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AAA: Texas Retail Gasoline Prices Fall 2 Cents This Week

(AP) – The average retail gasoline price in Texas fell by 2 cents this week to settle at $2.61 for a gallon of unleaded. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price at the pump statewide fell slightly from $2.63 a gallon last week. The average price drivers across the U.S. are paying is […]

FCC Shuts Down Alex Jones’ Pirate Flagship Radio Station

(AP) – The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station’s operators $15,000 – a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the operators are refusing to pay.  The lawsuit […]

2 Gangsters Get Life Terms For 2014 Texas Officer’s Death

(AP) – Two gangsters drew life sentences in federal prison for the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty San Antonio-area police officer outside a tattoo parlor he co-owned. A federal judge sentenced Texas Mexican Mafia members Jesse Santibanez and Alfredo Cardona in San Antonio on Wednesday.  A jury had convicted the pair last November on […]

Murder Trial To Start For Officer Who Shot Teen In Car

(AP) – A murder trial for a former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights the heightened role that video evidence plays in high-profile police shootings. Former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver, who is white, opened fire last year into a moving car filled with five black teens and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. […]

Texas’ 1st School Accountability Grades Feature Few ‘Fs’

(AP) – Texas has issued its first A-F letter grade academic accountability ratings for school districts, with only about 1 percent receiving failing marks. Individual schools won’t get grades until next year, after the Legislature postponed implementation under pressure from superintendents. Instead, campuses got numeric scores 0-100 on Wednesday, as well as ratings ranging from […]

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Says Guatemalan Family Reunited

(AP) – The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress says he’s successfully reunited a 9-year-old boy with his mother in Guatemala. Michael Avenatti posted a photo on Twitter late Tuesday of 9-year-old Antony hugging his mother, months after the two were separated at the southern U.S. […]

Last Season’s Hunting And Fishing Licenses Up For Renewal

(Austin) — Millions of Texans are in need to renew their hunting and fishing licenses from last season. The Texas Parks and Wildlife office is starting to sell fishing and hunting licenses for 2018-2019. Last season’s licenses are set to expire August 31st. All the details are available online at TPWD.Texas.Gov

Pistol Issued Ex-Sheriff Running For Texas Governor Missing

(AP) – A gun issued to Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez while she was Dallas County sheriff seven years ago wasn’t returned and remains missing. The Dallas Morning News reports Valdez was given a 9mm Beretta pistol in 2011, when her gun of the same model malfunctioned.  The sheriff’s department said in a statement […]

Under New Law, Military Kids Get Sex Assault Protections

(AP)–The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases worldwide under a new law signed by President Donald Trump. The Pentagon has been addressing sexual assault in the ranks for a decade. But an Associated Press investigation found that sexual assaults among the children of service members often […]

Tex-Mex Restaurant Under Fire After Serving Attorney General

(AP) – A popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston is facing backlash after it posted a photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has pushed for a wide crackdown on immigration. El Tiempo Cantina was targeted by hundreds of tweets and Facebook posts after Roland Laurenzo, president of the company that operates the chain, posted a […]