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Texas' highest criminal court Friday afternoon halted Rodney Reed's execution and sent his case back to the trial court to further review his claims ofsuppressed evidence, false testimony and, biggest of all, that he is innocent of the murder that landed him on death row more than 20 years ago.

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KATY (Covering Katy News) - Former Texas Representative Mike Schofield, R-Katy, is congratulating Texas voters for passing a proposition that bans a state imcome tax.  Schofield say he wrote and filed the bill that eventually became Proposition 4.

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DES MOINES (Texas Tribune) — Hours before Beto O'Rourke quit the presidential race Friday evening, his supporters were taking part in the boisterous "sign wars" here outside the Wells Fargo Arena ahead of the season's biggest Democratic gathering.

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SAN ANTONIO (Texas Tribune) - Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro from San Antonio is threatening to end his campaign if he does not raise $800,000 by the end of the month, saying he is in "dire need of financial resources to keep going."

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HOUSTON – A 68-year-old resident of Seabrook has entered a guilty plea to receipt and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Ocal John Miller is a former law enforcement officer, having served as chief of police in Martinsville, West Virginia; and city coun…

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Flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday left hundreds of people trapped in their homes and cars; led to water rescues, a hospital evacuation and power outages; and closed entire school districts, according to officials and local media. At least two people died in the storm's floodwat…

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HOUSTON/DALLAS (Covering Katy News) - Developers of a proposed high speed train from Houston to Dallas are reporting two recent accomplishments that they believe puts them on a path to beginning construction as early as next year. The project has been in the planning stages for years and if …

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LA PORTE (Covering Katy News) — The Battleship Texas State Historic Site will close to the public at the end of the day on Aug. 25. When the ship reopens, and where it will reopen are still unknown.  

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EL PASO — The number of fatalities following Saturday’s deadly shooting rampage at a Walmart has climbed to 22, according to the El Paso Police Department and local hospital officials.

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Weeks after Texas prosecutors began dropping hundreds of marijuana cases and stopped actively pursuing criminal charges because of complications that arose from legalizing hemp, the state's leaders have stepped into the fray.

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will report raising over $3 million on his July 15, 2019 Texas Ethics Commission report, bringing his campaign war chest total to over $11 million.

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DALLAS (Covering Katy News) – Ross Perot, a Dallas billionaire and a former independent candidate for president, has died at 89, according to a spokesperson for the Perot family.Perot died early Tuesday morning at his home in Dallas, surrounded by family, spokesperson James Fuller said in a …

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 23-year-old Mexican man is accused of leaving his human-cargo of 18 people behind to fend for themselves after he wrecked the Chevy Suburban he used to smuggle them into Texas from Mexico. After the crash happened he took off without helping those he smuggled into t…

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On Tuesday, the Texas House gave final approval in a 128-20 vote to Lucio’s bill, which would let people with Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and a bevy of other illnesses qualify for the medicine.Lucio’s bill would also increase from …

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Anyone interested in attending FBI Houston’s upcoming Diversity Agent Recruitment event has until May 2 to register.

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In spite of a decrease in work zone crashes in Texas last year,  161 people still lost their lives and another 684 were seriously injured.  People riding in vehicles consisted of  84 percent of those killed,

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AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) – After more than three hours of discussion, the Texas House nearly unanimously passed a comprehensive bill to reform the way schools are funded and slow the growth of property tax bills.House Bill 3 would increase base funding for each student by $890, fund full-day p…

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After months of intense speculation, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is entered the presidential race Thursday, marking an extraordinary rise from little-known El Paso congressman a few years ago to potentially formidable White House contender.“Amy and I are happy to share with you that I’m r…

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AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott is urging Texas universities to re-evaluate their admissions processes in the wake of a federal investigation that led to bribery charges against a coach at the University of Texas at Austin.“As far as the University of Texas is concerned — but I will expand this to…

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HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – As part of a statewide effort to raise awareness, increase vigilance and report signs of human trafficking, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Office of the Governor, law enforcement and industry partners, are launching a program called “On the Road to…

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) – Texas State Rep. Gina Calanni, D-Katy, has filed House Bill 3845, which would allow forensic analysts to provide testimony via video technology, with permission of the court, in order to give analysts more time to focus on casework.

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AUSTIN (Covering Katy News) – Texas State Rep. Gina Calanni (D-Katy/Cypress) has filed her 12th bill which would require members of the Texas Legislature to watch the Office of the Attorney General’s “Be The One” human trafficking awareness video within 30 days of convening for each Session.

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AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) – Leaders of the Texas Senate are proposing giving schools $3.7 billion to provide $5,000 pay raises to all full-time classroom teachers — on the heels of a House budget proposal that includes $7 billion more for public education.Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, filed…