Police Seek Man Who Shot Driver Who Had Kids With Him

(AP) – Authorities in Texas are searching for a driver who they say sideswiped a car and then shot and wounded the other driver who had pulled over to exchange insurance information. Arlington police say the victim was driving Monday night with his wife and two young children when another car sideswiped his vehicle while […]

Austin Boil-Water Notice Could Last Weeks, Official Says

(AP) – Nearly 900,000 people in Texas’ capital may have to boil their tap water for two weeks as officials struggle to treat a water supply filled with silt, mud and debris after heavy rains and flooding. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Travis County Chief Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Carter told a commissioners court meeting […]

Trump Slams Democrats Over Migrant Caravan

President Trump is pointing the finger at Democrats for the caravan of migrants from Central America making their way towards the US-Mexico border. The President was campaigning for Republican Senator Ted Cruz at a rally in Houston when he said he believes the Democrats have something to do with the Hondurans and Guatemalans fleeing their […]

President Trump Fires Up Cruz Supporters In Houston Rally

President Trump is rallying his supporters in Houston to vote for his former political rival, Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Trump told a raucous crowd last night even though he and Cruz got a little nasty towards each other during the lead-up to the 2016 election, no one has helped advance his agenda more than Cruz […]

Both Sides Ignoring Swing Voters In Hot Texas Senate Race

(AP) – With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting Texas and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers to ensure Democrat Beto O’Rourke doesn’t upset him. O’Rourke is countering with the opposite, blowing off top Democratic brass for celebrity-style cool he hopes transcends politics.  That […]

Early Voting Period For Midterm Elections Begins In Texas

(AP) – Early voting has begun across Texas for approximately 15.8 million people who are registered to vote in the midterm elections. The number of registered voters is a 4 percent increase from those registered to cast a ballot in the March primaries. Texas has added 1.6-plus million registered voters since 2014’s midterm elections, with […]

Jury Find Woman Guilty Of Keeping Food From Young Son

(AP) – A jury has convicted a North Texas woman of attempted murder for withholding food and nutrients from her young son in a case prosecutors say included subjecting the child to needless surgeries. The Tarrant County jury Friday also found 42-year-old Danita Tutt of Cleburne guilty of causing injury to a child. She was […]

Body Found In Lake Was Of Woman Missing Days Earlier

(AP) – Texas officials say a body found this past week in a rain-swollen lake is that of an Alabama woman who had gone missing Oct. 8 when floodwaters overwhelmed an RV park. Burnet County sheriff’s officials said Saturday that the body of Charlotte Moye was found on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson near Kingsland on […]

Texas Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Low

Texas’ unemployment rate is at a new record low. Texas Workforce Commission announced today the three-point-eight-percent rate for September today which dropped a percentage point from August. The state added almost 17-thousand private sector jobs last month with most of those in the financial activities categories. Texas has seen 27 consecutive months of employment growth.

Environmentalists File 3rd Lawsuit Over Trump Wall Plans

(AP) – Environmental groups have filed another lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday, a week after the agency waived environmental laws along a roughly 25-mile (40-kilometer) stretch of border in the […]