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Monday, July 25th, 2016

Alamo dig yields remnants of Spanish colonial era wall

Spanish colonial adobe bricks discovered at a dig site in downtown San Antonio's Alamo Plaza may have comprised part of the mission's original western wall, researchers announced Monday.

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

How Ted Cruz crashed Donald Trump’s convention (with video)

As it became apparent Ted Cruz would not endorse Donald Trump, the crowd inside the Quicken Loans Arena reacted with increasing anger, and Cruz left the stage to thundering boos.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Austin vigil honors slain Dallas police officers

Law enforcement officials, legislators and citizens formed a sea of blue Thursday night at the state Capitol, raising blue glow sticks in the air during a vigil to honor the lives of the five police officers who...

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Gov. Abbott hospitalized after severe burns

Gov. Greg Abbott will not be able to attend an interfaith memorial service on Tuesday in Dallas, in honor of the five police officers slain during a peaceful protest last week.

Friday, July 8th, 2016

From UT Tower to Dallas, the worst shootings in Texas history

An otherwise peaceful protest in downtown Dallas turned deadly on Thursday night when a sniper shot and killed at least five police officers and injured more. Here’s a look at some of the highest profile shootings in...

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Dallas police, protesters were united before sniper attack

Thursday night's brutal attack on Dallas officers followed an otherwise peaceful demonstration against police brutality, in a city where authorities have gone to great lengths in recent years to improve relations with the Black community.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

State reaches settlement with former Alamo stewards

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has reached a settlement with the longtime managers of the Alamo, whom he fired last year in a move that set off a protracted fight over a library collection on the...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Court OKs limits to Hazlewood tuition program for military veterans

Texas universities can deny free tuition to veterans who gained state residency only after enlisting in the military, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, a decision that could ease concerns about a prominent benefit program’s spiraling costs.

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Lawmakers seek roadmap for ride-hailing regulation

State lawmakers are poised to discuss ride-hailing for the second time in two weeks on Thursday, attention many expect to carry into the upcoming legislative session as some legislators attempt to wrest regulatory power from cities.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Abbott asks feds for Zika funding, guidance

As Texas braces for a possible Zika virus outbreak via local mosquito populations, Gov. Greg Abbott asked federal health officials Wednesday to review the state’s plan to combat the disease, which has been linked to serious birth...

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