Medal of Honor recipient’s Purple Heart purchased at gun show, donated to school decades after it vanished

A Purple Heart belonging to a World War II Medal of Honor recipient from Texas that had been lost for decades was bought by a woman at a gun show on Long Island, N.Y., this past September for $60 — and on Friday, she donated it to a Texas school beari…

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Dad of Atatiana Jefferson, Texas police shooting victim, dies after heart attack: reports

The father of a black woman fatally shot in her home by a white cop in Fort Worth, Texas, has died after suffering a heart attack, according to reports.

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Chuck DeVore: Housing alone won’t solve homeless crisis – Drug addiction and mental illness must be treated

In Austin, Texas, as elsewhere, homelessness is more of a problem of addiction and mental illness than a lack of affordable housing.

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Plane crashes in Texas after slowing down to dump 350 gallons of pink water in gender reveal stunt, officials say

A recent plane crash in Texas that resulted in “substantial damage” to the aircraft and at least one injured person was caused by a gender reveal stunt gone wrong, officials said in a report Friday. 

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Texas university attorney’s use of N-word during free-speech event prompts resignation

A University of North Texas attorney resigned Friday less than 24 hours after she used a racial slur while giving examples of free speech at an event called “When Hate Comes to Campus.”

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Texas crash, propane explosion kill at least 3 after 2 semis, 3 passenger vehicles collide

At least three people were killed and three others injured in the collision and explosion of two semitrailers and three passenger vehicles on Interstate 35W in North Texas, north of Fort Worth.

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Houston prosecutor fired after asking about crime victim’s immigration status

A Houston prosecutor was fired Friday after he allegedly refused to bring charges against a man accused of attempted sexual assault because he believed the victim was living in the United States illegally.

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Texas high school football player goes viral after praying for opponent whose mom is battling cancer

Football and faith go hand-in-hand in Texas and one photo captured that kind of special moment under the lights last Friday night as two opposing high school players united in prayer.

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Texas child at center of transgender custody battle reportedly goes to school dressed as boy

A seven-year-old in Texas– whose child custody case garnered national attention after his mother sought to have him medically transition into a girl – reportedly attending elementary school this week dressed as a boy, according to a recent Facebook pos…

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Texas Gov. Abbott opens homeless campsite on state land in fight with Austin

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday he would create a temporary homeless campsite on state land in the capital city of Austin, after sparring with city officials over the clean up of camps throughout the city’s downtown area.

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Louisiana the new go-to spot for ICE detainees

Louisiana has quickly become a go-to spot for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to plant detainees in its custody. The federal agency has signed contracts to convert at least eight former jails or prisons around the state into ICE detention centers w…

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Popeyes employee, customer throw trays each other in fight caught on video

Trays went flying at a Popeyes restaurant in San Antonio on Tuesday during a fight between a customer and an employee.

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Texas woman’s engagement ring miraculously found in 10 tons of trash after she accidentally threw it away

A Texas woman was beyond amazed when a landfill crew was able to track down her engagement ring after she mistakenly threw it away.

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Dallas to spend $60M on repairs, recovery from October tornado

The tornado that ripped through Dallas last month and left a trail of heavy damage across the area, including collapsed buildings and downed power lines, will cost the city $60 million in recovery efforts.

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Texas man standing trial for wife’s murder claims he was sleepwalking when he pulled the trigger

A Texas man charged in the murder of his wife argued he should not be convicted becuase he was sleepwalking when he shot her. 

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Ben Carson: Problems with homelessness can only be fixed with evidence-based policies

The homeless crisis in Austin, Texas and other areas can only be fixed if “people stop arguing” and work on implementing evidence-based policy, Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said Wednesday.

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Cat in Houston goes viral by letting other cats free to roam around shelter

A 7-year-old cat currently available for adoption at the Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston is causing mischief, and going viral online with his rebellious nature.

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Suspect in Texas shooting that killed 2, injured 12 released from jail

A Texas man who was arrested in connection with a shooting at a Halloween party that left two people dead and 12 injured was released from jail on Tuesday and officials requested the charge against him be dismissed.

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As Texas cleans up homeless encampments in Austin, long-term solution is unclear

The Texas Department of Transportation began cleaning up areas beneath overpasses on Monday. Governor Greg Abbott and city officials have sparred over how to address the city’s homelessness crisis.

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New Hampshire couple found dead in Texas: Warrant out for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday in connection with the murders of a New Hampshire couple whose bodies were found last week in a shallow grave on a Texas beach.

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