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Travis County

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  • DeLay indicted in Texas probe

    WASHINGTON // 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...
  • Longtime Texas prosecutor has gone after members of both parties

    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...
  • DeLay hit with new indictment

    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...
  • Governors group is Perry's largest donor

    Governors group is Perry's largest donor
    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...
  • Water Deal for Texas Coal Plant Postponed

    Water Deal for Texas Coal Plant Postponed
    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...
  • Death Row Inmates Sue Over Lethal Injection Drug

    Death Row Inmates Sue Over Lethal Injection Drug
    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...
  • Day 15: Texas Family Planning Funding Slashed

    Day 15: Texas Family Planning Funding Slashed
    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...
  • Officials: Refuge became prison

    The sprawling private animal sanctuary nestled in the picturesque hills above San Antonio was supposed to be a place of comfort and refuge for hundreds of chimpanzees, monkeys and other animals that had outlived their usefulness as research subjects,...
  • Don't expect the truth from Karl Rove

    CONGRESS WANTS TO hear from Karl Rove, and members want him sworn in. Rather than accept a politically expedient deal from the White House — a no-oath interview — Senate and House committees have approved subpoenas for Rove and others....
  • Rap defense doesn't stop death penalty

    AUSTIN, Tex. -- The Song ' I got a tech-9 now his smokin' ass is mine . . . Comin' quickly up the streets is the punk ass police the first one jumped out and said freeze . I popped him in his knees . ' "Crooked Ass Nigga" from recording...