest political donor to Texas Gov. Rick Perry during his 11-year tenure has not been one of the state's oil barons or cattle ranchers, but a Washington-based organization into which Perry helped funnel millions of dollars. The Republican Governors...
Texas Tribune Updated 2:30 p.m. In a victory for environmental groups, the LCRA board decided to delay the decision on whether to grant a large water contract to the proposed White Stallion coal plant. The board heard testimony all morning, much of it...
Tags: Mining, Coal, Lakes and Ponds, Water Restrictions, Judges
The Texas Tribune Two death row inmates sued the state today, arguing that the decision to use a new lethal injection drug was made too secretly and too hastily. "Executions, and the manner in which we carry them out, are of unique public interest and...
Tags: Trials, Hospira, Inc., Lawyers, Illinois, Criminals
KIAHAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three workers died today after falling from a construction elevator on the 11th floor of an Austin condominium project, when the equipment collapsed. Authorities say two of the men plunged more than 120 feet to their deaths, while...
The 33 NewsAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A yearlong investigation into marijuana growing led to raids on six Austin-area houses and the seizure of $7 million worth of plants. Investigators say two people who were arrested were facing federal drug charges Thursday. The...
Tags: Drug Trafficking
A man who fired several shots outside the Texas Capitol was trying to reload his weapon when police confronted him and tackled him to the ground, according to court records. Fausto Cardenas remains in Travis County's jail Friday on a felony charge of...
KIAHAUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A man fired several shots into the air while standing on the Texas Capitol's south steps today beforethrowing down his handgun as state troopers closed in and tackled him, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. Nobody was...
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